In his own words, UNC chemist Brian Hogan calls himself a “crazy scientist who wanted to build a school in Guatemala.” This is a story of how one man with an idea really can change the world. It’s also a story about how Carolina is helping him to do just that.
Asia experts James Fallows and Orville Schell will discuss China’s unprecedented economic boom in a talk April 9 at UNC. The free public program, “China Rising: What does China’s unprecedented boom mean for the global economy, U.S. foreign policy, human rights and the environment?” will be at 5:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center.
Kenan Music Scholars Qiudi Zhang and Crystal Wu had a rare opportunity last summer, thanks to a research grant, to commission a new piece of music. Their project took on a special meaning, traveling to Germany to meet with the composer.
Like many Carolina undergraduates, Allie Van Vliet and Bowen Kelley wanted a unique internship experience in a foreign land. They got that and more at the Cape Town Refugee Centre in South Africa, where they served as interns as part of an unusual study abroad program.
Every morning, I stand in front of 80 Chinese 7th graders and see students at all ends of the spectrum … there are those who have been left behind by a challenging, fast-paced education system where only the strongest survive.
Amber Micole Koonce and Cody Mitchell Poplin have earned 2012-2013 scholarships from the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City. The Luce scholarship funds a year of living and learning in East and Southeast Asia for recent college graduates with no prior experience of the continent.
Award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill March 19-23 as the 2012 Morgan Writer-in-Residence.