The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Global News & Events, August 17, 2016
Carolina Ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15.
What's New
Why Aziz Sancar Gave His Nobel Medal to Turkey
Building Bridges: How Indian Americans Brought the US and India Closer Together
Adapting, Exploring and Finding Belonging: UNC Partners and Spouses Group
Bringing Science Lessons to Life for Young English Language Learners

Nilda Peragallo Montano Named New Dean of School of Nursing

A Place to Grow for Refugees from Myanmar

29 Media and Journalism Students Cover the Olympics in Brazil

Anthony Charles Trains a Country’s Surgeons

Grant to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among North Carolina Native Communities

Calls for Better Documentation of Wartime Attacks on Health-Care Facilities and Patients

Researchers Launch Breast Cancer Screening Pilot in Malawi

New Research on Voter Responses to Climate Change in Malawi and South Africa

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

Awards & Honors

Biostatistics’ Tan Wins Award for Best Paper in Canadian Statistics Journal

UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Student and Alumna Receive Boren Fellowships



Aug. 18 
Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Spain and Latin America

Aug. 23  Study Abroad 101 Info Session: France

Aug. 25  Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Spain and Latin America

Aug. 25  Week of Welcome: Study Abroad Office Open House

Aug. 26  Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Australia and New Zealand

Aug. 29  Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Africa and the Middle East

Aug. 30  Study Abroad 101 Info Session: France

Until Sept. 30  2016-17 Carolina Global Photography Competition


Aug. 24-28  PlayMakers Repertory Company, 'Draw the Circle'


Aug. 22  Carolina Navigators Academic Year Internships

Aug. 23  Global Relations Student Internships

Aug. 24  Communications Assistant Internship with IGHID

Aug. 31  AICGS/DAAD Research Fellowship

Sept. 1  Greek Diaspora Fellowship


"With support from the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, we traveled to Reggio Calabria, Italy, to report on European migration crisis. Our final project, Divided by the Sea, shares the stories of both migrants and community members while also asking questions about migration and mobility around the world." 

- 2015 Vimy Scholars
In the Media

Zika Researchers Seek Blood Samples from Tropical Travelers | WUNC

UNC Students Get Front and Center View of the Olympics | WRAL

Can a Dating App Erase HIV Stigma? | Pulitzer Center

The Tar Heels of Team USA | WUNC

Reducing Risk for Zika | CNBC

Large Study Spotlights Limits of HIV Treatment as Prevention | Science

WikiLeaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason | The World Post

Remote Coral Reefs Aren’t Healthier, New Study Shows | UPI

New HIV Tests Emphasize Rapid Results | Voice of America

Art, Immigration and Social Work | WNCU

How the Internet Saved Turkey’s Internet-Hating President | The New York Times

Study Shows Durable Benefits of Early HIV Treatment | Reuters

Erdogan Embraces Social Media to Repel Coup Attempt in U-Turn | The Wall Street Journal

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