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Rotary Peace Center Educates a New Generation of Peace Builders at Carolina

July 6, 2018

Mohammed Eid is among nearly 150 students who have pursued master’s degrees in global conflict resolution through the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and international service organization Rotary. The center, one of only six in the world, prepares students to become peace builders in conflict zones across the globe.

Carolina Alumna Olivia Holder Named 2018 Yenching Scholar

July 18, 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Olivia Holder will join the fourth cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China, as a Yenching scholar. A Yenching Academy scholarship offers a fully funded interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies. Holder will enter the program in fall 2018 with a concentration in… Read more »

Mosaics Discovered by UNC-Chapel Hill Researchers Provide New Clues on Ancient Galilean Jewish Village

July 9, 2018

Recent discoveries by a team of specialists and students at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. The discoveries indicate villagers flourished under early fifth century Christian rule, contradicting a widespread view that… Read more »

Carolina Alumnus William McInerney Named 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholar

July 5, 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus William McInerney has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, established by a donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, supports… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Researchers Fight Current Ebola Outbreak

July 5, 2018

Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization. Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, continuing to monitor Ebola survivors from the 2014… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Student Receives Boren Fellowship

June 15, 2018

Elizabeth Christenson, a graduate student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study critical languages abroad. She will be UNC-Chapel Hill’s 13th Boren fellow since 2000.

Two UNC-Chapel Hill Graduates Selected as Pickering Fellows

June 11, 2018

Valli (Sindhu) Chidambaram and Hannah Clager, two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, were selected as 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows. Recipients of the Pickering Fellowship receive two years of financial support and professional development to prepare them for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Fellows also complete a… Read more »

Carolina Alumna and Entrepreneur Makes a Paris Pitch

June 1, 2018

When Edwina Koch stepped onto the field in Busch Stadium to make her best pitch, she wasn’t planning to throw curveballs, sliders or any other kind of pitch meant to deceive. She wanted her delivery to be precise, well-timed and direct – straight down the middle. In fact, even though she stood preparing to compete… Read more »