East Asia News

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »

UNC Project-China Contest Asks Chinese Public What Makes a Healthy City

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of nearly 1.6 million people a year in China, according to a 2015 study. Just this year, environmental inspectors found that 14,000 companies in China failed to meet standards for controlling air pollution. Pollution and poor urban health in China are often framed as intractable, private problems. However, the Chinese public is increasingly… Read more »

New Antiviral Drug Holds Potential to Defeat Myriad Coronaviruses

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have confirmed that an experimental antiviral treatment prevents the development of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) disease in mice. The drug, GS-5734, also inhibits MERS-CoV and multiple other coronaviruses (CoV), suggesting that the treatment may inhibit all CoV. To date, there… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler GLOBE Student Learns the Power of Community

Resilient is one way to describe Karina Gonzalez Sanchez ’17, who despite her youth, is already a global citizen. During the summer of 2016, she was making plans complete her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in December – a semester ahead of schedule – when her mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma.