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Music on the Porch: Kamara Thomas, Cosmic Americana

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description:     Join us for the first show of our Fall 2017 concert series! Music on the Porch is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, and all are welcome. Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, […]

AP Music Theory Workshop

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Location: Hill Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: What: The 2017 NC Area AP Music Theory Workshop is intended for high school teachers who are teaching, have taught, or are considering teaching AP Music Theory. Other interested high school music teachers and music education students are welcome to attend. All attendees must register in advance. There is no fee to attend the workshop. […]

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Peter Williams

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Sabine Gruffat

Description: Peter Williams received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a professor of art at the University of Delaware. The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams (Rotland Press: Detroit, 2016) is a timely monograph of recent and compelling work by Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision.

MPA Open House

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Location: School of Government

Contact: Carolina MPA Program

Description: Join us for an upcoming Master of Public Administration Program Open House. Chat with faculty, staff, alumni, and current students. Meet one-on-one with the admissions staff. Free food and refreshments! Questions? Contact Anne Kilby at 919.962.1181 or akilby@sog.unc.edu. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit mpa.unc.edu/carolina-mpa-fall-open-house

“Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?” Lambeth Lecture

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Location: Hill Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Public Policy Department

Description: Graham Allison, a noted political scientist and an expert in U.S. national security and defense, will be on campus in September to discuss “Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?” Allison’s topic for the 10th annual Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy also is the subject of his latest book, Destined for War: Can America […]

Krasno event: “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”

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Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Description: The Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC-Chapel Hill would like to invite you to a talk, discussion, and Q and A session with Prof. Robbert Dijkgraaf (Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ and the Leon Levy Professor of Mathematical Physics) on Thursday, September 14,  2017, 5.30pm in the Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library. Robbert […]

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 […]

Art Reception: “From Isolation to War”: Native Veteran Story Quilts

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Join us at the Center for the Study of the American South as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina’s eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of […]

Art Reception: “From Isolation to War”: Native Veteran Story Quilts

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Join us at the Center for the Study of the American South as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina’s eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of […]

“The Complacent Class” – a talk by Dr. Tyler Cowen

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Location: Hyde Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream was published January 2017. He writes a column for Bloomberg View and contributes daily to The MarginalRevolution blog.   This Philosophy, Politics & Economics event is co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of Economics, UNC Philosophy, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the Templeton Foundation 

Patricia Matthew: ‘Diversity in the Public Arena: The Scholar as Activist’

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Location: Hyde Hall, University Room

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: Patricia Matthew, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University, will deliver a lecture about the necessity for deep investment in diversity and inclusion as part of all university ecosystems. Her talk is driven by her most recent publication, a collection of essays entitled Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (UNC Press, 2016). […]

Lectures in the History of Art: Tanisha Ford, University of Delaware

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Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Tania C. String

Description: Tanisha C. Ford is Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Liberated Threads won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history.

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: […]

Music on the Porch: Violet Bell

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Based out of Durham, NC, Violet Bell is an original indie duo striving to create “folk-soul music that sings in your bones.” Lizzy Ross (UNC, Class of 2009) has made a name for herself with stirring original songs and “a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted” (Chicago RedEye). She won FloydFest’s […]

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.” […]

Health and Human Rights Lecture: Alicia Ely Yamin

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Public Policy Department

Description: Alicia Ely Yamin will deliver the department of public policy’s Health and Human Rights Lecture on Sept. 22, 2017 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. She will discuss ‘Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” Yamin is the Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and […]

“Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” — A Talk by Alicia Ely Yamen

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Contact: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Description: Alicia Ely Yamin is the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a Visiting Professor Law at Georgetown University and Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health at Harvard University. This lecture is the 6th annual Health and Human Rights Lecture sponsored by the Department […]

Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin

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Location: Person Hall

Cost: 10 - 15

Contact: UNC Music Department

Description: World-renowned violinist Edson Scheid will start the 2017-18 William S. Newman Artists Series with his performance of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students or UNC faculty/staff. Tickets will be available at the door.

Carolina Forum: It Was All A Dream? Black Millennial and the American Dream in the 21st Century

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Public Policy Department

Description: The next Carolina Forum will be “It Was All A Dream? Black Millennial and the American Dream in the 21st Century.” The discussion will be in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at 5:30 p.m. The Carolina Forum was organized in July 1948 and aimed to bring leaders of government, labor, industry […]

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.

Humanities Happy Hour: Seeing Trash: Aesthetics and Waste in Modern Spain

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Location: Top of the Hill – Back Bar

Cost: Free

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: featuring Sam Amago, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished term Professor of Spanish and Chair, Romance Studies Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Happy Hour. Starting this fall, Happy Hours will feature the scholars who have been IAH Faculty Fellows. To celebrate this sensational […]

Cold Mountain Collaboration: Charles Frazier and T Bone Burnett

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Location: Moeser Auditorium

Cost: Free

Contact: Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Description: The Institute for the Arts and Humanities presents novelist and alumnus Charles Frazier (BA English, ’73) the author of Cold Mountain, and music producer T Bone Burnett, who both collaborated on the film adaptation of the novel in 2003. Burnett arranged a number of songs for the movie, including the Academy Award-nominated song “Scarlet Tide” with […]