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Students in “Middle Eastern Women Writers” present their research

August 1, 2017

On April 27, seven students in Assistant Professor Claudia Yaghoobi’s “Middle Eastern Women Writers” presented their research at the eighteenth annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research in the category, Diversity and Equity Track.  Leah Balkoski, Neusha Zadeh, and Tahjamare Warren won … Read more

Diego Morro Paredes wins second place at national speech contest

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Diego Morro Paredes who participated in the seventh annual Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for University Students in New England (East USA division), on April 22.  Diego won second place in the advanced level!  An exchange student from Spain, Diego … Read more

Luoyi Cai facilitates annual Chinese Character Championship

August 1, 2017

Given the overwhelming success of last year’s event “Chinese Hero—UNC Chinese Character Championship” (汉字英雄), faculty in the Chinese program, led by Lecturer Luoyi Cai, held their second such Championship on March 23.  About 140 students from the Chinese program, and some twenty … Read more

Robin Visser awarded a National Humanities Fellowship

August 1, 2017

Associate Professor Robin Visser has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Humanities Center in 2017-2018 for her research on Chinese-language environmental literature from border regions of China.  During the fellowship period, Dr. Visser will be in-residence at the Center … Read more

Peter Cooke receives Chancellor’s Award

July 27, 2017

On April 18, Peter Cooke, a major in Arab Cultures, was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, one of two prestigious Chancellor’s Awards honoring humanitarian work by undergraduates each year.

Morgan Pitelka awarded SECAAS book prize

July 27, 2017

The Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) awarded two book prizes for 2016, announcing these at the SECAAS annual meeting, January 13-15, 2017 in Oxford, MS.  Morgan Pitelka, Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Carolina … Read more

Fadi Bardawil writes for a global audience

March 7, 2017

Dr. Fadi Bardawil recently published an essay on the Metropolitan Left’s abandonment of the Syrian struggle for emancipation in the Syrian electronic magazine, aljumhuriyya.  Read it here.

Khalid Shahu leads mosque field trip

March 7, 2017

Arabic lecturer Khalid Shahu took students to Apex Mosque to learn about Muslim culture.  Read about it in the Daily Tar Heel.