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Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowship will support We Are Beside Ourselves, an interdisciplinary project using photography, video, sound and sculpture that frames the American War in Vietnam within a broader context of third world liberation and the civil rights movement, especially… Read more »
On May 15, 2019, Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced its 15th anniversary season, which will celebrate CPA’s evolution from a performing arts presenter to an experience curator. The 2019-2020 season will continue collaborations with artists in the creation of new work to further establish CPA as a global artistic leader.
Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an… Read more »
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Sandy Alkoutami has been selected for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is UNC-Chapel Hill’s third recipient of this one-year award, which provides substantive work experience at the Carnegie Endowment for students and recent graduates.
In 2003, Jonathan T.M. Reckford had been a successful business executive at some of the nation’s major corporations when he felt a calling to serve others in a deeper way. He left the corporate world behind to become a pastor and now leads the world’s foremost global nonprofit housing organization. The Carolina alumnus, who graduated… Read more »
Santiago Gangotena went from attending the oldest public university in the United States to founding the first private liberal arts university in Ecuador. Ten years after receiving his doctorate in physics from Carolina in 1977, he built the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s key international partners in research and education. The partnership… Read more »
As civil war erupted in his home country of Liberia, Raj Panjabi climbed onto a rescue cargo plane with his family and fled the destruction that would claim hundreds of thousands of lives. He was just nine years old. Years later, when Panjabi enrolled in the UNC School of Medicine, he did so with the intent… Read more »
Emily Venturi, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate, have been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program. This innovative master’s degree program supports study at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University and bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and China’s expanding role in the world.
Maggie Hilderbran, a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a graduate studies scholarship to study at up to two United Kingdom institutions, in any field of study. Hilderbran plans to complete two master’s of science degrees in science and religion and space exploration systems.