Global Heel: Meet Maya Weinberg ’19

January 29, 2019

For Maya Weinberg ’19, learning has never been limited to the classroom. After graduating from high school, Weinberg knew she needed to move beyond the classroom to gain additional experience before enrolling in a university to pursue her undergraduate degree. “I grew up in Chapel Hill and had never meaningfully interacted with other communities, so… Read more »

Associate Dean for Study Abroad and International Exchange Heather Ward: ‘Study Abroad Is Not an Extra’

January 28, 2019

Heather Ward, who became the new associate dean for study abroad and international exchanges in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences in January, will never forget the moment the value of her first study abroad experience clicked for her. As a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, she was spending the spring semester at the University… Read more »

Eshelman School Postdoc Wins Lush Prize for Artificial Intelligence Chemical Toxicity Research

January 22, 2019

Vinicius Alves, a postdoctoral research associate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Catalyst for Rare Diseases, is a recipient of the 2018 Lush Prize Young Researcher award. The Lush Prize rewards international initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research, and is accompanied by a… Read more »

Scott Emmons Named Churchill Scholar

January 22, 2019

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge… Read more »

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Improved Training Would Help Meet UN’s Ambitious Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Goals

Researchers and institutions engaged in efforts surrounding water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) may lack the information and resources they need to meet the United Nations’ ambitious Sustainability Development Goal (SDG) for water and sanitation. New research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health could benefit the WaSH community by engaging multiple parties to… Read more »

Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Announces Renaming

The newly renamed Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018. Formerly named the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the center promotes understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research and community outreach. Founded… Read more »