Latin America / Caribbean News
Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.
Spring break for students in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will include immersive classes, networking opportunities, workshops and more around the world. For MEJO 584: Documentary Multimedia Storytelling, March 8-19, Julian W. Scheer Term Professor Pat Davison and adjunct professors Christa Gala and Tamara Rice will… Read more »
Examples of extraordinarily successful and creative individuals who, early in their lives, cultivated relationships with people from other cultures are easy to find. Marie Curie was born in Poland, but moved to Paris where she met and married Pierre Curie. They conducted groundbreaking research on radioactivity and won a Nobel Prize for their achievements. When… Read more »
The task at hand appears simple: slip a zip tie through the plastic disc, ensure the ID tag is visible and attach it to the metal table. Cut off the excess plastic. Repeat. Now, do that 48 times, underwater and with a limited amount of air on your back. It’s harder than it looks. With… Read more »
“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »
Meg Medina, bestselling Latina author of children’s and young adult fiction, will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The lecture, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be free and open… Read more »
Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. Before that, he chaired the curriculum in African and Afro-American studies from 1980 to 1988 and for two… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
When doctor of nursing practice student Brittany Alexander sat down to pen an assigned op-ed for her political advocacy class, she tried to write about a topic from her work treating patients at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Infectious Diseases Clinic. But as she began to type, the fears she faced each… Read more »