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Message from University Leadership on DACA

September 6, 2017

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others…. Read more »

K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

On August 15, 2017, teachers from across North Carolina sampled halva, ful medammas and baklava; spoke with a Palestinian restaurant owner; visited a Middle Eastern grocery store; and braided challah bread—all in the Triangle. The third annual “Connecting the Middle East to the Southeast” study tour, hosted by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies,… Read more »

Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use funds from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to test two interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jonathan Parr, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases… Read more »

‘Image of Ukraine’: UNC Exhibition Celebrates Traditional Ukrainian Arts

August 23, 2017

Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms: vyshyvka, Ukrainian embroidery, and Petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin. On display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through December 8,… Read more »

Taxes Highly Effective as Part of Comprehensive Food-Related Policies in Chile, Study Finds

More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study from authors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Chile currently has the highest consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the world. It also has very… Read more »

UNC Assistant Professor of Classics Is Member of Team Awarded 1.5 Million Euro Grant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assistant professor of classics Jennifer Gates-Foster is part of a small team recently awarded a 1.5 million euro European Research Council starting grant in support of archaeological work in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. As a member of the French Archaeological Mission to the Eastern Desert (Mission archéologique française du… Read more »

UNC Receives $4.8 Million Grant to Confront Energy Poverty in Southern Africa

August 29, 2017

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy sources such as electricity and modern fuels, crucial resources to the well-being of individuals and communities, the environment, and to the stability and growth of national economies.