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Senegalese artist Bouna Ndiaye: film, discussion on first “world festival of negro arts”

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Location: Palace International Restaurant

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: In 1966, musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, performers, poets and other art enthusiasts gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the first World Festival of Negro Arts (Premier Festival Mondial des arts nègres) . The festival drew attendees from the African diaspora around the world. They came from nearly 45 countries, including several Heads of State from newly independent African countries. Artists from […]

Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture: Blake Wilson, Dickinson College

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Location: Person Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Music Department

Description: Blake Wilson, Dickinson College, who is in residence at the National Humanities Center (2016-2017), will give a lecture titled, “Music, Memory, and Improvisation: Performing Poetry in early Renaissance Italy.” It will take place on Monday, April 24 at 5:15 p.m. in Person Hall as a part of the Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture series.

Arabic Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Tuesday, April 25, featuring Bud Kauffman, Lecturer in Arabic 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 […]

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.  […]

Opening Party: “Time Will Tell: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2017”

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Ackland Art Museum

Description: OPENING PARTY Time Will Tell: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2017 Thurs, 27 April 2017 5:00 – 9:00 PM Free and open to the public. Food and drinks. Music by DJ Rasputina Rose. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Time Will Tell examines how the exhibition’s contributors, the 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates at The […]

2017 Art Department Honors Symposium

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Joy Cox

Description: Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our outstanding students in the Art Department! Eash student will be giving a brief presentation of their Honors work in the past year. Refreshments will be served.

UNC Jazz Combos with Alexis Cole, vocalist

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Location: James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: The UNC Jazz Combos will perform in a concert along with Alexis Cole, vocalist. This is part of the Fred and Gail Fearing Jazz for a Friday Afternoon series.

Russia: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required In collaboration with UNC’s Center For Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies APRIL 29, 2017 Historian Dr. Donald J. Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise […]