Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas Hannah Gill spoke to UNC News about the past and future of Latin American migration to North Carolina.
Eleftheria “Ria” Kontou is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She uses transportation models to uncover whether ride-sourcing platforms like Uber and Lyft affect city road crashes, injuries, fatalities, and DUI rates to help urban planners identify solutions for safe, efficient mobility.
Carolina senior Purshotam Aruwani, biology and political science double major, had the opportunity to intern with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Aruwani focused on identifying gaps in current DPS policies and designing preemptive policy solutions.
Diamond Holloman, a Ph.D. candidate in Carolina’s Environment, Ecology and Energy program, is the first recipient of a post-Florence disaster relief grant from the Carolina Center for Public Service. She is investigating ways that communities of color in Lumberton, North Carolina, experience and recover from natural disaster.
UNC-CH junior and policy/economics major Abby Boettcher was a 2019 APPLES summer intern with Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria. A native of Cary, North Carolina, Boettcher spent her summer conducting policy research on a variety of issues, including increasing voter registration and reducing gun violence.
Asian studies’ Uffe Bergeton was among four winners of the 2019 annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. They were awarded to faculty who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.
Pallavi Gupta (geography) worked on a photo-narrative project with a group of women workers in Hyderabad, India, to visualize and build public understanding of the dangers of unsanitary conditions in Hyderabad train stations and to advocate for the health and well-being of sanitary waste workers.