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UNC Hosts Peter Newman from King’s College London

September 23, 2016

Peter Newman, communications officer for King’s Worldwide at King’s College London, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the week of Sept. 12 to learn more about international communication strategies at UNC. Newman visited Chapel Hill as part of King’s Staff International Exchange Program, making him the fourth staff member from King’s to visit UNC through the program. During his visit, he met with staff from UNC Global and the Study Abroad Office to discuss the UNC-King’s student exchange program and discuss strategies to improve promotion of the partnership. He also met with staff in the Office of … Continued

Speizer Named to RTI International’s 2016-2017 Class of University Scholars

September 23, 2016

Ilene Speizer, research professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of six scholars selected to spend up to one academic year at RTI International, working on strategic research projects. The RTI University Scholars Program supports highly talented academics who take scholarly leave from their home institutions to collaborate with RTI researchers. Speizer will work with Wendee Wechsberg, director of the RTI Global Gender Center. Speizer and Wechsberg share research interests in violence prevention, substance use, couples research, sexual risk and HIV prevention. They plan … Continued

SILS Adds New Summer Seminar Focusing on Information Enterprises in Germany and Ireland

September 22, 2016

The University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is adding a new international summer seminar for 2017 that will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy and security affect businesses. Students will travel to Dublin and Berlin, getting behind-the-scenes access to global technology companies in each city and participating in other educational and cultural activities made possible by SILS’ partnerships with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin. This seminar joins SILS’ two other international summer seminars, which explore libraries and librarianship in Prague and London. The new seminar is an exciting addition, not only because of its information-science focus, but also … Continued

Genetic Variations May Increase Kidney Disease Risk in Hispanic, Latino Populations

September 22, 2016

A new study from the Univerisity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health reveals that genetic alleles linked to African ancestry may contribute to chronic kidney disease among Hispanic and Latino populations. In the United States, Hispanics and Latinos comprise just over 15 percent of adults in the country and remain one of the fastest growing minority groups. Hispanic or Latino ethnicity is associated with higher risk for several chronic medical conditions, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the population within the U.S. is genetically diverse. CKD risk and associated risk factors like hypertension and … Continued

‘Artist After Hours’ Talks to Andy Lang, Organist, Flutist and Gymnast

September 18, 2016

Artist After Hours, a series from Carolina Arts and Sciences Magazine, features interviews with faculty, staff and students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who pursue artistic avocations in areas not directly related to their day jobs or studies. Andy Lang is the director of the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services.  When I was a kid, I fell in love with the organ by watching our parish organist play. I remember being in awe over his ability to operate this really complex instrument and being amazed by the variety of … Continued