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John and June Allcott Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Louis Watts

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Mario Marzan

Description: Double Wide: Petere Mystica Saecularia is a re-contextualization of the autonomous, modernist art gallery as a space for contemplation within our swiftly excursive and disposable society. It juxtaposes the highbrow environment and conceits of the art space with the lowbrow, fleeting detritus of our late capitalist lifestyles. In so doing it seeks to explore how these two worlds support and cannibalize each other as well as create space for an experience of mysticism in contemporary society.

“Writing about the ‘Other’: The Ethics of Documenting”: Panel with Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Ted Conover

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Location: Donovan Lounge (Greenlaw 223)

Cost: Free

Description: Ted Conover, 2017 Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence, will participate in a panel with: Paul Cuadros, School of Media and Journalism Trevy McDonald, School of Media and Journalism Stephanie Elizondo Griest (moderator), Creative Writing, Department of English & Comparative Literature Ted Conover is well known as an “immersion journalist” and has just published Immersion: A Writer’s […]

John and June Allcott Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Louis Watts

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Mario Marzan

Description: Double Wide: Petere Mystica Saecularia is a re-contextualization of the autonomous, modernist art gallery as a space for contemplation within our swiftly excursive and disposable society. It juxtaposes the highbrow environment and conceits of the art space with the lowbrow, fleeting detritus of our late capitalist lifestyles. In so doing it seeks to explore how these two worlds support and cannibalize each other as well as create space for an experience of mysticism in contemporary society.

Majors Madness

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Location: Great Hall, Student Union

Contact: Academic Advising and University Career Services

Description: Still undecided about your major? Meet with representatives of UNC academic departments and UCS to learn more about majors and how they connect to careers. Co-sponsored by Academic Advising and UCS

Art History Colloquium: Cynthia Hahn, Hunter College

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Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Dorothy Verkerk

Description: Professor of Art History Cynthia Hahn teaches both early and late medieval art at Hunter College and The Graduate Center. Her courses focus on issues of production and meaning for both medieval and contemporary makers and audiences. She has published on material from the early Christian period to the Gothic, from across Europe--Italy to England to the Byzantine East.

John and June Allcott Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Louis Watts

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Mario Marzan

Description: Double Wide: Petere Mystica Saecularia is a re-contextualization of the autonomous, modernist art gallery as a space for contemplation within our swiftly excursive and disposable society. It juxtaposes the highbrow environment and conceits of the art space with the lowbrow, fleeting detritus of our late capitalist lifestyles. In so doing it seeks to explore how these two worlds support and cannibalize each other as well as create space for an experience of mysticism in contemporary society.

Are Chinese households becoming more resilient to climate change? Large-sample evidence from the China Health and Nutrition Survey

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Location: New East Reading Room

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Urban and Regional Studies

Description: The UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies presents: Are Chinese households becoming more resilient to climate change? Large-sample evidence from the China Health and Nutrition Survey A Brown Bag Lunch Seminar by Clark Gray, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill Reading Room, New East Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:30-1:45 PM Dr. Gray will […]

America’s World War I: From Isolation to Engagement and Back Again

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-registration Required March 4 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg  2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry in the greatest world conflict up that that point, World War I. Join distinguished scholar Gerhard Weinberg, whose Adventures in Ideas seminars on World War II have long been […]

Jewish Food in the Global South: A Symposium

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: Please visit the symposium web site for details. This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this symposium will […]

Jewish Food in the Global South: A Symposium

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: Please visit the symposium web site for details. This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this symposium will […]

Racial Literacies

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Location: Dey Hall

Contact: College of Arts and Sciences

Description: A discussion, led by Adra Raine (English and Comparative Literature PhD candidate), of demands made by the UNC-CH chapter of the Black Liberation Collective.

French Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French 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 […]

Navigating Job Offers

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Location: 011 Sitterson Hall

Contact: University Career Services

Description: What happens when you get an offer? What if you get more than one offer? This session will cover how to deal with this “good problem to have” as well as other factors you should evaluate before accepting. Resources to help guide you through this process will be provided.

The Integration of Muslims in Europe: How Important is Religion?

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: March 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Rahsaan D. Maxwell, Associate Professor of Political Science The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and practices are incompatible with progressive and secular norms in contemporary Europe. This talk will question those […]

Italian Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Thursday, March 9 featuring Amy Chambless, Senior Lecturer 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 […]

Hutchins Lecture: Robert Gipe on Appalachian Storytellers and Sociopaths

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Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: “Storytellers and Sociopaths: Thoughts on How We Define Reality from Post-Obama Appalachia” This lecture will explore connections between the rich storytelling tradition, grinding economic challenges, hard political choices, despair, and hope experienced by people in the southeast Kentucky coalfields. Gipe will read from his previously published fiction, and he will address the creation of the […]

Climate Change: 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 March 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm In Collaboration with the North Carolina Botanical Garden Changes in the global climate may be the most pressing issue of our time, but other climate changes have also affected people in past eras.  This Dialogue will begin with a discussion of the climate crisis of […]

Egypt: 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 the African Studies Center and Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations March 18th, 2017 Archaeologist Jennifer Gates-Foster will discuss how life in Egypt changed during the era of Greek and Roman rule (4th century BC-7th century AD). She will discuss changes in the administration and […]

ODS General Awards Information Session

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Description: Interested in applying for competitive fellowship and scholarship opportunities for graduate school, research, internships and/or international study? Join us to learn more about a variety of programs. Get valuable advice on the application process from 2017 Luce Scholar Martha Isaacs. RSVP here. Monday, March 20 12:00PM – 1:00PM Graham Memorial 039

Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

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Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Contact: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Description: PAUL LERNER (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this […]

Crisis in the Middle East: How Refugees and Families Cope and Look to the Future

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: ANERA President Bill Corcoran discusses the challenges and needs of Syrian refugees and poor Palestinian families in Gaza. From lack of clean water to out-of-school youth, several issues afflict these communities and can continue to do so for generations to come. As an expert in refugee aid and development in the Middle East, Bill Corcoran will […]

Humanities Happy Hour: American Anxiety & Islamic Terrorism

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Join Professor of Sociology, Charles Kurzman at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on January 18 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Kurzman will discuss why American fears of Islamic terrorism are often exaggerated. Come raise a glass with one of Carolina’s finest faculty. Free snacks and a little bit of knowledge!

Tales and Tunes of the Scottish Highlands

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Location: Graham Memorial

Cost: Free

Description: An evening of traditional stories and bagpipe tunes from the Scottish Highlands and the North American Gaelic diaspora: tales of landscape goddesses, sea maidens, shapeshifting, tragic love, heroic struggle and unexpected encounters. Michael Newton (Ph.D. Celtic Studies, Edinburgh University) is an authority on Scottish Gaelic history, tradition and literature. Bill Caudill (M.A. Folklore, UNC) is […]

Music on the Porch: Eric Przedpelski & Friends

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: The premiere Spring show of our Music on the Porch series will be a tribute to the soul of the late, great David “Fathead” Newman. While some may not recognize his name, most recognize his sound, made famous by numerous Ray Charles hits from the 1950s and 60s. Connecting in their early twenties, Newman and […]

Spanish Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: Pre-Registration Required Monday, February 6 with Frede Castelloes, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish Monday, March 27 with Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish Wednesday, April 12 with Frede Castelloes, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join […]

Rhodes Scholars Information Session

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Description: The Rhodes is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. Every year, 32 Americans from any discipline are among the 80+ Scholars-elect from across the world selected to study at Oxford University for two years. Scholars can pursue a course of study of their own choosing while working toward a master’s degree or […]

Tell About the South: Darius Scott & Rachel Cotterman on “Back Ways” and “Good Roads”

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Back Ways and “Good Roads” Southern Oral History Program field scholars Darius Scott and Rachel Cotterman explore recent findings from Back Ways, an SOHP project that examines the relationship between infrastructure development and experiences of racial segregation in the rural American South. Their talk will focus on the activities of the North Carolina “Good Roads Movement,” […]

Polanyi lecture: “Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: College of Arts and Sciences

Description: By the time of his death Charles Darwin was one of the most celebrated –and one of the most notorious—scientists in the world. And yet history tells us that Darwin was neither the first nor the only one to think of evolution. How did Darwin come to such prominence and what were the political, social, and scientific commitments involved in generating the concept of a ‘Darwinian revolution’?

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Becky Brown

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Location: Hanes Art Center Auditorium

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Becky Brown was born in New York City and is the 2016-17 Visiting Resident Artist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works between painting, drawing, sculpture and installation using found images, objects and texts. Lately, she has been exploring different relationships between pairs of words in the English language: opposition, synonymy, formal resemblance and hybrid links.

ODS and Honors Career Services CV/Personal Statement Workshop

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Description: CVs and personal statements are an important part of your fellowship/scholarship application! Join ODS and Honors Carolina Advising & Career Guides as we cover important resume basics and offer strategies to help effectively present your skills and experiences. This is a round-table event, bring your materials for hands-on feedback! RSVP here. Wednesday, March 29th 4:00PM […]

Buddhist-Muslim Conflicts in Burma/Myanmar

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: March 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Peter A. Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History; Director, Global Research Institute Myanmar, the former Burma, is the site of ethnic violence targeting the Muslim Rohingya people, who are regarded by some in the Buddhist majority as culturally incompatible immigrants. In response, numerous Rohingya are seeking […]

IAH Open House and Fellows Market

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Location: Hyde Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Visit the Institute for the Arts and Humanities to learn about the faculty support opportunities we offer: semester leaves, grants, leadership training, and events related to scholarship. Afterward, join us in the University Room to celebrate the recently published books and digital demonstrations of Faculty Fellows and Academic Leadership Program Fellows with a wine reception.

William S. Newman Artists Series: Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma

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Location: Person Hall

Cost: 5 - 10

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: This concert will open the 2017 Talking Music Series conference centered around the Defiant Requiem and its legacy. Join us for a William S. Newman Artists Series concert featuring Christine Wilkie Bohlman, piano, Philip V. Bohlman, narrator, and UNC music faculty. There will be music by Debussy, Dessau, Kon, Prokofiev, Reger, Stravinsky, and Ullmann. General admission is […]