Polar Regions News
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 »
Each June, across North Carolina, the familiar twinkle of fireflies fills the evening sky. Slowly, one by one, these beetles emit a spark of light — a chemical reaction called bioluminescence. They flicker randomly until more and more of them gather together amongst the leaves. Then, an odd thing happens: They begin to sparkle in… Read more »
Recent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate Christian Haig has been awarded a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship for the Fall 2017 semester. Haig will spend six to nine months working with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C. Christian is one of five Fall 2017 Scoville Peace Fellows chosen from among… Read more »
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study, to appear in the July 31 advance… Read more »
Life-changing moments can come when you least expect them. On a hot August afternoon, Zena Cardman is working on her laptop from the comfort of her couch when she feels her phone buzz. The screen displays a number she doesn’t recognize — an area code from Houston, Texas. She hesitates to answer, thinking it might be a marketing call.
A team of scientists led by researcher Michael Willis has published a new paper showing for the first time that meltwater from the surface of an ice cap in northeastern Greenland can make its way beneath the ice and become trapped, refilling a subglacial lake. This meltwater provides heat to the bottom of the ice… Read more »
Wegger Strommen, ambassador of Norway to the U.S., will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thurs., April 18, 2013. During his visit, he will deliver remarks on “Europe and the United States” at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Ambassador Strommen’s visit to UNC… Read more »