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King’s College London Celebrates USA Week 2016

November 29, 2016

King’s College London hosted USA Week in November 2016, featuring work produced as a result of the UNC-King’s Strategic Alliance and other activity with U.S. partners. A King’s review of the events of USA Week follows.   King’s hosted USA Week from November 14 to 18, a celebration of our engagement with United States. A wide… Read more »

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UNC, Duke-NUS Team Identifies First Step to Neutralizing Zika

As the Zika virus spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of treatment rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke-NUS Medical School (a collaboration between Duke University and the National University of Singapore)… Read more »

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Well Said: Conserving the Galápagos Islands

November 23, 2016

The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands’ ecosystem. In this week’s episode, we talk to Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of Geography and director of the Center for Galápagos Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walsh discusses the impact… Read more »

An applicant takes her passport photo at the UNC Global annual Passport Drive. Photo by Myra Jo ’17.

UNC Global Passport Drive Draws Record-Breaking Number of Applicants

November 23, 2016

UNC Global saw a record-breaking number of people participate in the annual passport drive on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16. A total of 373 students, faculty, staff and family members applied for or renewed their passports, up from last year’s total of 333. U.S. Department of State officials accepted applications and answered questions, while the… Read more »

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Advancing Education for Children Displaced by War

November 23, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Scott Quilty knows first-hand how warfare tears communities apart. News agencies frequently report dramatic images of violence and combat, but for people living in wartorn regions, the challenges continue even if they are able to flee the violence. Inspired by his military service, Quilty is using the… Read more »

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School of Nursing Global Health Scholar Studies Effects of Fistula on Women in Mali

November 19, 2016

Ingrid Marzuola traveled to Mali this summer as a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Global Health Scholar to continue her studies on the effects of fistula, a devastating and serious injury resulting from prolonged obstructed labor, and to assist with IntraHealth International’s End Shame: Restore Dignity campaign to prevent and treat the condition. Marzuola, who is… Read more »