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Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015

Some users of the Facebook mobile app know the frustration of inconsistent Internet connections and running out of storage. But for users in developing countries, accessing the app can be nearly impossible. However, this is now changing in certain developing countries because of Facebook’s newest developmen...

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

October 21, 2014

Gai Nyok, graduate student in economics, remembers waking up one morning at 5 years old in the tiny village of Abang, of the former Sudan, with the sun still down and being grabbed by the hand by his older brother. “Ket,” his older brother exhaled. In their native Dinka language, it meant “run.” ...

UNICEF group sells fair trade jewelry for Uganda women

UNICEF group sells fair trade jewelry for Uganda women

October 21, 2014

In Uganda, nearly 25 percent of people are living below the poverty line. These impoverished conditions increase the likelihood of human trafficking, which can lead to lifelong trauma and the inability for the child to reach their full potential.  In September, the University’s UNICEF organization be...