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WSN Series: Celebrating Monteverdi’s 450th Birthday

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Location: Moeser Auditorium

Cost: 15

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: Join the music department for an afternoon celebrating the 450th birthday of Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. Tim Carter will deliver remarks before a concert featuring the UNC Baroque Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Sackbut Ensemble, with faculty vocalists Tim Sparks, Jeanne Fischer, and Marc Callahan. General admission is $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff).

Asians & Asian Americans at Carolina: Lecture and Exhibit Kickoff

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Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Since the first student from Japan set foot on campus in 1893, Asians and Asian Americans have become an integral part of this university. Join us for a lecture by Heidi Kim, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, who will provide an introduction to this rich history and the unveiling of a week-long exhibit […]

Human Decisions and Machine Predictions

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Location: 011 Sitterson Hall

Contact: Department of Computer Science

Description: Jon Kleinberg Tisch University Professor Cornell University Abstract An increasing number of domains are providing us with detailed trace data on human decisions, often made by experts with deep experience in the subject matter. This offers an opportunity to use machine-learning prediction algorithms to ask several families of questions — not only about the extent […]

Great Books Reading Group: On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Jeff Spinner-Halev, Distinguished Professor of Political Science Tuesdays, February 21 and 28, 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.  Reading […]

High Structure Active Learning: Change the Face(s) of Science Education

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: February 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Featuring Michael Crimmins, Mary Ann Smith Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Executive Director, the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Active learning can be used to engage all types of students. Nowhere has adopting this practice changed teaching more than in the sciences. Michael Crimmins, winner of the 2016 Board of […]

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture: Tim Portlock

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Tim Portlock was born in Chicago which inspired his lifelong interest in the dialogue between place and the formation of identity. Educated primarily as a traditional visual artist Portlock has worked in the past as a community-based muralist as well as a studio painter. His current body of work is created using 3D gaming technology to simulate real world and imagined spaces based on the abandoned and foreclosed buildings in biking distance of his home in Philadelphia.

2017 Oscars Preview: A Carolina Blue Carpet Event

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Location: Varsity Theatre

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 6-8:30 p.m. Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill Cost: $10; Complimentary to GAA and SAA members  Please join us in walking the Carolina Blue carpet at the Varsity Theatre for our fourth annual Oscars Preview Event.  The nominees and snubs, the trends and outliers, what has changed and what stays the […]

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: From Feb. 22-25, Geshe Palden Sangpo from the Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa Tradition will create a sand mandala in the FedEx Global Education Center. Dr. Lauren Leve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will give opening remarks at 10:00 a.m. Sand mandalas are an ancient, sacred form of Tibetan […]

Asian Studies at UNC and Abroad

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Interested in an Asian Studies major or minor? Thinking of study abroad in Asia? Don’t miss this info-packed workshop on Asian Studies at UNC and Abroad! Bring your questions and a notebook. Refreshments provided. Lunch will be served beginning at 12:00. 12:20: Overview of Asia-related scholarship opportunities by Thupten Norbu, Interim Director, Carolina Asia Center […]

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

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Location: Graham Memorial 039

Description: The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to understand China, its role in global trends, and their own role as future leaders. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public […]

Film Screening: Defiant Requiem

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Location: Hill Hall

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: Hosted by the UNC Department of Music and Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies February 23, 7:30 pm, Hill Hall This feature-length documentary film highlights the most dramatic example of intellectual and artistic courage in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp during World War II: the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant, young […]

“Rooms: A Dance Drama”

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Location: Center for Dramatic Art

Cost: 5 - 10

Description: The Kenan Theatre Company presents “Rooms: A Dance Drama,” created by Heather Tatreau, a lecturer in the department of exercise and sport science who teaches modern dance. The production uses movement and text to explore issues in the intersection of gender, race and identity. In particular, how can women’s lost histories be given a voice […]

2017 UNC System Asia Scholar Network Conference

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Register today! This conference is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at the link above to reserve your seat. 8:30-9:00 AM: Registration, Coffee & Pastries 9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome Remarks 9:15 AM-12:45 PM: Chinese Language Pedagogy Roundtables Roundtable 1: Course Design and Teaching Methodology: Chinese as a Foreign Language in the UNC System Chair: […]

Philosophy @ the Movies: “Waiting for Superman”

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Location: 213 Caldwell Hall

Contact: UNC Philosophy

Description: The 2010 documentary “Waiting for Superman” examines different aspects of the American public school system. The movie serves as both a scathing critique of what is going wrong in our school system and a message of hope for how we can work to fix those problems. After the screening of the movie, Macy Salzberger will […]

“Rooms: A Dance Drama”

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Location: Center for Dramatic Art

Cost: 5 - 10

Description: The Kenan Theatre Company presents “Rooms: A Dance Drama,” created by Heather Tatreau, a lecturer in the department of exercise and sport science who teaches modern dance. The production uses movement and text to explore issues in the intersection of gender, race and identity. In particular, how can women’s lost histories be given a voice […]

Southern Culture and Memory

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Location: Archie K. Davis Conference Center

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required February 25 @ 9:15 am – 5:30 pm **Please note: This event will be held outside of Chapel Hill at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center. See below for more information** Southern American culture has sometimes been portrayed as exceptionally coherent and enduring, but like all other societies, the South is constantly changing.  […]

2017 Asian Culture Festival

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: Join us for UNC-Chapel Hill’s first ever Asian Culture Festival! The Carolina Asia Center, Pi Alpha Phi Asian Interest Fraternity, the Asian Students Association and Sangam are proud to present this celebration of Asia for the campus community. The festival will include tables, activities, presentations, workshops and dances from fifteen of UNC-Chapel Hill’s 40+ Asia-related […]

“Rooms: A Dance Drama”

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Location: Center for Dramatic Art

Cost: 5 - 10

Description: The Kenan Theatre Company presents “Rooms: A Dance Drama,” created by Heather Tatreau, a lecturer in the department of exercise and sport science who teaches modern dance. The production uses movement and text to explore issues in the intersection of gender, race and identity. In particular, how can women’s lost histories be given a voice […]