Eleven UNC Students Win Fulbright Scholarships

December 10, 2008

Eleven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have received 2008-2009 U.S. Student Fulbright Program awards to study, teach or conduct research in other countries. Nationwide more than 1,450 students were chosen for academic or professional achievement and leadership potential. The nation’s largest international exchange program, the Fulbright operates in more than 155 countries…. Read more »

Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp

International Journal Names Impact Award for Steenkamp

December 10, 2008

The International Journal of Research in Marketing and the European Marketing Academy have established an award to recognize long-term research impact on the field of marketing, and named the award in honor of Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The new annual “Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp Award… Read more »

Cassandra O'Lenick

O’Lenick Receives Fulbright Award

Cassandra O’Lenick, an environmental sciences and engineering major in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2008-2009 U.S. Student Fulbright Program award. O’Lenick, a native of Annandale, Va., will travel to Poland and study environmental law, policy and scientific procedure. She also will study Poland’s cooperation with the European Union’s environmental policy…. Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa Society Inducts 176 Tar Heels

December 5, 2008

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, inducted 176 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members on Nov. 24. The induction ceremony at UNC featured remarks by Mike Smith, UNC vice chancellor for public service and engagement and dean of the School of Government…. Read more »

Nine UNC Students to Study in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors

December 4, 2008

Nine undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, representing eight academic majors, will study in Asia during the spring 2009 semester as Phillips Ambassadors. The students have been awarded scholarships for study in China, Singapore, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. The Phillips Ambassadors program in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences chooses… Read more »

Public Health Survival Subject of Web Broadcast

December 3, 2008

A panel of experts will tackle the topic of how to stave off the impact of the economic crisis on public health programs in an online broadcast this month. The Dec. 15 webcast, “Public Health Survival: Leadership in a Falling Market,” is hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of… Read more »

UNC’s Yorke Wins Rhodes Scholarship

December 1, 2008

Elisabeth “Lisette” Yorke has conducted AIDS research in Thailand and Cambodia, been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and started a women’s ice hockey club. Now, these and other accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular, have led to a Rhodes Scholarship for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior. Saturday, (Nov. 29), she was one… Read more »

Morehead-Cain Alumni and Scholars Go Global

November 24, 2008

It is not often that you get two former United States ambassadors, a CIA counterterrorism analyst, a Peace Corps alumna, a Google associate and a trio of Foreign Service officers in one room. But then again, the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program is not your ordinary scholarship either. And it is exactly this prestigious scholarship that linked… Read more »

UNC Researchers to Host International Disease Surveillance Conference in Raleigh

November 24, 2008

Researchers from the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are hosting the 2008 International Society for Disease Surveillance annual conference at the Raleigh Convention Center Dec. 3 to Dec. 5. The conference focuses on cutting-edge research in biosurveillance and emerging challenges to public health practice… Read more »