The FedEx Global Education Center recently opened a non-denominational meditation room on its first floor, designed to provide a quiet room for reflection or prayer. “The new meditation room gives students, faculty, staff and visitors to the building an opportunity to take a break from their busy schedules, to connect with other areas important to… Read more »
A new report by a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documents a continuing decline in the number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017. The total for the first year of the Trump administration continued a downward trend that was visible in the final year of the Obama administration. The report,… Read more »
In fall 2017, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations was pleased to host its final cohort of early-career social scientists from universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships. The fellowship program was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and directed by… Read more »
Every child born should have the optimum chance of survival. Although that goal might seem obvious, the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs) have placed new emphasis on newborn survival as central to the global health agenda. The SDG target is for countries to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per… Read more »
If you ask Wayne Landsman, the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting at UNC Kenan-Flagler, he will tell you he never imagined traveling and teaching business on an international scale. “When I graduated with my doctorate in business from Stanford in 1984, it wasn’t something people did,” Landsman says. “At that time, the rest of the… Read more »
Photography from winners of the 18th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The competition is open to Carolina alumni, faculty, staff and students, and the exhibition showcases the range of global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work at UNC.
For close to two decades now as a producer for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” 11-time Emmy award-winning Draggan Mihailovich ’83 has been tracking down and telling stories for a living. He and a small team go wherever the story takes them — to nine countries in the case of “Curve Ball,” one of his favorite Emmy-winning pieces.
Three researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a new study that estimates what outcomes would likely result if Colombia were to institute a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Obesity and overweight prevalence have increased dramatically in Colombia in recent years, and a… Read more »
Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to develop strategies for helping children with a common pediatric cancer in Malawi stay on treatment, which the researchers say is critical to improving survival rates. Burkitt lymphoma is a common childhood cancer that is often cured in the United States, but… Read more »