Cross-Cultural Connections

May 16, 2019

Documentary filmmaker Julia Haslett tells stories that transcend borders, giving her audience a window into worlds they couldn’t have explored otherwise, and are already connected to in ways they couldn’t have imagined. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of … Continued

Andrew Pendergast is UNC-Chapel Hill’s 48th Goldwater Scholar

May 14, 2019

Andrew Pendergast, a third-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, hopes to earn a doctorate of philosophy in analytical chemistry.

Elayna Locklear is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian Udall scholar

May 13, 2019

Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.

Restoring Rural China

May 10, 2019

Geographer Conghe Song studies the relationship between land use, change in vegetation and climate change — and social impacts of environmental programs.

Preserving Nepal’s sacred sites with stunning 3D models

May 10, 2019

  On a balmy summer afternoon in 2018, throngs of visitors climbed more than 250 stone steps to reach Swayambhunath, a renowned holy site in western Kathmandu. Buddhists, Hindus, and curious visitors explored the hilltop, affectionately known as the “monkey … Continued

Hong-An Truong awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

May 10, 2019

Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applications in the foundation’s 95th competition.