Geshe Palden Sangpo creating the sand mandala. Still from video by Rob Holliday.

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Creates Sand Mandala as Exercise in Enlightenment

February 28, 2017

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.

Tania Lima (center) met with Katie Bowler Young, Director of Global Relations for UNC Global (left), and Bob Miles, Associate Dean for Study Abroad and International Exchanges (right), at the FedEx Global Education Center.

UNC Hosts Tania Lima from King’s College London

February 28, 2017

Tania Lima, director of global engagement for King’s Worldwide at King’s College London, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 23 for an overview of partnership activities between UNC and King’s. Lima joined King’s Worldwide in February 2016 and is responsible for directing the global engagement team and supporting overseas partnerships…. Read more »


Carolina Student Earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

February 27, 2017

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years. Isaacs, a geography of human… Read more »

MEASURE Evaluation hosted 14 health professionals from Zambia, working together to transform study data into clinical care recommendations.

MEASURE Evaluation Project Mentors 14 Zambian Health Professionals

Health data are essential to understanding what is working in a health system and what is not. Data alone, however, are just numbers, unless transformed into compelling information products that communicate and lead to action to improve health care. For the past year, MEASURE Evaluation, a $180 million program housed in the Carolina Population Center at the… Read more »

Donna S. Havens

Havens Named to Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Donna Havens will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International‘s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland this July. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad… Read more »

Dilshad Jaff

Researchers at UNC Conclude Hookah Smoking Is Public Health Threat in Kurdish Region of Iraq

A commentary by two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers concludes that hookah smoking is an emerging threat to public health globally, especially in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Dilshad Jaff, research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School’s Gillings Global Gateway, and… Read more »

David Ravenscraft, pioneer of the OneMBA program

UNC Professor behind Global OneMBA Program Makes an Impact through Teaching and Leading

February 23, 2017

David Ravenscraft is a case study on how professors can have an impact through the academic trifecta of research, teaching and service. “For nearly 100 years, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School has thrived because extraordinary faculty have placed our mission and students first, and Dave Ravenscraft exemplifies the excellence,… Read more »