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The Future of VR in Education

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Location: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Contact: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Description: From the Oculus Rift to 360 videos on YouTube, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) seem to be everywhere right now. While universities have been experimenting with these methods for years, the democratization of the technology has opened up a variety of opportunities to staff and students alike. Where are we now and where […]

Peter Vandergeest: “Slavery scandals: Capitalist labour processes and coercion in the Thai fisheries”

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Location: Carolina Hall

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: The recent scandals around unfree or slave labour in the Thai fisheries has provoked action by corporate seafood buyers, importing governments, intergovernmental agencies, and the Thai government aimed at eliminating unfree labour.  These scandals are not limited to Thailand however, with migrant labour being a feature of the seafood sector globally.  In this presentation we […]

Master of Social Work admission info session

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Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Description: Attend an information session at the UNC School of Social Work to learn about admission to our nationally top-ranked Master of Social Work program. Meet faculty, staff and students who will share information about program options (Advanced Standing, 2-year Full-time and 3-year Distance Education), application, curricula, field experience, financial aid and more. Advance registration is […]

José Suárez Otero – “Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages to the Modern Age: Architecture, Social Conflict, and Pilgrimage in a Time of Change.”

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Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Description: Prof. José Suárez Otero is a noted scholar of the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela who served as the chief archaeologist for the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and is currently a visiting scholar at UCLA and William and Mary.  He will be presenting a lecture entitled: “Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages: […]

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Lecture and Reception

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Location: George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Description: The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience’s 3rd Annual Cowan Lecture is Friday, September 22 at 3:30 pm at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center (106 Stadium Drive; parking and directions are available online). This year’s speaker is Amy Cuddy, Ph.D., a social psychologist and bestselling author of “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.” […]

Robin Frohardt Installation: Three Zeros Day!

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Location: The Pit

Contact: Arts Everywhere

Description: Robin Frohardt, one of Carolina Performing Arts’ Mellon DisTIL Fellows, will have an installation featuring the infinite nature of plastic waste in the Pit from 10am-2pm as part of A Celebration of UNC Sustainability. This celebration recognizes the many campus programs, groups and departments that promote the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative on campus. Members of […]

SSW Clinical Lecture Series: “Motivation & Habit Formation” with Dan Ariely

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Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Cost: 35

Description: What drives us as individuals? How can we engage in meaningful change? Dan Ariely, Ph.D., presents “Motivation and Habit Formation” to open the UNC School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series 2017-2018. Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. A New York Times best-selling author, Ariely is […]

The Fourth Annual Pariser-Parr Lecture in Chemistry

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Location: Murray Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Chemistry

Description: Honoring distinguished professors Rudolph Pariser and Robert G. Parr, this year’s lecture will focus on “How to Simulate the Action of Complex Biological Systems on a Molecular Level,” and will feature Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Southern California.

Master of Social Work admission info session

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Location: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Description: Attend an information session at the UNC School of Social Work to learn about admission to our nationally top-ranked Master of Social Work program. Meet faculty, staff and students who will share information about program options (Advanced Standing, 2-year Full-time and 3-year Distance Education), application, curricula, field experience, financial aid and more. Advance registration is […]