Australia / Pacific Islands News

UNC Hosts Delegation from the Embassy of Australia

July 12, 2016

A delegation from the Embassy of Australia and the Australian Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on June 29 to learn about the University’s research portfolio and engagement in Australia, as well as to discuss opportunities for student exchange and collaboration in commercialization and research and development…. Read more »

Out and About: LGBTQ Abroad

April 10, 2016

For many who identify as LGBTQ, the prospect of studying abroad can seem both incredibly enriching and downright terrifying. UNC linguistics major and Phillips Ambassador Grant King ’17 weighs in on how to navigate the world as an LGBTQ-identified person.

UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Initiative Publishes First Report on Transgender Officials

December 16, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill LGBTQ Representation and Rights Initiative has published the first worldwide comprehensive report on transgender people serving in elected office. By Mary Lide Parker Other Candidates  It’s the first week of December, and much of America is watching Ted Cruz and Donald Trump hurl insults at each other. But a political science… Read more »

Palmer a Visiting Scholar, Conference Keynote Speaker in Australia

December 14, 2015

Mary H. Palmer, Helen W. and Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging at UNC School of Nursing, was a keynote speaker at the Continence Foundation of Australia’s 24th National Conference in Melbourne in November 2015. Palmer delivered two presentations while at the conference, the first entitled “Review of past and present efforts to improve quality… Read more »

The Nature of Emergency Medicine

September 1, 2015

By Mark Derewicz The girl was dying. Desperate, her father wanted Tim Platts-Mills to help. But the 22-year-old Harvard graduate had only been in Papua New Guinea for a month and wasn’t a doctor. He wasn’t even a medical student. But Platts-Mills ran to the bedside of the man’s 8-year-old daughter anyway. As she labored… Read more »

UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Tackle Pressing Global Health Challenges

Four graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health have completed research projects under the mentorship of public health experts at IntraHealth International, a global nongovernmental organization headquartered in Chapel Hill. The students’ participation marks the sixth year of the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program, which aims to… Read more »

Tyndall Speaks at Australian Dental Congress

May 1, 2015

Don Tyndall, professor and director of radiology in the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Division of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, was one of seven invited international speakers at the 36th Annual Australian Dental Congress. The conference, which was held from March 25-29 in Brisbane, Australia, was themed “The Future is Here.” His first presentation, “Fundamentals… Read more »