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Global Experience Breeds New Public Health Perspectives

April 21, 2009

Trucks rode up and down the street at various times throughout the day, instructing through loudspeakers how to deal with a cholera outbreak. That was part of an outbreak investigation that Kim Porter, a fourth year doctoral student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, experienced while in Thailand. Porter, who is working toward… Read more »

UNC NextRay Team Places Second in Prestigious Rice University Business Plan Competition

April 21, 2009

A student team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School won second placeand more than $142,000 Saturday (April 18) in the 2009 Rice University Business Plan Competition, the largestgraduate-level business plan competition in the world.  The Rice grand prize went to Dynamics of Carnegie Mellon University for its next-generation interactive… Read more »

Ugandan Peace Negotiator: Getting Beyond the Surface

Speaking to a full house at the FedEx Global Education Center on March 26, Betty Bigombe, Ugandan peace leader and international diplomat, addressed students, faculty and community members, voicing her concerns about child trafficking and the need for mediation in Africa. Appointed “Minister of State for Pacification of Northern Uganda,” Bigombe worked to resolve the… Read more »

Striving for Peace with the Power of the Pen

It takes a certain amount of courage for a novice author to title the first chapter of his book, “Failure.” But considering the unbelievable obstacles that Greg Mortenson, co-author of the acclaimed Three Cups of Tea, has faced in his life, it is not surprising that his perception of this term is slightly unconventional.  “We… Read more »

Compton Fellowship Funds UNC Student’s Service in Uganda

April 7, 2009

Lojuan Kennedy Maring, a health behavior and health education master’s student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $10,000 PRB Compton Fellowship award for an internship this summer in Masindi, Uganda. Born in Southern Sudan, Maring left with his family to escape the civil… Read more »

UNC Professor Receives International Association for Dental Research Award

April 7, 2009

Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S, Ph.D., chair of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s department of prosthodontics, has received the International Association for Dental Research’s 2009 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award. The honor recognizes outstanding research within prosthodontics and implantology. Cooper received the award on April 1 at the association’s 87th… Read more »

Two from UNC Win Goldwater Scholarships

April 6, 2009

Sophomores Ann Liu and Varun Puvanesarajah came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on somewhat similar paths. Now, both have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. The Goldwater Foundation, of Springfield, Va., has announced 278 recipients of the awards… Read more »