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Awardees Mattias Miller (left) and Christina Oh (right).

Carolina students receive critical language scholarships from U.S. Department of State

Mattias Miller ’21 and Christina Oh ’22 have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study less commonly taught languages during summer 2021. 


From left, graduate student Christine Mikeska and associate professor Benjamin Arbuckle pose in an archaeology lab. They are wearing masks.

Analyzing ancient animal remains

Associate professor Benjamin Arbuckle and graduate student Christine Mikeska are examining remains of animal teeth excavated from two Bronze Age cities — Hattusa and Tell Bderi — to explore fundamental questions about how these early urban centers supported populations of several thousand people.


From left, Susan Gravely and Bill Ross.

Giving the gift of a global education

Bill Ross surprised his wife, Susan Gravely, with a donation to Carolina study abroad scholarships. Gravely co-founded the Italian dinner and giftware company VIETRI with her mother and sister.


A Russian Flagship capstone year in Kazakhstan

Griffin McGuire traveled to Russia for the first time in 2019 for an intensive language program in St. Petersburg and is now a student in the UNC Russian Flagship Program. The federally funded language initiative is the first of its kind in North Carolina.


Using neuroscience to help others

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since.


A screenshot on Google Earth of Bahrain and its surrounding geography

The anthropology of air conditioning in the Arab Gulf

Marwa Koheji was awarded a CURS-supported National Science Foundation dissertation grant to investigate how and why air conditioning has become so popular in Bahrain.


On the left, photo of Arturo Escobar, on the right book cover for his book titled Pluriversal Politics

Escobar elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Arturo Escobar, Kenan Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill, was elected to the 2021 class of  the American Academy of Arts & Sciences on April 22.