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.
A UNC expert is helping to support the development of a democratic system following the crisis in Libya. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science and chair of the global studies curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences, is in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya, Sept. 7 to 17 to advise the Transitional National Council of Libya.
Faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, research and work around the world, sometimes in challenging locations or during unexpected crises. Now, thanks to the work of a taskforce formed by the Office of the Provost, the university has launched the UNC Global Travel Registry, which allows members of the UNC community to provide … Continued
Robert Seck wants to work for the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Ben Turman aspires to work abroad, also for the State Department, reporting to the agency about current events where he is stationed as they relate to U.S. interests. Both rising seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North … Continued