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Assistant professor of classics is member of team awarded 1.5 million euro grant

UNC classics professor Jennifer Gates-Foster is part of a small team recently awarded a 1.5 million euro European Research Council starting grant in support of archaeological work in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.

UNC receives $4.8 million grant to confront energy poverty in Southern Africa

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy sources such as electricity and modern fuels -crucial resources to the well-being of individuals and communities, the environment and to the stability and … Continued

In Sync: Studying the synchronization between North and South Poles

Each June, across North Carolina, the familiar twinkle of fireflies fills the evening sky. Slowly, one by one, these beetles emit a spark of light — a chemical reaction called bioluminescence. They flicker randomly until more and more of them gather together amongst the leaves. Then, an odd thing happens: They begin to sparkle in unison.

Factories of Change: Anthropology and Southern Historical Collection project explores repurposing of former industrial spaces

Led by Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, an anthropology professor and the senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the “Factories of Change” project brings together an unlikely cohort.

Carolina Ranks 33rd in 2017 academic ranking of world universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Aug.15.

NC Global Distinction Program Connects Community Colleges with Global Resources

Carolina students Diana Scott and Shodeah Kelly participated in the North Carolina Global Distinction Program as community college students.

Carolina alumnus Duke Buchan III ’85 nominated by White House as Ambassador to Spain

The White House announced its intent on Aug. 3 to nominate Duke Buchan III ’85 as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra.