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UNC senior Anastasia Elise Bury of South Haven, Mich., has received a David L. Boren Scholarship through the National Security Education Program to benefit U.S. intelligence efforts. For 12 months, Bury will study abroad in Tajikistan where she will learn Tajik, a dialect of modern Persian that is unknown to many because it’s spoken in few parts of the world.
Donna Bickford, associate director of UNC’s Office for Undergraduate Research, has been elected to the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Ivan Cherednik, a mathematics professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of a 2013 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics.
Helen Joan (Miller) Hunter was eight months pregnant – and three credits short of her degree – when she watched her husband graduate from Carolina in 1947. Sixty-six years later, more than a dozen family members will be on hand to watch her graduate on Sunday.
Four UNC-Chapel Hill students have been awarded the prestigious Harvey Beech Scholarship.
UNC psychologist and linguist Jennifer Arnold found that our conversational missteps, like saying “uh” and “um,” sometimes actually help our listeners get what we’re saying.
Nine students from UNC have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical needs languages during the summer of 2013. The students, their languages, and host countries are: Joseph Calder Jr., Persian, Tajikistan; Nathan D’Ambrosio, Arabic, Morocco; Fareeda Zikry, Arabic, Jordan; Philip Delvecchio, Chinese, China; Brandon Johnson, Chinese, China; Matthew Cheek, Persian,Tajikistan; Kathryn Pribble, … Continued