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


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’


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


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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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.