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Pre-Dissertation Travel Award Info Session

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The Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to accept applications for the Pre-Dissertation Travel Award.  This award provides funding to Ph.D. students to conduct preliminary research in order to finalize their dissertation topic. This award may not be used for dissertation fieldwork.

Applications are due on February 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST and are submitted online.  Applicants' advisers must complete an electronic certification form by February 27, 2015.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an award information session on Thursday, February 5th from 5 pm to 6 pm in Room 3009 of the Global Education Center.  The info session will cover award eligibility requirements and other award criteria.

Full application instructions and eligibility requirements are available online.

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Southern Culture Movie Series- deepsouth

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

deepsouth [2012, 72 min]

deepsouth is a documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. Josh, a college student, seeks the support of an underground gay family miles away from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica and Tammy try to unite reluctant participants at their annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana. Kathie, an Alabama activist, spends 120 days a year on the road fighting a bureaucracy that continues to ignore the South.

Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives





Carolina Global Initiative Info Session

Come learn about the Carolina Global Initiative on Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Fedex Global Education Center Room 1009. 


Carolina Global Initiative Info Session

Come learn about the Carolina Global Initiative on Friday, February 27th from 10 - 11 AM at the Fedex Global Education Center Room 1005.



Carolina Global Initiative Info Session

Come learn about the Carolina Global Initiative on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 PM at the Fedex Global Education Center Room 1005. 


GPS: Global Projects Showcase

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Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students' research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations.  Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves.  Lunch will be provided.

Student speaker schedule:

  • Yue Yang, Undergraduate Junior (A&S) Sociology and Asian Studies, "A Comparative Study of Network and Networking in Job Seeking in China" CV Starr Scholarship 
  • Bilyana Petrova, Graduate (Ph.D) Political Science, "Corruption, Redistribution, and Social Protection in the Post-Communist World (Bulgaria and Brazil)" Pre-Dissertation Travel Award

Find more information here.

 



Southern Culture Movie Series- Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners [2010, 53 min]

Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners is an earnest and heartfelt documentary film that follows 79 year old “Miss Nancy” Rascoe through the engaging task of teaching manners to children in her 200 hundred year old home in rural Hertford, NC. It’s a five day and four night summer etiquette camp like no other and the mix of activities are all rich with Miss Nancy’s true Southern gentility and grace from an era gone by.

Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives






Southern Culture Movie Series- Homegoings

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

Homegoings [2013, 51 min]

Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood,Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones “home.”


Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives