Latin America / Caribbean News
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. During the visit, Fraga met with faculty from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to learn about the School’s long-standing research initiatives in Cuba. He also… Read more »
Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin have been named as Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” honorees for 2018. Honorees are recognized primarily for using innovative methods to open up access to quality education to new and often underserved groups. Hurtado and Utin are co-executive directors of the NC Scholar’s Latinx Initiative (N.C. Sli), a project of the Center for Global Initiatives.
President Carlos Montúfar of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador visited UNC-Chapel Hill from Nov. 6 to 8, 2017 to join Chancellor Carol L. Folt in reaffirming their commitment to the UNC-USFQ partnership and to the institutions’ collaborative activities in the Galápagos Islands. At a ceremony on Nov. 8, Folt and Montúfar signed… Read more »
Larry Chavis is the essence of what it means to be a teacher – a passion for guiding young minds and serving the community. Teaching was a calling, says Chavis, a strategy and entrepreneurship professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Lumbee Tribe member, he grew… Read more »
Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in the northern Bahamas — home to four generations of Atlantic spotted dolphins. When asked where… Read more »
“Es como una sopa. ¿Qué necesitamos para preparar una sopa?” [“It’s like a soup. What do we need to make soup?”] Steve Anderson surveys the group of college-age musicians — over 30 of them have squeezed into a small classroom to attend his master class at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo. Every… Read more »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation from Universidad San Francisco de Quito Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017. The delegation was led by USFQ Chancellor Santiago Gangotena and included Marithza Vélez, dean of the School of Business, and fifteen faculty and staff members. Chancellor Gangotena was prompted to visit Chapel… Read more »
When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.