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Delegation from Kyrgyzstan meets with UNC professors

UNC Hosts Open World Program Delegation from Kyrgyzstan

March 3, 2015

On February 12, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed a delegation from Kyrgyzstan participating in an Open World Program on science and technology, with particular emphasis on increasing the participation of women. During their time on campus, the delegation met with staff at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and toured RENCI’s Social… Read more »

Professor Peter Higgs with UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt. Photo by David Cheskin.

UNC Awards Nobel Physicist Peter Higgs an Honorary Degree

March 3, 2015

Peter Higgs, professor emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during a ceremony at the University of Edinburgh on March 3. The honor was presented to Higgs by Carol L…. Read more »

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S. Jakelin Bonilla Earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

March 3, 2015

S. Jakelin Bonilla, a 2012 alumna with a bachelor’s degree in global studies focused in international politics and Latin American studies and a minor in entrepreneurship, is a recipient of the 2015 Luce Scholars Program fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any college or university in the United States, including seven recipients in the… Read more »

Cecilia Kanyama, Gift Kamanga and Mina Hosseinipour work at UNC Project Malawi.

Malawians for Malawi: Creating a Sustainable Model of Care

UNC Project Malawi Associate Country Director Innocent Mofolo, MSc, remembers a time not too long ago when Malawians would come to the Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital city of Lilongwe for cancer testing. However, a lack of proper diagnostic equipment and pathologists hindered immediate results. “Samples had to be sent to Blantyre for testing and… Read more »

Steven King led a team of 10 UNC volunteer designers and developers who launched the smartphone-friendly website ebolainliberia.org in only two weeks.

After Ebola Crisis, Carolina Website Model Lives On

February 24, 2015

Ebola is not the crisis it once was in Africa, especially in Liberia, where schools closed since autumn reopened Feb. 16. In the prior week, only three new Ebola cases were reported in the country. But back in August, the disease was raging and hundreds were dying each week. The Liberian Ministry of Information was… Read more »

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Judith Cone Receives Nourish International Impact Award

February 23, 2015

Nourish International, an international nonprofit organization founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, honored leaders in the fields of higher education, international development and social entrepreneurship at its Biannual Hunger Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 27. Interim Vice Chancellor of Commercialization and Economic Development Judith Cone received a Nourish… Read more »

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UNC-Chapel Hill Ranked No. 15 for Peace Corps Volunteers

February 23, 2015

The Peace Corps today announced its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. This year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks No. 15 among large schools, with 39 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. Throughout the previous 13 years, UNC has consistently ranked in the top 25 large schools… Read more »

Kathy Lancaster leading a training in Malawi.

Fogarty Fellowship Gives UNC Grad Confidence to Excel in Research

A year ago, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Kathy Lancaster found herself sitting in a bar in Lilongwe, Malawi, with her outreach team talking about sexual health with Malawian sex workers. The conversation marked the initial step in enrolling women in Lancaster’s study exploring how substance use affects the HIV care… Read more »