28 UNC Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships

February 20, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded more than $80,000 in privately funded, need- and merit-based scholarships to 28 undergraduates for participation in study abroad programs this semester. Recipients represent majors including biology, journalism, economics, political science and German. They are studying in cities around the world, including Prague, Czech Republic; Jerusalem;… Read more »

30th UNC Minority Health Conference to Examine Online Health Education Programs

Barbara C. Wallace, Ph.D., professor of health education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will be keynote speaker at the conference, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Wallace will present the conference’s William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture at 9:30 a.m…. Read more »

LEARN NC Launches Digital Textbook of Mandarin Chinese

February 18, 2009

Many Americans know China for its Great Wall, built centuries ago to ward off foreign invaders. Today’s China is far more open, to the extent that North Carolina schools are scrambling to add Mandarin Chinese courses so students can communicate with the most populous nation on earth. To respond to the increased demand for Chinese… Read more »

UNC Artist’s Work Centers on Immigrant Experience

February 17, 2009

Work by Puerto Rican multi-media/performance artist Roxana Perez-Mendez, which focuses on the immigrant experience, will be displayed Feb. 17 through March 17 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public installation, titled “Sin Fin,” will be exhibited in the John and June Allcott Gallery of the Hanes Art Center, located beside… Read more »

Dr. Muhammad Yunis: Changing the World One Business at a Time

February 17, 2009

But as students began lining up as early as 5 AM outside of Kenan-Flagler Business School on Wednesday February 4, it was not in hopes of seeing Tyler Hansbrough sink yet another layup. Rather, it was to hear 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus discuss his strategy for the daunting task of alleviating… Read more »

Rohit Ramaswamy

Fourth UNC Gillings Visiting Professor Named to Public Health School

February 10, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has awarded a Gillings Visiting Clinical Associate Professorship to Rohit Ramaswamy, Ph.D., to develop a pilot distance-based learning program for public health professionals around the world. Ramaswamy, an adjunct professor in the school’s public health leadership program, is president of Service… Read more »

Two UNC Musicologists Awarded Competitive NEH Fellowships

February 3, 2009

Two musicologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won 2009 fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities for book projects, on music during World War II and the myth of “absolute music.” The one-year research fellowships of $50,400 each were awarded to Annegret Fauser and Mark Evan Bonds, professors of… Read more »