UNC faculty are designing new courses around the theme, “Water in our World.”
Water. Life depends on it, and starting this fall the Carolina campus is becoming immersed in it. On World Water Day last spring, UNC announced that water would be the focus of a two-year, campuswide academic theme called “Water in Our World.”
While the American women’s gymnastics team is shining at the London Olympics, an outstanding Carolina gymnast has been having an international adventure of her own.
A trip that Keri Majikes ’12 took in the summer of 2010 to the West Bank sparked her interest in exploring the role of water in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As part of his work as co-director of the Galapagos Science Center, a research facility UNC shares with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador, Steve Walsh has been giving presentations at universities around the world about the Galapagos.
A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman and Byzantine periods has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee. The excavations are being conducted by Jodi Magness of UNC and colleagues at the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Sixteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall, and year-long 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. The Summer/Fall Phillips Ambassadors will study in greater China, including Hong Kong; India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore.