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$1 million will help scientists study phenomenon that may be implicated in cancer

Three scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program to study a widespread but largely unexplored phenomenon that may be implicated in many diseases, including cancer.

Classroom is community for professor Pollock

Communication studies professor Della Pollock was collecting the stories of alumni of Chapel Hill’s former all-black high school for an oral history project when one man’s statement caught her off guard.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to draw attention to clean water crisis

Carolina alumnus Greg Allgood (biology ’81, master’s in public health ’83) was among a team of 17 climbers who recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis.

Hanes lecture features New Museum curator

The Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series will continue with Lauren Cornell, New Museum curator, on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center, room 121. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cornell will be co-curating the 2015 Generational Triennial with video artist Ryan Trecartin. As a curator, she has frequently explored the intersection of new … Continued

UNC to host symposium on water and energy Feb. 6-8

Local and global experts will explore key issues related to water and energy, and present potential solutions to problems like climate change at a Feb. 6-8 symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Career diplomat to address progress in the Balkans in Jan. 29 talk

Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, will discuss the volatile Balkans region during a Jan. 29 free public lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The Balkans: From War and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Democratization and Integration into Europe” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global … Continued

Joint Duke-UNC events Jan. 24-25 focus on Balkans war of the 1990s

Angelina Jolie’s award-winning film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war, will be shown at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a two-day series of events focused on the war-torn region. “Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s War on the Balkans,” organized by the Duke University-UNC Gender, War … Continued