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New study shows COVID-19 shapes approval of political leaders

A new study reveals an interesting phenomenon that occurred during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: a surge in support for political leaders.  


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New Russian Language Flagship Program launches

Carolina’s new Russian Language Flagship Program allows students in any academic background to intensively study Russian and participate in professional development programming tailored to each student. A new program at Carolina allows students to take a deep dive into Russian language and culture while they gain the skills to become global professionals. Carolina’s Russian Language Flagship Program launched in May … Continued


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Study abroad goes virtual

This fall, a group of students in the College of Arts & Sciences are experiencing study abroad virtually with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Karla Estrada Perez, a junior majoring in Hispanic linguistics and global studies with a minor in Portuguese, had planned to study abroad this summer. Then, she thought, maybe it would happen in the … Continued


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Reactivating the Galapagos economy

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and its partners are helping island communities recover from the pandemic’s impact.


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Asian American Center comes to Carolina, virtually

The new Asian American Center launches a new website and its first programming this week.


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UNC-Chapel Hill Ranks 30th in 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 30th in the world and is tied for 20th in the United States among global universities.


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Five Graduate Students Awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Five students were awarded grants under the 2020 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows Program.