Dr. Audrey Pettifor

Cash Transfers Conditional on Schooling Do Not Prevent HIV Infection Among Young Women in South Africa

A phase III trial has found that conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV infection among young women of high school age in South Africa. Investigators from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) reported the findings July 21 at the 8th International Aids Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis,… Read more »

Carolina Global Photography Competition Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

Carolina Global Photography Competition, 2015-2016

July 20, 2015

Now is the time to submit photos to the 16th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. This amateur competition, which is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work. The competition closes September 30, 2015. Each photographer… Read more »

Hawking Lecture on Quantum Black Holes

Public Lecture with Stephen Hawking

July 16, 2015

Stephen Hawking will join many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in August for a rare and historic weeklong conference to discuss one of the most complex and mind-twisting topics of our time: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has bearing on their existence. The conference is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita), the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, and The Julian Schwinger Foundation.

A 200-year-old manuscript and an archival document written in Arabic. Photo: Sumayya Ahmed

Doctoral Candidate Sumayya Ahmed Receives AIMS Grant to Conduct Research in Morocco

Sumayya Ahmed, a doctoral candidate in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is spending three months in Morocco this summer with support from an American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS) grant. Ahmed’s research focuses on documentary heritage as it relates to the digital preservation… Read more »

Participants in the symposium.

UNC School Hosts International Association for Social Work with Groups’ Annual Symposium

July 7, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work hosted the International Association for Social Work with Groups 37th annual symposium June 4-7. Over 200 people attended, representing 15 countries and five continents. Two institutes preceded the symposium. One was for field instructors, given by Alex Gitterman of the University of Connecticut, on… Read more »


Management Changes at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Following Jim Peacock’s retirement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Francis Lethem’s stepping down from his managerial responsibilities at Duke University, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center’s board decided in consultation with senior Duke, UNC and Rotary officials to make the following appointments: Susan Carroll becomes managing director in recognition of her… Read more »

The UNC American Indian Center hosts Carolina Horizons program participants - photographed at The Gift - at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo by UNC-Chapel Hill.

Carolina Horizons Hosts 43 American Indian Seniors

June 30, 2015

Last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill American Indian Center hosted 43 rising high school American Indian seniors from 11 different native nations to learn about the college application process through Carolina Horizons. In its first year, Carolina Horizons is designed to promote higher education and prepare American Indian high school students for the… Read more »