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Winston-Salem wins diversity award as part of Latino Migration Project initiative

The City of Winston-Salem was honored with a 2017 City Cultural Diversity Award from the National League of Cities. The award was given in recognition of the Winston-Salem BIC Newcomers’ Pipeline. BIC, or Building Integrated Communities, is an initiative of the The Latino Migration Project and is supported by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Lecture by Rwanda scholar to open undergraduate research conference

A lecture by Rwanda scholar Catharine Newbury will open the Undergraduate Research conference of the department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies on March 24.

Outsmarting an outbreak

When Ebola strikes, what is the proper response? What measures should be taken to protect communities in a time of crisis? To help answer these questions, public health officials in Liberia turn to legal experts at the UNC School of Government, with assistance from research by Benjamin Mason Meier, the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and an … Continued

Carolina climbs to No. 7 among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing colleges and universities

For the third year in a row, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has moved up in the rankings of the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.

Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean coral reefs, straining the ocean ecosystem and coastal economy. The good news? They identified reefs, known as supersites, which can support large numbers of predator fishes that if reintroduced, can help restore the environmental and economic … Continued

UNC Hosts Tania Lima from King’s College London

Tania Lima, director of global engagement for King’s Worldwide at King’s College London, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 23 for an overview of partnership activities between UNC and King’s. Lima joined King’s Worldwide in February 2016 and is responsible for directing the global engagement team and supporting overseas partnerships. During her visit, Lima met … Continued

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.