East Asia News

Three UNC Students Selected as 2018 Weir Fellows

October 31, 2017

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year student Jolie Lau and third-year students Kyle… Read more »

Community Engagement Improves STD Testing and Treatment in Asia

October 27, 2017

Allison Mathews is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She leads 2BeatHIV, a research project examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV. She recently attended two symposiums in China about sexually transmitted disease prevention and control. In this blog post, she shares her thoughts and… Read more »

Jinan University Faculty Visit Natural Products Research Laboratories

October 18, 2017

Faculty from Jinan University visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and its Natural Products Research Laboratories (NPRL) directed by Kenan Distinguished Professor Kuo-Hsiung Lee, on Oct. 16 and 17 for a symposium on the globalization of Chinese medicine. This symposium was organized by Katie Musgrove, the executive associate… Read more »

2017 UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Explored Wide Range of Health Topics in Summer Program

Graduates of the eighth annual UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program spent 10 weeks working side by side with global health professionals at IntraHealth International this summer, taking part in projects that dealt with a wide range of topics — from HIV-related stigma to sexual harassment and discrimination in the health workforce. Since 2010, the Gillings School… Read more »

Rachel Willis Helps Port Communities Cope with the Impact of Climate Change

October 6, 2017

Orange traffic cones surround a fluorescent yellow-garbed construction worker on NC-12. He raises his hand perpendicular to the roadway, signaling to slow down with a weathered red stop sign. As cars speed past in the left-hand lane, enormous cranes on ocean barges lift heavy beams onto a bridge being built alongside the existing one.

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 »