Australia / Pacific Islands News

Expert Commentary Illuminates Differing Mental Health Needs among Displaced Populations

Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.

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Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor Works to Implement Innovations in Healthcare for Women and Children

“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

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Three Carolina Students Share Their Study Abroad Stories

February 14, 2018

Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »

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Tar Heel Lorrie Fair Returns to Carolina

February 7, 2018

More than a decade after she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in communications and mathematics and as a three-time national champion on the women’s soccer team, Lorrie Fair Allen is back at Carolina. Allen is enrolled in the master of public administration program at the School of Government. The… Read more »

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Maggie Mouat: Studying Abroad in Australia

February 7, 2018

The following essay was written by Maggie Mouat ’18 for unc.edu. There is nothing quite like the experience of studying abroad. It’s a unique chance to live and experience another country as a student for five months — or longer. Ask anyone who has come back from their abroad experience and not one of them… Read more »