Africa News

My Market

June 22, 2009

Walking down the dirt road with my used soda bottles in hand, I cross over a rickety two-by-four bridge and enter into the market. “Muli Bwanji, my friend, how are you today?” I hear called out as I walk toward the woman who runs my favorite market stall. I give her my used soda bottles… Read more »

What I Left Behind

May 28, 2009

We huddled in a small group around the campfire as we began our first night camping in the Kenyan bush.  Even with the light of the moon, it was darker than expected in this place, this land of such bloody history.  And then we heard it. Ooooooomph!  OOOOoooooomph! Lions. And not just any lions, Tsavo… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Hosts First Morehead-Cain Scholars in Malawi

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases will be welcoming its first Morehead-Cain scholars this summer at UNC Project-Malawi. Sophomores Elizabeth Monier and Olivia Myrick will spend 6 weeks at the institute’s research, care, and training facility in the capital city of Lilongwe. The students will work with MD/PhD student Lillian Brown on… Read more »

Global Health Update

By training one person, UNC helps thousands in Malawi. Earlier this month, UNC was ranked #9 in HIV/AIDS programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of America’s Best Graduate Schools.  The specialty rankings (including HIV/AIDS) are based on ratings by our peers (medical school deans and senior faculty from all of the schools surveyed),… Read more »

World Music Festival Set for April 13-18

March 30, 2009

“Sounds of Globalism,” a free public world music festival, will be held April 13-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The festival will be at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets, on April 13 and April 16, and in Gerrard Hall on Cameron Avenue on… Read more »

Carolina Performing Arts Unveils Its 2009-10 Season

March 24, 2009

Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveiled the lineup for its fifth season today (March 24), offering 38 performances by artists and ensembles from 14 countries between September 2009 and April 2010. Giving audiences a chance to “see the world,” Carolina Performing Arts will welcome artists from across the… Read more »