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Webinar on ‘The Art of Revolution in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria’ Explores Creativity in the Face of Conflict

Educators from around the U.S. tuned in on October 12, 2017 to learn about cultural geography and artistic expression in the midst of revolution. Organized by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies in partnership with the National Humanities Center, the webinar “The Art of Revolution: Tunisia, Egypt and Syria” explored the historical context leading… Read more »

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

A Day in the Life of a Dolphin Researcher

November 6, 2017

Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in the northern Bahamas — home to four generations of Atlantic spotted dolphins. When asked where… Read more »

Satish Gopal, Cancer Program Director for UNC Project-Malawi, to Deliver Winter Commencement Address

November 3, 2017

Satish Gopal, innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, Africa, will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony. Gopal is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and works to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in one of the most resource-limited settings in the world.

Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind ‘Nine Truths about Eating Disorders’ Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference

November 3, 2017

You can assert something that’s true, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be believed – evidence helps. That’s the main reason why a group of prominent eating disorder researchers, including Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, released a new document detailing the scientific evidence supporting the Academy for… Read more »

UNC Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to Receive $100,000 TANG Prize

November 1, 2017

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions…. Read more »

Carolina Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

November 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month beginning Nov. 1 with a series of events hosted by the American Indian Center. This year’s month-long celebration will include lectures, cultural activities and film viewings that share traditions, examine cultural impacts and discuss the ways of American Indian life. The… Read more »

International Visitor Leadership Program Leads Journalists to MJ-School

Eighteen journalists from 17 African countries are coming to the UNC School of Media and Journalism on Wednesday, Nov. 1, as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. The program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with Raleigh’s International Focus, will show the visiting journalists… Read more »

Three UNC Students Selected as 2018 Weir Fellows

October 31, 2017

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year student Jolie Lau and third-year students Kyle… Read more »