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A screenshot on Google Earth of Bahrain and its surrounding geography

The anthropology of air conditioning in the Arab Gulf

Marwa Koheji was awarded a CURS-supported National Science Foundation dissertation grant to investigate how and why air conditioning has become so popular in Bahrain.

On the left, photo of Arturo Escobar, on the right book cover for his book titled Pluriversal Politics

Escobar elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Arturo Escobar, Kenan Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill, was elected to the 2021 class of  the American Academy of Arts & Sciences on April 22.

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The P’urhépecha Podcasts

Through community radio and podcasts, Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha.

Angela Chin pictured on the left and Radhika Arora pictured on the right

Carolina Alumni Angela Chin and Radhika Arora Win Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Following a highly competitive nationwide selection process, Radhika Arora ’18 and Angela Chin ’20 were awarded the 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship.

Heidi Kim in the library stacks peers around the corner. (photo by Steve Exum)

Celebration, community, curiosity

Heidi Kim, director of Carolina’s new Asian American Center, discusses how the center’s first few months went during the pandemic, the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence nationally and locally, and a resulting “silver lining” for the center.

Spring 2021 photo of the Old Well with azaleas blooming by Donn Young.

Carolina celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

The celebration is led by the UNC Asian American Center, which was founded in 2020. The Carolina Asia Center is also hosting a series of events April 19-25.

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UNC-Chapel Hill announces new partnership with American Academy of Diplomacy

The American Academy of Diplomacy and UNC-Chapel Hill are collaborating on the production of “The General and the Ambassador,” a podcast series that focuses on how senior U.S. military leaders partner with senior U.S. ambassadors on national security challenges overseas.