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New Funding Boosts Support of Building Integrated Communities Program

June 29, 2022

The Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel Hill was awarded $1.55 million from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. The funding will support Building Integrated Communities, a planning and leadership initiative of the Latino Migration Project that partners … Continued

Preserving Endangered Islamic Manuscripts

June 1, 2022

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts. In the summer of 2018, Samba Camara traveled to his … Continued

A New Publication Celebrates All Things Global

May 9, 2022

Catherine Haas loves the interdisciplinary nature of UNC’s master’s program in global studies. Now she and fellow graduate students are leaving their mark on campus by creating a publication that celebrates that same diverse mindset. The forthcoming Global Gazette will be more than … Continued

‘Go abroad. Say yes.’

May 3, 2022

Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C. In fall 2019, … Continued

From Myanmar to Chapel Hill

May 2, 2022

Carolina Covenant Scholar Thidar Aye’s journey to Chapel Hill began in Myanmar. At UNC, she fell in love with research and hopes to one day enter a Ph.D. program in biology. At age 7, Thidar Aye fled Myanmar with her … Continued

Reopening the World

April 21, 2022

Stirling, Scotland. Seville, Spain. Seoul, South Korea. Manheim, Germany. For undergraduates Melanie Carmichael, Nikki Salazar and Tracy Ridley, these cities represent more than dots on a map; they served as home during the students’ semesters abroad. When the COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

Bookmark This

February 4, 2022

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. Featured book: Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia (Stanford University Press, … Continued

Sharing Black History and Culture

December 6, 2021

Saskia Staimpel lived all over the world — Argentina, Venezuela and Thailand — before her family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, right before she started high school. She speaks Spanish fluently (her mother is from Ecuador). She applied to a … Continued

Using Neuroscience to Help Others

May 10, 2021

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since. Senior Daniel Ogunbamowo’s journey to Carolina was a long one, … Continued

Through a Filmmaker’s Lens

April 12, 2021

Watching the sunrise on Mount Fuji is among the memorable experiences in senior Michael Sparks award-winning film about his trip to Japan. Michael Sparks ’21, a communication studies and computer science major, was recognized as one of three finalists in … Continued