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 »

25 UNC Students to Study in Southeast Asia

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 »

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 »