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Four UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Students Awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

January 8, 2020

Four students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows Program. Carolina consistently ranks among the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC-Chapel Hill was awarded more than $158,000 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral… Read more »

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Correcting Vaccine Misinformation Is a Difficult Process, Carolina Study Shows

January 7, 2020

The number of girls receiving HPV vaccines in Denmark plummeted after vaccine misinformation spread through Danish media outlets from 2013 to 2016. Health officials launched a campaign in 2017 aiming to correct the misinformation and encourage girls to get vaccinated. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that, despite substantial progress, about… Read more »

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New Study Estimates the Global Extent of River Ice Loss as Earth Warms

January 3, 2020

More than half of Earth’s rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes. Ice cover also regulates the amount of greenhouse gasses released from rivers into Earth’s atmosphere. A new study from researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department… Read more »

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Twin Presence of Obesity and Undernutrition Reflects Shifts in Global Food Systems

Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues. A new approach is needed to help low- and middle-income countries reduce obesity and undernutrition at the same time as the issues become increasingly connected, according to the first paper in a 4-paper report published in The Lancet. “We are facing a new nutrition reality… Read more »

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Sustainability Is Key for Long-Term Success of Nigerian Family Planning Initiatives

Family planning programs in Nigeria have been successful in influencing the population to accept and adopt the practice of family planning and increase usage of modern methods of contraception. However, an adequate plan is necessary to address the sustainability of these effects after the program ends. This is according to research in two new studies… Read more »

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University Adds Korean Studies Major

December 12, 2019

Thirteen years after 23 students enrolled in the first Korean language class at Carolina, the University has added a major in Korean studies to its curriculum.  Korean studies majors will take Korean language courses as well as courses in Korean culture, literature, history and politics. Students who complete the requirements for the new major will receive a… Read more »