North America News

MEASURE Evaluation Strengthens the Drivers of Digital Health Success

December 6, 2017

Manish Kumar is the senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening at MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Digital health, which is the use of electronic technologies, processes and services for improving access… Read more »

Steiner and Kurzman Release Report, ‘Global Education for All?’

November 13, 2017

Two Carolina scholars recently issued a report, Global Education for All?, addressing the challenges of increasing access to global education and examining strategies the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has taken to address these challenges. The report is co-authored by Niklaus Steiner, director of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), and Charles Kurzman,… Read more »

Carolina Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

November 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month beginning Nov. 1 with a series of events hosted by the American Indian Center. This year’s month-long celebration will include lectures, cultural activities and film viewings that share traditions, examine cultural impacts and discuss the ways of American Indian life. The… Read more »

UNC Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to Receive $100,000 TANG Prize

November 1, 2017

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions…. Read more »

Former Sequoyah Fellow Reflects on Her Work and Cherished Memories of Carolina

October 24, 2017

Less than four years after receiving her doctoral degree in history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Mikaëla Adams had her first book published. Based on Adams’s doctoral research, her book is titled Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South. She’s now at work on a second major project: Influenza in Indian Country:… 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 »