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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Anne Galyean: World Class Trailblazer

April 3, 2014 Environmental sciences and engineering doctoral candidate Anne Galyean is forging new paths in nanochemistry. She is also a world-class downhill mountain biker. Maybe it’s genetic. Maybe it grew out of her upbringing in Idaho by a family that encouraged creativity and curiosity. Or maybe it’s a one-in-a-billion, seemingly random mixture of both… Read more »

An unconventional spring break

Public health students, others at UNC, help with Community Health Assessment in Tyrrell CountyMarch 24, 2014 For some, the words “spring break” may elicit images of white beaches, bathing suits and tropical paradise, but not so for a group of students at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the week of March… Read more »

ESE master’s student develops chemical risk assessment interface

March 13, 2014 The following article, by Sara Mishamandani, is reprinted from the March 2014 issue of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ newsletter, Environmental Factor. The NIEHS article contains additional information, including a recording of Shapiro’s webinar tutorial. Andy Shapiro, a Master of Science in Public Health student in environmental sciences and engineering… Read more »

Study measures toxic metal levels in children residing in Vietnamese smelting village

March 12, 2014 Recycling car batteries by smelting them into lead ingots may recharge a community’s economy, but a study by researchers at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health indicates that the resulting exposure to toxic metals can affect children who live near the smelters. The research team included Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, professor,… Read more »

Water Institute’s Nexus 2014 conference to influence United Nations’ development goals

March 8, 2014 The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted its Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference March 5-8. The event, which brought together leaders in business, government, nongovernmental organizations and research, explored innovative and sustainable solutions regarding the intersection, or nexus, of the world’s water, food,… Read more »

Water Institute receives Wells Fargo funding to map climate change vulnerability

March 6, 2014 A new two-year grant from Wells Fargo and Company will allow The Water Institute at UNC to continue essential work related to climate change. The grant, announced March 6 at the Institute’s Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference, provides continued funding for the Institute to examine drinking water and sewage… Read more »

Eight faculty members selected as innovative teachers at ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ event

March 3, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Feb. 24 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s third annual Teaching Innovation Awards. Awardees included Steve Cole, PhD  (epidemiology),… Read more »

BSPH student to speak at TEDxUNC this weekend

Feb. 11, 2014 Safiyah Ismail, junior environmental health science major in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be one of 19 presenters at the TEDxUNC 2014 conference, on Feb. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. in UNC’s Memorial Hall. TEDxUNC is an annual conference held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »

Water Institute at UNC to host NEXUS 2014 conference, March 5-8

Feb. 6, 2014 The Water Institute at UNC, housed in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will host the NEXUS 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference, to be held March 5-8 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. The conference will bring… Read more »

Journal article from UNC Water Institute second-most downloaded of 2013

Jan. 31, 2014 The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has announced that an article co-authored by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor was the second most-downloaded publication of 2013. Dr. Jamie Bartram, Holzworth Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and director of the Gillings School’s The Water Institute… Read more »