North America News

UNC Global Announces 2017-18 Global Partnership Award Recipients

August 14, 2018

UNC Global announces the 2017-2018 Global Partnership Award recipients. The awards program was launched in Fall 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help faculty, staff and students develop and sustain partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated university strategic or emerging partners. Recipients receive awards… Read more »

UNC School of Nursing Ranks 6th in World Rankings

July 27, 2018

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 6th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 report. The new rankings demonstrate a four-point rise from 2017 when the School ranked 10th overall. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual… Read more »

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

New Study Finds Climate Change Threatens Marine-Protected Areas

May 7, 2018

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in marine protected areas will not be able to tolerate warming ocean temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Marine protected areas have been established as havens to protect threatened marine life from the effects of fishing and activities like mineral and oil extraction.