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Area studies centers host virtual K-12 global education programs

The area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University collaborated to host a series of global education outreach programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held during July, the virtual events connected teachers with relevant, digital resources to inspire them to incorporate more global content in the coming school year. The series was … Read more

On the left is a photo of Benjamin Mason Meier and on the right is a photo of his new book cover.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights” by Benjamin Mason Meier.

T.J. Turner '20

T.J. Turner ’20 combines passion for science, culture and space

T.J. Turner made the most of his time at UNC, double majoring in chemistry and Asian studies with a concentration in Japanese.

As storm clouds approach and rain starts to fall, Zar Ree rushes out to plant seeds. (photo by Jon Gardiner)

For the Love of Language

Since 1984, over 100,000 Karen refugees have fled their homeland of Myanmar to escape civil war. Linguistics PhD students Amy Reynolds and Jen Boehm strive to understand this shift and hope to preserve the Karen people’s histories in the process.

UNC-KCL Workshop Participants March 2020.

UNC and King’s College London host joint symposium

Intellectual rigor was met with collegial support at a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joint symposium with King’s College London on political change in Eastern Europe in Spring 2020. 

Drums play a large role in African music, according to UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Petal Samuel. Photo shows a closeup of people hitting drums.

Sounding the Alarm

Racial discrimination is not only a matter of sight — sound can also be racialized. Petal Samuel’s research traces colonial bans on drums and horns included in slave codes to modern-day noise abatement efforts in black communities.

Joseph Jordan (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Light, liberty and the promotion of black art, history and culture

Massey Award winner Joseph Jordan embodies the University’s “Lux, Libertas” motto and makes the Stone Center a vital part of campus.