Month: February 2017

Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years.  Isaacs, a geography of human …

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UNC Ties for 6th for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards among Public Research Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 6th among public research universities with the most students receiving Fulbright awards for 2016-2017. UNC is ranked 14th nationally among all research universities on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program list. Reported recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education, UNC and Duke University both had 12 …

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PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-2018 season

A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen; a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion; two topically charged premieres by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni; and the return of the popular rotating repertory with works about faith and following will comprise the Main-stage lineup of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2017-2018 Season: A Season on the Edge. …

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Well Said: Carolina and the maker movement

The maker movement is in full force at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolina’s Be a Maker Network is connecting students, faculty and staff to design and create physical objects in makerspaces equipped with tools for woodworking, metalworking and digital fabrication. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the maker movement at …

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Carolina Asia Center to celebrate Asia Week Feb. 20-25

The Carolina Asia Center kicks off Asia Week 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 20-25, 2017. This campus-wide celebration of Asia, the first pan-Asia week-long celebration at UNC, features collaborations with several campus departments and student organizations and offers a variety of free public events to the Chapel Hill community.

Less driving linked to a decrease in roadway fatalities

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths, with the largest reduction among young men. The study also discovered that at the same time, there was no increase in how active Americans were.