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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk by 3 FRANK Gallery Artists

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, May 19, 6-8PM

with the artists from Fragments: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, Carol Retsch-Bogart

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. 

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Nov
16
to Nov 21

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK AT UNC: NOVEMBER 16-21, 2015

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
AT UNC: 
NOVEMBER 16-21, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill is set to host its fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week this year, occurring Nov. 16-21, 2015.
Presented by: Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Innovate@Carolina, and the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise
Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week worldwide celebrates innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It has grown to more than 160 countries,
reaching more than 10 million people across the globe.

UNC-Chapel Hill has emerged as one of the leading universities in the country championing this effort and one of the leading regional efforts across the nation. It has just been ranked as one of the nation’s top two university partners of Global Entrepreneurship Week USA and has also ranked among the top three community country partners nationwide.

Events will be held at the University and in downtown Chapel Hill, and include keynote speakers and panelists from the founders of Defy Ventures, Redwoods Group, WoeLab, GreenChar, Sqord, among others, a testament to how entrepreneurship and innovation can change the world in rebuilding lives after incarceration, 3D printing, youth development, public health, child protection, technology, gamification, economic development, impact investing, food, and other sectors.

Bringing one of the nation’s most creative and revolutionary leaders in the social innovation space to North Carolina, one of the speakers
at Global Entrepreneurship Week this year will be Catherine Hoke. Hoke has been named one of the top most creative people in business by Fast Company and has received a humanitarian award for her achievements addressing the problem of mass incarceration and recidivism in the U.S.

Another global young leader will be traveling all the way from Togo to speak at Global Entrepreneurship Week this year. Sename Koffi, founder of Woelab, which built the world's first 3D printer made out of e-waste scrapped from landfills also received the Global Fab Award, an award for the most creative and collaborative digital fabrication initiative in the world.

Among the line up of events, GEW at UNC will also include a pitch party hosted by the Carolina Challenge and an exciting entrepreneurship networking event. There will be an event on B Corporations, entrepreneurship and the law, a Map-A-Thon, and an event themed around diversity in entrepreneurship, and an event featuring alumni entrepreneurs paving their own path. There will even be a hands-on human-centered design-thinking workshop led by one of the nation’s top design thinking experts who is coming to the triangle, offering a chance for the triangle’s community and various campuses to come together to cook up ideas for tackling the food insecurity crisis in NC.

At the end, judges will announce the winning ideas with a cash prize so that the idea can get implemented.

Many of us have heard the terms hackathons, designathons, entrepreneurathons but during Global Entrepreneurship Week, UNC will be hosting its first ever Reverse Pitch-AThon. Inspired by Einstein’s quote: “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about the solution,” the idea for this event is that before anyone can even start to develop their idea for a venture, project, or initiative, they need to first identify, define and understand the problem they hope to tackle. First, before becoming an innovator or an entrepreneur, they are, first and foremost, a detective.

During GEW, there will even be a series of pro-bono office hours offered throughout the week, all open to the public at Launch Chapel Hill- everything from free accounting help to legal and communications support to business advising for both startups and nonprofits - and 1 Million Cups will feature 2 startups at the Frontier!

Each year, more than 1,000 people participate at the week’s events and organizers say that tickets for this year’s events are running out fast. All events are free and open to the public so get your tickets while you still can!

Entrepreneurs, individuals in the community, students from across the triangle, faculty, professionals, alumni, really – anyone is invited to attend and there’s something for everyone! This is an opportunity for the triangle to come together, get inspired, build meaningful connections, and get practical help.

There is a menu to choose from during Global Entrepreneurship Week - something for everyone - so we recommend you check out the website and get your tickets before they sell out!

Information & Tickets:
www.gewunc.com | @GEWatUNC #GEW2015 |

Schedule
Themes will include: #social innovation, #sustainability, #food for all, #design thinking,
#public health, #gamification, #3D printing, #impact investing, #clean energy,
#incarceration in America, #technology, #child protection, #community development,
#urban spaces, #cartography, #diverse lenses #B corporations, #inclusive innovation,
and #legal innovation.

For more details on Global Entrepreneurship Week powered by the Kauffman
Foundation worldwide: http://www.gew.co

Link to more info about the local event:
http://www.gewunc.com/

 

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Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Carolina Women in Business 10th Annual Conference

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Carolina Women in Business 10th Annual Conference

Event Location
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Koury Auditorium

UNC Kenan-Flagler's Women in Business Conference serves as a powerful forum from which to learn, share, and inspire one another and the Chapel Hill community.This year’s conference features a strong line-up of leading executives and thought-provokers. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to engage with experts in career development workshops and dynamic panels that explore a range of topics from mentorship to global communication to women in technology. Registration is only $30, and includes lunch and full day of engaging content. Please visit website www.cwibconference2015.com to register.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.cwibconference2015.com

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Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Carolina Science Cafe: Big Bang 101

Carolina Science Cafe: Big Bang 101

How did the Universe begin? How do we know? Join us at BackBar on Wednesday, July 1, as UNC theoretical cosmologist Dr. Adrienne Erickcek takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Universe, its origins and the ever-changing field of cosmology.

Jul 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Join us every month for Carolina Science Cafe, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's free, current science awareness program. Designed for adults, this program explores the science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines.

You don't need to register ... just show up!

Each Carolina Science Cafe features an expert presentation and informal discussion. These programs are held at Top of the Hill restaurant's "Back Bar," which offers a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. Beverages are available from Top of the Hill's menu, and free appetizers -- while they last -- are provided by Sigma Xi. Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and produces. Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe Programs? Check out our archive! - See more here

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Apr
21
12:30 PM12:30

Tell About the South: Rob Shapard

Tell About the South: Rob Shapard

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Love House & Hutchins Forum

410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Rob Shapard, a doctoral student in U.S. History and 2014-15 McColl Fellow at CSAS. In his talk, “Calculating Eye and Rough Hand: Turning Longleaf into Board Feet and Sawdust,” Shapard will describe the perspective of one sawmilling firm, the Louisiana Central Lumber Company, toward the old-growth Louisiana longleaf pine forests that it felled and milled into lumber in the early twentieth century. The language that the company used to describe longleaf and other trees, a kind of “lumber lexicon,” reveals this perspective and helps to explain the company’s effectiveness in making lumber from longleaf. The topic is one aspect of Shapard’s doctoral dissertation on attitudes toward longleaf pine across the American South. Shapard is a native of the erstwhile textile town of Griffin, Georgia, a former journalist, and a student/scholar of environmental history and oral history.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Oct
14
4:30 PM16:30

Hutchins Lecture: Rebecca J. Scott with Center for the Study of the American South

Hutchins Lecture: Rebecca J. Scott

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States+ Google Map

 Rebecca J Scott

Rebecca J Scott

In her Hutchins Lecture, titled “Tracing Atlantic Revolutions: One Family’s Itinerary,” Professor Scott will talk about the research that went into the writing of her recent book (coauthored with Jean M. Hébrard) Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard UP, 2012; paperback, August 2014), which traces one family’s interaction with law and official documents across five generations.  www.south.unc.edu

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Oct
7
12:30 PM12:30

Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner with CSAS

Tell About the South: Frank Baumgartner

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Center for the Study of the American South @ the Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, 27514 United States+ Google Map

  Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner

Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion with Frank R. Baumgartner, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Baumgartner is co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence, and since coming to Carolina he has researched the death penalty’s demise nationally as well as in North Carolina.  

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Sep
23
12:30 PM12:30

Tell About the South: Kathleen DuVal with Center for the Study of the American South

 Kathleen DuVal

Kathleen DuVal

Tell About the South: Kathleen DuVal

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill,

Kathleen DuVal will discuss “The Gulf Coast & the American Revolution.” Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to pathorn@unc.edu.

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Sep
18
4:30 PM16:30

Hutchins Lecture with Center for the Study of the American South

Our first Hutchins lecture of the 2014-15 academic year, titled “Romance and Reality in the Deep South’s Mythical Mission Past,” will address the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions across America. From San Francisco through the Southwest to the American South, mainstream American history has constructed and perpetuated an idealized, romanticized version of the Spanish mission – complete with Mission Revival architectural styles and reconstructed archaeological sites that sometimes resemble Hollywood stage sets. This illustrated talk draws upon recent archaeological evidence from St. Catherines Island (Georgia) and suggests more historically appropriate perspectives on the mission heritage of the Deep South. The discovery ofMission Santa Catalina de Guale has contributed significantly to knowledge about early inhabitants of the island and about the Spanish presence in Georgia, nearly two centuries before the arrival of British colonists.

 David Hurst Thomas

David Hurst Thomas

David Hurst Thomas has served since 1972 as Curator of Anthropology at theAmerican Museum of Natural History.  He has organized and directed more than 100 archaeological excavations, including the discovery of Gatecliff Shelter in Nevada, the deepest archaeological rockshelter in the Americas. He has also taught at Columbia University, New York University, University of California (Davis), University of Florida, University of Nevada, and the City College of New York. Thomas is the author of over 30 books, including St. Catherines: An Island in Time (University of Georgia Press, 2010) and Skull Wars (Basic Books, 2001).

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Reflections from Revolutionary Egypt at Internationalist Books

Andy Young reads from The People Is Singular and other poems and essays on revolutionary Egypt.  Young shares photographs of resistance street art in Cairo where she spent 2 years.

Andy Young's first full-length poetry, collection, All Night it is Morning, is forthcoming from Dialogos Press. Based in New Orleans, she has been working at the American University of Cairo since 2012, but will return to New Orleans Center for Creative Arts this fall. Her translations, essays, and poetry have been published in places such as Los Angeles Review of Books, Callaloo, Guernica, and the Norton anthology Language for a New Century as well as in flamenco plays, a Paul Chan project at the New Museum, and on Public Radio International’s “The World.” 

More info at www.internationalistbooks.org

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Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

Pecha Kucha Night at Back Bar

Pecha Kucha Night at  Back Bar

Monday, June 2 at 6:30 pm: The Abundance Foundation hosts Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 8 presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds each slide to tell a fast-paced story. This month's night features modern ghosts, dumpster diving, and not killing the messenger. $5 suggested donation. www.abundancefoundation.org / www.topofthehill.com

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May
30
6:45 PM18:45

Dr Daniel Bluestone lecture: Preservation Chapel Hill

Preservation Chapel Hill, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, and the Orange County Historic Preservation Commission Present......

"Integrity, Harmoniousness and Compatability: The connundrums of Context" by Dr. Daniel Bluestone

For well over a generation, historic preservationists have been stewards of not only historic buildings and landscapes, but also of the design controls that regulate changes to historic places.  Dr. Daniel Bluestone uses case studies to explore how the preservation movement is doing with design control efforts.  Book signing and reception to follow. 

Free and open to the public.

This lecture is sponsored by the Kenan Foundation as part of the "Roots of the Piedmont" preservation symposium.

Dr. Bluestone is the Director of the University of Virginia of Architecture Historic Preservation Program and Author of "Buildings, Landscapes and Memory".  Case studies in  Historic Preservation, winner of the 2013 Antoinette Forester Downing award from the Society of Architectural Historians. 

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May
29
7:00 AM07:00

Author Reading at Internationalist Books

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Cindy Crabb will read from the brand new Doris 31. Cindy Crabb has been writing the influential, internationally distributed, autobiographical-feminist zine Doris since the early ‘90’s. She explores consent, feminism, abortion, death, self-image, creativity, shyness, queer identity, addiction, punk and anarchism. Local zine writers will join her on stage.

free

919.942.1740http://www.internationalistbooks.org/

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Until the Rulers Obey: Voices of Latin American Social Movements at Internationalist Books

Editors Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein on what we can learn from 21st century upsurge of change in Latin America. 15 countries, 70 interviews: indigenous, rural & urban poor, youth, workers, women, LGBT communities speak out. 

For more info visit www.internationalistbooks.org/

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Science of Sports Lecture at Memorial Hall

Did you know that there's a science to running faster, jumping higher and hitting harder? ESPN Sport Science host John Brenkus does and he's coming to the North Carolina Science Festival to explain it all at Memorial Hall. Tickets are on sale now at www.ncsciencefestival.org. Enter the code "SCIFEST" at checkout for a special discount of $10. 

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Author Reading at Internationalist

Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm:  Black Flags and Windmills: creating power from below -

With personal story, radical history, and organizing philosophies, scott crow draws from his book to illustrate how to create collective liberation.  Stories of post-Seattle alternative globalization, Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, Occupy, environmental and animal rights movements, and the rise of the surveillance state. www.internationalistbooks.org 

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Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Carolina Playmakers history at Wilson Library

Carolina Playmakers history is topic of exhibit and lecture at Wilson Library: 

The original Carolina Playmakers―a precursor to today’s Playmakers Repertory Company―is the focus of an exhibition this spring in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Making a People’s Theatre: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers” is on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery through June 8. The free public exhibition is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection.

Frederick “Proff” Koch established the troupe of students, faculty and community members in 1918 when he arrived to teach the university’s first course in playwriting. The exhibition will use photographs, artifacts, playbills and original documents from the Wilson Library collections to tell the story of the groundbreaking collegiate group that helped to establish the genre of American folk drama.

On April 8, UNC historian Cecilia Moore will deliver the talk “Defining the Folk Drama: The Carolina Playmakers” as the Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. The free public lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Attendees can visit the exhibition during a reception that will begin at 5 p.m.

Among the items on view will be original props and costumes from the 1919 production of “The Return of Buck Gavin,” written by and starring then-student and future novelist Thomas Wolfe (class of 1920). Wolfe and classmate Paul Green (class of 1921 and author of the now classic play “The Lost Colony”) were among the many notable writers to emerge from Koch’s group. The troupe also produced actors including Andy Griffith (class of 1949).

For exhibition information, contact Wilson Library at (919) 962-3765 orwilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

Library media contact: Linda Jacobson, (919) 962-0104,ljacobso@email.unc.edu  

News Services contact: Robbi Pickeral, (919) 962-8589,robbi.pickeral@unc.edu

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Mar
26
12:30 PM12:30

Tell About the South with Bernie Herman

Tell About the South with Bernie Herman

Herman's "Once Something Has Lived It Can Never Really Die" will examine the work of Ronald Lockett, who stands at the center of one of the most provocative and least understood American art movements. Defined neither by manifesto nor patronage or institution, Lockett's art emanates from a cohesive, coherent movement united by creative practice and critical conversation articulated through the art itself. Herman is George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at UNC. *Light lunch provided. To attend, please RSVP tocsas@unc.edu.   12:30 pm, Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill      http://south.unc.edu/

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Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

Look, Lunch & Learn: Talks & Tours at Ackland Art Museum

Every Saturday afternoon, an Ackland Student Guide leads an “Encounter Art” tour, helping visitors gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection. Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, 22 March, 3:00 PM

“Urbanization in the Early 20th Century”
From Emile Bernard’s romanticization of a disappearing Breton culture to Rose Piper’s look back to the Great Migration of African-Americans to the industrial cities of the north, this tour, led by Ackland Student Guide Julie Canziani examines the tensions artists and others felt toward mass urban migrations.

 

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Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

Hutchins Lecture with Jessica B. Harris

Hutchins Lecture with Jessica B. Harris

Harris will present "Links in the Chains: Culinary Connectedness in the Atlantic World," examining the cultural and culinary connections shared by the foodways of the African Atlantic World. She is Professor of English and Culinary History at Queens College/C.U.N.Y., and the author of twelve cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora.

4:30 pm, Kresge Foundation Room, 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH    http://south.unc.edu/

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Soldier and the Refusnik at Internationalist Books and Community Center

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Eran Efrati and Maya Wind talk about resistance to the Annexation Wall in Occupied West Bank, the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle for justice and equality, and efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation.

http://www.soldierandrefusnik.com/

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