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Conference addresses global challenges in the Arctic

March 15, 2012

Climate change, navigation lanes, sovereignty and resource extraction in the Arctic are subject to growing international attention. Now, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is drawing the debate into the limelight at a conference on March 28 to … Continued

The deal with DHA: Earliest foods can affect brain function

March 7, 2012

In every baby’s brain, there’s a building boom. … Neuroscientist Carol Cheatham is working to find out exactly how the nutrients a mom passes on to her baby — first through the placenta and later through her breast milk or in formula — can affect brain power for life.

Experts to discuss China’s unprecedented economic boom April 9

March 6, 2012

Asia experts James Fallows and Orville Schell will discuss China’s unprecedented economic boom in a talk April 9 at UNC. The free public program, “China Rising: What does China’s unprecedented boom mean for the global economy, U.S. foreign policy, human rights and the environment?” will be at 5:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center.

Professors with Passion: Joseph Glatthaar

March 5, 2012

Listening to a history lecture in a large lecture hall might make some students yawn, unless they’re in Professor Joseph Glatthaar’s “War and American Society Since 1902.” “History is an incredibly powerful force that affects people’s lives every day,” he said.

iContact’s growing success began with two UNC undergrads

March 1, 2012

iContact began as an idea for an email and social media marketing company that grew from a conversation among entrepreneurs. Aaron Houghton and Ryan Allis, both then Carolina undergraduates, co-founded the company in 2003, spending late nights working from storefront … Continued