Connecting with Home

October 19, 2018

By Will Rimer, University Communications Kristyna Herman’s hometown of Prague may be more than 4,500 miles from Chapel Hill, but every time the Carolina junior walks into work at the Davis Library, it feels like home. As a research and student assistant in the library, Herman connects with the Czech culture, language and literature by… Read more »

Making a Magazine

October 17, 2018

Student communications interns at UNC Global share Carolina’s international opportunities with the campus by creating digital content, managing social media and providing logistical support for the Global Relations team. They’re now adding magazine production to their duties, serving as the student editorial board of UNC Global’s Carolina Passport magazine.

Increasing Health Providers in India

By Rawley Crews, International Visiting Student Coordinator for the UNC Office of International Activities Senior Emergency Medicine Resident Nadeem Modan, M.D., received first place in the 2018 Annual Emergency Medicine Resident Day of Scholarship for his role in an ongoing global health project aimed towards expanding acute care availability in India. As a joint effort between… Read more »

Teaching the Cold War

There is a pressing need, now more than ever, for students to learn the history of Soviet-U.S. relations, and for teachers to have access to resources to effectively teach the Cold War-era. The specter of the Soviet Union still hangs heavy over the relationship between the United States and Russia, and students need to have the historical context of the Cold… Read more »

Gillings School Faculty Presents Keynote Address at Global Leadership Council

Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of The Water Institute at UNC, was a keynote speaker at the Oct. 4 meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. Bartram was recognized, in light of his upcoming retirement… Read more »

Reflecting on 1968

By Albert Cavallaro In 1968 – the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series and one year before the first Woodstock festival – student protests erupted across the globe. In Czechoslovakia the year marked a brief period of gradual liberalization within the communist government, better known as the Prague Spring, which was violently quelled by… Read more »

Science, Spirituality and Synergy in Nepal

September 25, 2018

In a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes, two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar overcame multiple challenges and proved the value of an interdisciplinary team. “It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary,… Read more »

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators in Nicaragua have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy and the impact the virus has on infant neurodevelopment. Zika, a mosquito-borne infection, is… Read more »

IGHID Instructor Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases announced today that Ross Boyce, M.D., M.Sc., is a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Boyce, a clinical instructor in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, will pursue an innovative global health and… Read more »