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Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years.  Isaacs, a geography of human activity major and city and … Continued

UNC Ties for 6th for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards among Public Research Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 6th among public research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2016-2017. UNC is ranked 14th nationally among all research universities on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program list. Reported recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education, UNC and Duke University both had 12 student recipients for the year, … Continued

Carolina Asia Center to celebrate Asia Week Feb. 20-25

The Carolina Asia Center kicks off Asia Week 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 20-25, 2017. This campus-wide celebration of Asia, the first pan-Asia week-long celebration at UNC, features collaborations with several campus departments and student organizations and offers a variety of free public events to the Chapel Hill community.

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Organizes Webinar on Islam in America

Educators from around the country tuned in to learn about the history of Islam in America on January 26, 2017. Organized by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies in partnership with the National Humanities Center (NHC), the nationwide webinar “America in Islam: A Cultural History ” focused on the question, “what does it mean to be a Muslim American?”

Carolina Global photography exhibition on display through July 21

Photography from around the world will be on display at the Carolina Global Photography Exhibition, which features work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. Entry is free and open to the public. The exhibition opened Jan. 11 and will run through July 21, 2017, at the FedEx Global Education Center.

Exploring marine microbial communities from New Zealand to Alaska

This past summer, John Paul Balmonte (Ph.D. ’17) worked on a once-in-a-lifetime research cruise traveling from New Zealand to Alaska.

Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

  Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professor Brendan Thornton discovered after conducting research in the Dominican Republic. The analysis Thornton provides is not always welcomed with … Continued