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Tours by Ackland Student Guides

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: During the academic year, Ackland Student Guides lead conversational tours based on a particular theme, enabling Ackland visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection. Tours are held every Sunday at 1 PM and on the second Friday of every month during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free […]

Yoga in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Maira Avilas

Description: Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. SEE FOR YOURSELF: Watch a video about Yoga […]

Tai Chi in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Maira Avilas

Description: Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries, inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland! Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable […]

“North Korea: Failed Communist State, or Far-Right Success Story?” A Talk by Brian Myers

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Dept of Asian Studies

Description: The misperception of North Korea as a communist state is responsible for most of the main errors made in Pyongyang watching: the predictions of regime collapse in the mid-1990s; the hopes placed in arms negotiations; the expectation that economic changes would weaken the state; the consensus that Kim Jong Un would reach out to the […]

Between Utopia and Reality: Stefan Zweig’s Europe

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Location: Dey Hall

Description: Academic Lecture/Film Discussion with Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) is known for his humanistic and pacifistic attitude which is recognizable in all his writings. Zweig’s notion of humanism is deeply connected with his idea of a transnational Europe. Even though Zweig escaped continental Europe in 1934, four years before Hitler’s “Anschluss” with […]

UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band

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Location: Memorial Hall

Cost: 5 - 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Join the Department of Music for a concert featuring both the UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band. Wind Ensemble is conducted by Evan Feldman, and Symphony Band is conducted by Arris Golden. As this is a Scholarship Benefit Concert, tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students or UNC faculty/staff. Tickets can be purchased at 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 […]

Italian Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian 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 article […]

Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work […]

Princeton in Asia Information Session: Post-Grad Opportunities in Asia

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in Sri Lanka, reporting for a leading newspaper in Hong Kong, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia. Join PiA alumni, Samantha […]

Ackland Film Forum: Kagemusha

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Location: Varsity Theatre

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Free admission for students and faculty with One Cards. $4 admission for the general public. All screenings held at 7:00 PM at the Varsity Theater, 123 East Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill. (Japan, 1980, dir. Akira Kurosawa) PG | 2h 42min Introduced by Inger Brodey, UNC English & Comparative Literature A petty thief with an utter […]

Great Books Reading Groups: Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 35

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law “Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln’s time. They record Lincoln’s […]

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.

CV/Cover Letter Careers Beyond the Tenure Track

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Location: Graduate Student Center

Contact: University Career Services

Description: Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs, resumes, and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis and how you can sell your transferable skills to a non-academic employer. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your […]

Taste: Chinese Cuisine and Taiwanese Identity

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Michelle King, Associate Professor of History Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around […]

Academic Career Path Panels- for UNC Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars

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Location: Student Union

Contact: University Career Services

Description: Agenda: 10:30am -12pm STEM and Humanities/SS Faculty Panels, 12-1pm Lunch and Networking, 1-2:30 Academic Administration Panel, 2:30-3 Reception and Networking, Check in – Carolina Union “Aquarium Lounge” (3rd Floor).  Panels in 3408/3411.  Lunch and networking receptions in the Aquarium Lounge Co-hosted by the Graduate School, Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Science (TIBBS), and University […]

LUNCHBOX Talk: Masting and Other Tricks to Beat the Herbivores

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: with Bob Peet, Professor of Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill The world is full of animals that eat plants, so there is strong selection for traits that protect plants from these consumers, or at least limit their success. We will explore some of the resulting diversity of traits that plants have evolved to protect themselves ranging from […]

What’s the Big Idea? Series | Session 2: Refugees: Pathways, Experiences, and Resettlement

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This series is in conjunction with REFUGEE, a free multimedia art exhibit on display at the Friday Center from September 25-November 3, 2017. Learn more about the exhibit and to plan your visit. Exhibit open before all events. Come early and explore the exhibit at your leisure. The Friday Center’s “What’s the Big Idea?” series returns this fall! There are about […]

Indigenous People and Cultures in a Globalizing Era – A Dialogues Seminar

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Cost: 65

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas Global economic and cultural changes have profoundly affected indigenous cultures throughout the Americas, but these changes have also given indigenous people new reasons to reaffirm their cultural identities as they resist globalizing social forces. In this dialogue seminar, Emilio del Valle Escalante will examine […]