In honor of the three slain students, N.C. State University held an evening memorial titled "Our Three Winners Memorial: A Day of Light."

A Day of Remembrance — and Light

February 11, 2016

The untimely deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha in February 2015 shook the Carolina and N.C. State campuses, resulting in gatherings at both universities to mourn. But one year later, it was a day to look at the light — not the darkness. “Today is a very sad day,” said Mohammad Abu-Salha,… Read more »

Ravi Jhaveri

Zika Virus: What Families Need to Know

February 4, 2016

With the Zika virus making headlines around the world, we asked Ravi Jhaveri, a doctor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Children’s Hospital, about the infection which has prompted a recent warning from the World Health Organization. What is Zika? Zika is a mosquito-borne virus, meaning it is transmitted with the bite of… Read more »

Miguel Rocha Vivas

Doctoral Alumnus Miguel Rocha Vivas Awarded Prestigious Cuba Literary Prize

February 4, 2016

Miguel Rocha Vivas, who received a doctorate degree in 2015 from the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received Cuba’s prestigious international literature award, Premio Literario Casa de las Américas 2016. His UNC adviser was Emilio del Valle Escalante, associate professor of Spanish. The Premio Literario Casa de las… Read more »

Jeanne Luh

Gillings Researchers Describe New Method of Measuring Performance on Complex Public Health Goals

Country-level performance on public health, human rights and international development goals is notoriously hard to measure. Recently, three researchers from the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health proposed a new way to track performance against such targets. Through a novel application of “frontier analysis,”… Read more »


Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the African Studies Center

February 2, 2016

The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2015-2016 academic year. Founded in October 2005, the center has played a critical role in advancing the University’s scholarship and research related to Africa. While African studies has been a part of the University’s academic landscape… Read more »