Middle East News

UNC Physician Researcher Calls for End to Female Genital Mutilation

A commentary by Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, published online June 7 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, calls for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Iraqi Kurdistan. Jaff is research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research Innovations and Global Health… Read more »

K-12 Teachers Learn about the Silk Road in Day-Long Workshop

Throughout history, communication routes and paths of trade have linked East and West, along which goods, knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs have been exchanged. On Saturday, April 8, 31 educators from across North Carolina traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study these ancient trading routes known as the Silk Road…. Read more »

Six Students Selected for the 2017 Burch Fellowship

April 27, 2017

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-defined educational experiences anywhere off UNC’s campus, including abroad. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to… Read more »

Gillings Researchers Find Further Evidence That Bats May Be Evolutionary Source of MERS

The evolutionary origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are unknown, but a collaborative team including researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has found new evidence to support the hypothesis that the virus originated in bat populations. In the new findings co-authored by… Read more »

UNC Faculty and Students Collaborate across Disciplines on Medieval Flight Project

An art historian, a costume designer, a math biologist, a biomedical engineer and a team of undergraduate researchers unite to reimagine a breathtaking 9th-century flying experiment — and make a notable contribution to early aviation history. More than 1,000 years before the Wright brothers made their historic flight over Kitty Hawk, and 600 years before… Read more »