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Pediatric Nephrologist Dorey Glenn Pursues Kidney Health in Bhutan

Far away in a small Himalayan kingdom, where steep mountains hold thousand-year-old Buddhist monasteries, a country pursues national happiness, measured by the collective well-being of its people. Physically isolated from most of the world until the 1960s, Bhutan was only accessible by foot from a northern route through the passes of Tibet, or a southern… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Ties for 10th for Fulbright US Student Awards among Public Research Universities

February 21, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 10th among public research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2017-2018. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked 16th nationally among all research universities on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program list. UNC-Chapel Hill had 10 student recipients for the year and North Carolina State University… Read more »

Student Health Action Coalition’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

February 19, 2018

The best attributes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) can be found in the genesis of its Mandarin interpreting service. SHAC, the longest running student-led free clinic in the country, allows its student leaders to creatively mobilize the resources needed to make sure the patients they see get the… Read more »

Groundbreaking Study Creates Global Estimates of Environmental Safety Challenges in Health-Care Facilities

A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Using nationally representative data from six countries, researchers calculated that only two percent of health-care facilities provide all water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management services. The study co-authors, both researchers… Read more »

Health Sciences Library Director Nandita Mani Visits Fudan Medical Center in China

February 15, 2018

Nandita Mani, associate university librarian and director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, was invited to the new Fudan University Medical Library in China to help explore innovations in health sciences librarianship. What was the purpose of your trip? Global outreach and collaboration is of great interest and importance… Read more »

UNC Area Studies Centers Host Global Spotlight Week on Crises of Citizenship, Feb. 17-24

January 29, 2018

UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.

Three Carolina Students Share Their Study Abroad Stories

February 14, 2018

Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »