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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 […]

The 2016 Election and the Supreme Court

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: February 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law and Director, Program in Law and Government  What does the election of Donald Trump as president mean for the Supreme Court? Who will be selected to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin […]

Great Books Reading Group: Beloved by Tony Morrison

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Tuesdays, February 7 and 14, 2017 with Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a robust discussion of classic texts.  This semester, we are hosting one to three sessions per book.   Every participant will receive a copy of the book before the […]

Art For Lunch – Peter Nisbet on the exhibition “For Philip Glass”

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Art for Lunch Wed, 8 Feb 2017, 12:20 PM Peter Nisbet on “For Philip Glass” On selected weekdays, the Ackland invites members of the University community and friends of the Ackland to enjoy an hour of inspiration and information about works of art currently on view at the Ackland. This month, Peter Nisbet (Ackland Deputy […]

Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series: Dawn Zimmer – “The Roles and Experiences of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery”

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Location: New East

Contact: Coastal Resilience Center

Description: Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, Hoboken New Jersey – “The Roles and Experience of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery” Mayor Dawn Zimmer will discuss her city’s experiences associated with Superstorm Sandy, emphasizing the long-term recovery process and lessons she would like to convey to other mayors that will experience major disasters in the future. Mayor Zimmer led Hoboken […]

Russia, 1917: Why Did the Romanov Dynasty Collapse and the Bolsheviks Come to Power?

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: A lecture by Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor, Department of History, and Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill 5:30 p.m. Viewing of the exhibition World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library 6 p.m. Pleasants Family […]

Brenda Stevenson: African American Month Lecture

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Location: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: WHEN DO BLACK FEMALE LIVES MATTER? CONTESTED ASSAULTS, MURDERS, AND AMERICAN RACE RIOTS LECTURE | Q + A | BOOK-SIGNING WHEN: Wednesday, February 8 TIME: 7:00 PM WHERE: Stone Center Auditorium QUESTIONS? history@unc.edu SPEAKER: Brenda E. Stevenson           Nickoll Family Endowed Professor of History, UCLA   THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS |AMERICAN STUDIES | CAROLINA […]

Thursdays at the Friday Center: The Emergence and Enduring Influence of the Western “Isms”: Part I & II

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Location: The Friday Center

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required February 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm || February, 23 2017 @ 9:00am – 12:30pm A special two-part series with Lloyd S. Kramer, Professor of History and Faculty Director, Program in the Humanities Contemporary societies are deeply divided by political and cultural polarizations in which opposing ideologies or influential “isms” shape […]

Botany

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Olivia Lenahan, Horticultural Scientist Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m. • $195 ($175 Members)   Basic principles of botany including taxonomy, anatomy, morphology and physiology are covered through lectures,  dissecting samples and observations in the gardens.

What’s New in the Middle Ages?

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required February 11 @ 9:15 am – 5:30 pm The Medieval period of European history has been mischaracterized as an age of little innovation, while scholars who study the period are often portrayed as antiquarians poring over old texts without recourse to new research methods, tools, and perspectives.  This seminar will put these notions […]

Painting with Fabric and Thread

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Susan Fecho, Artist Saturday, February 11; 2–4 p.m. • $45 ($40.50 Members)   The class will explore the basics of alternative quilting to develop expressive floral imagery. Learn to hand piece and thread-embellish fabric scraps. No advanced skills are necessary to create these layered pieces. Supply fee included.