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
Monthly Archives: January 2015
The Institute for the Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Department of Communication Studies, in partnership with the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and Working Films, will host a free screening of the documentary Come Hell or High Water: … Continued
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
A USA Today interview with UNC alum Gary White and actor Matt Damon, co-founders of Water.org, about their work to provide regular access to safe water for over 1 billion people worldwide. For more information: www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/01/20/water-qa-matt-damon-gary-white-davos-world-economic-forum/21986151/.
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: http://sph.unc.edu/sph-news/study-calls-for-new-global-standard-for-water-and-sanitation/.
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
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: http://www.sog.unc.edu/Node/1219.
A day in the life of Carrie Hamilton, an undergraduate student conducting research in Marine Sciences at UNC. For more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RmBPXd5WjY.
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: http://uncnews.unc.edu/2015/01/13/sea-turtles-theres-no-place-like-magnetic-home/.
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