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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.

Peter Vandergeest: “Slavery scandals: Capitalist labour processes and coercion in the Thai fisheries”

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Location: Carolina Hall

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: The recent scandals around unfree or slave labour in the Thai fisheries has provoked action by corporate seafood buyers, importing governments, intergovernmental agencies, and the Thai government aimed at eliminating unfree labour.  These scandals are not limited to Thailand however, with migrant labour being a feature of the seafood sector globally.  In this presentation we […]

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.

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 […]

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 22nd 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 […]