Jean Davison (second from left) and her husband Ronald Herring (far left), invited Dahan Sheref (second from right) Pamela Bonner (far right) to speak at the SON on Hope Med's mission in Sierra Leone.

A Vision For Nursing Education In Sierra Leone

October 29, 2014

Director of the Hope Medical Mission Dahan Sheref is dedicating his career to strengthening health care education in his home country of Sierra Leone. He and his colleagues shared their goals of a healthier future for the citizens of Sierra Leone in a recent panel discussion at the UNC School of Nursing. Clinical assistant professor Jean Davison began… Read more »


Carolina Ranks 32nd Among World’s Top 500 Research Universities, According to U.S. News and World Report

October 29, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 32nd among the world’s top 500 research universities, according to the inaugural U.S. News and World Report “Best Global Universities” rankings. The new ranking builds on U.S. News and World Report’s widely cited Best Colleges rankings, which have rated U.S. universities and colleges over the past… Read more »

Rajesh Panjabi, Callie Brauel, and Lt. Col. Richard Martin. Photo by Shane Snider.

Three Receive Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

October 28, 2014

Two founders of international nonprofits and a military officer have been honored with Distinguished Young Alumni Awards by the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rajesh Panjabi of Morrisville, Callie Brauel of Chapel Hill and Lt. Col. Richard Martin of Fort Riley, Kansas, received the awards at a… Read more »


NC Native Nation Leaders Attend Higher Education Forum

October 24, 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Thursday signed a resolution with tribal leaders from the eight North Carolina Native Nations resolving to continue and strengthen the University’s commitment to research, education and service with those Native Nations. The signing marked the culmination of the first annual Forum on the… Read more »

From left to right, Danny Arnold, UNC graduate student and WiderNet Partnerships coordinator; Mitiku Tesso, the president of Ambo University; Cliff Missen, WiderNet @ UNC director; and Daba Debele, the head of the Oromia State Bureau of Education. Photo by Lara Markovits.

Chapel Hill Non-Profit Joins in Fight Against Ebola

How do librarians fight Ebola? The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC have created the Ebola Emergency Response Library initiative to create a pocket library for people, especially the Liberian and Sierra Leonean health care workers, responding to the Ebola crisis in Africa. The UNC-based service project and its non-profit sister organization is collecting high-quality digital resources… Read more »

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UNC Hosts Delegation from the National University of Singapore

October 17, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Sept. 21 to 24, 2014. The visit strengthened the 12 year partnership between the two institutions, which began in 2003. Four hundred UNC students have been able to study in Singapore as a result of this partnership,… Read more »

Timothy Turvey

Turvey Lectures at 19th Congress of the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

October 17, 2014

Timothy A. Turvey, chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was among those featured as invited speakers and workshop leaders at the recent 19th Congress of the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. The meeting occurred September 23-26, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. The highlight… Read more »