Africa News

Carolina Performing Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season

Cutting-edge performances and interactive art from across the world find a home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during Carolina Performing Arts’ 14th season. The season’s theme, “You Are Everything,” combines new works, returning artists, plastic bags formed into grocery items, an Arabic language town hall and more for a dynamic season of connection and collaboration.

Emily Gower

Emily Gower Seeks to Prevent Blindness from the US to Ethiopia and Tanzania

Emily Gower is an associate professor in epidemiology and ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her international research focus involves improving trichiasis surgery outcomes for people with trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. In the United States, she researches diabetic retinopathy, which also causes blindness but is 99 percent… Read more »

Holzworth Named Consortium’s Global Health Champion

Donald A. Holzworth, executive in residence and adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2018 Global Health Champion. The annual award recognizes career-long commitment to the advancement of global health. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Holzworth has… Read more »

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

Man waving handheld American flag

UNC Global Hosts Fourth Annual Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens

May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, UNC Global hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony to welcome new United States citizens at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifty-nine individuals representing countries from Argentina to Zambia took the oath of allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens.

Celeste Brown

Tanzanian Training Shows Medical Student Celeste A. Brown Universal Health Barriers

Celeste A. Brown is a fourth-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and will begin her residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Carolina in June. Celeste traveled to Tanzania and Mozambique for a one-month emergency medicine rotation, and below she shares a global perspective on the state of healthcare and medical education… Read more »