Posts Dated Archive: May 2014

When health-care workers die

Recently, we were asked about our interest in being part of a public health initiative in Iraq. It seemed too soon and too dangerous a place, even though one of our faculty members traveled there over Christmas. I worry when our faculty members and students want to go to some of the world’s most dangerous places. They want to protect others, but I want to protect them. Read More

Get Ready World – UNC Gillings 2014 Graduates Headed Your Way!

Our May 10 Gillings commencement was solemn, raucous, fun, thoughtful, poignant and exuberant. Nearly 400 excited graduates crossed the stage, in the process signifying what they have accomplished, traversing a bridge between the past and the world ahead. We’re proud that most of them either will continue their educations or will go to work at jobs in their fields. Read More

Gillings students making a difference

Last week, I attended several events where our students and their work were showcased. Hearing them talk about what they have accomplished was uplifting and enjoyable. Afterward, I couldn’t stop talking about our students…. Read More