UNC Students Capture Untold Story of the Galapagos

October 13, 2009

Unbeknownst to most people, there is more to the Galapagos Islands than big turtles and Charles Darwin. On the “Enchanted Islands,” there are people too, about 30,000 according to some estimates, who inhabit four of the 19 major islands of the Galapagos. “This is an unreported story,” said Pat Davison, a UNC journalism professor who… Read more »

UNC Presentation and Reception: ‘Galapagos: a Science and Education Partnership’

October 13, 2009

A public presentation and reception will be held Oct. 14 (Wednesday) to showcase the Galapagos Initiative program being jointly developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Officials from both universities will introduce the initiative, which aims to improve understanding of the complex interactions… Read more »

Choco (Eduardo Roca Salazar)

Reception to Welcome Cuban Artist

October 13, 2009

A free public reception for visiting Cuban printmaker Choco will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 15) in the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The site will be the John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery in the center, where Choco’s works will be on display… Read more »

A New Link in the Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2009

The devil is in the details as the saying goes. But thanks to a thriving partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and China’s top university for science and technology, Tsinghua University, the intricate processes needed to move parts and components around the world today are quickly becoming more manageable. UNC and… Read more »

World-Class Ensemble to Go For Baroque

October 7, 2009

The internationally known ensemble Tragicomedia will perform a concert of Baroque music Oct. 15 at UNC-Chapel Hill. Tragicomedia will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of “Music on the Hill,” a festival of concerts that is a collaboration between Carolina Performing Arts and the department of music in the College of Arts… Read more »

Market on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

A Semester in Southeast Asia

October 6, 2009

A semester in Southeast Asia transformed my understanding of that region of the world. I look back on the five months I spent there and cannot even begin to express everything I saw, learned, felt, experienced, heard, and smelled.  I chanted with nuns at 5:30 in the morning, learned how to cook som tum (papaya… Read more »

Awarding-Winning Journalists Share Frontline Reports on Threats to Global Food Supply Oct. 15

Three award-winning journalists will discuss mounting threats to the global food supply and the challenges of reporting them on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “HUNGRY? Frontline on the Threats to the Global Food Supply” will also feature new documentary footage reporting on the global food crisis from Africa,… Read more »