Australia / Pacific Islands News

UNC Joins Forces with World’s Premier Pharmacy Schools in Landmark Alliance

March 11, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining forces with two of the world’s premier universities to advance research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The newly minted PharmAlliance brings together the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy programs at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and University College London in… Read more »

Natasha Holt on her family farm in Barringo Valley, the foothills of Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia.

Global Heels: Natasha Gorr Holt

February 23, 2014

Meet Natasha Holt, a Duke-Rotary International Peace Fellow studying trauma healing and gender-based and sexual violence at UNC School of Social Work. She earned her BA in media and gender studies from Monash University in Australia, and she is from the Barringo Valley in the foothills of Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia.

UNC hosted visitors from the Embassy of Australia on Oct. 9, 2013.

UNC Hosts Visitors from the Embassy of Australia

November 13, 2013

Visitors from the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C., met with UNC representatives on Oct. 9 to discuss opportunities to develop deeper relationships with Australian universities. Michael Schwager, Australian minister counsellor for education, science and technology and Sarah Wolf, education manager for North America at the Australian Trade Commission, who were in North Carolina visiting… Read more »


Fluoride in Drinking Water Cuts Tooth Decay in Adults

March 11, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those who had not received fluoridated drinking water as children. In the first population-level study of… Read more »

School of Information and Library Science Welcomes Visiting Scholars

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes visiting scholars from Korea, China and Australia. They include, Jong Sung Kim from Keimyung University; Fenglin Li from Wuhan University; and Falk Scholer from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Visiting scholars may audit classes, collaborate with… Read more »


SILS Welcomes Visiting Scholars

This semester, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes at least two visiting scholars to the community. Dr. David Nichols is visiting from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Dr. Jong Sung Kim hails from South Korea. Nichols is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Waikato University. He is interested in webometrics… Read more »

Vimy Flight and Peter McMillan

The Vimy Expeditions: Promotional Video

November 3, 2011

Inspired by this spirit and the groundbreaking voyages of a particular WWI-era bomber plane, UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81 and Australian Lang Kidby undertook the challenge in 1992 of rebuilding the Vickers Vimy biplane, complete with open cockpit and cotton-covered wings, and re-creating three flights that ushered it into the history books: the first England-to-… Read more »

Vimy Flight and Peter McMillan

The Vimy Expeditions: About Peter McMillan

October 26, 2011

Peter McMillan ’81 is a vintage aircraft enthusiast who, in 1994, completed a replica of a Vickers Vimy WWI-era biplane with Australian Lang Kidby. Upon completion, the pilots of the Vimy replica, including McMillan, have since re-created three of the world’s first long-distance flights, which were completed by the Vimy in 1919 and 1920. “The… Read more »