South Asia News
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.
The Aquagenx water quality test kit, which was developed by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, allows users to conduct on-site E. coli testing without access to electricity. Mark D. Sobsey, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering in the Gillings School, designed the Aquagenx Compartment Bag… Read more »
The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 years of supporting students’ study abroad experiences in Asia by awarding five $10,000 awards to Phillips Ambassadors alumni to support their further engagement with Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program in the Carolina Asia Center within the College of Arts and Sciences. A quarter of the scholarships are reserved… Read more »
Artists After Hours, a series from Carolina Arts and Sciences Magazine, features interviews with faculty, staff and students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who pursue artistic avocations in areas not directly related to their day jobs or studies. Afroz Taj is an associate professor… Read more »
On Oct. 25, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted participants in the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar (IEAS), a two-week program that enables college and university administrators from India to come to the United States and explore best practices in U.S. higher education. The participants in the 2016 program visited a number… Read more »