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Life Cycle of a Renaissance Painting Comes Into View at the Ackland

August 14, 2017

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a nearly 500-year-old painting worth? “Portrait of a Young Lady” sat in storage at the Ackland Art Museum since its arrival there in 1968, until UNC art history professor Christoph Brachmann pulled it from the vaults last year. He immediately sensed the possible importance of this piece, thought to be created in 1522 by Barthel Bruyn.

Gillings Alumnus Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Social Marketing

Mike Newton-Ward, MSW, MPH, alumnus and adjunct assistant instructor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently for outstanding contributions to social marketing. Newton-Ward accepted the inaugural marketing award at the fifth annual World Social Marketing Conference, held May 16-17, in… Read more »

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition on Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria… Read more »

Kate Hewitt ’17 MA Awarded Scoville Fellowship

Kathryn Hewitt ’17 M.A. has been awarded a 2017 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Hewitt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s in global studies with a concentration in global politics. The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and… Read more »

Three refugees who escaped a brutal civil war in Libya pose for a portrait at their temporary home in San Giovanni, Italy. The men, who asked that their identities be obscured, made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean with hopes of a better life. Photo by Gabriela Arp '16 M.A.

Refugees in Europe, GeTMA Berlin and TAM

By Sarah A. Hutchison, associate director of the TransAtlantic Masters program Reaching out to Refugees Last summer the U.S. media focused a great deal of attention on the refugee crisis in Europe. The main point of interest involved the Syrians fleeing civil war at home: the crossings, the shipwrecks, the flight towards Europe. During this… Read more »