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2019 International Welcome Social

UNC Global Holds Eighth Annual International Welcome Social

August 21, 2019

On Monday, August 19, UNC Global held its eighth annual International Welcome Social, hosting new international students and scholars, as well as returning and incoming study abroad students at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Faculty and staff from across campus helped welcome international students and scholars… Read more »

U.S. Ambassador to Moldova visit

UNC-Chapel Hill Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Moldova

August 21, 2019

UNC-Chapel Hill hosted the Honorable Dereck J. Hogan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, on August 12. Hogan was accompanied by North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Lora Sinigur, NC-Moldova Partnership Liaison for the Secretary of State’s office. The ambassador’s visit was a result of a celebration that took place in May… Read more »

Dr. Ji-Yeon Jo

Ji-Yeon Jo to Serve as Director of Carolina Asia Center

August 20, 2019

Ji-Yeon Jo, associate professor of Asian Studies, was appointed director of the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Jo joined the faculty in the department of Asian studies in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences in 2006 after completing a Ph.D. in the UNC School of Education in… Read more »

Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology

Arne Kalleberg Appointed Chair of the Curriculum in Global Studies

August 19, 2019

Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the curriculum in global studies beginning July 1, 2019. During his term, Kalleberg will work to review curricular changes, assess the needs of the unit’s degree programs and explore… Read more »

Old Well

Carolina Ranks 33rd in 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 17, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties for 33rd in the world and is 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy on August 15, 2019. UNC ties at 33rd with the University of Manchester. The university also ranks 8th among U.S. public universities.

COLING Workshop: July 1-12, 2019

Academics from Multiple Continents Participate in Language Preservation Workshop at UNC-Chapel Hill

August 13, 2019

This summer, a group of global academics gathered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a two-week workshop titled “Indigenous and Minority Languages: Living Histories and Opportunities for the Future.” Attendees were able to participate in training and professional development from July 1-12, 2019. The conference was centered on research and field… Read more »

Jordan Epley

Why This Singer Chose Carolina over Fame in Thailand

August 13, 2019

Not many college applications have a resume quite like Jordan Epley’s. Not only does the incoming first-year student have a great academic record from her international school in Thailand, but her extracurricular activities include participating in Thailand’s version of the popular televised singing competition The Voice and earning the MVP title in Thailand’s junior NBA league. But… Read more »

Jackie Zeeman

School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Honored with International New Investigator Award

When University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill clinical assistant professor Jackie Zeeman conducts research, she’s hoping her findings will leave the world a little better than she found it. Her most recent work, “Identifying Traits and Building Consensus on Priority Leadership and Professionalism Attributes in Pharmacy Education,” left that mark on an international level…. Read more »