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New Asian American Center Opens

August 30, 2021

The center, led by Heidi Kim of the department of English and comparative literature, gives students, faculty and staff of Asian descent a place to call their own. When she was growing up, Selina Shi threw away the Chinese tea … Continued

Fires and Floods Sweep the Globe

August 26, 2021

This summer we’ve watched extreme weather events unfold around the world, including devastating wildfires in the Western United States, unprecedented flooding in Central Europe and a deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. When the ash stops flying and waters … Continued

Insight into Afghanistan

August 25, 2021

The United States is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan after two decades of fighting the Taliban insurgency. In the wake of this departure, the country’s Western-backed government has collapsed, the Taliban have seized control of the capital city of Kabul … Continued

Bringing the World’s Best to Carolina

August 23, 2021

Traveling thousands of miles to study or work at Carolina sometimes isn’t the hardest part of an international student or scholar’s journey to Chapel Hill. For some, the hardest part is navigating the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. Fortunately, … Continued

How Did One Stuck Ship Hamper Global Trade?

April 1, 2021

On March 24 the container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, causing potentially billions in lost trade while hundreds of other cargo ships motored in circles waiting for the canal to reopen. … Continued

Big Tent, One Team

March 23, 2021

How a multidisciplinary research partnership built to fight HIV, Ebola and other infectious diseases turned its people, expertise and experience to fight COVID-19. People dying in great numbers around the world. A race to discover prevention and treatments, sometimes leading … Continued

Making Natural Connections: On Film and In the Classroom

March 2, 2021

Carolina professor and filmmaker Julia Haslett, who’s latest documentary tells the story of conservationists restoring rhododendrons to their native China, brings the natural world to the screen and to her classroom. We may take for granted the plants in our … Continued

‘Getting The Big Things Right’

February 16, 2021

With social science insights and a global perspective, Carolina’s Zeynep Tufekci helps clarify the COVID-19 big picture. Zeynep Tufekci is not an epidemiologist. She’s a social scientist whose work focuses on the intersection of society and technology. That work has taken … Continued