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Global Heel: Student James Williams named to ’25 under 25 in U.S. and China relations’ list

James Williams, an Asian Studies and economics double major as well as a Phillips Ambassador, has been named one of the “25 under 25 in U.S. and China Relations,” a list published by Yale’s China Hands. James’s essay, “Rethinking China’s ‘Exploitation’ of Africa” appears in the fall 2014 issue of the China Hands journal. In the paper, he analyzes Sino-African … Continued

Study Abroad Office announces new programs for 2015

The Study Abroad Office in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which offers students more than 325 programs worldwide, has recently announced new programs in regions ranging from Argentina to Russia. New programs are listed below by location and first semester of offering. UNC Jewish Studies in Buenos Aires Summer (Summer … Continued

PlayMakers continues PRC2 season with ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of “Wrestling Jerusalem,” written and performed by Aaron Davidman, Jan. 7-11.

Pérez speaks on opening of diplomatic relations between U.S. and Cuba

Louis Pérez Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a leading scholar on Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations. Pérez is contributing extensively to the global discussion on the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Former Tar Heel basketball MVP, entrepreneur and cancer survivor lives up to his ‘Warrior’ nickname

Former Tar Heel basketball player Ademola Okulaja was called “The Warrior” because of his tough spirit. But his nickname took on a larger meaning in 2008, when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his spine.

Seeking a safer way to cook in developing countries

UNC public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger will join two public health colleagues in studying the dangers of cookstove smoke in Rwanda, thanks to a $2.5 million grant.

Impossible Containment: Art project examines Ebola outbreak

On the last day of classes, Group 300 – a collaborative team of UNC students — performed Impossible Containment as part of its final project for a studio art major seminar taught by elin o’Hara slavick.