Southeast Asia News

Student Startup Takes on Maternal Mortality

February 26, 2018

Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ failure, is the second leading cause of maternal mortality around the world — claiming the lives of 76,000 women and 300,000 babies every year. A biotechnology company founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Makerere University in Uganda… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

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Three Carolina Students Share Their Study Abroad Stories

February 14, 2018

Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »

Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

People who inject drugs (PWID) in Vietnam are disproportionately affected by HIV. While HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 is 0.4 percent, the prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs is a staggering 11 percent, according to UNAIDS. In an effort to combat new infections among PWID, researchers at the University of… Read more »

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UNC Area Studies Centers Host Global Spotlight Week on Crises of Citizenship, Feb. 17-24

January 29, 2018

UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.

UNC-Chapel Hill Earns Top Sustainability Ratings

January 25, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »

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Medical Students Learn about Health Care Delivery Around the World

January 23, 2018

Since 2009, over 500 medical students have traveled to communities around the world to complete global health electives and gain a deeper understanding of global healthcare through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities (OIA).

Report Shows Muslim-American Terrorism Cases Continued to Drop in 2017

A new report by a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documents a continuing decline in the number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017. The total for the first year of the Trump administration continued a downward trend that was visible in the final year of the Obama administration. The report,… Read more »

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North Carolina High School Students Compete at World Languages Symposium

December 22, 2017

Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.