Hong Kong: East meets west in global capital

March 13, 2014

Jashawnna Gladney ’16 had never been out of the country or even flown on an airplane before. Her dream came true last June when she boarded a jet in Raleigh for a 17-hour trip to Hong Kong.

Global Ready: Joint degree from UNC, NUS gives students an edge

March 13, 2014

Carolina took its global education ambitions to a new level in 2007, when the College of Arts and Sciences established an unusual joint degree program with the National University of Singapore, considered among the best universities in the world.

Mipso: Up-and-coming acoustic trio bleeds Carolina blue

March 13, 2014

The southern string band Mipso, made up of 2013 UNC alums Joseph Terrell on guitar, Jacob Sharp on mandolin and Wood Robinson on double bass, are going to be putting a lot of miles on their Subaru this spring.

College Bookshelf Spring 2014

March 12, 2014

Remembering Bill Friday, a new collection from Russell Banks, plus books on Eating Asian American, the Southerner’s guide to living a good life, military chaplains and the Vietnam War, the “other Gospels,” politics from Nixon to NAFTA, and more

Reflection at the Malecon

March 12, 2014

Biology graduate student Abel Valdivia’s stunning photograph at the Havana seawall.

Experience matters

March 12, 2014

That familiar sea of blue will soon fill Kenan Stadium again, as our latest crop of Carolina graduates takes on the world. This issue of the magazine reminds me about how the practical experiences we give our students during their time at UNC are helping to shape their future lives.