East Asia News

Teachers analyze works of art from the Silk Road at the Ackland Art Museum’s newly renovated Asia Gallery. Photo by Sarah Brown.

K-12 Teachers Learn about the Silk Road in Day-Long Workshop

Throughout history, communication routes and paths of trade have linked East and West, along which goods, knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs have been exchanged. On Saturday, April 8, 31 educators from across North Carolina traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study these ancient trading routes known as the Silk Road…. Read more »

Students were recently selected as Phillips Ambassadors for study abroad in Asia in summer and fall 2017. Photo by Steve Exum.

Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia in 2017

Eighteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2017 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in India and Malaysia this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

Mami Kayama

School of Nursing Finalizes Relationship with St. Luke’s International University

April 18, 2017

Mami Kayama, chairperson and professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at St. Luke’s International University in Tokyo, Japan, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing April 25 through 26. She will give a presentation titled “Process and Prospects” about the DNP program St. Luke’s is working on establishing. Their DNP… Read more »

From left to right: Olivia Holder, Mailiis Law, Michael Purello, Emily Swink, Madelynn Lewis, Philip Wilson, Griffin Bell, Mitchell Ryan

Eight Students Receive Class of 1938 Award

April 17, 2017

Eight undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2017. The students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by… Read more »

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt; Jinghui Liu, secretary-general of the China Scholarship Council; and dean Bob Blouin, sign the first MOU between the CSC and a pharmacy school.

China Scholarship Council Inks First-of-Its-Kind Agreement with UNC Pharmacy School

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide financial assistance for Chinese students studying pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In a ceremony at the Carolina Inn on Monday,… Read more »

Photo by Alicia Stemper.

Naturalization Ceremony at UNC Recognizes 57 New US Citizens

April 4, 2017

Fifty-seven North Carolina candidates for U.S. citizenship participated in a naturalization ceremony on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The candidates represented 25 countries of origin.

Nancy Allbritton, professor and chair of the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Nagoya University president Seiichi Matsuo.

Delegation from Nagoya University Visits UNC

April 3, 2017

A delegation from Nagoya University, led by President Seiichi Matsuo, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 10, 2017, to sign two agreements and explore collaboration. The Nagoya delegation was hosted at UNC by Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, and Don Hobart, associate vice chancellor for research,… Read more »


Former CIA Director Discusses Global Shifts During Annual Weatherspoon Lecture

What keeps the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency up at night? Michael Hayden answered that question at the annual Weatherspoon Lecture on Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. The retired four-star general, who worked under three presidential administrations through both terror… Read more »