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
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expanding its international academic offerings through a consortium on urban and regional planning and management with Peking University, one of the leading universities in China. The consortium will support cooperative research, education and training activities in urban and regional planning and management. The Center for Urban and Regional Studies and the … Continued
Eighteen undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors program includes a three-credit academic course that puts the experience in global context and challenges students to share their experiences … Continued
No one knows what will happen in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya. But history paints a hopeful picture of how things might go if democratic elections are allowed.
The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers analyzed data on more than 14,000 men and women between 24 and 32 years old in 2008 from the National Longitudinal Study of … Continued