UNC Global Announces 2017-18 Global Partnership Award Recipients

August 14, 2018

Graduate students in geography from UNC-Chapel Hill and King’s College London participated in a discussion session during a three-day climate change workshop. Funding for one graduate student was provided by Erika Wise’s Global Partnership Award.

UNC Global announces the 2017-2018 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated university strategic or emerging partners.

Recipients receive awards from $500 to $3,000; in the 2017-2018 award cycle, the average award was $1,300. Funds are distributed by the Global Relations office with support from the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, the only pan-University, unrestricted fund supporting the University’s top global priorities.

“We are pleased to announce awards to such an impressive group of researchers and scholars from across the University, from archaeology to nephrology. They are collaborating with colleagues in countries including Nepal, Germany and Ecuador,” said Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer. “Global Partnership Awards support the development of linkages and collaborations with peer institutions around the globe.”

2017-2018 Global Partnership Award Recipients

Maia Dedrick, graduate student
Curriculum in Archaeology, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institutions: Autonomous University of Yucatán and the University of Oriente (Mexico)

Tori Ekstrand, assistant professor
School of Media and Journalism
Partner Institution: Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany)

Dorey Glenn, clinical instructor
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine
Partner Institutions: Royal Institute of Health Sciences and Jigme Dorje Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (Bhutan)

Lauren Goodman, graduate student
Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: University San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Erica Johnson, teaching associate professor
Curriculum in Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: King’s College London (United Kingdom)

Alan Jones, professor
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: University San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Priscilla Layne, assistant professor
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany)

Alexandra Lightfoot, assistant professor
Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Partner Institution: Tribhuvan University (Nepal)

Kristin Papoi, clinical assistant professor
School of Education
Partner Institution: University San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Bryan Reatini, graduate student
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: University San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Jack Richman, professor and associate dean for global engagement
School of Social Work
Partner Institution: Australian Catholic University (Australia)

Diego Riveros-Iregui, assistant professor
Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: University San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Erika Wise, associate professor
Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
Partner Institution: King’s College London (United Kingdom)

For more information about application requirements and instructions, visit the Global Partnership Award  page on the UNC Global website.

 Awards contact: Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer, UNC Global, melissa_mcmurray@unc.edu, 919.537.3675

Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, kby@unc.edu, 919.962.4504