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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 […]

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.

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 […]

“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.