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Global Health Update

Health and the practice of medicine have become global concerns. Although it sounds like a cliché, in an increasingly interconnected world, the health of people in nations halfway around the world affect its economy and political stability, which in turn has an impact on economic and security issues at home.We at UNC cannot hope to… Read more »

UNC to Host Greg Mortenson, Author of “Three Cups of Tea”

March 30, 2009

GREG MORTENSON co-author of #1 New York Times Bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time 7 PM Public Lecture with reception to follow Doors open 6 PM Carolina Student Union, Great Hall ticket required Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute, founder of Pennies For Peace, and co-author of… Read more »

Matthew Garza Receives Truman Scholarship

March 30, 2009

March 27, 2009 UNC News Services Matthew Joseph Garza, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the distinguished Truman Scholarship, worth up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies toward a public service-related degree. Garza, 23, the son of Crisoforo and Gale Garza of Stockton, Calif., plans to… Read more »

World Music Festival Set for April 13-18

March 30, 2009

“Sounds of Globalism,” a free public world music festival, will be held April 13-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The festival will be at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets, on April 13 and April 16, and in Gerrard Hall on Cameron Avenue on… Read more »

Deborah Weissman

Addressing the Changing Face of the United States

March 27, 2009

With immigration continuing to remain one of the most pertinent issues facing the United States today, it is not surprising that the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic at UNC Law is in high demand among law students. Since its conception in 2004, the clinic has expanded from one semester to a full-year course, with students working… Read more »

Working Languages: Globalizing for the Business Professional

March 27, 2009

If an associate dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School can find the time to study, then just about anyone can. James Dean, who is now dean of the business school, carved out time to learn Spanish despite his demanding schedule. He did it by taking a Working Languages course, which teaches professionals a second language… Read more »

William B. Harrison

UNC to Launch Global Research Institute with Private Support

March 26, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will start a Global Research Institute, the top recommendation from a blue-ribbon task force that spent the past 18 months developing a strategic vision to enhance Carolina’s international presence. Chancellor Holden Thorp today (March 26) announced the institute, which will be devoted to critical international issues, during… Read more »

Three From Carolina Win Luce Scholarships

March 25, 2009

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and a graduate have received three of 18 Luce Scholarships awarded nationwide for 2009. Seniors Nicholas Buell Anderson of Weston, Conn., and Rachel Alison Harper of Cary, as well as May 2007 graduate Jennifer Ellen Cimaglia of Suwanee, Ga., won the scholarships from the Henry Luce… Read more »