Ninety-four percent of focus group participants in a new study on immigrants and health care reform said they knew little if anything about the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of OneAmerica.

How to Increase Health Care Enrollment for North Carolina’s Immigrants

September 17, 2014

Sixty-one percent of immigrants in North Carolina have no health insurance coverage, yet the average monthly premium for insurance available through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace is within the price range many immigrants thought would be affordable for themselves or their families, according to a new report from the University of North Carolina… Read more »

Revolution The Iron Curtain in the Spotlight

UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake County Schools, Burning Coal Theatre Recognize 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

September 13, 2014

Mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with the Iron Curtain Trilogy, a three-play cycle produced by Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh. The plays, directed by Jerome Davis, run on the theater’s main stage Sept. 4-27. The Iron Curtain Trilogy, written by Tony-award winning British playwright David Edgar (also the… Read more »

Richard Jaworski

Jaworski to Begin as Diplomat in Residence in September

September 13, 2014

Richard Jaworski, a senior foreign service officer who most recently completed an assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, will begin a year of service in September as the diplomat in residence for the Southern Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Jaworski will be hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Mimi Chapman

Mimi Chapman is 2014-2015 China Urbanization Research Competition Winner

The Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) is pleased to announce that Mimi Chapman from the School of Social Work is the winner of the first China Urbanization Research Proposal Competition.  Chapman will work with Gina Chowa, also of the School of Social Work, to explore the utility and feasibility of an asset building approach to support urban… Read more »

Ron Strauss, chief international officer and executive vice provost

Inspired by Life Lessons, Strauss Built a Career on Caring

September 9, 2014

Some students cross county lines to get to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while others cross oceans. Ron Strauss is behind them all. A noted dentist, medical sociologist, professor and administrator, Strauss has spent four decades on Carolina’s faculty mentoring first-generation college students, scholars in the Carolina Covenant program, students in the… Read more »


UNC Ranks 5th Among National Public Universities for 14th Year in a Row

September 9, 2014

Once again, the nation’s oldest public university is also ranked one of the best. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rates fifth among the nation’s best public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook, published at Carolina – a top public research university strongly committed to access… Read more »

King and Miller make a few last-minute changes to on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Helping Combat the Liberian Ebola Outbreak

In assistant professor Steven King’s “Design and Development of Mobile Apps” course at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, students began the semester by brainstorming how to visually represent statistics of Liberia’s Ebola crisis. The result:, a project requested by Liberia’s Minister of Information to help the country strategically contain the outbreak.

Benjamin Porter, '72, in Nicaragua.

Global Heel: Benjamin Porter ’72

September 5, 2014

Undergraduate study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inspired both a love of photography and a passion for travel in freelance photographer Benjamin Porter ’72, owner of Small Footprint Travels in Asheville, North Carolina. Porter was among the first Morehead-Cain Scholars to travel abroad as he completed his Bachelor of Arts in… Read more »


Latino Children Make Greatest Gains in NC Pre-K

September 4, 2014

A recent summary of 12 years of research shows that Latino or dual-language learners display greatest academic progress in the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program for at-risk 4-year-olds, known as NC Pre-K. The summary covered research done at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The… Read more »