Featured Event


Give Thanks to UNC Day

Wednesday, Nov. 19
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Armfield Atrium

Give Thanks to UNC Day is devoted to thanking the donors who support the Gillings School, its students and its mission. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in helping thank alumni and friends for investing in students and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Treats and prizes will be available.

Patrons can also help by giving to the Annual Fund at the Gillings School. Gifts of any size make a difference. Seniors who make a gift of $20.15 will have it matched by Michael Zollicoffer, MD, a loyal donor and UNC alumnus. To make an online gift, visit the secure Make a Gift page.

Contact Danielle Fishman,, if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Add-health data users seminar

Monday, Nov. 17
Noon-1 p.m.
B005 Carolina Population Center, 206 W. Franklin St.

Dr. Rachel Dew, assistant professor, Duke University Medical Center, will present “Religious Involvement, the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Polymorphism, and Drug Use in Young Adults.”

Contact Sarah Dean,, if you have questions.

Dean Rimer to speak at APHA reception

Monday, Nov. 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Dean Barbara K. Rimer and members of the School’s faculty, staff, alumni and friends invite you to celebrate the School’s 75th anniversary in New Orleans. More information is available on the alumni page.

Contact Jerry Salak,, if you have any questions.

Water Institute hosts Poo Minefield demonstration

Wednesday, Nov.19
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Armfield Atrium

The Water Institute at UNC will host a “Poo Minefield” game in recognition of World Toilet Day.

Played on a life-sized grid, Poo Minefield is a partner game that enables participants to understand the problem of open defecation and the importance of toilets to prevent the spread of germs and disease. More information is available online.

Contact Ashley McKinney,, if you have any questions.

SGHC hosts Ebola seminar

Thursday, Nov.20
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

The Student Global Health Committee (SGHC) will host three speakers who have worked against Ebola in West Africa. Dr. Saye Dahn Baawo, assistant minister of health for curative services at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare in Liberia will be the featured speaker. More information is available online (PDF).

Contact Rabiga Khozhamkul,, if you have any questions.

Hunger Lunch

Thursday, Nov.20
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Armfield Atrium

For only $4, you can purchase a delicious meal of rice, beans and cornbread. Money raised will go towards supporting the efforts of UNC’s Nourish International, a student movement to eradicate global poverty.

CCRWH Fall 2014 Speaker Series

Thursday, Nov. 20
4-5 p.m.
324 Rosenau Hall

Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Speakers Series presentation.

Ashley Schoenfisch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center will present “Continuous observation of patients in the general hospital setting: Early insight into the occupational safety and health of ‘sitters.’”

Contact Meg Pomerantz,, if you have any questions.

Burmese refugees discuss life at UNC

Thursday, Nov. 20
7:15 – 9 p.m.
116 Murphey Hall

The Southeast Asia Interest Association (SEAIA) will host “Hearing Forgotten Voices,” a panel discussion featuring two Burmese refugees, one who works in a dining hall, and a post-UNC grad who has dedicated his life to helping refugees in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.

Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Club to host FoodCon

Friday, Nov. 21
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School (Room TBD)

FoodCon: Food Sustainability Conference is an exciting daylong event that features leaders in food sustainability. Topics include food security and entrepreneurship in NC, food policy and health, land and resource management, financing and many others.

Agenda and ticket information is available at

Contact Brianne Abramowicz,, if you have any questions.


Visit the Events Calendar for all future events and announcements.

To post an announcement for the weekly news or the LCD screens, visit the Announcements form page.

Upcoming featured events

Upcoming featured events

36th annual Minority Health Conference
Feb. 27, 2015
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Save the date. The 2015 theme will be “Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health.”

Upcoming featured events

Nexus 2015
March 15-17, 2015
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

UNC’s Water Institute will host the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference. Nexus 2015 will bring together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

Campus-wide events and announcements: