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Folt Takes a Deep Dive into Galápagos Research

July 21, 2017

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.

Exploring Carolina’s Connection to Deep Space

July 20, 2017

In the fall of 2018, when the James Webb Space Telescope launches to an orbit four times farther away than the Moon, it will have an unprecedented ability to see distant events and objects in the universe. Six times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb will be able to detect remnants of the earliest stars and galaxies,… Read more »

Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos in US Presents New Findings about Lung Capacity in People of Dominican, Puerto Rican Ethnicity

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has determined reference parameters for measuring lung capacity in non-Mexican American Hispanics. Accurate reference values for such measures are important for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… Read more »

Doctoral Students from King’s College London Travel to UNC-Chapel Hill for Inaugural Royster Global Event

July 12, 2017

Doctoral students from King’s College London will soon travel to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss graduate education in a global context with Carolina doctoral students. Hosted by The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, the July 26-30 conference will provide doctoral student participants with many ways to engage with one another;… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler Graduate Empowers Youth in Rwanda through Basketball Nonprofit

Jake Mendys ’16 is working as a Basketball Health Corps Fellow with Shooting Touch in Kayonza, Eastern Rwanda. The nonprofit uses the power of basketball to educate and empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential by providing access to basketball through courts, coaches and equipment; changes attitudes and behaviors through health-education curriculum; and ensures access to adequate care… Read more »

UNC Project-China Contest Asks Chinese Public What Makes a Healthy City

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of nearly 1.6 million people a year in China, according to a 2015 study. Just this year, environmental inspectors found that 14,000 companies in China failed to meet standards for controlling air pollution. Pollution and poor urban health in China are often framed as intractable, private problems. However, the Chinese public is increasingly… Read more »