Lessons from Liberia

March 24, 2009

As a senior set to graduate during what many are calling the worst recession since World War II, I spent the better part of the fall semester at Caribou Coffee with a Tough Guy Chai in one hand and my laptop open to the UNC Career Services website. With the goal in mind of having… Read more »

UNC Professor Elected to American Academy of Microbiology Board

March 10, 2009

Peter H. Gilligan, Ph.D., a professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology. Gilligan is a member of the school’s microbiology and immunology department and serves as director of clinical microbiology-immunology laboratories and phlebotomy services at… Read more »

Go! Registration Announcement

March 9, 2009

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2009 Planning to go to Africa, Asia or Latin America to engage in service, service-learning or research and/or an internship program this summer or fall? Register now for GO! Global Orientation on culture and Ethics to learn about intercultural competency skills, country and culture specific issues and norms, and ethical implication… Read more »

Exploring Higher Education on a Global Scale

March 6, 2009

Chosen from a competitive applicant pool of 103 candidates from 67 colleges and universities nationwide, Tarrant was selected in spring 2008 for the distinguished Luce Scholars Program. As one of 18 recipients, Tarrant has spent the past six months living and working in Singapore. With its primary focus on providing young leaders with an experiential… Read more »

Public Health Entrepreneur Named “Executive in Residence” at UNC

Don Holzworth,  chair of Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Don Holzworth,  chair of Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of… Read more »

Global Health Update

  Among the challenges to improving health in resource-constrained countries are a limited healthcare infrastructure and inadequate workforce.  Malawi has one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world: 2 per 100,000 people.  For the past 20 years UNC has been working to improve health care delivery at its research, care and training facility UNC Project-Malawi,… Read more »

28 UNC Students Awarded Study-Abroad Scholarships

February 20, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $80,000 in privately funded, need- and merit-based scholarships to 28 undergraduates for participation in study abroad programs this semester. Recipients represent majors including biology, journalism, economics, political science and German. They are studying in cities around the world, including Prague, Czech Republic; Jerusalem;… Read more »

30th UNC Minority Health Conference to Examine Online Health Education Programs

Barbara C. Wallace, Ph.D., professor of health education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will be keynote speaker at the conference, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Wallace will present the conference’s William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture at 9:30 a.m…. Read more »