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Nature Notes Workshop

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: Robert Johnson, Artist Ken Moore, NCBG ASST. DIRECTOR, EMERITUS Thursday, September 7; 7-9 p.m.; Friday, September 8; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 9; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 10; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. · $400 ($375 Members) This intensive four-day workshop provides methods for making visual notes while exploring nature; excursions will enhance “nature notes” with […]

Great Books Reading Group: Robert Frost’s Poems

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 25

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus “Robert Frost’s Poems grants us an informed celebration of New England’s countryside, an appreciation of common people (especially their grace, candor, and wisdom), an ongoing encounter with life’s predicaments and truths, and a rich self-portrait of the great American poet who ‘had a lover’s quarrel with […]

Guest Lecturer Tim Duane: The Limits of Presidential Power in Deconstructing the Administrative State

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Location: Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Cost: Free

Description: The Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) at UNC School of Law hosts Professor Tim Duane, Visiting Professor of Law at University of San Diego School of Law and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz to explore the scope and limits of executive authority for environmental deregulation.

Can We Find a Cure for Cancer? New Challenges and New Opportunities

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Lisa Carey, Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research Cancer enters the lives of almost every family in America, but are medical researchers now working in a social and scientific context that impedes or facilitates the search for a cure for this persistent, dangerous disease? We’ll examine this question with a […]

An Insider’s History of the North Carolina State Fair

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Join the North Carolina Collection as Wesley Wyatt, manager of the North Carolina State Fair, shares memories from his long tenure with the fair and discusses the challenges of running the 11-day event in the 21st century. North Carolina will celebrate the 150th state fair when the midway gates open on October 12, 2017. It […]

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Peter Williams

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Peter Williams received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a professor of art at the University of Delaware. The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams (Rotland Press: Detroit, 2016) is a timely monograph of recent and compelling work by Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision.

“Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?” Lambeth Lecture

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Location: Hill Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Public Policy Department

Description: Graham Allison, a noted political scientist and an expert in U.S. national security and defense, will be on campus in September to discuss “Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?” Allison’s topic for the 10th annual Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy also is the subject of his latest book, Destined for War: Can America […]

Variations of a Full Life: A Panel Discussion with Disability Rights Advocates

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Location: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Cost: Free

Contact: Debbie Reinhartsen

Description: Panelists: McCafferty was a long term LEND trainee and has spent several years developing her Coach Approach Method by working directly with Advocacy trainees at the CIDD. She is now on the LEND faculty and speaks nationally on autism, education coaching and leadership. McCafferty is also an accomplished artist and is on the autism spectrum. […]

Krasno event: “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”

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Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Description: The Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC-Chapel Hill would like to invite you to a talk, discussion, and Q and A session with Prof. Robbert Dijkgraaf (Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ and the Leon Levy Professor of Mathematical Physics) on Thursday, September 14,  2017, 5.30pm in the Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library. Robbert […]

Dinner with Faculty Series

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Location: Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Contact: General Alumni Association

Description: The General Alumni Association is proud to announce our fall 2017 Dinner with Faculty series. Choose from four dinners, and one lunch, with a UNC faculty member and 10 other guests. Engage with faculty on a more intimate level and ask those questions you’ve been eager to pose. For more details, including registration information please visit https://alumni.unc.edu/things-to-do/lifelong-learning/dinner-with-faculty/ […]

Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Artist Mequitta Ahuja

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Location: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: Painter Mequitta Ahuja opens Stone Center Fall 2017 Gallery Season “My work is a form of tribute, analysis and intervention: tribute, out of sincere admiration for the figurative tradition; analysis, by making something vast comprehensible to both myself and to my viewers and intervention, by positioning a woman-of-color as primary picture-maker, in whose hands the […]