Russia / Eastern Europe / Eurasia News

‘Image of Ukraine’: UNC Exhibition Celebrates Traditional Ukrainian Arts

August 23, 2017

Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting, on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through December 8, 2017, highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms: vyshyvka, Ukrainian embroidery, and Petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin.

Three refugees who escaped a brutal civil war in Libya pose for a portrait at their temporary home in San Giovanni, Italy. The men, who asked that their identities be obscured, made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean with hopes of a better life. Photo by Gabriela Arp '16 M.A.

Refugees in Europe, GeTMA Berlin and TAM

By Sarah A. Hutchison, associate director of the TransAtlantic Masters program Reaching out to Refugees Last summer the U.S. media focused a great deal of attention on the refugee crisis in Europe. The main point of interest involved the Syrians fleeing civil war at home: the crossings, the shipwrecks, the flight towards Europe. During this… Read more »

Kate Hewitt ’17 MA Awarded Scoville Fellowship

Kathryn Hewitt ’17 M.A. has been awarded a 2017 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Hewitt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s in global studies with a concentration in global politics. The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and… Read more »

UNC Hosts Community Connections Program from Belarus

July 3, 2017

On June 13, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted 10 visitors from Belarus participating in a Community Connections program focused on innovation-based entrepreneurship development. A program of the U.S. Agency for International Development administered by World Learning and International Focus, Community Connections is designed to foster cultural exchange between American organizations and… Read more »

School of Government’s Charles Szypszak Teaching in Poland

May 23, 2017

Charles A. Szypszak, a School of Government faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is teaching two courses at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) Faculty of Law and Administration in Poznań, Poland from May 22 to June 10. One course, for law students, is Learning Law Through Analytical Dialog. It will enable students to enhance their analytical… Read more »

UNC Hosts Open World Program from Ukraine

May 10, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed five university administrators and officials from the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine who were participating in an Open World Program on academic integrity in higher education in April 2017. The delegation was able to explore the program’s theme from a variety of perspectives while… Read more »

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Six Students Selected for the 2017 Burch Fellowship

April 27, 2017

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-defined educational experiences anywhere off UNC’s campus, including abroad. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to… Read more »