UNC Awards Nobel Physicist Peter Higgs an Honorary Degree

UNC Awards Nobel Physicist Peter Higgs an Honorary Degree

Peter Higgs, professor emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during a ceremony at the University of Edinburgh on March 3. The honor was presented to Higgs by Carol L.... Read More

Global Research Institute Issues Call for Research Clusters for Food Theme, 2015-2016

Global Research Institute Issues Call for Research Clusters for Food Theme, 2015-2016

The Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking proposals from UNC-Chapel Hill-based research groups working on topics related to its two-year research theme, “Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century.” Research award support is being provided by the Office of the Provost and the Chancellor’s... Read More

Latino Migration Project Issues Report on Immigrant Integration in North Carolina

Latino Migration Project Issues Report on Immigrant Integration in North Carolina

Communities can help immigrants integrate more effectively by drawing on local community members, including the immigrants themselves, according to the “Immigrant Integration in NC: A Summit for Cities and Towns” report released Feb. 7, 2015. The 15-page report summarizes the activities and recommendations made during a summit held Sept. 17, 2014, at the University of... Read More

Graduate and Professional Students Honor International Mother Language Day

Graduate and Professional Students Honor International Mother Language Day

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has produced a film to celebrate the diverse languages on campus—including Arabic, Bangla, Icelandic, Kannada and Khmer, among many others—in conjunction with International Mother Language Day celebrations. The film is presented by Upoma Guha, an international student advocate in the... Read More

Vergel-Tovar Earns Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Research on Mass Transit

Vergel-Tovar Earns Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Research on Mass Transit

People may be more likely to use bus rapid transit systems when the built environment around stations is pedestrian-friendly, including mixed-use developments, and is close to high rises and facilities facing the mass transit network, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Erik Vergel-Tovar, who conducted research in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.
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