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Nepal Round Three

October 10, 2022

An interdisciplinary team made its third trip to Nepal to study the effects of climate change on the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Once again the researchers faced daunting challenges, logged some major successes and learned new lessons about adaptability, flexibility and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

‘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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more