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Two UNC students receive Boren Awards for critical language study

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have been recognized by the National Security Education Program with Boren Awards, which support fields of study identified as critical to United States national security, particularly language study.

Two UNC students receive critical language scholarships from U.S. Department of State

Two students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during summer 2017. A critical language is one not commonly taught in the U.S. but considered essential for global engagement.

Amateur archivists

Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library.

Geographer Elizabeth Olson builds support for youth caregivers

After studying youth caregiving in the United Kingdom, UNC geographer Elizabeth Olson is exploring the topic here in the United States.

A volcanologist’s vigilance

As director of Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute, Mario Ruiz has monitored some of the most active (and potentially destructive) volcanoes in South America. After earning his PhD at UNC 10 years ago, Ruiz has come back to Carolina to sift through data from the recent eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano.

UNC senior and Lumbee Tribe member pursues passions through study abroad

In the fall of 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill senior Quentin Tatum of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina was accepted into the Honors Semester Abroad Program in London, which allowed him to take classes abroad and intern at one of London’s finest surgery clinics, Park End Surgery.

UNC hosts reception at Winston House in London for alumni, friends

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a reception for more than 80 alumni and friends at Winston House in London. The reception was a prelude to the upcoming year of programming to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winston House, Carolina’s European hub in historic Bedford Square.