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Global Women’s Health Faculty Partner with Dikembe Mutombo Foundation on Cervical Cancer Screenings

April 7, 2017

Cervical cancer is the number-one cause of cancer-related death for African women. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill OB-GYN faculty working in Africa recently partnered with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation on the first-ever public cervical-cancer screening event in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, screening more than 2,000 women for the disease. The foundation sponsored… Read more »

UNC Hosts Workshop for Astrophysicists Affiliated with SOAR Telescope in Chile

April 7, 2017

The Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope in Cerro Pachón, Chile, is a 4.1 meter aperture ground telescope designed to produce high quality images at optical and infrared wavelengths. A consortium including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation… Read more »

Global Engagement Scholars Program Accepting Undergraduate Applications

The Global Engagement Scholars Program is a three-year program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that guides and connects undergraduate students to global experiences and recognizes their global engagement. The program is designed for current first-year students or sophomore transfer students from diverse backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives who are traditionally underrepresented in… Read more »

Bentley Wins 2017 Triangle Global Health Award

Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, associate dean for global health and Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2017 Triangle Global Health Champion. Bentley, who is also associate director of the UNC… Read more »

Naturalization Ceremony at UNC Recognizes 57 New US Citizens

April 4, 2017

Fifty-seven North Carolina candidates for U.S. citizenship participated in a naturalization ceremony on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The candidates represented 25 countries of origin.

Delegation from Nagoya University Visits UNC

April 3, 2017

A delegation from Nagoya University, led by President Seiichi Matsuo, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 10, 2017, to sign two agreements and explore collaboration. The Nagoya delegation was hosted at UNC by Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, and Don Hobart, associate vice chancellor for research,… Read more »

Carl Ernst Wins Global Humanities Translation Prize

The Global Humanities Initiative (GHI), in partnership with Northwestern University Press (NUP), has announced the winners of its inaugural Global Humanities Translation Prize. The $5,000 prize is awarded for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text; it honors two winners this year: Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark, both from the University of Chicago,… Read more »