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Virtual Event: Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations

January 5, 2021

Paige Cottingham-Streater, ‘Black Americans and US-Japan Relations,’ January 21, 2021, 4 PM ET PART OF THE 2020-21 SPEAKER SERIES, “BLACKNESS IN ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES”   This session will feature Paige Cottingham-Streater, executive director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, … Read more

Thank you for celebrating with us!

December 19, 2020

In the fall of 2019, our department set out an ambitious goal: to celebrate our fortieth anniversary by producing forty stories about students, faculty, and alumni, and by increasing participation in our modest fundraising efforts by encouraging forty donations over … Read more

DAMES Greatness: Arabic Alum to Rhodes Scholar

December 4, 2020

A Morehead-Cain Scholar, Carolina Honors laureate and member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sarah Mackenzie graduated from Carolina in 2020 with degrees in public policy and global studies and a minor in Arabic from the College of Arts & Sciences. She was … Read more

One Street Away: Alumna Sarah Smith

November 25, 2020

You don’t have to go far from New West to find DAMES greatness. I recently interviewed Sarah Smith, DAMES alum from the class of 2010, who does mighty deeds just across the street in the famed Campus Y. Read on … Read more

Seeing Japan with Alumna Kate Slade

November 19, 2020

(Alumna Kate Slade, pictured with her husband and fellow alumnus, and their child.) In March of this year, DAMES alumna Kate Slade (’03) moved to Yokosuka-shi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Her husband’s job in the Navy brought her family there. … Read more

Interview with Alumnus Will Powers

November 12, 2020

Like many others, DAMES alumnus Will Powers graduated in the midst of a recession in 2008. Unlike many others, however, Mr. Powers went from being a bartender in Raleigh after graduation to participating in The Tester, a reality TV show. … Read more