Conserving Sacred Portals of the Yucatán

October 26, 2018

By Patty Courtright, College of Arts & Sciences An international team of scholars, students and educators, led by two anthropologists from UNC-Chapel Hill, are teaching schoolchildren in Mexico about preserving stunning underground formations known as cenotes. Mexico’s lush Yucatán peninsula is like an enormous sponge strewn with thousands of holes, all connected to a vast… Read more »

King’s College London Researcher Sharon Stevelink Delivers Talk on Mental Health of Armed Forces

October 22, 2018

Students and faculty gathered in the FedEx Global Education Center on Oct. 15, 2018 for a lecture on the mental health outcomes of military veterans presented by Sharon Stevelink, lecturer in epidemiology at the King’s College London Centre for Military Health Research and Department of Psychological Medicine. Katie Bowler Young, director of UNC Global Relations,… Read more »

Boyce Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases announced today that Ross Boyce, M.D., M.Sc., is a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Boyce, a clinical instructor in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases will pursue an innovative global health and… Read more »

Connecting with Home

October 19, 2018

Kristyna Herman’s hometown of Prague may be more than 4,500 miles from Chapel Hill, but every time the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior walks into work at the Davis Library, it feels like home. As a research and student assistant in the library, Herman connects with the Czech culture, language and literature… Read more »

Making a Magazine

October 17, 2018

Student communications interns at UNC Global share Carolina’s international opportunities with the campus by creating digital content, managing social media and providing logistical support for the Global Relations team. They’re now adding magazine production to their duties, serving as the student editorial board of UNC Global’s Carolina Passport magazine.

Increasing Health Providers in India

By Rawley Crews, International Visiting Student Coordinator for the UNC School of Medicine Office of International Activities Senior Emergency Medicine Resident Nadeem Modan, M.D., received first place in the 2018 Annual Emergency Medicine Resident Day of Scholarship for his role in an ongoing global health project aimed towards expanding acute care availability in India. As a… Read more »

Teaching the Cold War

There is a pressing need, now more than ever, for students to learn the history of Soviet-United States relations and for teachers to have access to resources to effectively teach the Cold War-era. The specter of the Soviet Union still hangs heavy over the relationship between the United States and Russia, and students need to have the historical context of the… Read more »

Gillings School Faculty Presents Keynote Address at Global Leadership Council

Jamie Bartram, Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of The Water Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, was a keynote speaker at the Oct. 4 meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. Bartram was recognized,… Read more »