Graduate and undergraduate students from more than 10 universities gathered at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health Feb. 16-17 for the 2019 Pearl Hacks, a weekend-long hackathon for female and nonbinary students. The event, in its fifth year, was an opportunity for more than 250 like-minded students to network, form small teams and imagine… Read more »
The UNC School of Media and Journalism has announced the 2019 participants of the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Journalism Diversity Program, and will partner with the City University Department of Journalism in London to extend the program overseas this year. The Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program and the Bloomberg-UNC-City Business Journalism Diversity Programme give students the opportunity to join a week-long program… Read more »
Mark Green, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new tuberculosis data hub on March 20 in Washington, D.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is playing a large role. Tuberculosis data from 23 USAID priority countries, along with global tuberculosis data, is housed on the new… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has ranked fifth among large-size schools (more than 15,000 undergraduates) on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, tied with Ohio State University and the University of Washington. This is the 10th year Carolina has ranked among the top 20 large-size schools.
Michael Tsin, associate professor in the Department of History and Curriculum in Global Studies and academic director of the Phillips Ambassadors program, was recently selected as the Earl N. Phillips Jr. Distinguished Professor in International Studies. He is only the second person to hold the position since the professorship was established ten years ago.
Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s Water Institute at UNC, has been selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award by leaders at his alma mater, the University of Surrey, in Guildford, Surrey, U.K. Bartram earned bachelor’s and… Read more »
Chérie Rivers Ndaliko stood behind the music stand she uses for a podium, her hands clasped, and looked out over her class. “I’m going to stand up here, and I want you to tell me what you see,” she said. While she has completed this exercise with classes in South Africa, Brazil and across the United… Read more »
“Welcome to our new space,” says Josmell Perez as he proudly greets visitors to the walk-through of the site of the UNC Latinx Center, which will officially open its doors just prior to the Fall 2019 semester. Perez has been at the helm of the Carolina Latinx Collaborative for nearly a decade while it incubated… Read more »