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UNC in top 25 for study abroad in 2014-15

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 19th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Celebrating 10 years of Phillips Ambassadors

Since studying abroad in India in 2009 as a Phillips Ambassador, Patrick Dowd ’10 has lived and worked in Thailand, Nepal and the Tibetan region of the People’s Republic of China. View our 10th anniversary photo essay of past and present Phillips Ambassadors sharing what their study abroad experience has meant to them. The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 … Continued

U.S. News ranks Carolina 32nd in global ranking

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties for 32nd among the world’s top 1,000 research universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings.

Sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands — a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland — continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks. That’s among the scenarios developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at … Continued

New Roots Wins Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award from Oral History Association

New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award in the major projects category from the Oral History Association (OHA), an organization committed to the development of oral history. The award, which recognizes outstanding oral history projects, will be presented to New Roots at the Oral History Association’s annual meeting in Long Beach, California, … Continued

Mapping a Culinary Mashup: Laos and a Local Community

When Katy Clune arrived at Carolina for graduate folklore studies two years ago, she intended to weave together her interests in Southeast Asia and textiles. She had spent her childhood in Indonesia and worked most recently at the Textile Museum at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Once in Chapel Hill, she began seeking information about Southeast Asian culture in … Continued

Social sciences faculty in the news

Social sciences faculty have been featured recently in publications from NPR’s “The State of Things” to The Washington Post.