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UNC Area Studies Centers Host Global Spotlight Week on Crises of Citizenship, Feb. 17-24

January 29, 2018

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

David Steeb Receives American Pharmacists Association New Practitioner Award

January 26, 2018

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 »

UNC-Chapel Hill Earns Top Sustainability Ratings

January 25, 2018

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 »

Members of PharmAlliance

PharmAlliance Conferences Bring Pharmacy World to Chapel Hill

November 21, 2017

The members of PharmAlliance gathered in Chapel Hill Nov. 15-19 as the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted researchers and educators from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University College London in the United Kingdom for a five-day, two-part collaborative summit focusing on research and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. PharmAlliance is a… Read more »

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

Thakker Takes Helm as Interim Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy

October 2, 2017

It’s Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The dean’s parking spot is empty. So is the dean’s office. It’s Dhiren Thakker’s first day as the interim dean of the School, and he is still in his office on the third floor of Kerr Hall. His car is sitting in its usual place in the deck rather than the front-row spot reserved for the dean. Thakker said he is a couple weeks… Read more »

UNC Hosts Delegation from Australian Catholic University

September 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. Nugent was joined on the visit by… Read more »

Women and children

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition on Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria… Read more »

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Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »