East Asia News

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 »

Muller Launches Podcast on Japanese Americans Imprisoned in WWII

September 6, 2017

UNC law professor and national expert on Japanese American internment camps Eric Muller has launched a podcast series called “Scapegoat Cities,” which tells the true stories of Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps during World War II. It can be found on iTunes and other podcast sites. “The stories are not of major earth-shattering events and they are not the… Read more »

Kate Hewitt ’17 MA Awarded Scoville Fellowship

Kathryn Hewitt ’17 M.A. has been awarded a 2017 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Hewitt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s in global studies with a concentration in global politics. The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and… Read more »

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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 »