Emma Kelly examines a well in Kpendua, Ghana.

Will Work for Water

October 5, 2015

By Mary Lide Parker On a hot day in late July, Emma Kelly is walking through a field in Biringo Boke, a small village in northeastern Ghana. She comes to a well — a hole in the ground surrounded by a circle of rocks and packed mud. It looks like a small fire pit; the water… Read more »

John F. Coyle

Coyle International Law Research Paper Wins Federalist Society Award

October 2, 2015

Many business contracts are potentially thorny, but cross-border transactions inherently involve more possible complications and legal uncertainty. In a business disagreement between a United States citizen living in the U.S. and a French citizen residing in France, for example, which country’s laws should resolve the matter, and which court should hear the dispute? Private international… Read more »


Shenggen Fan to Deliver Lecture on Ending Hunger by 2025 on Oct. 23

October 2, 2015

Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, will lead the public forum “Ending Hunger by 2025” at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The discussion will be moderated by Pam Jagger, associate professor of public policy and ecology and the environment. The event will include introductory remarks by Carol L. Folt, chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, and Daniel Gitterman, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy.

Stiegler at BX2015.

School of Medicine Represented at BX2015 Behavioural Insights Conference in London

October 1, 2015

Leading behavioral insights experts recently gathered with policymakers and various practitioners at BX2015 to explore how behavioral science can be applied to “make better and smarter policies” to help solve social issues such as poverty and inequality. Speakers brought expertise from areas of applied social psychology and behavioral economics, and included Nobel Prize-winning Princeton University psychologist Daniel… Read more »

Billy Fischer, MD. Photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care.

A Lifelong Mission

September 30, 2015

By Jamie Williams, Billy Fischer has never lacked direction. Even during his high school years, when he says he felt “a little bit lost,” the obstacles in his path were not the result of normal teenage mischief. No, Fischer already set his sights on a lofty goal, addressing and alleviating global poverty. He just… Read more »

Mark Hall, RTT, RCP sees patients in the PICU. "I love what I do," he says. Photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care.

UNC Hospitals Provide Support During Decades of Service

September 30, 2015

By Zach Read – Pediatric respiratory therapist Mark Hall joined the Florida Army National Guard one month after his seventeenth birthday. He was a high school senior. Hall had been around the Guard his entire life – his dad was full-time Active duty with the Florida Army National Guard, headquartered in St. Augustine, and… Read more »

(L to R): Collin Tastet, Richard Seewald, PhD, Rachel Skergen, Patricia Roush, AuD, Ani Khachadourian. Photo by Tom Fuldaer.

Pediatric Audiology Receives International Honor

September 30, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Hear the World Foundation honored the pediatric audiology program at UNC Hospitals with its Richard Seewald Award, a distinction given annually to recognize an exemplary program specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children In her welcoming remarks, Janet Hadar, UNC Hospitals’ vice president of operations, stated… Read more »

Left to right: Ciarán Moynihan, Louis Pérez Jr., Carl Ernst, Niklaus Steiner, Nicola Brewer, Donald Raleigh, Jonathan Hartlyn, Jonathan Wolff, Morgan Pitelka, Emily Burrill, Charles Kurzman. Photo by Shannon Harvey.

Delegation from University College London Visits UNC

September 30, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted Dame Nicola Brewer, vice-provost international of University College London (UCL), and colleagues on Sept. 15, 2015. Dame Brewer is responsible for the implementation of UCL’s global strategy, and the delegation visited Chapel Hill to learn more about UNC’s area studies and global centers. Brewer was joined… Read more »