Vacancy Announcement: CES Executive Director

The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning on October 15, 2014. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center of Excellence, and the TransAtlantic Masters program. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer for these programs and is responsible for writing Center grants and administering Center programs. Teaching in the TransAtlantic Masters program is an optional duty. The Center for European Studies is one of four Centers in the United States with both Title VI and EUCE grants and thus ranks in the top tier of European Studies programs in the US. Further information about the Center can be obtained at A Master’s degree, preferably in modern European Studies, is required. PhD or […]

How FLAS fellowships enhanced my dissertation

By Sydney Conrad

Sydney Conrad of Charlotte, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at UNC, was assisted by three FLAS fellowships awarded by the Center for European Studies.

Reflecting on my FLAS experience, there is only one way to describe it: extraordinary! I received the FLAS summer fellowship in 2011 and 2012 followed by the academic year fellowship in 2012. I learned Portuguese in Oporto, Portugal, at a language school called FastForward. There, I was able to experience the culture, history, and current social and economic problems of Portugal, which enhanced the language learning process and my connection to the country. The activities and friendships that I made at the school allowed me to obtain a very high level of Portuguese. Thanks to the FLAS fellowships I was able to use my new […]

Tony Carter named first recipient of the Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START Fellowship

The Center for European Studies announced the first winner of a fellowship for students that honors the work of the Center’s former executive director. The School of Education graduate student will use the funding from the award to travel to France with his former middle-school pupils for a service learning project on World War II.

Mark “Tony” Carter, a social studies teacher at Smith Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system and a student in the Master of Education for Experienced Teachers program at UNC, was awarded the Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START (Student Travel and Research Term) Fellowship for 2014, awarded by CES for a project that embodies the dedication to European studies that its namesake was known for in her tenure at CES.

“A group of high school students who had Tony previously decided that they wanted to do a service […]