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Springtime on Nature Trail Hill

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Carol Ann McCormick, curator, unc herbarium Sunday, March 26; 2-4 p.m. · $5 per family (Free for Members) Find signs of spring in a Piedmont hardwood forest, including our earliest spring wildflowers like spring beauties, wild ginger and trout lily. Easy pace; some steps and uphill walking. Children welcome; please leave pets at home.

Spanish Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Monday, February 6 with Frede Castelloes, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish Monday, March 27 with Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish Wednesday, April 12 with Frede Castelloes, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join […]

Preview Jean Kilbourne’s Film Killing Us Softly 4 Advertising’s Image of Women

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Location: Carroll Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

Description: In preparation for her upcoming keynote at the Gender-Based Violence Symposium, join us for a free screening of Dr. Jean Kilbourne’s film Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women. Named by the New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses, Dr. Jean Kilbourne has been researching how […]

Polanyi lecture: “Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: College of Arts and Sciences

Description: By the time of his death Charles Darwin was one of the most celebrated –and one of the most notorious—scientists in the world. And yet history tells us that Darwin was neither the first nor the only one to think of evolution. How did Darwin come to such prominence and what were the political, social, and scientific commitments involved in generating the concept of a ‘Darwinian revolution’?

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Becky Brown

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Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Becky Brown was born in New York City and is the 2016-17 Visiting Resident Artist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works between painting, drawing, sculpture and installation using found images, objects and texts. Lately, she has been exploring different relationships between pairs of words in the English language: opposition, synonymy, formal resemblance and hybrid links.

Art for Lunch: ““The Painter and the Female Muse”

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Art for Lunch 29 March 2017, 12:20 PM “The Painter and the Female Muse: Central European Drawings in Context, Circa 1900” Richard Langston (Zachary Smith Distinguished Term Associate Professor of German, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures) REGISTER HERE: https://ackland.org/events-programs/adult-programs/art-for-lunch/29mar2017/ About ART FOR LUNCH: On selected weekdays, the Ackland invites members of the […]

Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series: Dr. Michael Rumsewicz – “International Research Linking Knowledge to Action”

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Location: New East

Contact: Coastal Resilience Center

Description: Dr. Michael Rumsewicz, Research Director, Natural Hazards and Bushfire CRC – “International Research Linking Knowledge to Action” Dr. Michael Rumsewicz will discuss his role as the Research Director of the Natural Hazards and Bushfire Research Centre in Australia to include their emphasis on applied work. He will also discuss linkage of their Centre and greater Australia with […]

Buddhist-Muslim Conflicts in Burma/Myanmar

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: March 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Peter A. Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History; Director, Global Research Institute Myanmar, the former Burma, is the site of ethnic violence targeting the Muslim Rohingya people, who are regarded by some in the Buddhist majority as culturally incompatible immigrants. In response, numerous Rohingya are seeking […]

Student Action with Farmworkers Program

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Location: Davis Library

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been working with young activists to improve the lives of farmworkers and their families for 25 years. The majority of activists come from the farmworker families. This opening reception for the SAF’s “More Than One Story | Más que una historia” exhibition provides a chance to hear their stories in […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Open a New Window!

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 15

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course: Open a New Window! THURSDAYS MARCH 16 & 30, 10 AM–11:30 AM INSTRUCTOR: VICKI FIELD If you find yourself feeling a bit stuffy, stalled, or stuck in winter doldrums, this course is for you!  Gain inspiration, tools, and encouragement to refresh your thinking and rejuvenate your spirit. You’ll have the opportunity to […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Shakespeare and War

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 20

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course: Shakespeare and War THURSDAYS MARCH 16 & 30, April 6 & 20, 10 AM–NOON INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTOPHER ARMITAGE Join us for an interactive and fascinating series that examines war through Shakespeare’s lens, led by distinguished UNC professor Christopher Armitage. The sessions will include a mixture of lecture and discussion and will aim at […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: The Inkling Prophet: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 20

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course:The Inkling Prophet: C.S. Lewis Book Club Series THURSDAYS MARCH 20, APRIL 13 & 27, 10 AM-11:30 AM INSTRUCTOR: DANIELLE CHRISTMAS The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that […]

Judge Reena Raggi: 2017 Murphy Lecture

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Location: Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Contact: UNC School of Law

Description: Reena Raggi, circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will deliver the 2017 William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture at UNC School of Law on Thurs., March 30 at noon in the rotunda. Raggi’s lecture will cover “Free Speech and Offensive Expression on University Campuses.” Free and open to all.

Spring Flora

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist Fridays March 10, 17; April 7, 21; 1-4:30 p.m. · $130 ($117 Members) Learn to recognize plants and gain experience using identification keys in a natural setting through field trips and exercises. Field sessions may involve moderate off-trail hiking.

What Should We Be Worried About?: Information & Media in the Trump Era

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Location: Carroll Hall

Contact: School of Information and Library Science

Description: “What Should We Be Worried About?: Information and Media in the Trump Era,” a half-day conference scheduled for March 31 at UNC-Chapel Hill, will bring together prominent scholars and practitioners to help differentiate what is normal in the context of partisan politics and the historical workings of U.S. democracy from what is unprecedented during our […]

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Description: On April 1st, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center will host Rotarians, faculty, staff, students, and local participants as graduating fellows present their research on a wide range of issues affecting peace around the world. The theme this year is “Bridging Divides”. Registration is free for all students. Lunch is included.  

Trillium: Hidden Treasures of the Southeastern Woodlands

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens Saturday, April 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. · $32 ($30 Members) Examine the fascinating natural history and regional diversity of this charismatic group of woodland wildflowers. A classroom lecture will be followed by a walk in the habitat gardens to get a close-up look at the […]

Bryophytes

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Arielle Garrett, Bryologist Saturdays March 18, 25; April 1, 8; 1-4 p.m. · $130 ($117 Members) Learn the basic biology and morphological characteristics of the diverse and beautiful bryophytes, including mosses, liverworts and hornworts, and use keys and field guides to identify specimens collected locally.