Raymond Farrow, currently senior director for global strategy, has been appointed associate provost for global affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, effective September 24, 2018. In this new role, Farrow will serve as a leader for the University’s global activities and as the executive director and chief operating officer for UNC… Read more »
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student startup plans to revolutionize seaweed farming in temperate waters, creating jobs, reducing plastic pollution and cleaning carbon from the atmosphere along the way. Founded by Carolina undergraduate students Eliza Harrison, Lucy Best and Emily Kian, the Phyta initiative aims to cultivate macroalgae, or seaweed, to be… Read more »
China’s Jiangsu Province gave Carolina researcher Hans Paerl an International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on Aug. 28 for helping the Chinese government develop a nutrient management strategy to counter the proliferation of toxic algal blooms in its lakes. The award was accepted on Paerl’s behalf by professor Guangwei Zhu, one of his key collaborators… Read more »
Sheila Leatherman, professor of health policy and management in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study committee charged with looking at global issues related to quality of health care and identifying possible pathways for widespread improvement.
The 2018-2019 academic year marks two important anniversaries for the Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: its founding 25 years ago to advance understanding of the social, political, and economic events that shape contemporary Europe, and the establishment of its TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) Program 20 years ago. On… Read more »
European travel, trade and colonial ambition increased dramatically in the century and a half following Christopher Columbus’s 1492 encounter with the Americas. Coinciding with the advent of the printing press and a renewed interest in the great writers of classical antiquity, this Age of Discovery fueled scholarly attempts to write and rewrite global history. “Histories of the World: Global History… Read more »
Multicultural dynamics. Economic disparities. LGTBQ subtleties. Single-parent prevalence. Diversification of the American family is happening at an unprecedented rate, and while awareness of this increased diversity rises, research for what impact it has on parenting adolescents has been limited. A recently published special edition of the Journal of Research on Adolescence—a journal of the Society for Research on… Read more »
Thirty-six undergraduate pharmacy students from China concluded a four-week survey course at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy on August 10. The Innovations and Transformations in Pharmaceutical Sciences (ITPS) program gave UNC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members the opportunity to teach and interact with the Chinese students. The ITPS program is in its… Read more »