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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 »

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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 »