Ugandan Peace Negotiator: Getting Beyond the Surface

Speaking to a full house at the FedEx Global Education Center on March 26, Betty Bigombe, Ugandan peace leader and international diplomat, addressed students, faculty and community members, voicing her concerns about child trafficking and the need for mediation in Africa. Appointed “Minister of State for Pacification of Northern Uganda,” Bigombe worked to resolve the… Read more »

Striving for Peace with the Power of the Pen

It takes a certain amount of courage for a novice author to title the first chapter of his book, “Failure.” But considering the unbelievable obstacles that Greg Mortenson, co-author of the acclaimed Three Cups of Tea, has faced in his life, it is not surprising that his perception of this term is slightly unconventional.  “We… Read more »

UNC Professor Receives International Association for Dental Research Award

Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S, Ph.D., chair of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s department of prosthodontics, has received the International Association for Dental Research’s 2009 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award. The honor recognizes outstanding research within prosthodontics and implantology. Cooper received the award on April 1 at the association’s 87th… Read more »

Two from UNC Win Goldwater Scholarships

April 6, 2009

Sophomores Ann Liu and Varun Puvanesarajah came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on somewhat similar paths. Now, both have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. The Goldwater Foundation, of Springfield, Va., has announced 278 recipients of the awards… Read more »

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 »