Southeast Asia News

A Place to Grow for Refugees from Myanmar

July 20, 2016

Dark clouds loomed over the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm on a recent evening, threatening to rain on a midsummer potluck dinner. But underneath the tin roof of the farm’s largest building, everyone was dry and happy, eating at picnic tables and talking in English and Karen. Like the roof covering the diners, the Triangle has… Read more »

Family Support Program Hosts Visitors from Singapore Hospital

July 19, 2016

The Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work hosted a group of multidisciplinary early intervention professionals from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore in June. The team included Sylvia Choo, senior consultant/developmental pediatrician, Department of Child Development; Shujun Oh, psychologist, Department of Child Development;… Read more »

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count…. Read more »

19 Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia

May 3, 2016

Seventeen 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 2016 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in Japan this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

‘Pho Nomenal’ Business for Carolina Grad

For University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School graduate Sophia Woo, accounting has been an essential ingredient for entrepreneurial success. After working in more traditional jobs, Woo and her friend and business partner Sunny Lin, a biomedical engineer, launched a Raleigh-based food truck in 2014. Their Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck serves up… Read more »

Out and About: LGBTQ Abroad

April 10, 2016

For many who identify as LGBTQ, the prospect of studying abroad can seem both incredibly enriching and downright terrifying. UNC linguistics major and Phillips Ambassador Grant King ’17 weighs in on how to navigate the world as an LGBTQ-identified person.