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Active research and student support mark Dykstra’s four decades on Carolina’s faculty

A little more than 40 years ago, Linda Dykstra and her husband, Bill Hylander, were driving from Chicago toward new careers at Carolina and Duke when they drove through the place they would return for their careers’ end.

MOOCs extend Carolina’s reach across the globe

This fall and spring, an estimated 100,000 students will take five courses offered by six of the best faculty members at Carolina.

Foreign policy and national security are the topic of Oct. 30 talk

Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, and Barton Gellman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, will discuss “Foreign Policy and National Security” in a free talk Oct. 30 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Filmmaker to discuss ‘Two Towns of Jasper’ Oct. 7

Filmmaker Marco Williams will discuss his film, Two Towns of Jasper at a free film screening Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Williams is a professor in the department of film and TV at the Tisch School at NYU. Williams’s films have won numerous prizes, including the DoubleTake/Full Frame Grand … Continued

Rod Brooks tackles a global crisis, one meal at a time

UNC alum Rod Brooks, president and CEO of Stop Hunger Now, is tackling a global crisis, one meal at a time. He says he can trace his entire career path to his global experience at UNC.

UNC College Calendar: Foreign policy talks, lively arts and new chancellor celebration

Oct. 1: Live bluegrass banjo concert with Jim Mills. 12 noon, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. 919.962.7105. Oct. 1: Syria — The Wider Implications, a discussion with UNC Political Science Professors Timothy McKeown, Navin Bapat and Stephen Gent, and doctoral students Bryce Loidolt, Elizabeth Menninga and Chris Watt. 7:30 pm, Murray G202. Oct. 2:  UNC eminent historian … Continued

Carnegie Fellowships to support visiting Arab social scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill

An award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will fund visiting fellowships for Arab region social scientists to come to UNC-Chapel Hill, beginning in fall 2014.