A steamy, enthusiasm-filled 78th commencement weekend

Congratulations, Gillings School graduates!!! You did it, and we are so proud of you! Go out and leave your Tar Heel footprints all over the world as you improve health, the environment and well-being. You will make a positive difference in the world as the students who came before you… Read More

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 2)

An interdisciplinary centennial symposium To mark the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, we held a symposium, Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Chapel Hill on April 4-6. We looked back at the 1918 pandemic with a view to preventing another, creating an interdisciplinary event… Read More

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 1)

The 1918 influenza pandemic: A global catastrophe The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million to 100 million people around the world. While infants and very young children and people older than 65 typically are most at risk of severe symptoms, complications and death from flu, the 1918 virus killed many… Read More

Black Panther Can Teach Us

Movies for life In the past few months, there have been a couple movies that speak to diversity in a way that demands attention and is becoming part of global culture. “Black Panther” is one of them, and I wanted to see it on the big screen. “Black Panther,” produced… Read More