UNC Hosts Cuban First Secretary Miguel Fraga

November 29, 2017

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 »

UNC Global Continues Success of Annual Passport Drive

November 28, 2017

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 »

Carolina Population Center’s Transfer Project Awarded New Grant by the Hewlett Foundation

November 22, 2017

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 »

PharmAlliance Conferences Bring Pharmacy World to Chapel Hill

November 21, 2017

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 »

Hurtado and Utin Honored as ′30 Under 30′ in Education by Forbes

November 21, 2017

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 and Shauna Rust Named Mitchell Scholars

November 20, 2017

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 »

UNC Trustees Honor Four with Prestigious Davie Awards

November 17, 2017

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 »