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Pérez on Opening of Diplomatic Relations Between U.S. and Cuba

December 18, 2014

Louis Pérez Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading scholar on Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations. Pérez is contributing extensively to the global discussion on the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

From left, Pam Jagger, public policy professor, Megan Strickland, public policy graduate, and Leena Nylander-French, public policy professor, in Rwanda.

Seeking a Safer Way to Cook in Developing Countries

December 15, 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger in the College of Arts and Sciences have received a $2.5 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant to fight a very serious, but understudied health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Exposure to cookstove smoke from burning fuels such as… Read more »

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Call for Artists: FedEx Global Education Center Exhibitions

December 10, 2014

The FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting proposals from artists to display work during the 2015/2016 academic year. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed by the FedEx Global Education Art Committee. Proposals should be submitted via mail to FedEx Global Education… Read more »

From left to right: Gauss, Vargas, Tamari, Strauss, Miller, Marmorstein, Hartlyn

UNC Hosts Visitors from the Embassy of Israel

December 3, 2014

Visitors from the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. and the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta met with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill representatives on Nov. 19 to discuss opportunities to develop deeper relationships with Israeli universities. Oren Marmorstein, counselor for public and academic affairs at the Embassy of Israel to the U.S., and… Read more »

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Law School Publishes First International Edition of Alumni Magazine

December 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law just published the first international edition of its biannual alumni magazine, Carolina Law. The Fall-Winter 2014 issue of Carolina Law offers a glimpse into how law faculty and students are taking on global issues. According to UNC School of Law Dean John Charles “Jack” Boger,… Read more »

Deborah Weissman

Weissman Research Has Broad Impacts Worldwide

November 24, 2014

UNC School of Law professor Deborah Weissman has conducted research on domestic violence in Cuba and her findings have broad impacts in the U.S. and worldwide. While researching in Cuba, Weissman walked through neighborhoods with physicians and social workers as they responded to problems. Cuba’s warm climate invites open-window environments where neighbors overhear each other. “Domestic violence is a public… Read more »

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After Recognition in Hong Kong, Lau Studies Marriage Equality Legislation in South Africa

November 24, 2014

After a presentation to Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission and Legislative Council at a symposium in August, Professor Holning Lau received a certificate of appreciation for his years of research on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) matters there, where gay marriage is illegal. Through surveys with Hong Kong’s LGBTI residents and the general public, Lau’s… Read more »