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Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholarship

January 15, 2019

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative within the Global Research Institute, is announcing its fourth annual competitive scholarship program in the summer of 2019. In the program a select number of Carolina Global Food Program “Summer Scholars will be awarded up to $5,000 each to support food related summer research projects. Each awardee will… Read more »

Jarrahi Family Supports New Professorship in Persian Studies

With the generous support of the Jarrahi family, the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce a new tenure-track assistant professor position in Islamic studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies, funded by the newly established Dr. Ali Jarrahi Term Professorship. The announcement… Read more »

Combating Fake News: UNC Team Wins International Competition for Their Fact-Checking System

The increasing concern over misinformation and “fake news” in the marketplace of ideas has stimulated research efforts on automatic fact-checking via machine learning and natural language processing methods. A UNC-Chapel Hill computer science team, led by assistant professor Mohit Bansal, won first place in the first international Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) Challenge in Brussels, Belgium. The… Read more »

Study Identifies Complex Network of Factors Impeding Health System Reform in Iraqi Kurdistan

New research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers the first comprehensive research to identify factors that have inhibited the growth of a sustainable health care system in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR), a deficit that has placed the region’s people at risk for worsening health outcomes. Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for… Read more »

225 Years of Tar Heels: Santiago Gangotena

January 2, 2019

Santiago Gangotena went from attending the oldest public university in the United States to founding the first private liberal arts university in Ecuador. Ten years after receiving his doctorate in physics from Carolina in 1977, he built the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s key international partners in research and education. The partnership… Read more »