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Eight Students Receive Class of 1938 Awards

May 20, 2015

Eight University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students received 2015 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad this summer. The students were chosen for projects outside the United States, with selection based on the quality of applicants’ proposals, financial need and academic purpose. Each will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen… Read more »

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Firms Lack Strategy to Develop Globally Competent Leaders, According to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Study

The importance of globally competent leaders is recognized by the vast majority of organizations, but few have a strategy to provide the training needed to compete globally, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Human Capital Institute. Their findings are reported in “Compete and Connect: Developing… Read more »

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38 Naturalized at FedEx Global Education Center, May 8

May 12, 2015

Immigrants become citizens every Friday at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Durham. But only once a year does the agency host a naturalization ceremony at Carolina. On the afternoon of Friday, May 8, 38 candidates became new citizens at the second naturalization ceremony ever held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the… Read more »

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Daira Melendez ’15 Shares Path to Citizenship at Naturalization Ceremony

May 12, 2015

Most seniors only hope to collect one piece of paper this time of year. But Daira Belen Melendez was determined to get two: her diploma and her certificate of U.S. citizenship. “One of my goals was to get my citizenship before I graduated,” said Melendez, a Chilean immigrant who became a U.S. citizen just two months ago. “I get to celebrate two things now.”

Speakers from the WaSH webcast included (L to R) Jamie Bartram, PhD, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and WaSH co-author; Edmund J. Cain, vice president of grant programs for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Catarina de Albuquerque, vice chair of Sanitation and Water for All; and Ryan Cronk, PhD student in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and WaSH co-author.

UNC Water Institute’s WaSH Report Reveals Leaders in Water, Sanitation Progress

El Salvador, Niger and Pakistan are performing better in improving water and sanitation for their citizens than industrial giants like Russia and Brazil according to the new WaSH Performance Index developed by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new index was released… Read more »