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Teaching Awards honor 25 educators

Selected from more than 800 nominations, the winners of the 2022 University Teaching Awards will receive special recognition at the Jan. 15 men’s basketball game. Many of the winners are in the College of Arts & Sciences.


closeup of Saskia Staimpel in front of a painting at the Sonja Hanes Stone Center.

Sharing Black history and culture

Senior Saskia Staimpel has expanded her interests in Black student activism through undergraduate research and a fellowship at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.


FedEx Global education building entrance at UNC-Chapel Hill campus

UNC-Chapel Hill receives platinum award for global learning, research and engagement

Carolina received the 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus.


The outside of the FedEx Global Education center with the sign out front. (photo by Donn Young)

African Studies Center receives grant to develop elementary school content

The African Studies Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Oak Foundation for their project, “K-5 digital learning of contemporary Africa using technology,” which will produce resources for elementary school educators.  


a fall leaf rests on the University seal on the brick near South Building. (photo by Donn Young)

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 52nd in 2022 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 52nd among the world’s top 1,600 research universities, according to the London-based ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings. 


a plate of Moroccan couscous with vegetables on top.

Area Studies Centers host Cultural Kitchen Series for N.C. educators

The UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University area studies centers connected with North Carolina educators in kitchens across the state in three virtual Cultural Kitchen sessions that explored dishes from Latin America, Southeast Asia and North Africa.


The UNC Asian American Center celebrates the opening of its physical location with a ribbon-cutting event and look inside the center. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

New Asian American Center opens

The center, led by Heidi Kim of the department of English and comparative literature, gives students, faculty and staff of Asian descent a place to call their own.


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