Living the Global Life

November 18, 2008

Blake Blackwell joined the Navy to see the world. Twelve years and an MBA later, he’s left the Navy, but he’s still globetrotting. As vice president of business development for Golar LNG, he chases deals around the globe. Since finalizing a contract with a Dubai government entity in April for a floating liquefied natural gas… Read more »

UNC Increases Focus on Africa

November 14, 2008

In the last decade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has become one of the leading institutions in the field of African Studies. The establishment of the African Studies Center has played a significant role in this progress. A current initiative of the center is a partnership with the Cheikh Anta Diop University… Read more »

megaChina: The Boom Heard ’Round the World

September 29, 2008

During the recent economic revolution the small fishing town of Shenzhen, located across the border from Hong Kong, shot up from a population of 68,166 in 1978 to 8.27 million in 2006. Shenzhen became a leading manufacturing center in the 1980s after the Chinese government designated the area a special economic zone, in essence a… Read more »

Words Without Borders

September 19, 2008

Born and raised in Tuxedo Park, New York, Mason grew up under the wing of Italian grandparents and an extended Italian-American family. This international influence also had an impact on her perspective on literature. “I became a passionate reader in childhood but never had a sense of foreign literature as distinct from English and American… Read more »

UNC Researcher Receives EUREKA Award from NIH

September 18, 2008

The National Institutes of Health program is aimed at funding exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science. The program will provide Strahl about $200,000 per year for four years to help test novel, often unconventional hypotheses or tackle major methodological or technical challenges. Research studies in… Read more »

Carolina Attracts World-Renowned Large-Scale Data Research Team, DICE

August 28, 2008

The research team will hold appointments in Carolina’s nationally recognized School of Information and Library Science with research space in Chapel Hill’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). The award-winning research group brings expertise in development of digital data technologies, including open source software that enables sharing of data in collaborative research, publication of data in digital… Read more »

UNC Student Makes Burn Awareness Film for Ukraine

“Burn awareness is a problem in Ukraine,” said Maksymiv, who is majoring in health policy and administration and economics, and pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship studies. She spent her teen-age years growing up in Leland and Wilmington, N.C. “There are over 40,000 burn accidents in Ukraine each year, and about 10,500 of those are children,”… Read more »

Peter Coclanis: Talent Doesn’t Respect Borders

May 23, 2008

On any given day, you can find the associate provost for international affairs in his office on the top floor of the new FedEx Global Education Center, talking about the University’s public health projects in South Africa or a partnership with Kings College in London. One country, however, is bound to get Coclanis excited: Singapore…. Read more »