UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.
David Steeb is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished New Practitioner Award from the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within the first five years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. Steeb is a clinical assistant professor and director of global engagement… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »
Tamiwe Tomoka is Malawi’s first female pathologist. She discusses what attracted her to this field, the many hats she wears at UNC Project-Malawi and how she handles being a role model. Q: What attracted you to the field of pathology? A: The need for more pathologists in Malawi. When I was a medical student 1999-2003, there… Read more »
Every child born should have the optimum chance of survival. Although that goal might seem obvious, the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs) have placed new emphasis on newborn survival as central to the global health agenda. The SDG target is for countries to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per… Read more »
Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to develop strategies for helping children with a common pediatric cancer in Malawi stay on treatment, which the researchers say is critical to improving survival rates. Burkitt lymphoma is a common childhood cancer that is often cured in the United States, but… Read more »
Be audacious in your pursuits, but not in a flashy, shallow way, Carolina’s Satish Gopal told graduates at the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Dec. 17, 2017. “Undergird your audacity with equal commitment to incrementalness,” Gopal said. “To be bold, but also boring, and to painstakingly do the daily reading and thinking and… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.