South Asia News

Holi Moli Celebration Brings Color to Carolina’s Campus

April 24, 2017

Hooker Fields turned into a canvas of colors on April 21, 2017 as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the annual Holi Moli UNC event. UNC students wearing white T-shirts crowded onto Hooker Fields. When the call was given, they threw pink, purple, green and blue powder into the sky…. Read more »

Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia in 2017

Eighteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2017 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in India and Malaysia this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

UNC SILS Student and Teammates Compete in Final Round of International Analytics Contest

Traveling to Las Vegas earlier this month, Rashnil Chaturvedi had his sights set on a big prize, but he and his teammates were not relying on luck. They brought months of in-depth data analysis, a sophisticated modeling approach and a polished presentation to compete in the INFORMS O.R. and Analytics Student Team Competition. Chaturvedi, a… Read more »

Bentley Wins 2017 Triangle Global Health Award

Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, associate dean for global health and Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2017 Triangle Global Health Champion. Bentley, who is also associate director of the UNC… Read more »

New Survey Will Determine Whether and How Zika Affects Plans for US Travelers

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International will collaborate to determine whether and how Zika virus is affecting plans for U.S. travelers. Co-principal investigators of the effort are Jim Herrington, executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway® and UNC professor of the practice of health behavior, and Linda Squiers,… Read more »

Lunar New Year celebration in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Robert Gourley ’18, taken during study abroad at the UNC Institute for the Environment Thailand field site.

Carolina Asia Center to Celebrate Asia Week 2017, Feb. 20-25

February 8, 2017

The Carolina Asia Center kicks off Asia Week 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 20-25, 2017. This campus-wide celebration of Asia, the first pan-Asia week-long celebration at UNC, features collaborations with several campus departments and student organizations and offers a variety of free public events to the Chapel Hill community.

Visiting Scholars Find Home Away From Home

January 19, 2017

When Sathish Raja met former Carolina Associate Professor Bobbie Lubker and her husband Lynn, he never imagined how strong their relationship would grow. “We’ve become close friends, more like a family,’’ said Raja, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.