Robin Wright, a foreign correspondent, television commentator and author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” will speak Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wright comes to campus as the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. At 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Wright will discuss … Continued
Three universities have launched a Triangle Center for Japanese Studies that will support fellowships, research, seminars, travel, guest speakers and library development. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State and Duke universities will partner in the center, founded by a $270,000 grant from the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. The center, described at http://trianglejapan.org/, will continue … Continued
College of Arts and Sciences scholars were among four UNC faculty members in diverse fields to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prize, which carries a $5,000 stipend, recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Phillip Hettleman, who was born in 1899 and grew up in … Continued
As the nation works to restore a vibrant housing market, a new book by researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences tells what really caused the foreclosure crisis and how to rebuild a safe and sustainable U.S. housing finance system. “Our study of 46,000 low-income families who received home loans and managed to repay them during the worst housing … Continued
Robert Seck wants to work for the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Ben Turman aspires to work abroad, also for the State Department, reporting to the agency about current events where he is stationed as they relate to U.S. interests. Both rising seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North … Continued
American life expectancies, which have climbed steadily for almost a century, may drop in years to come as the obesity epidemic progresses. Therefore, according to three faculty members from different universities, the National Center for Health Statistics should supplement its lifespan forecasting methods with an additional variable: the health of today’s younger generations.
Sociologist Guo appointed to NIH study section UNC sociologist Guang Guo has been appointed to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section — Social Sciences and Population Studies — of the Center for Scientific Review. Guio is the George and Alice Welsh Distinguished Professor in the department of sociology. He also is a faculty fellow in the Carolina Population … Continued