East Asia News
Valli (Sindhu) Chidambaram and Hannah Clager, two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, were selected as 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows. Recipients of the Pickering Fellowship receive two years of financial support and professional development to prepare them for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Fellows also complete a… Read more »
Cutting-edge performances and interactive art from across the world find a home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during Carolina Performing Arts’ 14th season. The season’s theme, “You Are Everything,” combines new works, returning artists, plastic bags formed into grocery items, an Arabic language town hall and more for a dynamic season of connection and collaboration.
The UNC School of Media and Journalism checked in on the career paths of five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public relations graduates to the edge of North and South Korea; the center of the Republican National Committee; the intersection of North and South America for a global networking corporation; the doorstep of… Read more »
As a young boy growing up in rural China near the Russian border, Patrick Lang couldn’t have dreamed the life he’s leading now. With his Ph.D. in hand, Lang is finishing his medical degree, and will soon travel to France to work on new approaches to treat lung cancer. In the department of cell biology… Read more »
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »
On Friday, April 27, 2018, UNC Global hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony to welcome new United States citizens at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifty-nine individuals representing countries from Argentina to Zambia took the oath of allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens.
Sixteen undergraduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2018 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one public health doctoral student was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador award for research in China this summer.
Important and, in some cases, little-known historic relics from across North Carolina are available worldwide, thanks to the dedicated librarians of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in Wilson Library. For its work, the center is one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to be awarded later this… Read more »
Jayashankar “Jay” Swaminathan has served in just about every academic role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School you can imagine. “UNC Kenan-Flagler is a great place, and I have great colleagues,” says Swaminathan, the GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations. “The school is a reflection of who I am and my… Read more »
Kristin Jerger closes her eyes and draws several slow, deliberate breaths — in, out. In, out. Her soft breathing is the only sound in the room: a small space with white walls, warm lighting and a cushioned massage table in the center. She walks around the table slowly, lifting and lowering her hands like she does for… Read more »