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ODS General Awards Information Session

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Location: Graham Memorial 039

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

Contact: Michael Newton

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 […]