The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper ’87 for CGI’s 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019. Cooper presented her lecture, “Gathering Global Stories,” illustrating how her time at Carolina affected her global career as a journalist and author. Niklaus… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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, 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.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has a global alumni network — and UNC-Chapel Hill’s alumni presence is particularly strong in China. The Carolina China Club, UNC’s alumni association in China, has over 500 members across UNC-Chapel Hill’s various schools, about one-fifth of whom are health sciences alumni. The club hosts events ranging from lectures to… Read more »
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.
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.