South Asia News
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.
Nine undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for spring 2018 study abroad programs in Asia. Two scholarship recipients will study in Japan, two in South Korea, one in Cambodia, one in China, one in Hong Kong, one in Singapore and one in Thailand. The Phillips… Read more »
The Carolina Population Center today announced a new program that will generate and synthesize evidence to inform programs and policies to expand contraceptive method choice for youth aged 15-24 at the global and country levels. This work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ilene Speizer, a faculty member in maternal and child health… Read more »
Back in 2000, Christian Lundblad, having completed his doctoral degree in financial economics, went to work at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. as an advisor on international financial market developments. That experience helped define his approach to academia. “It’s a very interesting institution,” Lundblad says of the Federal Reserve. “It’s at the intersection… Read more »
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 »
Karar Zunaid Ahsan, called Zunaid, is a doctoral candidate in the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on practical ways to deliver better health care to vulnerable populations and working to analyze data to achieve that goal. He’s interested in the practical means to create better… Read more »
A recent review of how monitoring and evaluation is taught in masters of public health programs globally follows a continuing trend from knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning. The idea is that identifying specific skills, and basing curricula around those skills, is crucial to preparing students to address the complex monitoring challenges of the 21st century. This… Read more »
For Shodeah Kelly, a student at Davidson County Community College who had never left the United States, joining the North Carolina Global Distinction Program helped develop sensitivities and skills that have started her on the path to becoming a global citizen. Kelly is now a second-year transfer student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.