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Dilshad Jaff

Researchers at UNC Conclude Hookah Smoking Is Public Health Threat in Kurdish Region of Iraq

A commentary by two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers concludes that hookah smoking is an emerging threat to public health globally, especially in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Dilshad Jaff, research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School’s Gillings Global Gateway, and… Read more »

DigCCurr Institute 2015 participants discuss digital preservation issues in small working groups.

DigCCurr Professional Institute Has Shaped Digital Curation Practices Around the World

Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught by international digital… Read more »

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Advancing Education for Children Displaced by War

November 23, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Scott Quilty knows first-hand how warfare tears communities apart. News agencies frequently report dramatic images of violence and combat, but for people living in wartorn regions, the challenges continue even if they are able to flee the violence. Inspired by his military service, Quilty is using the… Read more »