A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Using nationally representative data from six countries, researchers calculated that only two percent of health-care facilities provide all four of water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management services. The study co-authors,… Read more »
Nandita Mani, associate university librarian and director at the Health Sciences Library, was invited to the new Fudan University Medical Library in China to help explore innovations in health sciences librarianship. What was the purpose of your trip? Global outreach and collaboration is of great interest and importance to the Health Sciences Library, as well… Read more »
Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium. Before graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001 on an ROTC scholarship, Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera through the Center for Global Initiatives within UNC Global. CFK… Read more »
UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.
Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »
For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring… Read more »
The Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas and Department of Romance Studies join Brandy Arellano and Ayashe Ramey to bring support to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, with a group of students from the Center for Global Initiatives. They are collecting new and lightly used children’s clothing for every age and any size.
A social enterprise start-up company led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is looking to use technology developed in-house at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to improve radiation treatment in developing countries, which are expected to increasingly shoulder more of the global cancer burden. “We want to enable developing countries… Read more »
Graham Diering, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, wants to answer the question of why we sleep. Not the “because we’re tired” kind of answer but a deeper investigation of the cellular mechanisms of sleep as crucial factors in our ability think… Read more »
Joseph Pinto, adjunct professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the University of Leicester, University of Edinburg… Read more »