Donald Haggis, professor of classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a 2012 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
The Study Abroad Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which offers students more than 300 programs worldwide, has recently announced new programs in global regions ranging from Brunei to Cuba to Senegal. The new programs include semester and year-long options along with several new programs for Summer 2012.
Robin Wright, a foreign correspondent, television commentator and author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” will speak Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wright comes to campus as the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. At 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Wright will discuss … Continued
In the fall of 2008, Andrew Finn Magill (cultural studies ’09) began a personal project (watch video) to fuse two of his passions — music and public health. After meeting with Irving Hoffman, the director of UNC Projects-Malawi, Magill connected with Malawian singer-songwriter Peter Mawanga and started “Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS.” Now, almost three years later, “Stories of … Continued
Bereket Selassie, the William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African Studies in UNC’s department of African and Afro-American studies, delivered a distinguished lecture at Tanzania’s oldest and largest public university. Selassie was selected as the Julius Nyerere Distinguished Lecturer on Pan-Africanism by the University of Dar es Salaam. The university is situated on the western side of the city of Dar … Continued
Three universities have launched a Triangle Center for Japanese Studies that will support fellowships, research, seminars, travel, guest speakers and library development. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State and Duke universities will partner in the center, founded by a $270,000 grant from the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. The center, described at http://trianglejapan.org/, will continue … Continued
U.S. foreign policy and Mexico’s “drug war,” an economically competitive South and the skills of Latino workers top the list of projects identified by the six 2011-2012 fellows selected for the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Three of the new fellows are in the College of Arts and Sciences.