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Studying Persian and Turkish opens doors for Lily Herbert ’16

Studying languages has taken Lily Herbert ’16 to places she never imagined she’d go. Herbert, who is from Raleigh, North Carolina, is majoring in global studies and geography. She’s studying Persian and Turkish on campus and has learned Tatar through a Foreign Language and Area Studies award.

Students explore topics from voluntourism to hip-hop at annual AAAD conference

Students covered wide-ranging and diverse topics stretching from Africa to the black experience in the U.S. to the diaspora at the second annual undergraduate research conference in the department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jakelin Bonilla earns Luce Scholars fellowship

Jakelin Bonilla, a 2012 alumna, is a recipient of the 2015 Luce Scholars Program fellowship.

Reckford Lecture to examine legacy of World War I

(NOTE: THE TIME OF THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO 6:45 P.M.) University of Toronto professor emeritus of history Modris Eksteins will discuss the legacy of World War I in a free public lecture Feb. 25 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sarah Cooley earns prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Sarah Cooley, a senior Morehead-Cain Scholar and geological sciences major and mathematics minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of the 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Report shows most Muslim-American terrorism cases last year involved fighters going to Syria

A new report issued this week by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security shows that terrorist plots involving Muslim-Americans accounted for only a small fraction of the threats to public safety in the United States. The center publishes its report annually to offer systematic evidence on the pressing issues of terrorism and homeland security. Data from past reports … Continued

Communication studies presents world premier by global troupe La Pocha Nostra

The core members of global performance troupe La Pocha Nostra will come together on the Carolina campus for a one-week intensive residency to produce a new work-in-progress.They will debut the piece Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Swain Hall. The performance, presented by the department of communication studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is free to the public. … Continued