South Asia News
Far away in a small Himalayan kingdom, where steep mountains hold thousand-year-old Buddhist monasteries, a country pursues national happiness, measured by the collective well-being of its people. Physically isolated from most of the world until the 1960s, Bhutan was only accessible by foot from a northern route through the passes of Tibet, or a southern… Read more »
A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Using nationally representative data from six countries, researchers calculated that only two percent of health-care facilities provide all water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management services. The study co-authors, both researchers… Read more »
For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring… Read more »
Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »
UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.
David Steeb is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished New Practitioner Award from the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within the first five years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. Steeb is a clinical assistant professor and director of global engagement… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »
Every child born should have the optimum chance of survival. Although that goal might seem obvious, the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs) have placed new emphasis on newborn survival as central to the global health agenda. The SDG target is for countries to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per… Read more »
Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.