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Samba Camara sits in his office with a camera in the foreground and his computer in the background.

Preserving endangered Islamic manuscripts

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts.


A collage of images of familes and friends of Carolina people who are impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine stories: Staff, faculty share harrowing, inspiring experiences

The following was written by Mykhailo “Misha” Shvets, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department in the College of Arts & Sciences. A charity concert for Ukraine will be held May 22 in Hill Hall.


UNC's Barbara Stephenson (left) and USFQ's Diego Quiroga (right) sign agreement to renew strategic partnership.

UNC-Chapel Hill and USFQ reaffirm commitment to strategic partnership

The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and UNC-Chapel Hill recently renewed their long-term strategic partnership.The two universities dedicated the joint Galapagos Science Center (GSC) in 2011 and are celebrating the 10th anniversary this year.


Old Well surrounded by flowers in spring. Photo by Donn Young.

Fourteen Tar Heels awarded Fulbrights for global research, teaching

Fourteen students and recent graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill have been selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award. This year’s recipients represent graduating seniors to doctoral candidates in multidisciplinary fields, including English, history, public policy and public health.


Closeup of Catherine Haas smiling in front of a map of the world in the FedEx building. (photo by Donn Young)

A new publication celebrates all things global

Catherine Haas (M.A. global studies ’22) and fellow graduate students won an Arts Innovation Grant to launch a digital student journal, The Global Gazette.


Collage; photo on left: author Chad Bryant; book cover for "Prague" on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Prague: Belonging in the Modern City” (Harvard University Press) by Chad Bryant, associate professor of history.


Alaina Plauche leans over a table, elbows on the table, smiling at the camera.

‘Go abroad. Say yes.’

Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C.


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