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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a two-time Carolina graduate, is the National Security Adviser. Photo credit: U.S. Army.

National Security Adviser a Two-Time Carolina Graduate

March 14, 2017

H.R. McMaster, a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the lieutenant general President Donald Trump has chosen to be national security adviser, often has been described as a scholar-warrior, earning his hard-charging reputation on the battlefield and on the best-seller list. The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national… Read more »

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Carolina Student Earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

February 27, 2017

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years. Isaacs, a geography of human… Read more »

Lunar New Year celebration in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Robert Gourley ’18, taken during study abroad at the UNC Institute for the Environment Thailand field site.

Carolina Asia Center to Celebrate Asia Week 2017, Feb. 20-25

February 8, 2017

The Carolina Asia Center kicks off Asia Week 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 20-25, 2017. This campus-wide celebration of Asia, the first pan-Asia week-long celebration at UNC, features collaborations with several campus departments and student organizations and offers a variety of free public events to the Chapel Hill community.

Gail Henderson is headed to Thailand where she will present at an HIV conference.

Gail Henderson to Advise Federal Agencies on Human Genome Initiatives and to Present at HIV Conference in Thailand

Gail Henderson, professor of social medicine and director of the Center for Genomics and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been confirmed for a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and asked to speak at the 19th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV… Read more »

Since studying abroad in India in 2009 as a Phillips Ambassador, Patrick Dowd ’10 has lived and worked in Thailand, Nepal and the Tibetan region of the People’s Republic of China.

Celebrating 10 Years of Phillips Ambassadors

November 9, 2016

The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 years of supporting students’ study abroad experiences in Asia by awarding five $10,000 awards to Phillips Ambassadors alumni to support their further engagement with Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program in the Carolina Asia Center within the College of Arts and Sciences. A quarter of the scholarships are reserved… Read more »

Seventh-generation Indonesian mask dancer Nani comes to UNC in January as part of Carolina Performing Arts’ Sufi Journey series. Photo courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts.

Scholars Explore Muslim Identities through Performances, Lectures

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scholar Carl W. Ernst will lead an interdisciplinary conference on the diversity of Muslim beliefs. A complementary 11-performance series hosted by Carolina Performing Arts will feature music and dance from four Muslim-majority nations. The yearlong CPA series, “Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey,” will feature performances reflecting the diversity of Muslim identity and the… Read more »

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International Study Finds 20 Genetic Regions Associated with Kidney Function

A large international collaboration marks the first study of kidney function involving individuals from four continents. After examining kidney function in African, Asian, European and Hispanic individuals, researchers found 20 genetic regions that affect kidney function and are common across all ethnic ancestries. The full paper, titled “Trans-ethnic fine-mapping highlights kidney function genes linked to… Read more »