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SSW Clinical Lecture Series: “Relational Dynamics within Treatment for Complex PTSD” with Tyler Beach

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Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Cost: 35

Description: Working with individuals who have complex trauma histories can present unique challenges. Tyler Beach, LCSW, provides strategies for navigating the relational dynamics that can occur in therapeutic environments. Learn to engage with clients while establishing healthy boundaries. Beach is a psychotherapist in private practice based in Chapel Hill and Durham. He is a member of […]

“North Korea: Failed Communist State, or Far-Right Success Story?” A Talk by Brian Myers

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Dept of Asian Studies

Description: The misperception of North Korea as a communist state is responsible for most of the main errors made in Pyongyang watching: the predictions of regime collapse in the mid-1990s; the hopes placed in arms negotiations; the expectation that economic changes would weaken the state; the consensus that Kim Jong Un would reach out to the […]

Italian Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian 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 foreign language article […]

Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work […]

Great Books Reading Groups: Speeches by Abraham Lincoln

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 35

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law “Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and sometimes savage humor, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln’s time. They record Lincoln’s […]

Taste: Chinese Cuisine and Taiwanese Identity

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Michelle King, Associate Professor of History Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational collaboration, we are organizing all our Happy Hours around […]

LUNCHBOX Talk: Masting and Other Tricks to Beat the Herbivores

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: with Bob Peet, Professor of Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill The world is full of animals that eat plants, so there is strong selection for traits that protect plants from these consumers, or at least limit their success. We will explore some of the resulting diversity of traits that plants have evolved to protect themselves ranging from […]

What’s the Big Idea? Series | Session 2: Refugees: Pathways, Experiences, and Resettlement

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This series is in conjunction with REFUGEE, a free multimedia art exhibit on display at the Friday Center from September 25-November 3, 2017. Learn more about the exhibit and to plan your visit. Exhibit open before all events. Come early and explore the exhibit at your leisure. The Friday Center’s “What’s the Big Idea?” series returns this fall! There are about […]

Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship: Disciplinary Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship

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Location: Dey Hall

Cost: Free

Description: The 2009 UNC Task Force on Future Promotion and Tenure Policies and Practices, and the 2016 Provost’s Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure both underscored the importance of exploring engaged scholarship at the disciplinary level and developing standards and examples that can be helpful in the documentation and assessment of engaged scholarship. […]

Indigenous People and Cultures in a Globalizing Era – A Dialogues Seminar

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Cost: 65

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: In collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas Global economic and cultural changes have profoundly affected indigenous cultures throughout the Americas, but these changes have also given indigenous people new reasons to reaffirm their cultural identities as they resist globalizing social forces. In this dialogue seminar, Emilio del Valle Escalante will examine […]