Twenty-two UNC Students to Study in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors

May 12, 2009

Twenty-two exceptional undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2009 study abroad programs in Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship program is designed to broaden awareness of Asia on and off campus. The scholarship combines an award for study in Asia with an… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Hosts First Morehead-Cain Scholars in Malawi

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases will be welcoming its first Morehead-Cain scholars this summer at UNC Project-Malawi. Sophomores Elizabeth Monier and Olivia Myrick will spend 6 weeks at the institute’s research, care, and training facility in the capital city of Lilongwe. The students will work with MD/PhD student Lillian Brown on… Read more »

Deshpande Foundation Funds Students’ Public Health Efforts in India

Two teams of students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been selected by the Deshpande Foundation’s Innovators Program to lead projects in India this summer that address pressing public health needs in sanitation and reproductive health. Founded in 1996 by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande, of Andover, Mass., the Foundation funds… Read more »

Global Health Update

By training one person, UNC helps thousands in Malawi. Earlier this month, UNC was ranked #9 in HIV/AIDS programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of America’s Best Graduate Schools.  The specialty rankings (including HIV/AIDS) are based on ratings by our peers (medical school deans and senior faculty from all of the schools surveyed),… Read more »

Abstract Artwork to be Displayed at Global Center

April 29, 2009

Abstract paintings by Argentinean artist Eduardo Lapetina will be displayed May 6 through June 11 in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An opening reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 at the center will include remarks by the artist at 3:30 p.m. About 25… Read more »

UNC Rhodes Scholars Chosen For USA Today’s First Team

April 29, 2009

Rhodes Scholarship winners Aisha Ihab Saad and Elisabeth “Lisette” Yorke of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as members of USA Today’s 2009 All-USA College Academic First Team. Saad and Yorke were two of 20 undergraduates chosen by a panel of judges from among hundreds of college juniors and seniors…. Read more »