Postcard from the Field: Alfre Wimberley ’17 in Thailand

What is your name: Alfre Wimberley Major: B.S. Environmental Science, Minor Chemistry Expected graduation date: August 2017 Why did you want to go to the Thailand? I wanted to go to Thailand to explore a developing country also trying to manage environmental impact, economic development, and urban expansion. Personally, I wanted to experience a culture vastly different from… Read more »

Celebración de Una Alianza Histórica

June 26, 2017

Hace poco menos de un mes, después de dar la despedida a más de 6.000 estudiantes de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte que se graduaron para emprender sus carreras profesionales, la rectora Carol L. Folt en su discurso de graduación en la Universidad San Francisco de Quito en Ecuador alentó a otra clase de… Read more »

Willis’ Research Focuses on Port Planning for Climate Change

June 26, 2017

Rachel Willis is a professor of American studies, global studies, and economics within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on how sea-level rise, drought, and increased storm severity threaten port communities, influence migration, alter global food sheds, and impact future access to work through complex water connections… Read more »

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Pimenta Named School of Dentistry Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives

June 22, 2017

Effective July 1, Luiz Pimenta will begin his new appointment as the first assistant dean for global initiatives at the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Globalization—the increasing transnational circulation of money, goods, people, ideas and information worldwide—is generally recognized as one of the most powerful forces shaping healthcare,”… Read more »

Singapore Delegation on Early Learning Programs Visits FPG

A delegation from Singapore that included Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, traveled to Chapel Hill last month. The delegation met with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) about high-quality early learning programs. UNC Global joined FPG in welcoming the… Read more »

NFL Grant Funds International Research on the Role of Active Rehabilitation Strategies in Concussion Management

The National Football League will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management.  The project was identified as a priority at the NFL’s International Professional Sports Concussion Research Think Tank, where… Read more »

School of Nursing Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

June 19, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona, Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and doctoral students Anna Lee,… Read more »