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Christian Lundblad

Christian Lundblad Puts Global Business Theory into Practice

November 10, 2017

Back in 2000, Christian Lundblad, having completed his doctoral degree in financial economics, went to work at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. as an advisor on international financial market developments. That experience helped define his approach to academia. “It’s a very interesting institution,” Lundblad says of the Federal Reserve. “It’s at the intersection… 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.

UNC Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to Receive $100,000 TANG Prize

November 1, 2017

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions…. Read more »

Three UNC Students Selected as 2018 Weir Fellows

October 31, 2017

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year student Jolie Lau and third-year students Kyle… Read more »

Community Engagement Improves STD Testing and Treatment in Asia

October 27, 2017

Allison Mathews is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She leads 2BeatHIV, a research project examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV. She recently attended two symposiums in China about sexually transmitted disease prevention and control. In this blog post, she shares her thoughts and… Read more »

Jinan University Faculty Visit Natural Products Research Laboratories

October 18, 2017

Faculty from Jinan University visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and its Natural Products Research Laboratories (NPRL) directed by Kenan Distinguished Professor Kuo-Hsiung Lee, on Oct. 16 and 17 for a symposium on the globalization of Chinese medicine. This symposium was organized by Katie Musgrove, the executive associate… Read more »

2017 UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Explored Wide Range of Health Topics in Summer Program

Graduates of the eighth annual UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program spent 10 weeks working side by side with global health professionals at IntraHealth International this summer, taking part in projects that dealt with a wide range of topics — from HIV-related stigma to sexual harassment and discrimination in the health workforce. Since 2010, the Gillings School… Read more »

Rachel Willis Helps Port Communities Cope with the Impact of Climate Change

October 6, 2017

Orange traffic cones surround a fluorescent yellow-garbed construction worker on NC-12. He raises his hand perpendicular to the roadway, signaling to slow down with a weathered red stop sign. As cars speed past in the left-hand lane, enormous cranes on ocean barges lift heavy beams onto a bridge being built alongside the existing one.