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.
Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s Water Institute at UNC, has been selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award by leaders at his alma mater, the University of Surrey, in Guildford, Surrey, U.K. Bartram earned bachelor’s and… Read more »
Chérie Rivers Ndaliko stood behind the music stand she uses for a podium, her hands clasped, and looked out over her class. “I’m going to stand up here, and I want you to tell me what you see,” she said. While she has completed this exercise with classes in South Africa, Brazil and across the United… Read more »
“Welcome to our new space,” says Josmell Perez as he proudly greets visitors to the walk-through of the site of the UNC Latinx Center, which will officially open its doors just prior to the Fall 2019 semester. Perez has been at the helm of the Carolina Latinx Collaborative for nearly a decade while it incubated… Read more »
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 »
After completing a month-long elective at a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, during medical school, Justin Myers knew he had found the work he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Service work in El Salvador, among other countries, cemented his and his wife’s commitment to global medicine. “We enjoyed it, and we thought:… Read more »
On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Triangle Advertising Federation awarded Workroom FashionMash and Coulture Magazine a total of seven American Advertising Awards at the 2019 gala in Raleigh. The awards are one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, with more than 40,000 entries each year. Workroom FashionMash received a Gold ADDY in Illustration; a Gold ADDY in Film for “Grunge Save the Queen;” and a… Read more »
Anne Fertig, a doctoral student in English and Comparative Literature Department at UNC, curated an exhibit currently on view at Wilson Special Collections Library about the Scottish Gaels in North Carolina, with the aid of Michael Newton and Tiber Falzett, UNC Visiting Lecturer in Scottish Gaelic Studies. Drawing on the wealth of archival resources in… Read more »