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UNC Hosts Delegation from Australian Catholic University

September 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. Nugent was joined on the visit by… Read more »

Muller Launches Podcast on Japanese Americans Imprisoned in WWII

September 6, 2017

UNC law professor and national expert on Japanese American internment camps Eric Muller has launched a podcast series called “Scapegoat Cities,” which tells the true stories of Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps during World War II. It can be found on iTunes and other podcast sites. “The stories are not of major earth-shattering events and they are not the… Read more »

Masters Student Recognizes Need to Identify Technical Needs for Successful Health Programming

September 6, 2017

What can a former middle school teacher in North Carolina understand about health workers struggling under an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa? Ebola devastated many West African countries in 2014–2015. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were the most affected, with 28,610 cases and 10,808 deaths by March 2016. Deaths weren’t the only impact: national… Read more »

How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in Masters of Public Health Programs Around the World

September 6, 2017

A recent review of how monitoring and evaluation is taught in masters of public health programs globally follows a continuing trend from knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning. The idea is that identifying specific skills, and basing curricula around those skills, is crucial to preparing students to address the complex monitoring challenges of the 21st century. This… Read more »

Message from University Leadership on DACA

September 6, 2017

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others…. Read more »

K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

On August 15, 2017, teachers from across North Carolina sampled halva, ful medammas and baklava; spoke with a Palestinian restaurant owner; visited a Middle Eastern grocery store; and braided challah bread—all in the Triangle. The third annual “Connecting the Middle East to the Southeast” study tour, hosted by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies,… Read more »