The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study, to appear in the July 31 advance… Read more »
From the moment she first learned about the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center three years ago, Chancellor Carol L. Folt has been an avid backer of the center and its mission of compassionately treating and supporting severe burn victims. The center recognized that support on July 27 as it presented Folt with the 12th Person Award…. Read more »
Dr. G. Rumay Alexander has filled the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion (Chief Diversity Officer), effective August 1. Alexander served as Interim Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for the past year and Special Assistant to the Chancellor since January 2016. The announcement came after a University-wide search. “Rumay’s leadership in diversity… Read more »
On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) are conducting. Folt’s June 23-27 visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ.
For the next several weeks, Karlo Montegrico and two other students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will travel through the Philippines to document the migration process of the country’s nurses moving to the United States. Montegrico, a senior biology major, was 5 years old when his parents, both nurses, immigrated to… Read more »
A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the Late Roman synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. The new finds provide insight about daily life in the fifth century C.E. and expand the rich… Read more »
Hace poco menos de un mes, después de dar la despedida a más de 6.000 estudiantes de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte que se graduaron para emprender sus carreras profesionales, la rectora Carol L. Folt en su discurso de graduación en la Universidad San Francisco de Quito en Ecuador alentó a otra clase de… Read more »