North America News
Important and, in some cases, little-known historic relics from across North Carolina are available worldwide, thanks to the dedicated librarians of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in Wilson Library. For its work, the center is one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to be awarded later this… Read more »
One hundred years ago, an invisible killer swept the planet. First appearing in the spring as a relatively mild disease, the 1918 flu pandemic struck the bulk of its victims in the fall, flared again in 1919 and 1920 before fading as mysteriously as it arrived. By the time it ran its course, it infected… Read more »
Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) tied for first place on the 2018 QS World University Rankings for library and information management programs. SILS and the University of Sheffield in the U.K. had the same overall score on the QS list, which evaluates programs based on academic reputation,… Read more »
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 »