South Asia News
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 »
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 »
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 »
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are working to develop a test for the Zika virus that they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus. Currently, much… Read more »
When Sertanya Reddy moved to the United States, she only knew one person. Starting a Ph.D. program at the same time as moving to a new country was challenging. Reddy, originally from South Africa, says it can be difficult to form a community of support in graduate school because students tend to interact mostly with… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Asia Week from Feb. 20-25, 2017. Students were invited to contemplate the contributions of Asians and Asian-Americans to the UNC community by attending lectures, religious ceremonies, workshops, performances and more. Asia Week was an effort by the Carolina Asia Center to “bring together a number of… Read more »
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.
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.