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Global News & Events, August 12, 2015
Public Lecture with Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking will join many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in August for a rare and historic week-long conference co-sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, and the Julian Schwinger Foundation.

What's New
UNC Orthopedist Serves as Medical Director for Special Olympics USA Team
Caldwell Named New Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Carolina Global Photography Competition, 2015-2016

University, Dental Foundation Establish Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha Memorial Award

Kenan-Flagler MBA Pursues Sustainability in Coffee Supply Chains

Bentley Elected Faculty Director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Rohe Takes First Steps Towards Establishing Consortium for Urban and Regional Transportation

Carolina Horizons Hosts 43 American Indian Seniors

Evans Reflects on Ebola Research and the Challenges Ahead for Liberia

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Couples from Transmission of HIV to Their Uninfected Partner

Fifth-century Mosaics in Galilee Are Unlike Any Found Elsewhere

UNC Hosts International Association for Social Work with Groups’ Annual Symposium

Awards & Honors

Kathy Knafl Honored at International Nursing Conference

Graduate Student Wright Selected as International Student Research Fellow

Doctoral Candidate Sumayya Ahmed Receives AIMS Grant to Conduct Research in Morocco

Popkin Honored with Chinese Nutrition Society Award

Clark Gray Wins 2015-2016 China Urbanization Research Proposal Competition



Aug. 18-Dec. 13 
'Ramlila: The Story of Ram in Indian Devotional Theater,' Exhibition

Aug. 19  Fulbright US Student Program Interest Meeting

Aug. 20  Study Abroad Office Open House

Aug. 20 Fulbright US Student Program Interest Meeting


Aug. 17 
Tai Chi in the Galleries

Aug. 20  Week of Welcome: Global Opportunities Info Session

Aug. 24  Tai Chi in the Galleries

Until Jan. 3  'Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection'


Aug. 16  
Geet Bazaar

Aug. 23  Geet Bazaar

Aug. 24  Stephen Hawking, ‘Quantum Black Holes’

Aug. 24-29  Hawking Radiation Conference


Aug. 31  2016 Commission on the Status of Women Fellowship

Sept. 18 Passport to GO!

Sept. 15  Oman Research Fellowship

Sept. 15  American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford

Sept. 21 Fulbright US Student Program: UNC Applications Due

“I was able to study economics at the National University of Singapore because of the Chancellor's Global Education Fund. This joint-degree program has given me the chance to gain a unique perspective that is applicable to the rest of my student career at Chapel Hill and beyond.”
- Alicia Mercolino

Economics, B.A. ’11
In the Media

Daily HIV Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says | The New York Times

‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch | The New York Times Book Review

Graying Gracefully and Equitably in Singapore | The Straits Times

Drug Cocktails Can Stop Sexual Transmission of HIV | The News & Observer 

Studies Confirm that Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread | NBC News

Mexico’s Soda Tax Is Working: The US Should Learn from It | Wired

China Relaxed Its One-Child Policy, Yet Parents Reluctant to Have a Second | The Economist

Funky Sink Gets Kids in Cambodia to Wash Up | Huffington Post

China’s Anti-Corruption Fallout: Sex Business Morphs, Disease Threat Remains | Forbes

Cookbooks, the Accidental Artifacts | North Carolina Public Radio

Homegrown Extremists Tied to Deadlier Toll than Jihadists in US | The New York Times  

Study Finds Where the World’s Biggest Rats and Mice Really Live | International Business Times

Fund Established to Honor Chapel Hill Shooting Victims | Chapelboro

Experts: Attacks Like Charleston Worry Cops More Than Islamic Terrorism | Talking Points Memo

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