UNC Global’s annual Passport Drive took place on November 7 and 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. The event welcomed students, faculty, staff and their families to apply for or renew their passports. Officials from the U.S. Department of State were on campus both days to accept new passport and passport renewal applications.
On Oct. 30, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted participants in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS), a program that allows college and university administrators from India to come to the United States and explore best practices in U.S. higher education. During the two-week program, participants visited a number of institutions in and… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 17th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted two delegations from the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in October and November 2018. The first IVLP delegation included government officials, technical consultants and public officers from Nigeria, who visited the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law on October 29 to learn about… Read more »
A group of Pharm.D. students received a $10,000 PharmAlliance grant — the first of its kind to be awarded to Pharm.D. students — to support a project promoting medication safety. The project is led by PY3 Clara Kim and PY2 Vraj Patel from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. It is co-authored by PY3 Ember… Read more »
By Megan May, Endeavors Ask people about their favorite animal and most will probably say a dog or a cat, maybe even something more exotic like a dolphin. Ask Jared Richards and he will tell you he loves the cuttlefish – an animal related to the octopus, with eight arms and two tentacles lined with… Read more »
This semester, the two professors from seemingly unconnected fields have teamed up to teach “Time and the Medieval Cosmos” as part of the Integrated Curricula, a program within the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The new course covers the relationship between science and religion, and the ways that cultural norms influence which scientific models “win out” or persist.
Understanding the lives of dolphins and their success in the wild is vital to protecting their environment. They are a keystone marine species, meaning their health reflects that of their surroundings. Since 2014, Carolina senior Liah McPherson has worked with the Wild Dolphin Project, a nonprofit scientific research organization that studies and reports on a specific… Read more »
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised its recommended dosing schedule for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from three doses to two doses for adolescents ages 14 and under. Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in five countries preferred the two-dose HPV vaccination schedule, according to new research published October 4 in Cancer… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host two Nobel laureates in Physics in November. Wolfgang Ketterle, John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT, will give a talk on Tuesday, November 13, and Rainer Weiss, professor emeritus at MIT, will give a talk on Wednesday, November 14.