New Venture to Fuel Global Thought

February 26, 2010

Global Research Institute director Peter Coclanis shares his ideas regarding a new global initiative to be launched March 22. The Global Research Institute is one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s newest international initiatives. At the Institute, UNC-CH faculty members and external scholars will conduct and disseminate research on key global issues. Leading the institute is Dr. Peter Coclanis, Albert R…. Read more »

Thirteen’s a Lucky Number

February 26, 2010

Political science senior lecturer Donna LeFebvre has won 13 teaching awards since becoming a member of the UNC faculty in 1984. That baker’s dozen includes two Tanner Undergraduate Teaching Awards (in 1996 and 2004) and three Students’ Undergraduate Teaching Awards (in 1995, 2000 and 2006). She became the first person to win a second students’… Read more »

Exploring Global Climate Change in Iceland and More

February 24, 2010

This summer, UNC students will travel to Iceland and Alaska to study global climate change, thanks to a new Burch Field Research Seminar. The rotating roster of semester- and summer-long seminars allows UNC faculty to lead groups of undergraduates on extensive field research trips in the U.S. and around the world. The program is supported… Read more »

Former Secretary Paulson to Speak at UNC

February 23, 2010

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., who led efforts to quell the 2008 financial crisis, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 22. “On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System,” the title of Paulson’s new book, will also be the… Read more »

Backpacking to Diplomacy: An Unexpected Journey

February 22, 2010

Bill Lucas didn’t know what to do with the English degree he received from UNC in 1973. But a post-graduation backpacking trip through Africa steered him toward a career in the Foreign Service – and he hasn’t looked back since. Lucas has served for over 30 years with the State Department, including overseas assignments in… Read more »

UNC Study: Coral Loss Slowed, Reversed by Marine Protected Areas

February 17, 2010

A new worldwide study shows marine protected areas (MPAs), underwater parks where fishing and other potentially harmful activities are regulated, provide an added bonus – helping coral reef ecosystems ward off and recover from threats to their health. Researchers also found the protective effects of MPAs generally strengthen over time. The findings, published in the… Read more »

“Prep School Negro” depicts minority life in prep schools

February 15, 2010

“The Prep School Negro,” a documentary about a young black man’s experiences while attending a prestigious, mostly white preparatory school, will be screened on Thursday (Feb. 18) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Director André Robert Lee, who made the autobiographical film, and executive producer and UNC alumna Barb Lee will answer… Read more »