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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 […]

EARTH DAY Green Building Tour: LEED Platinum Education Center

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Cindy Shea, UNC Sustainability Director Tuesday, April 18; 12-1 p.m. · Free, preregistration required Join us for a behind-the-scenes presentation and tour of North Carolina’s first state-owned LEED Platinum building. Learn about the James and Delight Allen Education Center’s energy conservation, renewable energy use, stormwater management systems and site appropriate landscaping.

Critical Speaker Series: Tiffany Stern

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Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: David John Baker

Description: Tiffany Stern of Royal Holloway, University of London, will give a talk, “Singing Plays and Playing Songs – Ballads and Plays in the Time of Shakespeare,” at 3:30 p.m. April 18 in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall, part of The Critical Speaker Series of the department of English and comparative literature. Stern will discuss […]

On the Study of Jews of Color

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Location: Dey Hall

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: NOTE: this event is rescheduled for April 18, 5:30pm, Dey Hall Toy Lounge LEWIS GORDON, (University of Connecticut) will discuss how stories of the Jewish people are told in a way that ignores what we have been for most of our history: people of color.  This talk will explore the circumstances that have led to […]

Great Books Reading Group: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Juan Carlos González Espitia, Associate Professor, Romance Studies Tuesdays, April 18 and 25, 2017 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 first session.  […]

Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series: David Hill and Andy Fox – “Disasters and Design”

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Location: New East

Cost: Free

Contact: Coastal Resilience Center

Description: David Hill (Professor – Architecture) and Andy Fox (Associate Professor – Landscape Architecture), N.C. State University – “Disasters and Design” Professors Andy Fox and David Hill will discuss their work at the NCSU School of Design, to include their Coastal Dynamics Lab and post-Hurricane Matthew work in Eastern North Carolina. This includes an overview of […]

Critical Speaker Series: Tiffany Stern

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Location: Greenlaw Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: David John Baker

Description: Tiffany Stern of Royal Holloway, University of London, will give a seminar, “Dumb Shows and the Invention of Stage Directions,” at 3:30 p.m. April 19 in the Donovan Lounge of Greenlaw Hall, part of The Critical Speaker Series of the department of English and comparative literature. Stern will discuss “Singing Plays and Playing Songs – Ballads and […]

Art Library New Acquisitions Event Featuring Book Artist Leslie Smith

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Book artist Leslie Smith will be the featured speaker at the Sloane Art Library’s New Acquisitions event on Wednesday, April 19, at 5:45 p.m. Several of the Art Library’s special acquisitions from the past two years will be on view. Smith, who holds an MLS from UNC and an MFA from the Center for the […]

Humanities Happy Hour: Brazil After the Olympics

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Join Lecturer in Portuguese, Frederico Castelloes at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on April 19 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Castelloes will discuss what happened in Brazil after the Olympics. Come raise a glass with one of Carolina’s finest faculty. Free snacks and a little bit of knowledge!

Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture – “Preparing to be Uncomfortable: A Conversation with Financial Executive Vanessa Wittman”

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Location: McColl Building

Cost: Free

Description: Hillard Gold Whitman Flyer v4 PRESS (003)Vanessa Wittman, a top financial executive with strong public and private company experience, most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Dropbox Inc. She went to Dropbox in early 2015 from Motorola Mobility, a Google company, where she served as Senior Vice President and CFO. Prior to Google, she […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Write Your Life

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 20

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course: Write Your Life THURSDAYS APRIL 13, MAY 4 & 11. 10 AM–NOON INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD KRAWIEC A famous writer once said, “Listen to your life; all moments are key moments”. In this fun and supportive – yet challenging – class, you will learn how to draw on the “material” of your life to […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Surprising Allies: The President and the Young African-American Congresswoman

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course: Surprising Allies: The President and the Young African-American Congresswoman THURSDAY APRIL 20, 10 AM–NOON INSTRUCTOR: ROBERT PORTER Explore the backgrounds of and the encounters between two politicians from the South: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the latter a hero of the Watergate years. What did these two political figures have in […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Global Issues

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course: Global Issues THURSDAY APRIL 20, 10 AM–NOON INSTRUCTOR: Hélène Ducros This course provides an overview of key global issues today and examines the relationship between them. We will focus on a number of specific themes with particular attention to cultural, economic, political, and social patterns: global institutions and conceptions of “development”, environmental […]

Book Review: Thirty Year Plan

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Nicolette Cagle, Ecologist Thursday, April 20; 12-2 p.m. · $15 ($14 Members) Celebrate Earth Day! Bring your lunch and join us for a book discussion of Thirty Year Plan, a collection of essays imagining the necessary way forward for humans to live happily, sustainably and redeemably on earth.

What’s the Big Idea? Series | Session 2: Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: The Friday Center’s “What’s the Big Idea?” series returns this spring! The number of people 65 and over is expected to explode in the coming decades. Our rapidly aging population creates challenges, opportunities and new expectations for old age. Engage in discussion with leading experts on aging as they share research and perspectives from a demographic, business, health, […]

17th Annual Czech Studies Workshop

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Location: Davis Library

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Library

Description: Organized by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Hosted by the University Libraries. FRIDAY • APRIL 21 Location: Davis Library, Room 214 10:30 AM • Narratives of Injustice and Suffering Karen Uslin, (Rowan University), “Culture Under the Gallows: Reflections on Music from Terezin” Rachel Schaff, (University of Minnesota), “The Melodramatic Consciousness: Historicizing […]

Symposium on Information for Social Good

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Location: Manning Hall

Contact: School of Information and Library Science

Description: The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is sponsoring the 2017 Symposium on Information for Social Good on Friday, April 21, from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. The symposium is open to the public and will include panel discussions and a poster session focused on the theme “Access, Equity, & Action.” More information and the […]

Art History Colloquium: Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote, American Studies

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Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote’s research interests center upon American Indian history, material, and expressive culture. Her current project, a book manuscript based on her dissertation, entitled “Envisioning Nationhood: Kiowa Expressive Culture 1875-1939,” argues that expressive culture (beadwork, metalwork, painting, and dance) is a vital location through which the Kiowa, a tribe in Oklahoma have created, maintained, and reformulated the boundaries and bonds of their nation.

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.

Maynard Adams Symposium on the Humanities: The Power of Emotions in Personal and Public Life

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: April 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm We are pleased to announce a new annual Symposium in honor of the distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003).  This first “Adams Symposium” will feature a keynote address by Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago […]

17th Annual Czech Studies Workshop

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Location: Davis Library

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Library

Description: Organized by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Hosted by the University Libraries. FRIDAY • APRIL 21 Location: Davis Library, Room 214 10:30 AM • Narratives of Injustice and Suffering Karen Uslin, (Rowan University), “Culture Under the Gallows: Reflections on Music from Terezin” Rachel Schaff, (University of Minnesota), “The Melodramatic Consciousness: Historicizing […]

Maynard Adams Symposium on the Humanities: The Power of Emotions in Personal and Public Life

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: April 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm We are pleased to announce a new annual Symposium in honor of the distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003).  This first “Adams Symposium” will feature a keynote address by Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago […]

Monoprinting with Leaves and Grasses

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Susan Fecho, Artist Saturday, April 22; 2-4 p.m. · $45 ($40.50 Members) Create unique monoprints using leaves, grasses and natural materials alongside water-based paint, markers and ink to make designs on paper and fabric.

Honey Bee Hive Tour at CCCG

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Anne Cabell, Bee Hobbyist Saturday, April 22; 2-3 p.m. · Free, preregistration required Come learn about one of the world’s most fascinating insects and explore a real live hive at the Carolina Campus Community Garden.

Ackland Art Museum Tour: Color Across Asia

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: Explore the Ackland’s Collection Museum Tour: Color Across Asia Enjoy a free, 30-minute docent-led tour of works of art in the Color Across Asia exhibition.  Meet at the visitor services desk in the Ackland’s lobby and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. No reservation needed.