Quiet Space for Reflection Opens in FedEx Global Education Center

January 22, 2018

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 »

Report Shows Muslim-American Terrorism Cases Continued to Drop in 2017

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 »

UNC Mideast Center Hosts Final Cohort of Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab Region Social Science

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 »

Global Heel Wayne Landsman Fosters International Business Exchange

January 8, 2018

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 »

Young Cuban men use payphones in Havana, Cuba. Photo by Veasey Conway '18 M.A.

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition on Display Jan. 10 to July 20, 2018

January 8, 2018

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.

UNC Study Predicts Outcomes of Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Colombia

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 »

North Carolina High School Students Compete at World Languages Symposium

December 22, 2017

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 Researchers to Develop Comics, App to Educate about Childhood Cancer in Malawi

December 22, 2017

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 »