North America News

UNC Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to Receive $100,000 TANG Prize

November 1, 2017

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions…. Read more »

Former Sequoyah Fellow Reflects on Her Work and Cherished Memories of Carolina

October 24, 2017

Less than four years after receiving her doctoral degree in history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Mikaëla Adams had her first book published. Based on Adams’s doctoral research, her book is titled Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South. She’s now at work on a second major project: Influenza in Indian Country:… Read more »

K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

On August 15, 2017, teachers from across North Carolina sampled halva, ful medammas and baklava; spoke with a Palestinian restaurant owner; visited a Middle Eastern grocery store; and braided challah bread—all in the Triangle. The third annual “Connecting the Middle East to the Southeast” study tour, hosted by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies,… Read more »

Meet a New Tar Heel: Patricia Dawson

August 16, 2017

Growing up, incoming doctoral student Patricia Dawson took a deep interest in her Cherokee history as she heard inspiring stories about influential family members of the past and present. One relative in particular, Rachel Caroline Eaton, ignited Dawson’s passion for revealing stories from the past. Eaton, Dawson’s great-great-great-aunt, is believed to be the first Cherokee… Read more »

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NFL Grant Funds International Research on the Role of Active Rehabilitation Strategies in Concussion Management

The National Football League will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management.  The project was identified as a priority at the NFL’s International Professional Sports Concussion Research Think Tank, where… Read more »