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Seymore, Golden earn prestigious Mitchell Scholarships

Sasha Seymore, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Bufkin named Carolina’s 49th Rhodes Scholar

Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study.

UNC research: Corals may benefit from moderately acidic seas

Researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and at Northeastern University have revealed a much more complex and nuanced picture of the impact of climate change on corals: Moderate increases in ocean acidification and warming surprisingly appears to benefit corals, while extreme changes harm them.

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.