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Fourteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Fourteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2023 study abroad programs in Asia. These distinguished scholarship recipients will study in India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

DeAndre Sawyer and Kacie Horton sit at desks in a classroom smiling at each other, wearing their caps and gowns.

From kindergarten to Carolina

Kacie Horton and DeAndre Sawyer have been at each other’s side for almost two decades. The two graduating Tar Heels will celebrate another milestone together this weekend at Spring Commencement.

Kat Goodpaster stands in her black doctoral hooding robe in the FedEx Global Education Center lobby.

Preparing to serve

Kat Goodpaster’s was raised to prioritize serving your country in any way you can. At Carolina, the Tar Heel learned to combine her passion for Russian culture and national security for a future career.

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Film, art, food, talks celebrate Asian Pacific American culture

Tar Heels have a wide range of events to choose from to honor Asian Pacific American heritage this April.

Jocelyn Burney: Digging into the lives of ancient Jewish communities

Religious studies Ph.D. student Jocelyn Burney relishes the public humanities aspect of her graduate work — from contextualizing a pottery exhibit in Carolina Hall to teaching the Hebrew Bible at a Raleigh women’s prison to supervising the work of undergraduate students at an archaeological dig in Israel.

Jimmy Dögerl sits at a table, leaning forward, his head turned to the right as he smiles.

Jimmy Dögerl: Bridging gaps in global conversations on climate policy

German graduate student Jimmy Dögerl chose UNC’s Transatlantic Master’s Program to study the American perspective on climate policy and spend a formative year in the American South.

Text on a blue background "Women Making History featuring Claudia Yaghoobi" with a photo of Yaghoobi.

She expands global connections for students

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies director launched a lecture series and taught global courses. She is also Roshan Institute associate professor in Persian studies.