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Alexandra Cousteau to Bring Family Legacy to Campus Earth Week

April 15, 2014

Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, will deliver the campus earth week keynote address on Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The Stone Center is at 150 South Road on the Carolina campus.  The lecture is free and open to… Read more »

UNC global hydrologist Tamlin Pavelsky studies how to get more accurate estimates of the world’s freshwater supply.

Finding Fresh Water

How much fresh water is there around the world? The question seems as if it would be easy to answer, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Tamlin Pavelsky will tell you that’s not the case. It turns out, the best estimate available for the total amount of water flowing through our rivers could be off… Read more »

Turvey (third from left) with colleagues in India before giving a lecture.

Turvey Operates and Lectures in India

April 11, 2014

Timothy A. Turvey, professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, recently traveled to India, where he lectured and operated at multiple sites. During his visit he participated in the Sixth Annual Workshop on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, sponsored by the Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Medical Center in Navi, Mumbai; the 18th National… Read more »

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PlayMakers Presents Regional Premiere of “Hold These Truths”

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of “Hold These Truths,” written by Jeanne Sakata, April 23-27. The production is the last in the 2013-2014 PRC² series, which features performances of topical plays coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and other panelists. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at… Read more »

Rebecca Fry

Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Arsenic to Disease Susceptibility Later in Life

Protein changes associated with prenatal exposure to arsenic may hold the key to understanding the workings of adult-onset diseases tied to arsenic in the environment, a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found. In an article published online March 27 in “Toxicological Sciences“ by the Oxford Journals, Rebecca C. Fry, associate professor… Read more »

Participants in the Working Spanish for UNC undergraduates immersion trip to Costa Rica .

Program Helps Develop Language Skills for the Workplace

Nearly 400 students are speaking the languages of global business with help from UNC Kenan-Flagler’s innovative Working Languages program. Working Languages courses are designed for business students to develop communication skills in foreign languages that will help them thrive in an international business environment. They are offered through the Global Business Center (GBC) and partially supported with a… Read more »