East Asia News
One hundred years ago, an invisible killer swept the planet. First appearing in the spring as a relatively mild disease, the 1918 flu pandemic struck the bulk of its victims in the fall, flared again in 1919 and 1920 before fading as mysteriously as it arrived. By the time it ran its course, it infected… Read more »
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s largest investment firms, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday and talked leadership with an invited group of student leaders. In a discussion moderated by Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Schwarzman shared his views… Read more »
Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.
Examples of extraordinarily successful and creative individuals who, early in their lives, cultivated relationships with people from other cultures are easy to find. Marie Curie was born in Poland, but moved to Paris where she met and married Pierre Curie. They conducted groundbreaking research on radioactivity and won a Nobel Prize for their achievements. When… Read more »
This spring, the Carolina Asia Center and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will participate in the Kakehashi Project, a fully funded youth exchange program designed to promote deeper cultural understanding among youth, create networking opportunities for future leaders of Japan-U.S exchanges and encourage future international work by broadening student perspectives.
Leah Everist, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States. Everist, a health policy and management major and medical anthropology minor, is UNC-Chapel Hill’s… Read more »
“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.