North America News

Two UNC Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

November 23, 2009

Elizabeth Blair “Libby” Longino has interned with a microcredit program in Vietnam, helped start a group combating child prostitution in Cambodia and completed an Outward Bound Wilderness Expedition in the Pacific Northwest. Henry Lawlor Spelman has worked in refugee camps in Tanzania, tutored underprivileged high school students and trekked more than 125 miles in Washington’s… Read more »

Away and Back Again: Community Recycle Art Project

November 1, 2009

With the help of Durham recycle artist Bryant Holsenbeck, campus and community members created a large mandala, intricate geometric artform, on the floor of the FedEx Global Education Center Peacock Atrium. Made from bottle caps and other items collected by the Global Cup Café (housed within the Global Education Center) and the artist, the mandala… Read more »

Documentary Filmmaker Stoney to Speak Oct. 16

September 29, 2009

Documentary filmmaker George C. Stoney, 93, creator of a film used around the world by UNESCO, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Oct. 16. Stoney, who graduated from UNC in 1937, also is recognized for the pioneering social engagement of his films, his decades of mentoring young professionals and his… Read more »

World Music Festival Set for April 13-18

March 30, 2009

“Sounds of Globalism,” a free public world music festival, will be held April 13-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The festival will be at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets, on April 13 and April 16, and in Gerrard Hall on Cameron Avenue on… Read more »

Deborah Weissman

Addressing the Changing Face of the United States

March 27, 2009

With immigration continuing to remain one of the most pertinent issues facing the United States today, it is not surprising that the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic at UNC Law is in high demand among law students. Since its conception in 2004, the clinic has expanded from one semester to a full-year course, with students working… Read more »