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Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.
For close to two decades now as a producer for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” 11-time Emmy award-winning Draggan Mihailovich ’83 has been tracking down and telling stories for a living. He and a small team go wherever the story takes them — to nine countries in the case of “Curve Ball,” one of his favorite Emmy-winning pieces.
Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov is the president-elect of the Russian-American Science Association. Kabanov was elected to his new post at the organization’s annual meeting at Northwestern University in Chicago on Nov. 4 and 5, where he also received the George Gamow Award for his work in drug delivery. He is the Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor at… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.
The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) hosted a panel discussion on Nov. 13 on authoritarian regimes in the Balkans, a region of southeastern Europe that includes countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania and Romania. The discussion ranged from the history of such regimes in this area to the… Read more »
Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov met with Serzh Sargsyan, president of Armenia, on Nov. 8, 2017, as part of a group of participants in the second All-Armenian Scientific Conference held in the capital city of Yerevan on Nov. 5-8. The delegation consisted of prominent Armenian scientists and scholars from the United States, Russia, France, Ireland, Denmark and other… Read more »
Orange traffic cones surround a fluorescent yellow-garbed construction worker on NC-12. He raises his hand perpendicular to the roadway, signaling to slow down with a weathered red stop sign. As cars speed past in the left-hand lane, enormous cranes on ocean barges lift heavy beams onto a bridge being built alongside the existing one.
Graduate-level research is almost always mentally challenging, but Natalie Ornat found pouring through documents for her master’s paper emotionally taxing as well. Ornat, who graduated from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, focused her research on the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War… Read more »
More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »