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Carolina Navigators: Bringing the Globe Home to the Community

June 9, 2009

Students in many schools in N.C. may never have the opportunity to travel to another country. Carolina Navigators, a program designed to educate the community about global issues, gives K-12 students a look across the globe into worlds they may never see. The program plugs UNC students who have spent time studying or traveling abroad, into… Read more »

25 UNC Students to Study in Southeast Asia

June 8, 2009

Twenty-five rising sophomores at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded full scholarships for study abroad in Southeast Asia this summer. The Carolina Southeast Asia Summer Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences and designed especially for students at the end of their first year, is an eight-week academic program…. Read more »

New Drug Taken Once Daily Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

June 8, 2009

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers has shown that the investigational new drug liraglutide taken once daily may be safer and more effective than currently available medications for people with type 2 diabetes. The study was published in the online edition of The Lancet on Monday, June 8,… Read more »

UNC to Be Part of Lenovo-funded Global Education Research Consortium

June 2, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be part of a new Global Education Research program being created by Lenovo to analyze and measure the impact of technology on students’ educational experiences from first grade through higher education. The global initiative features several education centers that will collaborate to spread the best practices… Read more »

Executive Development Custom Programs Ranked 17th in World

The Financial Times ranked custom executive programs offered by the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School 17th in the world and 7th in the United States. The rankings were part of the newspaper’s 2009 survey of the best non-degree programs for executives. Additional high marks for UNC Kenan-Flagler custom executive development programs included: – No. 1 for food and accommodations… Read more »

Bhutan

May 28, 2009

I am no longer Sean McKeithan. I am Ngawang Jamtsho. I have been renamed. My new name means “huge, never-ending lake, extending to eternity.” In my previous life I was a reindeer, and there is a chance that in my next life I will be a bird. That is, in my opinion, a rather unappealing… Read more »

What I Left Behind

May 28, 2009

We huddled in a small group around the campfire as we began our first night camping in the Kenyan bush.  Even with the light of the moon, it was darker than expected in this place, this land of such bloody history.  And then we heard it. Ooooooomph!  OOOOoooooomph! Lions. And not just any lions, Tsavo… Read more »