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SSW Clinical Lecture Series: “Trauma & Unrelenting Crises” with Becca Edwards-Powell

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Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Cost: 35

Description: Clients who have endured childhood trauma and who face struggles with mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, discrimination, homelessness and other challenges can be especially vulnerable. How can human service professionals help these individuals build capacity and address life challenges without succumbing to feelings to hopelessness? Becca Edwards-Powell, LCSW, offers guidance on effective practices, drawing […]

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/ […]

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series

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Location: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series *RSVP 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! THE LAST REVOLUTIONARY Dir.: Michael Brewer | 2016 | USA | Feature | 75 min Two comrades from the Black revolutionary days whose lives have taken much different […]

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 […]

How Should We Inhabit the Earth? Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Peter White, Professor of Biology Biologist E.O. Wilson has suggested that half the earth be set aside for biodiversity to stem the extinction of diverse species, but how can we design such a solution and how can ecological sustainability be reconciled with other human needs? This talk will explore these critical environmental and ethical issues, […]

A Carolina Jewel: Reflections on PlayMakers Repertory Company’s History and Its Future

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: 5 p.m. Reception and exhibition viewing | North Carolina Collection Gallery 5:30 p.m. Talk | Pleasants Family Assembly Room PlayMakers Repertory Company was founded in 1976 as the professional theater of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art. Join us as Vivienne Benesch, producing artistic director for PlayMakers since 2016, lifts the curtain to share some […]

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Marc Handelman

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Marc Handelman is an artist working primarily in painting but also in installation, books, film/video and photography. His work explores the ways in which forms of rhetoric in landscape and nature surface in our visual culture and politics and continue to structure an array of ideological effects including the aestheticization and legitimization of forms of structural violence and oppression.

Great Books Reading Group: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 60

Description: featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German “Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the […]

The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Description: The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in East Central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants […]

Korean Studies Department presents Dr. Heonik Kwon “Theorizing the PostColonial Cold War”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: The understanding of the Cold War has long focused on the experience of communities along the transatlantic horizon and on superpower interaction over this horizon. However, interests in the place of decolonizing societies in Cold War international politics have steadily been growing in recent years. As a result, diverging images of the Cold War exist […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: GramPower 101

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 20

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This course is part of an ongoing series of Daytime Enrichment Classes this fall. To see a full list of class offerings, click here. GramPower 101 THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 5 & 12, NOVEMBER 9 & 16. 10 AM – NOON. Instructor: Don Stedman If you are a grandparent of a special needs grandchild, then this series may be just […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Write Your Life

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 15

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This course is part of an ongoing series of Daytime Enrichment Classes this fall. To see a full list of class offerings, click here. Write Your Life THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 9 & 16. 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 […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: How Entertainment Came to Shape Our Perceptions of History

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This course is part of an ongoing series of Daytime Enrichment Classes this fall. To see a full list of class offerings, click here. Write Your Life THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 10 AM – NOON. Instructor: Joy Kasson At the turn of the twentieth century, millions of people around the world believed they had experienced the “real” American frontier […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Welcome to Entrepreneurship

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Location: Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This course is part of an ongoing series of Daytime Enrichment Classes this fall. To see a full list of class offerings, click here. Welcome to Entrepreneurship THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 10 AM – NOON. Instructor: John Kiley People of all ages are starting new businesses and taking existing businesses to the next level. Be part of one of […]

Ian Baird: “The Hmong and the Communist Party of Thailand: A Transnational, Transcultural and Gender Relations-Transforming Experience”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: In the 1960s, a large proportion of the Hmong people living in the mountains of northern Thailand joined the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) due to various injustices and abuses. The Hmong became an important group within the CPT. However, by the early 1980s most Hmong and non-Hmong in the CPT had given up and […]

LUNCHBOX Talk: Sav(or)ing Our Seeds – Cacao to Chocolate

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: with Pete Schubert, Engineer, Geologist Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Come learn all about chocolate, Theobroma cacao, from its botanical origins in the Americas to how it is made into the Food of the Gods. Pete, a budding bean to bar chocolate maker, leads us in this tasty exploration […]

The Theatrics of PUPPETRY

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Location: Donovan Lounge (Greenlaw 223)

Cost: Free

Contact: Creative Writing Program

Description: The Creative Writing Program & the Latina/o Studies Program are proud to present “The Theatrics of  PUPPETRY,” featuring artists Marianne Gingher and Anechy Padron. UNC Professor Marianne Gingher writes fiction and non-fiction, and in 2009 along with her collaborator Deborah Seabrooke founded Jabberbox Puppet Theater, a venue specializing in salon-style puppetry for adults. Their summer 2017 show was Beauty and the Botanist, a […]

From the Front: Clementine Vidal-Naquet

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Daniel Sherman

Description: From the Front:  Private Lives and Personal Letters in World War I The First World War created massive divisions in the lives of families. In France, indeed, at least five million couples experienced separation during the four years of war. Most of these couples pursued their private lives by exchanging letters. The amount of conjugal […]

War & Conflict in Contemporary India

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Location: Hamilton Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense

Description: Dr. Arjun Subramaniam, visiting fellow with the Harvard University Asia Center, will give a talk on 16 November on a book he wrote to highlight the contribution of India’s military in preserving and protecting democracy in India and to give military history its rightful place within India’s contemporary historical discourse. The talk would cover myriad aspects of […]

2017 Charleston Lecture: Philip & Pierce Freelon

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Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Join us in the Stone Center Theatre for the 2017 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs by Philip and Pierce Freelon, titled “Black Space Making and the Built Environment.” Philip Freelon is a renowned architect who served as the lead designer for the Stone Center as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History […]

Sweatshops and Robots: Transitions in Global Labor

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: In collaboration with the Global Studies Center Technological advancement and globalization are having a critical effect on employment and our global economy. Marshall Brain will discuss the effects of automation and intelligent machines as competitors with humans for employment in the labor marketplace. Peter Coclanis will explore the effects and future of global outsourcing of […]