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The Will of Bernard Boynton

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Location: Center for Dramatic Art

Description: By Mark Perry Directed by Mark Perry and Katherine Hunter-Williams Two estranged brothers return to their father’s house in Maine, where he has recently committed suicide and where his spirit waits. Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art Thursday April 16th at 8pm Friday April 17th at 8pm Saturday April 18th at 8pm Sunday April 19th […]

Climbing Pilot Mountain expedition

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Location: Off Campus — Check Description for Details

Cost: 50

Contact: Campus Recreation

Description: The 60’ quartzite cliffs of Pilot Mountain provide the perfect introduction to outdoor top-rope climbing. Your team will learn knots, belaying, climbing technique and safety management. This climbing expedition always provides plenty of challenge and creates lasting friendships! Pre-trip meeting mandatory for all participants: April 15 at 7 pm Trip date: Sunday, April 19 Cost: […]

PlayMakers: 4000 MILES

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Location: Paul Green Theatre

Cost: tickets start at $15

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: All Roads Lead Home. PlayMakers presents 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. An elderly grandmother with a fading memory opens her door – and her life – to her wayward grandson. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths surprising commonality across generations in this emotionally compelling and humor-filled drama. Finalist, 2013 […]

Reading Nature Poetry

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Sherman K. Poultney, Poet, Writer, Physicist Sunday, April 19; 2:00–3:00 pm Sherman K. Poultney, poet, writer, and physicist, reads his own poetry as well as nature and tree poems by important poets. He has won prizes for poems in various contests and he continues to publish annual chapbooks of poems. Free to the public, but […]

Honey Beehive Tour

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Anne Cabell, Bee Hobbyist Sunday, April 19; 2:00–3:00 pm Explore a real live hive at the Carolina Campus Community Garden with a hobbyist beekeeper while learning about one of the world’s most fascinating insects. Bees are responsible for pollinating one third of the world’s food and produce one of the sweetest treats around. Free to […]

Scholarship Benefit Concert: UNC Glee Clubs

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Location: Hill Hall Auditorium

Cost: 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs present a joint fall concert as part of the Department of Music’s Scholarship Benefit Series. Individual tickets ($10 general admission; $5 students and UNC faculty/staff) are available at the door, and series subscriptions via the music Department office (919-962-1039; music.dept@unc.edu).

University Band

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Location: Hill Hall Auditorium

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The University Band presents their spring concert. Originally scheduled for the Forest Theater, this concert has been moved to Hill Hall Auditorium due to weather. Free and open to the public.  

Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales, the English Baroque Soloists – a section of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – have long been established as one of the world’s most beloved period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic […]

The Will of Bernard Boynton

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Location: Center for Dramatic Art

Description: By Mark Perry Directed by Mark Perry and Katherine Hunter-Williams Two estranged brothers return to their father’s house in Maine, where he has recently committed suicide and where his spirit waits. Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art Thursday April 16th at 8pm Friday April 17th at 8pm Saturday April 18th at 8pm Sunday April 19th […]

Prospective Graduate Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: The tour introduces the campus and community to prospective graduate students and includes a packet of information on housing, dining, recreation and life in Chapel Hill. The tour does not visit individual departments, so please direct questions about your program of interest or meetings with potential professors and/or advisors to the specific department.  The tour […]

Accelerate Your Research: NIH Biosketch & Federal Public Access Policies

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Location: Health Sciences Library

Contact: Anne Dudley

Description: NIH Biosketch & Federal Public Access Policies, 4/20/15, 2:30-3:30pm (HSL 307) This session will cover the NIH and AHRQ Public Access Policies and their compliance requirements, including a hands-on tour of the bibliography management and compliance monitoring functions in My NCBI. This session will also introduce the new NIH Biographical Sketch format requirements effective for […]

Campus Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides provide a true Carolina Experience, sharing information about landmarks, legends and campus life on a one-hour walking tour of campus.  Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west entrance of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.  The entrance has large columns and blue welcome banners flanking the door. […]

Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

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Location: Hanes Hall

Contact: University Career Services

Description: You’ve landed an internship, now what?  Come and learn tips on how to be a successful intern, how to utilize the time to advance your career goals, and what you can expect to gain from the experience.

Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory

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Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theater

Description: Announcing: The UNC-Chapel Hill screening of the recently released documentary, Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory, co-produced by acclaimed filmmakers, Katina Parker and Orlando de Guzman. Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, April 20, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Independent filmmaker, Katina Parker, will be on hand to introduce the film and participate in […]

Crossing the Boundary from Gentile to Jew

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: Free

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: Dana Kaplan, lecturer in Jewish Studies at the United Theological College of the University of the West Indies and a rabbi in Kingston, Jamaica, will investigate the unique dynamics underlying conversion to Judaism in the 19th century American south, including how Jews adapted their religious and ethnic identity to conform to the expectations of southern […]

Plant Communities of North Carolina

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium Tuesdays, March 31, April 7, 14; 9 am – 12 pm, April 21; 8 am – 6 pm This course introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in climate and soil types across the state as well as other factors have resulted in the creation of […]

Plant Communities of North Carolina

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium Tuesdays, Mar 31, Apr 7, 14; 9am–12pm; Apr 21; 8am–6pm Learn about North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in climate and soil types across the state as well as other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive regions. Class sessions include nine hours of lecture and a […]

Class of 2015: Senior Bell Tower Climb

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Location: Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

Description: The General Alumni Association (GAA) invites all seniors to climb the Bell Tower. The Bell Tower Climb will be Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and it is open to ALL seniors. The lines (fast pass and regular) for the climb will close at 3 p.m. Thanks to dues paid by more than 69,000 GAA members, the […]

Public Speaking & Leadership: Bell Tower Toastmasters Club

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Location: Health Sciences Library

Contact: Francesca Allegri

Description: Weekly club meetings give you a comfortable environment to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome and the club is open to all, both university and community members. We work with people who join the club to practice professional presentations, interviews, dissertation proposals and defenses, community talks, and other speaking situations. Dues […]

Mexican media and the narco-state: Teacher resistance and community self-defense

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Location: Carroll Hall

Contact: Lucila Vargas

Description: Mexican media and the narco-state: Teacher resistance and community self-defense A conversation with Luis Hernández Navarro Tuesday, April 21 Noon-1:30 p.m. Freedom Forum Conference Center (3rd floor, Carroll Hall) Luis Hernández Navarro is a prolific writer who “practices journalism that is committed to social transformation, economic and environmental justice, and the defense of human rights.” Opinion […]

Strategic Sustainability Plan: Thematic Town Hall

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Location: Frank Porter Graham Student Union

Contact: UNC Sustainability Office

Description: Join us at one of the upcoming Town Hall events to make your voice heard! UNC is kicking off a new effort to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the University – including teaching, research, operations, and engagement. Get involved in and contribute your ideas to the planning process by attending the next set of […]

Tell About the South: Rob Shapard

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Please join us at the Center for the Study of the American South for a lunchtime discussion with Rob Shapard, a doctoral student in U.S. History and 2014-15 McColl Fellow at CSAS. In his talk, “Calculating Eye and Rough Hand: Turning Longleaf into Board Feet and Sawdust,” Shapard will describe the perspective of one sawmilling […]

Prospective Graduate Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: The tour introduces the campus and community to prospective graduate students and includes a packet of information on housing, dining, recreation and life in Chapel Hill. The tour does not visit individual departments, so please direct questions about your program of interest or meetings with potential professors and/or advisors to the specific department.  The tour […]

Campus Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides provide a true Carolina Experience, sharing information about landmarks, legends and campus life on a one-hour walking tour of campus.  Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west entrance of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.  The entrance has large columns and blue welcome banners flanking the door. […]

Strategic Sustainability Plan: Thematic Town Hall

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Location: Frank Porter Graham Student Union

Contact: UNC Sustainability Office

Description: Join us at one of the upcoming Town Hall events to make your voice heard! UNC is kicking off a new effort to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the University – including teaching, research, operations, and engagement. Get involved in and contribute your ideas to the planning process by attending the next set of […]

UNC Baseball vs Campbell

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Location: Boshamer Stadium

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Come watch the Tar Heels take on Campbell. Admission is free for UNC students, faculty, and staff. Bacon Night

Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of New York City Ballet for more than 25 years with her vivid individuality and breathtaking technique, with a repertory spanning great classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpieces and works by contemporary choreographers. The spectacular Restless Creature is her […]

Strategic Sustainability Plan: Earth Day Town Hall

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Location: Frank Porter Graham Student Union

Contact: UNC Sustainability Office

Description: Join us at one of the upcoming Town Hall events to make your voice heard! UNC is kicking off a new effort to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the University – including teaching, research, operations, and engagement. Get involved in and contribute your ideas to the planning process by attending the next set of […]

Anticipating Fall Color: What, Why, and Wow!

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Johnny Randall, NCBG Dir. of Conservation Wednesday, April 22; 12:00 pm Johnny will explore the physiological, ecological, environmental, and biogeographical factors of leaf color change in anticipation of fall. This presentation complements and the earlier presentation on The Biochemistry of Spring.

Strategic Sustainability Plan: Thematic Town Hall

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Location: Frank Porter Graham Student Union

Contact: UNC Sustainability Office

Description: Join us at one of the upcoming Town Hall events to make your voice heard! UNC is kicking off a new effort to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the University – including teaching, research, operations, and engagement. Get involved in and contribute your ideas to the planning process by attending the next set of […]

Exploring Majors at UNC

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Location: Hardin Hub

Contact: University Career Services

Description: Navigate the career/major exploration process. Understand resources available to assist with decision-making. Explore career options and specific majors available. Evaluate career options based on professional interests, personality, values.

2016 Applicants Targeted Info Session

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Location: Hanes Hall

Contact: University Career Services

Description: Introduction to the AMCAS application for those beginning the 2016 application cycle. We’ll cover the basics of grade entry, experiences, and timelines.

Campus Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides provide a true Carolina Experience, sharing information about landmarks, legends and campus life on a one-hour walking tour of campus.  Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west entrance of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.  The entrance has large columns and blue welcome banners flanking the door. […]

Academic Freedom and University Governance: IAH Difficult Conversations series

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Faculty across the UNC system have raised concerns about the state of academic freedom in light of recent decisions by the Board of Governors. Most notably, the closure of the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity on our own campus raises questions about the nature and limits of academic freedom. What is the purpose of […]

ISIS: Where Did It Come From? What Does it Believe?

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: Please visit our website for details.

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: April 22, 2015 David H. Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security The world has been shocked by the seemingly sudden emergence of the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (aka ISIS). This group has changed the […]

Writing Center Writing Marathon

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Location: Writing Center, Lower Level SASB North

Contact: Writing Center

Description: Last papers of the semester? Writing up your research results? Come work on your writing in the Writing Center! Wednesday, April 22nd, 5 PM til 10 PM! Tutors will be available for quick questions and short consultations (20-25 minutes). Food! Prizes! Fun study breaks! Sign up online: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/writing-marathon/

Class of 2015: Senior Etiquette Dinner

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Description: While pizza delivery and Chinese take-out are frequent college student favorites, graduation is a good time to brush up on your table manners as you prepare to enter the real world. University Career Services, the General Alumni Association and the Senior Marshals have teamed up to offer seniors a dining and professional etiquette experience during […]

Scholarship Benefit Concert: UNC Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas DiEugenio, violin

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Location: Memorial Hall

Cost: 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNCSO (Tonu Kalam, music director) is joined by UNC violin professor Nicholas DiEugenio in a concert featuring Saint-Saëns’ Danse bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. Part of the Department of Music’s Scholarship Benefit Series. Individual tickets ($10 general admission; $5 students and UNC faculty/staff) are available at […]

Accelerate Your Research: Systematic Review Series

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Location: Health Sciences Library

Contact: Anne Dudley

Description: So you wanna do a systematic review? Session #6: Putting It Together: Presenting Your Results Date: April 23, 2015 Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Collaboration Center (Room 227) This session covers: Sections to include in your publication Creating forest plots and funnel plots Evidence tables – what they should contain and how to set them […]

Restoring the Mighty Giant: Creating Resistance to Two Pathogens

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Thursday, April 23; 12:00 pm Tom Saielli, Southern Regional Science Coordinator, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Join us for a talk focusing on the TACF’s efforts to use genetic breeding to successfully produce a chestnut tree that has resistance to the soil pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi. Up until a century ago, American chestnut was considered one […]

Sketching Among our Trees

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Kate Lagaly, Professional Artist Thursday, April 23; 1:00–4:00 pm Students learn how to create tree sketches using contour line and shading techniques. Sketching is a great way to become acquainted with our southeastern forest and trees. Supplies provided. Cost: $40 ($35 for Members)

Campus Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides provide a true Carolina Experience, sharing information about landmarks, legends and campus life on a one-hour walking tour of campus.  Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the west entrance of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.  The entrance has large columns and blue welcome banners flanking the door. […]

AUTHOR EVENT: Tony Reevy – Passage

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Location: Bulls Head Bookshop

Cost: Free

Contact: Kyle McKay

Description: Tony Reevy, senior associate director of the Institute for the Environment at UNC, will be at Bull’s Head Bookshop on Thursday, April 23rd at 3:30PM to share from his new book of poetry Passage. Passage is a book of poetry. Passage tells the story of a Central European family who immigrated to the United States-what […]

Prospective Graduate Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: The tour introduces the campus and community to prospective graduate students and includes a packet of information on housing, dining, recreation and life in Chapel Hill. The tour does not visit individual departments, so please direct questions about your program of interest or meetings with potential professors and/or advisors to the specific department.  The tour […]

Opening Celebration: “The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015″

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: LIGHT REFRESHMENTS • ALL ARE WELCOME • NO RSVP REQUIRED The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015 was curated by Chris Vitiello, arts writer and independent curator. Sydney Steen, American, born 1991: Floating Horizon, 2014; plaster, pigment, corn starch, and wire. 24 x 48 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the […]

Chancellor Carol L. Folt Presents ‘Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But We Can Make a Difference’

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: UNC Global

Description: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist whose research has focused on the effects of mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health, salmonid fisheries management and restoration, and global climate change, will deliver the lecture “Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But […]

Alternative Investments Conference

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Location: Carolina Club

Contact: UNC Kenan-Flagler

Description: The UNC Alternative Investments Conference serves as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends. The conference provides insights into current topics in alternative investments, as well as the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most […]

What’s the Big Idea? Series – Our Global Food System and Our Health: Self-regulation or Not–the Tale of the US vs. Latin America

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Description: Our Global Food System and Our Health: Self-regulation or Not–the Tale of the US vs. Latin America This session will address the major causes and global dynamics of obesity, with a focus on our US and global food system. This is because most of our hope for prevention of obesity and all the diet-related non-communicable […]

Scholarship Benefit Concert: Carolina Choir & UNC Chamber Singers

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Location: Hill Hall Auditorium

Cost: 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers (Susan Klebanow, director) present a spring concert of choral works by Duruflé, Poulenc, Fauré, and Brahms as part of the Department’s Scholarship Benefit Series. Individual tickets ($10 general admission; $5 students and UNC faculty/staff) are available at the door, and series subscriptions via the music Department office (919-962-1039; music.dept@unc.edu).

Class of 2015: Senior Class Last Lecture

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Location: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Description: Enjoy an evening with fellow seniors as we reflect back on our time at Carolina, receive advice for the future and take in the campus sights all around us that we have come to know and love. The last lecturer will be selected in the spring semester.  Cookies and punch will be served. The Last […]

Prospective Graduate Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: The tour introduces the campus and community to prospective graduate students and includes a packet of information on housing, dining, recreation and life in Chapel Hill. The tour does not visit individual departments, so please direct questions about your program of interest or meetings with potential professors and/or advisors to the specific department.  The tour […]

Alternative Investments Conference

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Location: Carolina Club

Contact: UNC Kenan-Flagler

Description: The UNC Alternative Investments Conference serves as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends. The conference provides insights into current topics in alternative investments, as well as the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most […]

Undergraduate Admissions 10:30 a.m. Information Session & Tour

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Location: Jackson Hall

Description: You’re looking for a university, and a community, that fits you. Your needs, passions, dreams and goals. And while we could go on and on about all the opportunities that await you here, there’s really only one way to be sure Carolina’s right for you: visit our campus in person. So go ahead, schedule your […]

Two, One, or No Local Food Movement(s) in North Carolina? The Significance of Local Activism in the Current Conjuncture

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Location: Hickerson House

Contact: Center for Urban and Regional Studies

Description: In this talk, Donald Nonini and Dorothy Holland, both of the Department of Anthropology, will present their findings from a multi-sited ethnographic study of local food activism in four regions of North Carolina, and discuss their implications. After describing the objectives, methodology, and the rationale for four different sites, they will summarize their broad finding: […]

On Arbor Day: Blight-resistance Chestnut Trees Grace the Coker Arboretum

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Tom Saielli, Southern Regional Science Coord., Triangle American Chestnut Foundation Friday, April 24; 1:00 pm Join us for a ceremonial planting of potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedlings at the Arboretum. Saielli discusses the history and ecology of the American chestnut during the planting event. Free, but preregistration is required.

Faculty Council

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Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Contact: Kathryn Turner

Description: Members of the faculty are invited to attend the monthly Faculty Council meeting. This meeting will take place on April 24, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library. Council members are invited to come early to mingle and enjoy light refreshments.

Priceless Gem Tour: Coker Arboretum with Grant Perkins

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Missy Julian-Fox

Description: The Coker Arboretum Tour will be led by Grant Perkins, natural science educator for NC Botanical Gardens. Tours start from the UNC Visitors’ Center, 250 East Franklin Street, and typically last 60-90 minutes.  Tours are free and open to the public. Please email mjfox@unc.edu to register. In case of inclement weather, please call 919-962-1630

Springtime in the Coker Arboretum

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Location: Coker Arboretum

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Grant Parkins, NCBG Nat. Sci. Educator Friday, April 24; 3:00 pm Come see the unique trees and beautiful wildflowers that make the Coker Arboretum a “Haven in the Heart of Chapel Hill.”

Fred and Gail Fearing Jazz for a Friday Afternoon

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Location: Kenan Music Building

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Jazz Combos are joined by Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist Carl Allen (drums) for another installment of the Jazz for a Friday Afternoon series. Free and open to the public.

Adult Spelling Bee

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Location: Chapel Hill

Cost: 6.00

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Friday, April 24 Admission: $6.00 Part variety show, part serious inquiry into the public’s orthography skills, and mostly just a fun time, this event will be the first of many events mixing entertainment with just a modicum of scholarly endeavor. Anyone can take part and teams are welcome. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available […]

UNC Baseball vs Boston College

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Location: Boshamer Stadium

Contact: UNC Athletics

Description: Come watch the Tar Heels take on Boston College. Admission is free for UNC students, faculty, and staff. Battling Practice ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet serving your ballpark favorites until 1st pitch Friday Fireworks presented by Crown Honda of Southpoint Carolina Fever Event  

STEMville Science Symposium

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Location: Chapel Hill

Contact: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Description: Founded in 2014, STEMville Science Symposium is a half-day science conference for children in grades four through seven. They meet and talk with scientists and researchers, participate in workshops and conduct experiments in a science lab.

Tree Climbing!

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Piedmont Recreation Climbers Saturday, April 25 (rain date: May 9); 10:00 am–2:00 pm Did you ever want to climb high up in a tree, but were afraid to? The Piedmont Recreation Climbers will demonstrate safe tree climbing with ropes. The climbers will facilitate those who want to climb up a tree in a safe and […]

Trees in our State Forests

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Clemmons State Forest Saturday, April 25; 12:00–2:00 pm NC Forest Service staff will provide hands-on demonstrations about state forests, tree rings, and the longleaf pine. Free to the public.

Pen and Ink

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Professional Artist Saturdays,  Apr 11, 18, 25, May 2; 1–4:30pm Cost: $125 ($115 for Members)

Nature Illustration for Kids: Life among the Hardwoods (ages 8-12)

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Saturdays, Apr 25–May 16 (4 sessions); 1–4pm Our eastern hardwood forests support an incredible diversity of plant and animal life,  often hidden from us under a carpet of leaves or beneath logs slowly returning to soil. Walk the Garden’s forest trails with sketchbook and artist’s pencil in hand as tree buds open and wildflowers emerge, […]

Spring Flora

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Milo Pyne, Plane Ecologist Saturdays, Mar 14, 28, April 25, May 2; 1:30 – 4:30 pm Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in a natural setting. No perquisites. Cost: $125 ($115 for Members) for all four classes

Jazz Workshop with Carl Allen, drums

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Location: Kenan Music Building

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Jazz Combos are joined by Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist Carl Allen (drums) for another installment of the Jazz for a Friday Afternoon series. Free and open to the public.

Scholarship Benefit Concert: UNC Jazz Band with Carl Allen, drums

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Location: Kenan Music Building

Cost: 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Jazz Band is joined by Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist Jeb Patton (piano) for a concert in the Department of Music’s Scholarship Benefit Series. Individual tickets ($10 general admission; $5 students and UNC faculty/staff) are available at the door, and series subscriptions via the Department office (919-962-1039; music.dept@unc.edu).