South Asia News

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.

Mark Sobsey in his lab at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aquagenx Compartment Bag Tests Used for Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Myanmar

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 »

Celebrating 10 Years of Phillips Ambassadors

November 9, 2016

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 »

UNC Hosts Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar

October 28, 2016

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 »