Month: July 2011

UNC seniors earn State Department merit scholarships

Robert Seck wants to work for the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Ben Turman aspires to work abroad, also for the State Department, reporting to the agency about current events where he is stationed as they relate to U.S. interests. Both rising seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences …

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Obesity epidemic may reduce life expectancy

American life expectancies, which have climbed steadily for almost a century, may drop in years to come as the obesity epidemic progresses.
Therefore, according to three faculty members from different universities, the National Center for Health Statistics should supplement its lifespan forecasting methods with an additional variable: the health of today’s younger generations.

Sociologist Guo Appointed to NIH Study Section

Sociologist Guo appointed to NIH study section UNC sociologist Guang Guo has been appointed to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section — Social Sciences and Population Studies — of the Center for Scientific Review. Guio is the George and Alice Welsh Distinguished Professor in the department of sociology. He also is a faculty …

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