Vimy Global Team Award Application Open

January 28, 2015

Inspired by the adventures and pioneering spirit of UNC alumnus Peter McMillan ’81, the Vimy Award is given annually by the Center for Global Initiatives to one interdisciplinary team of students working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside … Continued

NOAA names winners of Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards

January 21, 2015

There are several North Carolina honorees of the 2014 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal Ocean Resource Management, an award given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management for exemplary leadership and a … Continued

Q&A: Matt Damon on bringing water to the masses

January 21, 2015

A USA Today interview with UNC alum Gary White and actor Matt Damon, co-founders of, about their work to provide regular access to safe water for over 1 billion people worldwide. For more information:

Study calls for new global standard for water and sanitation

January 21, 2015

A new study conducted jointly by The Water Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine calls for a new global standard for improvements in household drinking water and sanitation access. For more information:

Study to examine Ebola’s survival rate, disinfection in sewage

January 21, 2015

Dr. Mark Sobsey, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Environmental Sciences and Engineering department, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct a new study titled RAPID:  On-site Disinfection and Survival of … Continued

2015 NC Water and Wastewater Finance Course

January 21, 2015

UNC’s Environmental Finance Center will host a water and wastewater finance course Feb 10-11, 2015, to provide utility practitioners with new skills and up-to-date information on infrastructure finance planning strategies and funding resources. For more information:

Day in the life: Undergraduate researcher

January 21, 2015

A day in the life of Carrie Hamilton, an undergraduate student conducting research in Marine Sciences at UNC. For more information:

For sea turtles, there’s no place like magnetic home

January 21, 2015

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information:

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

January 21, 2015

Barry Popkin, a faculty member in the Carolina Population Center, along with colleagues Kelly Brownell of Duke University and Christina Hecht from the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute, recently submitted a letter to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lobbying for … Continued