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2014 Carolina Global Photo Competition first place photo by Xiaofei Wang

Carolina Global Photography Competition: Submission Deadline Sept. 30

July 22, 2014

Now is the time to submit photos to the 15th annual amateur Carolina Global Photography Competition hosted by the Center for Global Initiatives, International Student and Scholar Services, the Study Abroad Office and Global Relations. The competition, which is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

A postcard depicts life at the front for Russian soldiers during World War 1. (Rare Book Collection, Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)

Yearlong Project to Highlight Lasting Influence of WWI

July 15, 2014

German-born American historian Fritz Stern called World War I “the first calamity of the 20th century, the calamity from which all other calamities sprang.” At least 10 million men died – and more than twice that number were severely injured – in a conflict that at its inception was supposed to be, as British writer… Read more »

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt, associate professor of journalism Paul Cuadros and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr. pose with the cast and producers of "Los Jets."

Documentary Series “Los Jets” Premieres on NUVOtv July 16

July 14, 2014

“Los Jets,” a six-part television documentary series about the Siler City, N.C.-based Jordan-Matthews High School soccer team, makes its television debut at 10 p.m. EDT on NUVOtv on July 16. The series is the outgrowth of the 2006 book “A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America” by Paul Cuadros,… Read more »

Dennis Orthner at one of the trainings in Israel.

Orthner Trains Teachers in Israel on CareerStart Curriculum

July 10, 2014

From June 15-18, Professor Emeritus Dennis Orthner trained over 170 teachers, and their principals and curriculum specialists to implement CareerStart in 20 middle schools in Israel. They are starting in 7th grade classes since that is the year that middle school begins in Israel. These are schools that serve both Israeli and Arab students in the Central… Read more »

Mimi Chapman in China

Chapman Wins Award for China Research

July 10, 2014

Associate Professor Mimi Chapman was selected as the winner of the 2014-15 China Urbanization Research Proposal Competition by the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies for her proposal, “The Well-Being of Migrant Youth in China: The Potential for an Assets Building Approach to Increasing Adolescent Well-Being.” This competitive program provides $20,000 to enable a faculty member… Read more »

The 15 members of the African Long Climb team pose in front of Mount Kilimanjaro before their hike. The team is raising money for the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC Relief Work

July 9, 2014

Late last month, 15 people boarded a plane and embarked on a 12-day journey to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the largest volcanoes in the world. They trained for months and set a $250,000 fundraising goal for the African Long Climb, with a large portion of the funds earmarked for the UNC Institute for Global… Read more »

Kavita Singh Ongechi

Study Confirms Impact of HIV and Malaria Upon Maternal Mortality in Mozambique

A new study confirms the extent to which infectious diseases contribute to maternal mortality in Mozambique and the need to increase coverage of maternal health services focused on HIV and malaria. Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD, research assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health and faculty… Read more »