South Asia News

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

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 »

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UNC Global Hosts Fourth Annual Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens

May 2, 2018

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.

Royster Global Prepares Students for International Job Market, Collaboration

April 13, 2018

The Royster Society of Fellows attracts exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The fellowship program also prepares them for unprecedented global learning opportunities. International education is important for graduate students because it has the potential to amplify all they do as researchers and scholars, said Jennifer Gerz-Escandón, associate… Read more »

Jay Swaminathan Is an Academic Leader with a Global Perspective

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 »

Expert Commentary Illuminates Differing Mental Health Needs among Displaced Populations

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.