Raymond Farrow, currently senior director for global strategy, has been appointed associate provost for global affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective September 24, 2018. In this new role, Farrow will serve as a leader for the University’s global activities and as the executive director and chief operating officer for UNC… Read more »
The 2018-2019 academic year marks two important anniversaries for the Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: its founding 25 years ago to advance understanding of the social, political, and economic events that shape contemporary Europe, and the establishment of its TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program 20 years ago. On… Read more »
Rose Jackson will never forget the moment she heard Farsi spoken for the first time in more than six years. She was a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, taking her first Farsi class in the hopes of reclaiming a part of her Iranian identity that she had lost. “I felt… Read more »
Five area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded approximately $8.6 million in competitive federal Title VI funding over the next four years. UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded approximately $4 million for National Resource Centers (NRC) and $4.6 million for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships.
Sixteen students and recent graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. The grants are for self-designed research and study projects or to teach English abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. The students receive funding for travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses during… Read more »
For Jim Thomas, director of the MEASURE Evaluation Project and associate professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, global health and environmental changes are inextricably linked. “For example, because some areas are now warmer than they used to be, there is a wider range of mosquitoes that can transmit infections like… Read more »