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Native Seed Propagation

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Heather Summer, NCBG Seed Program Coordinator Sunday, September 17; 1-4:30 p.m. · $32 ($29 Members) Learn seed propagation techniques for native perennials and woody plants. Topics include seed collection methods, handling, cleaning, storage, sowing and dormancy requirements.

Great Books Reading Group: Death in Venice

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 25

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of […]

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 […]

German Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Featuring Aleksandra Prica, Assistant Professor of German Literature Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language […]

Patricia Matthew: ‘Diversity in the Public Arena: The Scholar as Activist’

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Patricia Matthew, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University, will deliver a lecture about the necessity for deep investment in diversity and inclusion as part of all university ecosystems. Her talk is driven by her most recent publication, a collection of essays entitled Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (UNC Press, 2016). […]

From Obamacare to Trumpcare and Beyond: Healthcare Reform in the United States

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine and Professor of Health Policy and Management It’s clear that healthcare is “a lot more complicated” than we realized. Jon Oberlander returns to Humanities in Action to assess the status of healthcare reform in the United States. Come learn about the specific challenges to implementing change in the United […]

Lectures in the History of Art: Tanisha Ford, University of Delaware

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Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: Tanisha C. Ford is Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Liberated Threads won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history.

Hurricane Matthew update and Adopt-a-Home program

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Location: Student Union, Frank Porter Graham

Contact: Kim Allen

Description: The Carolina Center for Public Service will host a Hurricane Matthew update briefing 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503. Since December 2016, the Center has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton […]

Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Jenny Marvel

Description: Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection Enjoy a free, 30-minute docent-led tour every Wednesday at 2:00 PM. These tours enable visitors to explore the Ackland Art Museum collection with a guide. Meet at the visitor services desk in the Ackland’s lobby and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. No reservation needed.

Hollywood Accounting

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Location: Online

Description: How does the film industry measure the success of a film? Sure, everyone wants to win an Oscar for Best Picture, but from the boardroom to box office, it’s the bottom line that dictates whether it’s a happy ending for the film studio. Film studios rely heavily on the art of accounting to maximize every dollar spent. Accountants use their unique skills […]

Edwidge Danticat to Deliver 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture

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Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

Music on the Porch: Violet Bell

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Based out of Durham, NC, Violet Bell is an original indie duo striving to create “folk-soul music that sings in your bones.” Lizzy Ross (UNC, Class of 2009) has made a name for herself with stirring original songs and “a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted” (Chicago RedEye). She won FloydFest’s […]

Priceless Gem Tour: American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Description: Priceless Gem Tours are offered each Friday and begin at 3 p.m. from UNC Visitors’ Center.  To reserve your space, please email us at uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu. In case of inclement weather, or for any additional questions, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630. High school and transfer students should note that these are not admissions tours and will not include information sessions […]

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Lecture and Reception

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Location: George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Description: The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience’s 3rd Annual Cowan Lecture is Friday, September 22 at 3:30 pm at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center (106 Stadium Drive; parking and directions are available online). This year’s speaker is Amy Cuddy, Ph.D., a social psychologist and bestselling author of “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.” […]

Health and Human Rights Lecture: Alicia Ely Yamin

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Public Policy Department

Description: Alicia Ely Yamin will deliver the department of public policy’s Health and Human Rights Lecture on Sept. 22, 2017 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. She will discuss ‘Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” Yamin is the Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and […]

“Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” — A Talk by Alicia Ely Yamen

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Alicia Ely Yamin is the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a Visiting Professor Law at Georgetown University and Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health at Harvard University. This lecture is the 6th annual Health and Human Rights Lecture sponsored by the Department […]

Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin

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Location: Person Hall

Cost: 10 - 15

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: World-renowned violinist Edson Scheid will start the 2017-18 William S. Newman Artists Series with his performance of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students or UNC faculty/staff. Tickets will be available at the door.

Discovering Magic in the Garden

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: SATURDAY, September 23; 1-4 P.M. · $10 ($8 MEMBERS) NO FEE FOR ACCOMPANYING ADULT The young and young-at-heart are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on nature activities and play in the Children’s Wonder Garden, including live critters, carnivorous plants, fairy and gnome home building, giant bubbles and more!