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Sasha Seymore

Seymore, Golden Earn Prestigious Mitchell Scholarships

November 24, 2014

Sasha Seymore, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Seymore and Golden were two of 12 Americans selected Nov. 22 for the award, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend… Read more »

Mark Fraser

Fraser Delivers Keynote Address at Conference in China

November 21, 2014

Tate Distinguished Professor Mark Fraser delivered the keynote address at a conference in Shanghai, themed “Visioning the Future of Families: Policy and Practice.” It was held earlier this month at East China University and hosted by the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region. Fraser spoke on, “Social and academic development in childhood: Strengthening social-emotional skills through the Let’s Be Friends Program.”… Read more »

Serena Ebhardt, right, checks in on wardrobe during rehearsals and production for the play “Johnny Johnson.” From left are Sam Kate Toney, Keenan Brown and Matt Verner.

A Collaborative Art: the Making of ‘Johnny Johnson’

November 20, 2014

In professional theater, there are obvious ways to tell whether a production has been a success. Reviews. Box office sales. How long an audience applauds – or laughs. For David Navalinsky, the director of undergraduate production at Carolina, there is a more subtle – and substantial – measure: how much his students learn. Trained as… Read more »

Virginia Lewis

Lewis Named FLAS Fellow, To Continue Portuguese Study

November 20, 2014

MSW student Virginia Lewis is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship by UNC’s Center for European Studies for the 2014–15 academic year. Lewis began her studies of Portuguese when she went to Portugal for 12 weeks in the summer of 2013, with UNC’s Global Education and Developmental Studies program that… Read more »

Leondis poses with two children who will benefit from Project Nyame Nsa.

Building a Village of Hope in Ghana

November 20, 2014

How do you explain a calling? Devon Leondis curls her fingers into her palm and touches her hand lightly to her chest, explaining, “It was always something that was in my heart.” For as long as she can remember, the Carolina junior with the long dark hair and quick smile has wanted to help poor… Read more »

UNC and the Malawi Ministry of Health established a pathology laboratory at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. The lab, opened in July 2011, became one of only two pathology labs in the nation of 16 million, helping to relieve diagnostic delays that contributed to late diagnoses and early deaths for Malawians suffering from cancer.

Partnerships, Cancer Research in Malawi to Expand with New NCI Grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers. Andrew… Read more »