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Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

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Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: PAUL LERNER (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this […]

Crisis in the Middle East: How Refugees and Families Cope and Look to the Future

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: ANERA President Bill Corcoran discusses the challenges and needs of Syrian refugees and poor Palestinian families in Gaza. From lack of clean water to out-of-school youth, several issues afflict these communities and can continue to do so for generations to come. As an expert in refugee aid and development in the Middle East, Bill Corcoran will […]

Edibles on Paper: Mushrooms

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Artist Tuesday, March 21; 1-4:30 p.m. · $55 ($50 Members) With mushrooms as a subject, instruction includes drawing for accuracy, painting wet into wet with saturated color and dry brushing to bring out the details. Some watercolor knowledge is helpful.

Carolina Campus Community Garden Composting Workshop

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Muriel Williman, Waste Mgmt. Educator Tuesday, March 21; 3-4:30 p.m. · free, preregistration required Learn how to put your food scraps to good use: what to compost, what not to compost and why.

First Gen is Not My Only Identity: Framing First Generation Student Experiences

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Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium

Contact: Diversity and Student Success, The Graduate School

Description: Diversity & Student Success Spring 2017 Speaker – Dr. Sonja Ardoin First Gen is Not My Only Identity: Framing First Generation Student Experiences First generation student status is receiving more attention in higher education. Institutions are creating programs, centers, and services to aid first generation students in their navigation of the many systems within the […]

Freedom of the Press and the Trump Administration, hosted by UNC Center for Media Law and Policy

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Location: Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Contact: UNC School of Law

Description: On March 21, the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy is excited to host George Freeman, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center and former assistant general counsel of the New York Times Co.  Mr. Freeman will discuss the challenges to press freedom that are likely to arise (and have already arisen) under the […]

Ephemerals

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Linda Koffenberger, Artist Wednesday, March 22; 1-4:30 p.m. · $41 ($37 Members) Learn about native plants that flower in early spring and receive detailed instructions and demonstrations to complete a small drawing of an ephemeral plant species native to North Carolina. 

CANCELED: Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series: LaToya Cantrell – “Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina”

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Location: New East

Contact: Coastal Resilience Center

Description: LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, City of New Orleans – “Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina” LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember for District B in New Orleans, will discuss her work to save the Broadmoor neighborhood, which was proposed to be converted to open space following Hurricane Katrina. This grassroots community effort required locating […]

Humanities Happy Hour: American Anxiety & Islamic Terrorism

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Join Professor of Sociology, Charles Kurzman at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on January 18 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Kurzman will discuss why American fears of Islamic terrorism are often exaggerated. Come raise a glass with one of Carolina’s finest faculty. Free snacks and a little bit of knowledge!

Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD Conference

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Location: Hyde Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: This one-day conference focuses on all the possibilities with a humanities PhD outside of academia. The conference brings UNC-Chapel Hill graduate alumni in the humanities back to campus to share their experiences of applying skills gained in their graduate training to non-academic careers. Current humanities graduate student and faculty attendees will gain awareness of career pathways […]

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.

Native Leaders Symposium: Identity and Health Through Food

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Location: Graham Memorial

Contact: First Nations Graduate Circle

Description: Identity and Health Through Food The Fifth Annual Native Leaders Symposium Friday, March 24th, 2017, Johnston Center in Graham Memorial Hall Learn how Native American nations use food and foodways to build community and improve health outcomes. Steve Corbett “Nutrition Transition and Health Among Native Americans” 2:00-3:00 pm Dr. Steve Corbett is a Senior Analyst […]

“Carolina Two-Step: from Ayrshire to Appalachia via Antrim County” with CL Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Poet and musician Cahal Dallat (mandolin, button accordion and traditional flute, www.cahaldallat.com), and poet Anne-Marie Fyfe (www.annemariefyfe.com), both from the Glens of Antrim, will tell the story, in words, music, and images, of how Scots and Ulster Scots music and poetry not only weathered the rigors of a two-step migration but went on to influence […]

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.