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Japanese Ambassador Discusses Strengthening US-Japan Alliance

October 22, 2021

Koji Tomita, Japanese ambassador to the United States, affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and said that the U.S. and Japan should continue to strengthen political dialogues, economic cooperation and people-to-people exchanges in an Oct. 6 virtual discussion about the countries’ alliance. The livestream event was part of … Continued

NC Artists of Latin American Heritage Reflect on Identity, Diversity in ‘Being and Belonging’ Opening

October 14, 2021

Thirteen North Carolina artists of Latin American heritage discussed themes of belonging, equity and climate at the Oct. 5 opening celebration of the art exhibition Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium at the FedEx Global Education Center.  Being and Belonging features more than 25 works ranging in theme, medium and tone, and celebrates the diversity of Latin … Continued

OVPGA Announces First COIL Faculty Fellow

October 11, 2021

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs has appointed Lornaida Avilés as its first Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) faculty fellow for the 2021-22 academic year. Avilés, an assistant teaching professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has developed an array of … Continued

African Studies Center Announces Incoming Co-Directors

September 17, 2021

Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa, Kenan Eminent Professor of Public Policy, and Victoria Rovine, professor in the Department of Art and Art History, have been appointed co-directors of the African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill effective Aug. 1.   The ASC is designed to sustain and strengthen teaching of African languages … Continued