North America News
The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 31st annual powwow March 3 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fetzer Gym with dancers from all eight of North Carolina’s American Indian tribes showcasing their culture. Hosted annually by the student organization, the powwow is an opportunity to share American Indian culture with the wider… Read more »
“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »
Trey Adcock Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, has been named a 2018-2019 Public Engagement Fellow by the Whiting Foundation. The honor recognizes scholars who work to champion the role of humanities in enriching public life. The fellowship carries a $50,000 award that is intended to support… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
Graham Diering, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, wants to answer the question of why we sleep. Not the “because we’re tired” kind of answer but a deeper investigation of the cellular mechanisms of sleep as crucial factors in our ability think… Read more »
Joseph Pinto, adjunct professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the University of Leicester, University of Edinburg… Read more »
UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »
A new report by a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documents a continuing decline in the number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017. The total for the first year of the Trump administration continued a downward trend that was visible in the final year of the Obama administration. The report,… Read more »