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Participants at the Hindu Bhavan temple in Morrisville, one of the stops for the annual Religions Field Trip, watched preparations for a Vedic fire ceremony.

Learning about Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism in the Triangle

The Asian studies department led its largest Religions Field Trip in the Triangle, to give participants the opportunity to meet practitioners of the various faiths, observe worship practices, and ask questions.


College alumnus Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur, to speak at spring commencement

Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium.


Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld seeks to broaden the mission of Carolina’s area studies centers

For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in UNC-Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring Global Spotlight Week.


Jonathan Jensen, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, will be headed to the winter Olympics.

Sports marketing expert Jonathan Jensen is headed to the Olympics

The University Gazette recently published this Q&A with Jonathan Jensen, assistant professor of sport administration in the department of exercise and sport science. For the feature, “Carolina People,” Jensen talks about his research, and about his upcoming trip to the winter Olympics.


Priscilla Layne

Priscilla Layne traces her path from multicultural Chicago to a career in German

When people hear I’m a German professor, they ask me two questions: Do I have German relatives? Was I a military brat? The answer to both is “no.” People frequently assume that if an American decides to learn German, this must be for familial, functional or professional reasons. I began learning German as a 10-year-old living on the North Side … Continued


Crises in Citizenship. Global Spotlight Week

UNC area studies centers host Global Spotlight Week Feb. 17-24

UNC-Chapel Hill centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018.


Report shows Muslim-American terrorism cases continued to drop in 2017

A new report by a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill documents a continuing decline in the number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017. The total for the first year of the Trump administration continued a downward trend that was visible in the final year of the Obama administration.