July 2018

Rotary Peace Center educates a new generation of peace builders at Carolina

Mohammed Eid training teachers to use tablets. Mohammed Eid training teachers at Trinidad Norte School to use a tablet during a service trip to Nicaragua.

For most of his life, the only place Mohammed Eid knew of was the small Palestinian refugee camp where he grew up. As a boy, he had never seen a swimming pool, a baseball field or a movie theater. Now a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eid is working to find solutions to the refugee crisis he experienced firsthand.

Striking the right chord with Carolina Meadows

Turner Medicott (right) talks with a resident of Carolina Meadows about music.

This summer, a member of the Marching Tar Heels is bringing his love for music to residents of the Carolina Meadows retirement community in Chapel Hill, one playlist at a time. As an intern with Carolina Meadows’ Music & Memory program, UNC-Chapel Hill junior Turner Medlicott is helping patients with dementia reconnect with the world around them through music.

Global surface area of rivers and streams is 45 percent higher than previously thought

Tamlin Pavelsky, associate professor of geological sciences in the UNC Department of Geological Sciences, measures water levels at Botany Pond on June 9, 2017, in Chapel Hill. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Texas A&M University used satellite images, on-the-ground measurements and a statistical model to determine how much of the earth is covered by rivers and streams. They found that global river and stream surface area is about 45 percent greater than what was indicated by previous studies.