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Campus Y: An Early Campus Leader in Global Engagement

January 1, 2019

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of the first University organizations to understand the importance of involving students in the world outside of Chapel Hill. Throughout its history, as both a functioning YMCA from 1860 to 1976 and after as the campus center for social justice, the… Read more »

Rural South African Children Exposed to Violence Are More Likely to Be Victims, Perpetrators as Adults

In rural South Africa, children who experience violence are more likely as an adult to not only experience sexual violence and interpersonal violence (IPV) but also perpetrate IPV. Sarah Treves-Kagan, doctoral candidate in health behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the author of “Sexual and Physical Violence in Childhood Is… Read more »

Habitat for Humanity CEO is May Commencement Speaker

March 4, 2019

In 2003, Jonathan T.M. Reckford had been a successful business executive at some of the nation’s major corporations when he felt a calling to serve others in a deeper way. He left the corporate world behind to become a pastor and now leads the world’s foremost global nonprofit housing organization. The Carolina alumnus, who graduated… Read more »

National Institutes of Health Continues Funding for Landmark Study of Latinx Health in the U.S.

The UNC Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center, based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s biostatistics department, has been awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The historic study is the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of this diverse… Read more »

Narration and Immediacy in Early Japanese Sports Broadcasting Event

Kerim Yasar Examines Nation, Narration and Immediacy in Early Japanese Sports Broadcasting

February 27, 2019

Kerim Yasar, assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and the author of Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945, recently spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presenting excerpts from his book. In his lecture, delivered Feb. 8, 2019, Yasar detailed the origins of… Read more »

Kip Thorne giving a lecture

Nobel Laureate Shares His Love of Science and Art in Campus Talk

February 26, 2019

Kip Thorne, a professor of theoretical physics emeritus at Caltech, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his contributions to the observation of gravitational waves. He was also an executive producer on Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar. On February 21, he spoke to a crowded audience at Carolina about how he combines his love of science with art.

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Conference to Shed Light on Current Realities in Gaza Strip, March 22-24

February 20, 2019

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies will host a conference entitled “Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities” on March 22-24, 2019. The conference will bring together scholars and specialists from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and journalists to discuss the realities of everyday life in the Gaza Strip.

UNC-Chapel Hill Hosts Delegation from University of Gothenburg

February 20, 2019

On Feb. 15, 2019, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation of faculty and scholars from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden to explore areas for partnership development. UNC-Chapel Hill and Gothenburg currently have a partnership within the College of Arts and Sciences, including a student exchange and Trans-Atlantic Master’s program.

Verbal Autopsies Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Uganda

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. Their results have been published… Read more »