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Outnumbered: Portraits of women in science

Through a new documentary photography project, UNC marine ecologist and Ph.D. student Clare Fieseler captures female scientists who break stereotypes. Her goal is to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. National Geographic produced a feature VIDEO on her efforts.

Carolina ranks 32nd among world’s top 500 research universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 32nd among the world’s top 500 research universities, according to the inaugural U.S. News and World Report “Best Global Universities” rankings.

Musical diplomacy initiative receives $800,000 State Department renewal grant

Next Level, an international musical diplomacy program of the department of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Department of State, has received an $800,000 renewal grant.

New UNICEF report shows 2.6 million more children below poverty line

A new report by UNICEF shows that 2.6 million more children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008. Public policy professor Ashu Handa heads the UNICEF office that produced the report.

UNC Global and Area Studies Centers Awarded $10.1 Million in Federal Education Grants

Six global and area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive approximately $10.1 million in competitive federal Title VI grants over the next four years.

Carolina Climate Change Seminar to hold talks Oct. 23-24

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences will host the seventh annual Carolina Climate Change Seminar Oct. 23-24 on campus. The public seminar features Inez Fung from the University of California, Berkeley and is titled Carbon Dioxide from Space: Towards Climate Treaty Verification. It will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the FedEx … Continued

New center to focus on intelligence, security studies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $1.86 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to create a regional center of excellence in intelligence studies.