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Teachers analyze works of art from the Silk Road at the Ackland Art Museum’s newly renovated Asia Gallery. Photo by Sarah Brown.

K-12 Teachers Learn about the Silk Road in Day-Long Workshop

Throughout history, communication routes and paths of trade have linked East and West, along which goods, knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs have been exchanged. On Saturday, April 8, 31 educators from across North Carolina traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study these ancient trading routes known as the Silk Road…. Read more »

Photos courtesy of Caroline Melhado.

Artists Reunite to Design Signage for UNC Project-Malawi Addition

Before stepping foot into its new academic and laboratory facility, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project-Malawi’s mission is evident thanks to a newly erected, intricately carved sign. “There is a microscope, a stethoscope, a book and intertwined hands to show research, clinical care, training and collaboration,” said Michael Kapalamula, a Malawian artist who… Read more »

Students were recently selected as Phillips Ambassadors for study abroad in Asia in summer and fall 2017. Photo by Steve Exum.

Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia in 2017

Eighteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2017 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in India and Malaysia this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

Rashnil Chaturvedi, Scott Smith, and Aniish Sridhar in Las Vegas for the final round
of the INFORMS O.R. and Analytics Student Team Competition.

UNC SILS Student and Teammates Compete in Final Round of International Analytics Contest

Traveling to Las Vegas earlier this month, Rashnil Chaturvedi had his sights set on a big prize, but he and his teammates were not relying on luck. They brought months of in-depth data analysis, a sophisticated modeling approach and a polished presentation to compete in the INFORMS O.R. and Analytics Student Team Competition. Chaturvedi, a… Read more »

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School of Nursing Finalizes Relationship with St. Luke’s International University

April 18, 2017

Mami Kayama, chairperson and professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing April 25 through 26. She will give a presentation titled “Process and Prospects” about the DNP program St. Luke’s is working on establishing. Their DNP… Read more »

From left to right: Olivia Holder, Mailiis Law, Michael Purello, Emily Swink, Madelynn Lewis, Philip Wilson, Griffin Bell, Mitchell Ryan

Eight Students Receive Class of 1938 Award

April 17, 2017

Eight undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2017. The students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by… Read more »

Jan Chambers, Glaire Anderson and Laura Miller hold a facsimile of an 11th-century Arabic manuscript describing the flight of inventor Abbas ibn Firnas. “The manuscript has yet to be incorporated into scholarship on aviation history,” said Anderson. Photo by Steve Exum.

UNC Faculty and Students Collaborate across Disciplines on Medieval Flight Project

An art historian, a costume designer, a math biologist, a biomedical engineer and a team of undergraduate researchers unite to reimagine a breathtaking 9th-century flying experiment — and make a notable contribution to early aviation history. More than 1,000 years before the Wright brothers made their historic flight over Kitty Hawk, and 600 years before… Read more »

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Gillings Researchers Find Further Evidence That Bats May Be Evolutionary Source of MERS

The evolutionary origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are unknown, but a collaborative team including researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has found new evidence to support the hypothesis that the virus originated in bat populations. In the new findings co-authored by… Read more »