Middle East News
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »
On Friday, April 27, 2018, UNC Global hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony to welcome new United States citizens at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifty-nine individuals representing countries from Argentina to Zambia took the oath of allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens.
Seven undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2018. Students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by a… Read more »
Important and, in some cases, little-known historic relics from across North Carolina are available worldwide, thanks to the dedicated librarians of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in Wilson Library. For its work, the center is one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to be awarded later this… Read more »
One hundred years ago, an invisible killer swept the planet. First appearing in the spring as a relatively mild disease, the 1918 flu pandemic struck the bulk of its victims in the fall, flared again in 1919 and 1920 before fading as mysteriously as it arrived. By the time it ran its course, it infected… Read more »
Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education doctoral students have incorporated travel opportunities into their study, benefitting from funding that has helped them explore innovations and challenges in learning communities in other parts of the world. Diana Tursi and Lucia Mock, doctoral students in the Cultural Studies and Literacies strand of… Read more »
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.
The notion of returning to a better Syria drives Hiba Alzouby ’21, a doctor of pharmacy candidate at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Born in New Jersey and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Alzouby lived in Syria between the ages of 5 to 10 and considers it a second home. While living there, she traveled… Read more »
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations hosted Syrian-American hip-hop artist, Omar Offendum, for a concert in the auditorium of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History as the final event of Global Spotlight Week on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The concert tied together themes presented… Read more »