The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. During the visit, Fraga met with faculty from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to learn about the School’s long-standing research initiatives in Cuba. He also… Read more »
The next generation of leaders need to explore the world beyond their own borders, says Rick Ely ’03 MBA, an executive at Johnson & Johnson. The journey can begin, as it did for him, at business school. Students should take advantage of opportunities to learn, change and test their limits, Ely says. “You will get… Read more »
The NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a three-year grant in the amount of $720,000 to examine the effects of social and ecological factors, particularly, human migration and tourism on the environment and on the sustainability of island ecosystems.
For another year, UNC Global saw great success with its annual passport drive, hosted on Nov. 14 and 15 in the FedEx Global Education Center. The drive provides a convenient way for the Carolina community to apply for, renew and ask questions about passports and encourages international travel and education. This year, a record number… Read more »
Why would an American oncologist, employed at one of the country’s preeminent public universities, choose to live and work in an area that places himself and his family at risk of diseases they wouldn’t be exposed to in the United States? In a moving commentary in the Oct. 10 edition of JAMA, Satish Gopal, adjunct assistant professor of… Read more »
The Hewlett Foundation has awarded a grant for $690,000 to Gustavo Angeles and Sudhanshu Handa of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Public Policy and the Carolina Population Center to improve evidence based decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa. The three-year grant will support the Transfer Project, a regional research initiative led by UNICEF, UNC-Chapel… Read more »
The members of PharmAlliance gathered in Chapel Hill Nov. 15-19 as the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted researchers and educators from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University College London in the United Kingdom for a five-day, two-part collaborative summit focusing on research and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. PharmAlliance is a… Read more »
Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin have been named as Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” honorees for 2018. Honorees are recognized primarily for using innovative methods to open up access to quality education to new and often underserved groups. Hurtado and Utin are co-executive directors of the NC Scholar’s Latinx Initiative (N.C. Sli), a project of the Center for Global Initiatives.
Alexander Peeples, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior, and Shauna Rust, a 2016 graduate, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Peeples and Rust were two of 12 Americans selected Nov. 18 for the award, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” Three of the recipients are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences. During a dinner on Nov. 14 at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L…. Read more »