Who Is China?

June 22, 2009

The cultural differences between the United States and China are large and abundant, but the one I find most striking is that the span of China’s history has not endowed her people with a firm sense of identity. One would think that with over 5,000 years of history, the Chinese people would know who they… Read more »

My Market

June 22, 2009

Walking down the dirt road with my used soda bottles in hand, I cross over a rickety two-by-four bridge and enter into the market. “Muli Bwanji, my friend, how are you today?” I hear called out as I walk toward the woman who runs my favorite market stall. I give her my used soda bottles… Read more »

Executives Graduate From UNC’s Global OneMBA Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has graduated its sixth class of OneMBA®, the global executive MBA program. Executives began their studies in the innovative program in Washington, D.C., in September 2007, with students from UNC’s four partner schools: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Hong Kong SAR,… Read more »

Joining Forces to Create Citizens of the World

June 18, 2009

It has been a little over a month since the class of 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill donned their Carolina blue graduation robes and prepared themselves to leave the cozy confines of campus life. Having worked tirelessly for the past four years, graduation day is a commendable achievement in any… Read more »

UNC Junior Wins Fellowship From State Department

Yaniv Barzilai of Charlotte, a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship will fund his junior and senior years at Carolina; the first year of graduate school in pursuit of a master’s degree in international affairs;… Read more »

Research Uncovers Clues to Virus-Cancer Link

In a series of recently-published articles, a research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has uncovered clues to the development of cancers in AIDS patients. In an April article published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D. associate professor of microbiology and immunology at UNC’s School of Medicine, demonstrated that… Read more »

Teachable Moments

British literary scholar Christopher Armitage has never been shy about dramatizing an important lesson. Students and colleagues will recall when he dressed up as William Richardson Davie, the University’s main founder, for an outdoor celebration during the campus bicentennial in the 1990s. (As he did during the Carolina First campaign, at left.) The professor dutifully… Read more »

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 »