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  • Daily Tar Heel profiles new Turkish Community Center

    The UNC campus newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel, has published an article on the establishment of a new Turkish Community Center in Chapel Hill. A new Turkish Cultural and Community Center, funded in part by Noble Prize winner Aziz Sancar’s … Continued

  • Nadia Yaqub Interviewed in Film Quarterly

    Professor Nadia Yaqub, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies, was interviewed in the journal Film Quarterly on her new book, Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018). The interview is vital reading on “the first … Continued

  • The Department of Asian Studies statement on the Confederate monument at McCorkle Place

    The staff and faculty of the Department of Asian Studies express their abhorrence for the toppled Confederate monument that formerly stood at McCorkle Place, and their support for the students and community members who performed the ethical act of civil … Continued

  • Olivia Holder named 2018 Yenching Scholar

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Olivia Holder will join the fourth cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China, as a Yenching scholar. A Yenching Academy scholarship offers a fully funded interdisciplinary master’s degree … Continued