The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 31st annual powwow March 3 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fetzer Gym with dancers from all eight of North Carolina’s American Indian tribes showcasing their culture. Hosted annually by the student organization, the powwow is an opportunity to share American Indian culture with the wider… Read more »
Leah Everist, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States. Everist, a health policy and management major and medical anthropology minor, is UNC-Chapel Hill’s… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ failure, is the second leading cause of maternal mortality around the world — claiming the lives of 76,000 women and 300,000 babies every year. A biotechnology company founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Makerere University in Uganda… Read more »
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Sasha Seymore has been selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, a new prestigious scholarship that fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University. Seymore was one of 50 scholars selected for the inaugural cohort from over 3,600 applicants around the world. He will use the award… Read more »
Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium. Before graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001 on an ROTC scholarship, Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera through the Center for Global Initiatives within UNC Global. CFK… Read more »
Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »
The Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas and Department of Romance Studies join Brandy Arellano and Ayashe Ramey to bring support to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, with a group of students from the Center for Global Initiatives. They are collecting new and lightly used children’s clothing for every age and any size.
The following essay was written by Maggie Mouat ’18 for unc.edu. There is nothing quite like the experience of studying abroad. It’s a unique chance to live and experience another country as a student for five months — or longer. Ask anyone who has come back from their abroad experience and not one of them… Read more »