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Photo by Flavio Uribe-Rheinbolt '20 at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Photo shows closeup of UNC cap in front of the cathedral.

Russian Flagship Program caps off successful first year

The Russian Flagship Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently completed a successful first year.


Collage of student ambassadors from top left to bottom right: Gina Chang, Allyson Dennis, Destiny Garcia, Jacqueline Gu, Caroline Le, Hugo Lemos, Jonthan Liao, Eleanor Murray, Skyler Noble, Stuti Parekh, Lauren Tart, Sovanny Taylor, Aimee Yan and Kelly Yu.

Fourteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Fourteen undergraduates from UNC-Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall and academic year 2021 study abroad programs in Asia.


Awardees Mattias Miller (left) and Christina Oh (right).

Carolina students receive critical language scholarships from U.S. Department of State

Mattias Miller ’21 and Christina Oh ’22 have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study less commonly taught languages during summer 2021. 


From left, graduate student Christine Mikeska and associate professor Benjamin Arbuckle pose in an archaeology lab. They are wearing masks.

Analyzing ancient animal remains

Associate professor Benjamin Arbuckle and graduate student Christine Mikeska are examining remains of animal teeth excavated from two Bronze Age cities — Hattusa and Tell Bderi — to explore fundamental questions about how these early urban centers supported populations of several thousand people.


From left, Susan Gravely and Bill Ross.

Giving the gift of a global education

Bill Ross surprised his wife, Susan Gravely, with a donation to Carolina study abroad scholarships. Gravely co-founded the Italian dinner and giftware company VIETRI with her mother and sister.


A Russian Flagship capstone year in Kazakhstan

Griffin McGuire traveled to Russia for the first time in 2019 for an intensive language program in St. Petersburg and is now a student in the UNC Russian Flagship Program. The federally funded language initiative is the first of its kind in North Carolina.


Using neuroscience to help others

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since.


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