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Asian studies chair weighs in on ‘Shogun’

Carolina professor Morgan Pitelka discusses the historical accuracy of the hit FX drama series.


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Nine Carolina students win Boren Awards

Nine Tar Heels have received scholarships and fellowships from the Boren Awards, matching last year’s record-breaking total. Carolina was once again honored as a top-producing institution for Boren Scholars.


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Navin Bapat on the value of teaching students about international diplomacy

Navin Bapat, chair of the curriculum in peace, war and defense and Dowd Professor of Peace and War in Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, shares the value of teaching students about international conflicts and diplomacy.


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Global innovator Luoyi Cai enriches Chinese language learning at Carolina

“When I teach a language, I hope I do more than teach grammar and vocabulary,” said Luoyi Cai, teaching associate professor in the department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “I hope to open a new horizon of possibilities for my students.” 


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Nineteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Nineteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for study abroad programs in Asia this summer and fall. Scholarship recipients will study in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. 


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Carolina honors three faculty winners of global excellence awards

Courtney Rivard, Koji Sode and Erinn Whitaker in the College of Arts and Sciences received Faculty Awards for Global Excellence, awarded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.


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Senior Lizabeth Bamgboye is inspired by her role in the global community

After graduating, Bamgboye will pursue her master’s degree in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University through the prestigious Schwarzman scholarship


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