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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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

‘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 … Read more

Global and Growing

February 8, 2021

As outlined in Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University builds on its strong international partnerships and an array of programs to guarantee access to a global education for all students. Despite a pandemic that has severely disrupted international … Read more

Updating Carolina Next

January 25, 2021

Last spring, University leaders reexamined several of the eight strategic initiatives in light of COVID-19 and heightened racial tensions. Bob Blouin and Lynn Williford discuss Carolina’s “living, breathing, evolving strategic plan.” In light of the global pandemic and heightened racial … Read more

Focus Carolina: Elizabeth Frankenberg

December 7, 2020

Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center, is using what she learned studying the effects of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia to understand how communities in eastern North Carolina are affected by and respond to flooding events. She is … Read more

Innovative Faculty Enrich Learning Through Global Collaboration

November 20, 2020

Whether the subject is music, medical anthropology or the business of health care, UNC COIL courses connect students with the world. Michael Kris misses live music. That’s natural, given that he is a professional musician, a teaching professor of music at Carolina … Read more

Finding a Way

November 11, 2020

The director of UNC Project-China, a research and service collaboration between the University and Chinese partner institutions, has learned to adapt and stay flexible amid the global pandemic. UNC is one of the top research universities in the country, and … Read more

Focus Carolina: John Bamforth

October 26, 2020

John Bamforth oversees the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI), a non-profit drug research and development organization that is part of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mission: to find … Read more