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Ella Fitzgerald at the Savoy: A Centennial Celebration

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Location: Kenan Music Building

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Featuring Laura Windley and members of the Mint Julep Jazz Band, including UNC music professors Aaron Hill, reeds, and Jim Ketch, trumpet Laura Windley, vocals; Stephen Coffman, drums; Jim Crew, piano; Peter Kimosh, bass; Chip Newton, guitar; Keenan McKenzie, Aaron Hill, Dan Hitchcock and Griffin Ross, reeds; Lucian Cobb and Evan Ringel, trombone; Jim Ketch, Kyle Santos […]

Florida International University Philosophy Professor Laurie Shrage Guest Lecture

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Location: Caldwell Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Laurie Shrage’s work evaluates public policies on markets in sexual services and expressive materials, reproductive health care, legal gender identity, and marriage. She is more interested in the active application of philosophical theory to inform public debate – in what she terms “empirically informed philosophy” – than she is in focusing her work on a particular school […]

Carolina Sense of Place Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Description: UNC Visitors’ Center is excited to offer a true Carolina Experience, introducing the University’s impact, hallmarks, and traditions on a one-hour walking tour of campus. We believe Carolina is a very special place indeed and we are excited to share it with you! Please register here or call (919) 962-1630 to confirm attendance. High school and transfer students may register […]

Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists (Informational Open House)

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Description: The UNC Library invites current graduate and undergraduate students to apply for the Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists. The Incubator Awards provide financial and research support for students using UNC’s historical and rare library materials towards projects in the arts. Read more. At this informational open house in Wilson Library on October 10, […]

Food and Health in America

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Alice Ammerman, Mildred Kaufman Professor of Nutrition and Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Everyone eats, but access to good food often depends on the eater’s community, income, and age. In this talk, a leading expert on food and eating patterns in America will discuss how the production and distribution of food affects […]

Civilizing China: A Talk by Martin Schoenhals

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Please join Dr. Martin Schoenhals for a talk on cultural beliefs about the urban and modern in China. He will discuss his observations of the Chinese government’s treatment of peasants since the 1949 Chinese Revolution and how the government focused on ‘civilizing’ China by encouraging peasants to leave their farms and migrate to cities. His […]

2017 Bettie Allison Rand Lecture Series: Stephen J. Campbell, Johns Hopkins University

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Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: The socially and intellectually ambitious Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) is often described as the quintessential "humanist artist," but this is in relation to a later, 19th-century ideal of humanism, with manual arts subordinated to the arts of writing. In these lectures, Mantegna's painting reveals itself as a form of discourse that addressed a 15th-century "crisis in the humanities," and – rather than imitating – provided an often striking and radical model for poetry, history, and rhetoric.

Kemp Plummer Battle Lecture: Former UNC President Tom Ross

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Location: New West, Dialectic Chamber

Cost: Free

Contact: The Joint Senate Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies

Description: The Joint Senate Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies will be holding the Kemp Plummer Battle Lecture, and this year they are honored to have as our guest speaker Tom Ross, a former president of the UNC System and current President of the Volcker Alliance.  Tom Ross will be speaking on redistricting and gerrymandering in North Carolina […]

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 […]

2017 Bettie Allison Rand Lecture Series: Stephen J. Campbell, Johns Hopkins University

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Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: The socially and intellectually ambitious Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) is often described as the quintessential "humanist artist," but this is in relation to a later, 19th-century ideal of humanism, with manual arts subordinated to the arts of writing. In these lectures, Mantegna's painting reveals itself as a form of discourse that addressed a 15th-century "crisis in the humanities," and – rather than imitating – provided an often striking and radical model for poetry, history, and rhetoric.

Twenty-Five Short Plays: Selections from UNC’s Long Story Shorts Festival 2011-2015

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Location: The Regulator Bookshop

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Writing for the Screen and Stage

Description: This event is the first in a series of three to be held in different locations around the Durham-Chapel Hill area; see events.unc.edu for more.  The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Dana Coen, editor of “25 Short Plays, Selected Works from the University of North Carolina Long Story Shorts Festival,” for a dramatic presentation of two plays taken from […]

Carolina Sense of Place Tour

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Location: UNC Visitors’ Center

Cost: Free

Description: UNC Visitors’ Center is excited to offer a true Carolina Experience, introducing the University’s impact, hallmarks, and traditions on a one-hour walking tour of campus. We believe Carolina is a very special place indeed and we are excited to share it with you! Please register here or call (919) 962-1630 to confirm attendance. High school and transfer students may register […]

Diwali Night

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Hindu Yuva

Description: It’s that time of the year! As the celebration of lights and joy comes around UNC Yuva and Carolina Asia Center are coming together to once again host our annual Diwali Night! It’s going to be a night filled with sparklers, music, food and performances! Come buy your ticket at the pit Oct 9-Oct 12. UNC […]

Key Moments in Soviet Composition

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Location: James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Cost: 10 - 15

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: This William S. Newman Artists Series concert will feature UNC graduate students, faculty, and guest trumpeter Peter Auricchio. It is part of the biennial Festival on the Hill and is tied to several other events. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 students or UNC faculty/staff. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

University Research Week: “Deadly Justice” book panel

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Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center

Cost: Free

Description: UNC will celebrate University Research week Oct. 9-13. As part of the celebration, a panel event on Oct. 13 will feature political scientist Frank Baumgartner and former undergraduates who are co-authors with him on a new book, Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty. It will be held at 11 a.m. at the […]

Home Movies from the Southern Historical Collection

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Location: Student Union, Frank Porter Graham

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Join the Southern Historical Collection for a screening of amateur video content from the collection; movie Bingo and prizes; and popcorn and drinks! In conjunction with the official Home Movie Day, which is celebrated with events across the country on Saturday, October 21. Presented by the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Special Collections Library. Event […]

Priceless Gem Tour: Black and Blue Tour

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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 […]

Sea Power and its Influence in Modern Warfare

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Description: The military significance of sea power evolved rapidly after modern navies changed from sailing ships to ships that were powered by steam and other fuels. This seminar will focus on the naval aspects of modern warfare, with particular attention to the changing ideas about sea power in the late 19thcentury, the battleship race of the […]

UNC Symphony Orchestra with Clara Yang, piano

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Location: Memorial Hall

Cost: 5 - 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Symphony Orchestra will give its first performance of the 2017-18 year along with Clara Yang, associate professor of piano. It is part of the biennial Festival on the Hill and is tied to several other events.The concert will feature the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich Symphony No. 6. As this is also a Scholarship […]

Sea Power and its Influence in Modern Warfare

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Description: The military significance of sea power evolved rapidly after modern navies changed from sailing ships to ships that were powered by steam and other fuels. This seminar will focus on the naval aspects of modern warfare, with particular attention to the changing ideas about sea power in the late 19thcentury, the battleship race of the […]

Happiness and Well-Being: a one-day workshop

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Cost: Free

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Is happiness and well-being something you strive for? If it is, spend a Saturday with three experts who will guide you through understanding the nature of such an endeavor. Bringing together three experts on the nature of happiness and well-being — Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University), Carol Graham (the Brookings Institute), Dan Russell (University of Arizona) — […]

Jazz Masterclass: Andre Hayward, trombone

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Location: James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Andre Hayward (trombone), Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist, will give a masterclass to jazz students. This masterclass is open and free to the public.

UNC Jazz Band with Andre Hayward, trombone

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Location: James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Cost: 5 - 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Jazz Band will give its first concert of the 2017-18 year in concert with the Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist, Andre Hayward (trombone). 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 door.