South Asia News

Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.

Speizer to Lead $4M Grant for Contraceptive Research in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

November 30, 2017

The Carolina Population Center today announced a new program that will generate and synthesize evidence to inform programs and policies to expand contraceptive method choice for youth aged 15-24 at the global and country levels. This work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ilene Speizer, a faculty member in maternal and child health… Read more »

Christian Lundblad Puts Global Business Theory into Practice

November 10, 2017

Back in 2000, Christian Lundblad, having completed his doctoral degree in financial economics, went to work at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. as an advisor on international financial market developments. That experience helped define his approach to academia. “It’s a very interesting institution,” Lundblad says of the Federal Reserve. “It’s at the intersection… Read more »

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

Thakker Takes Helm as Interim Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy

October 2, 2017

It’s Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The dean’s parking spot is empty. So is the dean’s office. It’s Dhiren Thakker’s first day as the interim dean of the School, and he is still in his office on the third floor of Kerr Hall. His car is sitting in its usual place in the deck rather than the front-row spot reserved for the dean. Thakker said he is a couple weeks… Read more »

How Monitoring and Evaluation Is Taught in Masters of Public Health Programs Around the World

September 6, 2017

A recent review of how monitoring and evaluation is taught in masters of public health programs globally follows a continuing trend from knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning. The idea is that identifying specific skills, and basing curricula around those skills, is crucial to preparing students to address the complex monitoring challenges of the 21st century. This… Read more »

NC Global Distinction Program Connects Community Colleges with Global Resources

July 31, 2017

For Shodeah Kelly, a student at Davidson County Community College who had never left the United States, joining the North Carolina Global Distinction Program helped develop sensitivities and skills that have started her on the path to becoming a global citizen. Kelly is now a second-year transfer student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.