The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has ranked fifth among large-size schools (more than 15,000 undergraduates) on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, tied with Ohio State University and the University of Washington. This is the 10th year Carolina has ranked among the top 20 large-size schools.
Michael Tsin, associate professor in the Department of History and Curriculum in Global Studies and academic director of the Phillips Ambassadors program, was recently selected as the Earl N. Phillips Jr. Distinguished Professor in International Studies. He is only the second person to hold the position since the professorship was established ten years ago.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the 16th annual Rotary Spring Conference on April 6, 2019. The event is sponsored by the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center and features the work of current Rotary Peace Fellows. The theme of the one-day conference is “Action for Peace.” The organizers’ goal is to highlight… Read more »
The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper ’87 for CGI’s 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019. Cooper presented her lecture, “Gathering Global Stories,” illustrating how her time at Carolina affected her global career as a journalist and author. Niklaus… Read more »
Kerim Yasar, assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and the author of Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945, recently spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presenting excerpts from his book. In his lecture, delivered Feb. 8, 2019, Yasar detailed the origins of… Read more »
The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies will host a conference entitled “Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities” on March 22-24, 2019. The conference will bring together scholars and specialists from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and journalists to discuss the realities of everyday life in the Gaza Strip.
On Feb. 15, 2019, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation of faculty and scholars from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden to explore areas for partnership development. UNC-Chapel Hill and Gothenburg currently have a partnership within the College of Arts and Sciences, including a student exchange and Trans-Atlantic Master’s program.
The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper ’87 for CGI’s 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019. Cooper will present “Gathering Global Stories,” a talk on the impact her time at Carolina had on her global career as a journalist and author.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 12th among research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2018-2019. UNC-Chapel Hill had 16 student recipients for the year. Universities ranked ahead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include Brown, Princeton and Harvard.
Ninety-seven high school students from across North Carolina participated in the fourth annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on February 1, 2019. The symposium provided an opportunity for North Carolina language students to showcase their language, research and presentation skills.