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Darwin Day

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation Sunday, February 12; 2-3:30 p.m. • Free. Preregistration required.   Charles Darwin was fascinated with insectivorous plants in general, and the Venus flytrap in particular. Join us for a look at Darwin’s studies of the Venus flytrap and its natural history, evolutionary biology and current conservation efforts. A reception […]

French Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French 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 […]

Yiddish Performances by Holocaust Survivors

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: JEFFREY SHANDLER (Rutgers University), will explore the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive—the largest collection of videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors—which includes hundreds of interviews conducted entirely or partially in Yiddish. In dozens of these videos, survivors sing a song or recite a poem in the language, in the course of recounting their life histories.  […]

Mapping Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century Paris

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: February 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French In nineteenth-century Paris, administrators saw the regulation of prostitution as a means of imposing order in a rapidly evolving city. By plotting spaces from brothels to boulevards, novelists likewise turned to prostitution to make sense of Paris in their fictions. Carolina’s […]

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 […]

Humanities Happy Hour: Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Join Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Medical Director, Internal Medicine Clinic, Elizabeth Greig at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on February 15 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Greig will discuss the status of humanitarian aid in Haiti after recent disasters in Haiti. Come raise a glass with one […]

Hutchins Lecture: Julie Reed on Social Services in the Cherokee Nation

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Location: Pleasants Room, Wilson Library

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: “What is the real basis of a public enterprise?”: The Cherokee Nation and the Social Safety Net In this lecture, Re ed will discuss why nineteenth-century Cherokee people chose to surrender aspects of their holistic system of care for others rooted within a matrilineal clan system and governed by local community obligations and clan responsibilities […]

Leon Botstein | The 23rd Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies

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Location: Graham Memorial

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Conductor, musicologist and Bard College President Leon Botstein will deliver the lecture “Sounding Forms: What Music and Its Practice Reveal about Modern European History.” Exploring the character of music in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Botstein examines its rhetoric, structure, logic, and qualities in an effort to see what the culture of active participation […]

Rethinking Modernity: Europe and the World from the Renaissance to the Crisis of the 21st Century

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required February 17 @ 4:30 pm – February 18 @ 1:00 pm Most narratives of Western history have long argued that Europeans and Americans achieved unprecedented human progress by creating the key institutions and values of modernity: global trading systems, democratic national states, advanced science and technology, religious tolerance, and the legal equality of […]

Rethinking Modernity: Europe and the World from the Renaissance to the Crisis of the 21st Century

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required February 17 @ 4:30 pm – February 18 @ 1:00 pm Most narratives of Western history have long argued that Europeans and Americans achieved unprecedented human progress by creating the key institutions and values of modernity: global trading systems, democratic national states, advanced science and technology, religious tolerance, and the legal equality of […]

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.

Winter Backyard Birds

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Saturday, February 18; 10–11:30 a.m. • $10 ($8 Members); no fee for accompanying adult Ages 6-10 with accompanying adult. It’s National Bird Feeding Month! Learn to identify common winter birds by sight and sound. We’ll visit our bird-feeding station for up-close encounters, learn how to be a citizen scientist and make recycled feeders to take […]