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Integrating Color Theory & Composition (Color Theory)

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 125

Contact: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Description: Sundays, April 27, May 4, 18 June 1; 1:15 – 4:45 pm In this class students learn the basics of color and the techniques for properly mixing pigments to match a specific color. Concepts of the color wheel and analogous/complementary colors are explored through instruction and numerous exercises. The three attributes of color – hue, value and intensity are also covered. Prerequisites: Composition, Intermediate Watercolor. Fee: $125 ($115 NCBG members)

PlayMakers: Hold These Truths

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Location: Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre

Cost: 15 - 40

Contact: PlayMakers Repertory Company

Description: PlayMakers PRC2 Series presents the regional premiere of a new play by Jeanne Sakata. During World War II, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution. Based […]

Family Day: “Exploring Sculpture”

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Jenny Marvel

Description: Build museum memories with the children in your life at the Ackland’s monthly Family Day! Come for a little while or stay for the whole afternoon — it’s all FREE! Discover sculpture from many times and places at the Ackland! Create your own sculpture using a variety of materials, collect sketches of sculptures from all of […]

2014 Emerging Company Showcase

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Contact: NC TraCS Institute

Description: Carolina KickStart of the NC TraCS Institute, Innovate@Carolina, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Office of Technology Development, and RENCI invite you to attend UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2014 Emerging Company Showcase on Monday, April 28th at 6:00pm at The William and Ida Friday Center. LINK TO REGISTRATION Overview The Emerging Company Showcase (ECS) spotlights early-stage companies spinning out of […]

International Coffee Hour

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Description: Join us for a monthly social hour to bring together international UNC community members and students excited about international engagement. Chat about opportunities and challenges on campus. Meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. International Coffee Hours are held at the Global Cup Cafe (now EspressOasis) in the FedEx Global Education […]

Global Music Show

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Location: Genome Science Building

Contact: WXYC & UNC Area Studies

Description: Wednesday, April 30 9:00-10:00 PM WXYC 89.3 FM or live stream at www.wxyc.org The Global Music Show is a monthly radio program in collaboration with WXYC 89.3 FM and The Area Studies Centers that intersperses world regional music with dialogue shared by relevant expert guests scholars from UNC Chapel Hill. Sponsoring Area Studies Center: Center for […]

Ackland Film Forum: Swain Lot Film Festival, Part 1

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Location: Varsity Theatre

Cost: 4

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: The Swain Lot Film Festival is an annual juried series of short films by UNC student filmmakers in the Communication Studies Department, offering everything from comedy to drama.  It gets its name from the legendary place where these young filmmakers work and play: The Swain Lot.

Principles of Conservation Biology

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 125

Contact: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Description: Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 7:00 – 9:00pm This course is intended for an experienced audience and introduces students to the principles of biodiversity and conservation. Students learn about rare plants, conservation genetics, ecological restoration, conservation landscaping, and preserve design. Prerequisites: Botany, Plant Ecology Fee: $125 ($115 NCBG members)

Faculty Recital: Susan Moeser, organ

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Location: Genome Science Building

Cost: Free

Contact: Music Department

Description: UNC organ professor Susan Moeser presents a solo recital of works by Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, and Francois Couperin (among others). Recital will be held at The Chapel of the Cross (304 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill). Free and open to the public.

Basketball Analytics Summit

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Location: Koury Auditorium-McColl Building

Cost: 49 - 199

Contact: Dr. Deborah Stroman

Description: Contact Info: Dr. Deborah Stroman, Kenan Institute Senior Advisor (phone 919.843.0336; email: kisport@unc.edu)

Basketball Analytics Summit

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Location: Koury Auditorium-McColl Building

Cost: 49 - 199

Contact: Dr. Deborah Stroman

Description: Contact Info: Dr. Deborah Stroman, Kenan Institute Senior Advisor (phone 919.843.0336; email: kisport@unc.edu)

The Soviet Union during World War II

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Location: Genome Science Building

Cost: Please visit our website for cost details.

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus No nation suffered more than the U.S.S.R. during World War II, but the story of Stalin, his relationship with the Red Army, and the heroic struggle of the Eastern Front are often overlooked in popular American accounts of the war. […]

Local Trees (Short Course)

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 65

Contact: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Description: Saturdays, May 3, 10 9:30 am – 12:30 pm This 6-hour short course is aimed for a broad audience, perfect for those just beginning their study of trees, or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. This short course offers students a chance to learn some of the common trees in the Piedmont of North Carolina. We will spend time outdoors, walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails—learning common trees and how to identify them and understanding why they grow where they do. No prerequisites Fee: $65 ($55 NCBG members)

Art Adventures: “Flowers & Pinecones, Sticks & Stones!” (FULL)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Caroline Culbert

Description: Join us and learn how artists—such as Richard Long, Robert Smithson, and artists in the exhibition Parts of the Sum—document place and time using the land in their art. We’ll then go on a nature walk and collect natural objects to use in our own “land art” pieces. Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions […]

“Message in a Bottle”: A Pop-Up Community Art-Making Event

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: “Message in a Bottle” encourages community members―of all ages, from various geographies and across all walks of life―to come together and help build a large art installation! Local artist Helen Seebold will bring painting materials for this pop-up community art-making activity on the Ackland Art Museum’s front steps. Bottles painted at this event will become […]

Stream Searchin’ – Family Workshop (Ages 6 & Up)

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: 10

Contact: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Description: Discover the amazing world of aquatic insects and other water critters the best way possible… by getting wet! We’ll hike the Nature Trails to Morgan Creek to explore stream habitat and collect and release crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, and more! Learn how these creatures survive in their aquatic home and the importance of indicator species to […]

Art Adventures: “Flowers & Pinecones, Sticks & Stones!” (FULL)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Caroline Culbert

Description: Join us and learn how artists—such as Richard Long, Robert Smithson, and artists in the exhibition Parts of the Sum—document place and time using the land in their art. We’ll then go on a nature walk and collect natural objects to use in our own “land art” pieces. Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions […]

A celebration of the life of Chuck Stone

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Location: Carroll Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Megan Garrett

Description: The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Chuck Stone’s children — Krishna, Allegra and Charles III — invite you to celebrate the life of Chuck Stone with family, friends and colleagues in Chapel Hill, N.C., on May 3. The memorial will begin at 1 p.m. in Carroll Hall on the UNC campus. A […]