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 atĀ Smith Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system and a student in the Master of EducationĀ 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 […]

TAM Graduation 2014

TAM celebrated its 16th graduation on May 10th, 2014. Six members of the class of 2014 returned to take part in the UNC-CH campus festivities. Congratulations graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments.