College of Arts and Sciences

Celebrating 10 Years of Phillips Ambassadors

November 9, 2016

The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 years of supporting students’ study abroad experiences in Asia by awarding five $10,000 awards to Phillips Ambassadors alumni to support their further engagement with Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program in the Carolina Asia Center within the College of Arts and Sciences. A quarter of the scholarships are reserved… Read more »

UNC Mathematics Professor Consults on Africa STEM Projects for the World Bank

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mathematics professor Idris Assani is traveling to western Africa a part of a World Bank initiative to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research. Assani, who has worked with the World Bank’s African initiatives since 2013, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and his home country of Benin in November to check on the… Read more »

Scholars Explore Muslim Identities through Performances, Lectures

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scholar Carl W. Ernst will lead an interdisciplinary conference on the diversity of Muslim beliefs. A complementary 11-performance series hosted by Carolina Performing Arts will feature music and dance from four Muslim-majority nations. The yearlong CPA series, “Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey,” will feature performances reflecting the diversity of Muslim identity and the… Read more »

Creativity, Conflict and Social Change in the Congo

In 2010, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and her husband, internationally acclaimed Congolese filmmaker and activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, traveled to 33 colleges and universities around the US to show their film Jazz Mama, which documents the strength of Congolese women in the face of upheaval and violence. Before showing the film, she asked audience members if they knew anything about the… Read more »