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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: Carolina's Traditions, Legends & Landmarks

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center
TO RESERVE A SPACE, please email mjfox@unc.edu

Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

COMMENCEMENT Sunday, MAY 8

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Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Martha Graham Dance Company with Carolina Performing Arts

Martha Graham Dance Company

Modern dance spearhead Martha Graham, who founded the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1926, stands alongside Pablo Picasso, George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel as an icon of 20th-century modernism, revolutionizing the dance world with her unorthodox movement language and socially charged exploration of spiritual and emotional themes. Described by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” this superb ensemble inspires generations of choreographers and dance lovers in masterpieces and newly commissioned works.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/martha-graham-dance-company/

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Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: Carolina Campus

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center

TO RESERVE A SPACE, please email mjfox@unc.edu

Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel: Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes): Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

COMMENCEMENT Sunday, MAY 8

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Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tours at UNC: AIC Presents the Native Narrative

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center

TO RESERVE A SPACE, please email mjfox@unc.edu

Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative
Using traditional storytelling, this guided campus tour will give participants an accurate and complete story of the American Indian presence on Carolina’s campus.  Focusing on past, present and future, American Indian staff, alumni, students and community members will recall personal experiences and stories from their time at the University and discuss how they relate to Carolina today. The tour will also demonstrate the integration of indigenous knowledge and Westernized knowledge both in the past and today.

 April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel: Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes): Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

COMMENCEMENT Sunday, MAY 8

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Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: Black & Blue

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

April 8           Black and Blue Tour
A distinctive walking tour on the African-American history of the University, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Black and Blue tour hopes to contribute to a real understanding of our African American past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective on our University’s history. Our guide, Robert Porter, has over thirty years of experience as a lecturer for UNC’s department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, winning numerous teaching awards. He remains passionate about his interests in history, public history, and African-American history, all of which go back to his grade school days.

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

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Apr
1
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tours at UNC: Tour of Campus

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

“Telling Our Stories of Home” at UNC

Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and African Diaspora Communities

Event Location
Varies: UNC Campus and Wallace Plaza

March 31st-April 8th, 2016

Start/End Time
Varies

“Telling Our Stories of Home” festival explores meaning of ‘home’ for African and African diaspora communities
Free panels, workshops, films, and performances will take place March 31-April 2 and April 6-8

A festival on March 31-April 2 and April 6-8 will bring national and international scholars, activists, and performers to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss the meaning of home in African and African diaspora communities.

“Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and African Diaspora Communities” is the brainchild of two faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences —Tanya Shields, associate professor of women’s and gender studies, and Kathy Perkins, professor of dramatic art. They were awarded a Humanities in the Public Square grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project.

Events will primarily take place at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

War, globalization, gentrification, environmental catastrophe and incarceration offer layered meanings of “home” for women across the globe. “Telling Our Stories of Home” provides a platform for these women to engage in storytelling across national boundaries. 

Artists and scholars from countries as diverse as India, Grenada, Brazil and Rwanda will participate in panel discussions, film discussions, workshops and performances. The inaugural reading of the play, “Torn Asunder”, based on the book “Help Me to Find My People” by former UNC faculty member Heather Andrea Williams, will be among the highlights. 

Participants will address the following questions:
• What is home in the lives of these women?
• How is home shaped by exile, incarceration, war, stress, anxiety or climate change?
• How do we belong to our homes, if our experiences have been erased, marginalized or misrepresented?

The festival is made possible through collaboration with various community and campus partners including the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, the Durham Arts Council, the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, the Chancellor’s, Provost’s and Dean’s Offices, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for Global Initiatives and more.

Link to more info about the event
http://tellingourstories.web.unc.edu

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Join UNC's Program in the Humanities for the first ever Humanities Happy Hour!

Join UNC's Program in the Humanities for the first ever Humanities Happy Hour!

Wednesday March 23rd from 6:00-7:00pm at BackBar at Top of the Hill. 

This free event will feature contemporary art professor Cary Levine presenting on Art & Technology.  Free snacks and a little bit of knowledge - no need to register, just show up!

We hope to see you there! More info here: http://tinyurl.com/zaj3vuu 

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Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tours: "Angels on Campus" at Chapel Hill Historical Society

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

SUNDAY, March 20 Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus: The History of Women On Campus
With Taylor Livingston for the Chapel Hill Historical Society

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

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Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: Black & Blue

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

February 26 Black and Blue Tour to start at School of Government
To include the mural “SERVICE,” the cemetery and Sonja James Stone Center
Black and Blue Tour: A distinctive walking tour on the African-American history of the University, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Black and Blue tour hopes to contribute to a real understanding of our African American past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective on our University’s history. Our guide, Robert Porter, has over thirty years of experience as a lecturer for UNC’s department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, winning numerous teaching awards. He remains passionate about his interests in history, public history, and African-American history, all of which go back to his grade school days.  Honoring BLACK HISTORY MONTH with tours and photo exhibition

March 4         TBA

SUNDAY, March 20 Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus: The History of Women On Campus
With Taylor Livingston for the Chapel Hill Historical Society

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina at Wilson Library UNC

From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops:
100 Years of Fashion at Carolina

North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library, UNC

02/25/2016 - 06/05/2016

In 1900 the properly dressed Carolina student ordered his clothes from a tailor and wore shirts with stiff collars. During the ensuing hundred years campus dress became increasingly less formal, and by the year 2000 classrooms were filled with students in T-shirts and flip-flops. This exhibition explores the stylistic shifts that took us from collared to casual, and what these changes—big and small, gradual and sudden — reveal about twentieth-century student life at Carolina.

Link to more info about the event
http://library.unc.edu/wilson/gallery/

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Feb
19
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Tour at UNC: 2 tours offered!

Priceless Gem Tours

Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

February 19 TWO TOURS OFFERED!     
1.      Black and Blue Tour (1st Year/Residence Life)
2.     American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative:  Using traditional storytelling, this guided campus tour will give participants an accurate and complete story of the American Indian presence on Carolina’s campus.  Focusing on past, present and future, American Indian staff, alumni, students and community members will recall personal experiences and stories from their time at the University and discuss how they relate to Carolina today. The tour will also demonstrate the integration of indigenous knowledge and Westernized knowledge both in the past and today. 

February 26 Black and Blue Tour to start at School of Government
To include the mural “SERVICE,” the cemetery and Sonja James Stone Center

March 4         TBA

SUNDAY, March 20 Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus: The History of Women On Campus
With Taylor Livingston for the Chapel Hill Historical Society

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel:Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

 

 

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Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Priceless Gem Black and Blue Tour at UNC

PRICELESS GEM TOURS SPRING 2016

 Fridays at 3 pm

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and can take 1  to  1.5 hours
TO RESERVE A SPACE,
please email mjfox@unc.edu
Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather 919-962-1630

February 12 Black and Blue Tour (Black Caucus – OJ McGee)
Black and Blue Tour: A distinctive walking tour on the African-American history of the University, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Black and Blue tour hopes to contribute to a real understanding of our African American past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective on our University’s history. Our guide, Robert Porter, has over thirty years of experience as a lecturer for UNC’s department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, winning numerous teaching awards. He remains passionate about his interests in history, public history, and African-American history, all of which go back to his grade school days.  Honoring BLACK HISTORY MONTH with tours and photo exhibition

February 19 TWO TOURS OFFERED!    
1.      Black and Blue Tour (1st Year/Residence Life)
2.     American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative:  Using traditional storytelling, this guided campus tour will give participants an accurate and complete story of the American Indian presence on Carolina’s campus.  Focusing on past, present and future, American Indian staff, alumni, students and community members will recall personal experiences and stories from their time at the University and discuss how they relate to Carolina today. The tour will also demonstrate the integration of indigenous knowledge and Westernized knowledge both in the past and today. 

February 26 Black and Blue Tour to start at School of Government
To include the mural “SERVICE,” the cemetery and Sonja James Stone Center

March 4         TBA

SUNDAY, March 20 Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus: The History of Women On Campus
With Taylor Livingston for the Chapel Hill Historical Society

April 1   An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus: Given by Carolina parents, Langdon and Joe Oppermann, a husband and wife team of preservationists with a nationally recognized firm, Joseph K. Oppermann- Architect P.A. The firm is a leading advocate for the preservation, restoration, adaptive use, and new design for historic properties with projects across the country, which included the restoration of UNC’s own Old East and Old West. 

April 8           Black and Blue Tour

April 15         AIC Presents the Native Narrative

April 22         Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus: Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar, and Steel: Freddie Kiger is a master storyteller and writer. He is considered to be one of the foremost Civil War historians in the country. He is also an ESPN statistician, teacher, sports researcher, and producer. He teaches Civil War classes through the UNC General Alumni Association. His tour experience will entertain, enlighten, educate and expand your knowledge of Carolina personalities and places.

Wednesday, April 27 LDOC (Last Day of Classes) 
Join the campus around the Old Well around 5 pm for the Clef Hangers to sing & close out the semester

April 29         TBA

May 6             Carolina’s Traditions, Legends and Landmarks with UNC Visitors’ Center

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Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

UNC Ally Visibility Week 2016

  • Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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UNC Ally Visibility Week 2016

January 24-31, 2016

UNC's LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Center is hosting UNC Ally Visibility Week  January 24-31, 2016.  The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is a proud supporter and contributor to the event and we hope your business will be as well. 

UNC Ally Visibility Week promotes ally visibility and shows appreciation for those who actively support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Throughout the week UNC's LGBTQ Center  will be passing out ALLY buttons for people to show their visible support for equality on campus and in the community. As an extra incentive to wear the button they are looking for support from local businesses to give discounts to individuals that are wearing the ally button during the week.

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Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

Melissa Aldana, saxophone with Pablo Menares and Allan Mednard at Memorial Hall

Melissa Aldana, saxophone with Pablo Menares and Allan Mednard

Winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and the first female to take first prize in the event’s history, formidable Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana stirs Afro-Latin grooves and Chilean street music into swing standards, originals and free-form improvisations. A new voice in jazz’s global vocabulary, her individuality and diverse musical and cultural heritage blend seamlessly with influences including Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner and Sonny Rollins. Her trio includes fellow Chilean Pablo Menares on bass and Allan Mednard on drums.

This performance is presented in collaboration with The Art of Cool Project.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/melissa-aldana/

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Jan
16
3:30 PM15:30

Star Families - Winter Skies at the Morehead Planetarium

STAR FAMILIES -- WINTER SKIES

Saturday, January 16 

What stars, constellations and planets are best seen in this season? Learn about "Winter Skies" on Saturday, Jan. 16 (3:30-4:15 p.m.), with Morehead's popular Star Families program (for ages 7-12 and their parents or caregivers). Please register in advance at  www.moreheadplanetarium.org 

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

20% OFF all accessories for Chapel Hill Students at Triangle Cellular Repair

 

20% OFF all accessories for Chapel Hill Students for the Month of January 2016

Hours: 10am to 7pm

Triangle Cellular Repair will offer 20% OFF all accessories (chargers & cases) for UNC students with a valid student ID. We will also offer 50% OFF tempered glass with any repair for EVERYONE in the month of January.

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

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Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Steep Canyon Rangers with Jerry Douglas, dobro at Memorial Hall

Steep Canyon Rangers with Jerry Douglas, dobro

Proving that traditional bluegrass music can adapt to its times without losing its history, the Steep Canyon Rangers are forging their own path in American music. Among bluegrass’s great ambassadors, the Grammy Award-winning UNC-Chapel Hill alums have backed Steve Martin live and on record; and continued on to Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the White House. Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award, appearances include the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits and their own Mountain Song festival along with Late Show with David Letterman and The Today Show.

Link to more info about the event
https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/steep-canyon-rangers/

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Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir at Memorial Hall

Big Band Holidays - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis performs original compositions by Mr. Marsalis and other orchestra members, premieres of works commissioned from a variety of contemporary composers and the masterworks of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and other jazz titans. With the belief that jazz is a metaphor for democracy, the Orchestra’s mission is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. This holiday program showcases 15 of the most electrifying soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz today including vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

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Dec
4
11:00 AM11:00

9th Annual Print + Art Sale at UNC Dept of Art

Announcing the Ninth Annual Print + Art Sale
sponsored by the Student Art Majors Association (SAMA)!

Need creative holiday presents but don't want to break the bank? Here is your opportunity to purchase original student artworks at very reasonable prices.*** You will find great art gifts for the holidays including hand made prints, photographs, ceramics, drawings, paintings, digital works and more!

Come see where students create these graphic works and how actual prints are made! It all happens in the beautiful John C. Henry Print Studio on the third floor of Hanes Art Center. Come on in to the building with "The Artsy Lifestyle" neon sign, and see what UNC’s best young artists have been up to.

Want to sell your art or need more info?
Check out http://uncprintsale.com/ for all of your informational needs!

Please share this event with your friends! 

***Please bring cash or checks made out to the Student Art Majors Association,
we are not able to accept credit or debit at this time.
Thank you!

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Snowy but Snuggly - Winter Stories for Children of All Ages at UNC Wilson Library
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Snowy but Snuggly - Winter Stories for Children of All Ages at UNC Wilson Library

Snowy but Snuggly - Winter Stories for Children of All Ages

Thursday, December 3 at 5 pm

Wilson Library on UNC's campus hosts tales and music from around the world with Brian Sturm, associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science, plus a merry band of student storytellers and musicians. Refreshments at 5; stories at 5:30. Please consider bringing a new or gently used book for Book Harvest.  https://blogs.lib.unc.edu/news/index.php/2015/11/winter-stories-2015/

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Ackland Film Forum at Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

At our 2013 exhibition Sahmatyou "met" M.F. Hussain (right), widely known as "the Picasso of India." Now, see one of his films!

ACKLAND FILM FORUM

Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities 
(M.F. Hussain, India, 2004)

Wednesday, 18 November, 7:00 PM
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Free and open to the public.

Novelist Nawab is suffering from a serious case of writer's block. After five years and no stories, he comes across an unconventional muse: Meenaxi. The three cities referred to in the title are Hyderabad, Jaisalmer, and Prague. Directed by M.F. Hussain, this film features an acclaimed score and soundtrack by A.R. Rahman.

Introduced by Afroz Taj (Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill).

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of Frame by Frame at UNC + Q&A with Co-director Alexandria Bombach

  • UNC School of Journalism, Carroll Hall, Room 305 (map)
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Screening of Frame by Frame at UNC + Q&A with Co-director Alexandria Bombach

Event Location:
UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of Media and Journalism, Freedom Forum in Carroll Hall, Room 305

UNC NPPA is hosting a screening of Frame by Frame, a documentary about four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape after the fall of the Taliban. 

http://www.framebyframethefilm.com/

Following the screening, Co-director Alexandria Bombach join us via Skype to answer questions and provide insight about her experience working on the film. 

http://www.alexandriabombach.com/
http://redreelvideo.com/

Link to more info about the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/746030822167596/

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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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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ackland Film Forum: War Photographer at the FedEx Global Ed Center ,UNC

Tuesday, 27 October, 7:00 PM

War Photographer 
Christian Frei, Switzerland, 2001. 

A film about the American photographer James Nachtwey, about his motivation, his fears, and his daily routine as a war photographer. Director and producer Christian Frei followed Nachtwey for two years into the wars in Indonesia, Kosovo, Palestine, and used special micro-cameras attached to James Nachtwey’s photo-camera. The result is the viewer being able to see a famous photographer looking for the decisive moment. We hear every breath of the photographer. For the first time in the history of movies about photographers, this technique allowed an authentic insight into the work of a concerned photo-journalist.

FREE.  All Ackland Film Forum screenings are held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Click here for a Google map.

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Gil Shaham, violin - Bach Six Solos with original films by David Michalek at Memorial Hall

Gil Shaham, violin - Bach Six Solos with original films by David Michalek

Hallowed violin virtuoso Gil Shaham, a Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, appears on the great concert stages and the most prestigious festivals around the world. Here performs Bach’s deeply expressive works for solo violin – perhaps the most challenging music ever written for the instrument. This performance is a newly commissioned multi-media collaboration with visual artist David Michalek, whose mammoth video installations have been projected on outdoor facades at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s Trafalgar Square.

Link to more info about the event
https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/gil-shaham-bach-six-solos/

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

Football season is quickly approaching and the Carolina game day spirit is coming back to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! Come out and rev-up the season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,prior to the home-opening game day when the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels take on the North Carolina A & T Aggies on Saturday.


Tar Heel Downtown brings a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience to Franklin Street, featuring a live outdoor concert, interactive games for kids and families, face painting, and more. The UNC Marching Tar Heels, cheerleaders, and of course...Rameses will be there too!

Hosted by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, UNC Athletics and the Town of Chapel Hill, Tar Heel Downtown is a very special event to our community.  Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says “Tar Heel Downtown has evolved into a unique opportunity to champion downtown, all the while celebrating Carolina Football. Tar Heel spirit comes marching right down Franklin Street, and we celebrate together.”

As always, Chapel Hill is a bike and pedestrian friendly community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending our great events. Find out more about this and other events by visiting www.tarheeldowntown.com  and the Chapel Hill Events website atwww.townofchapelhill.org/festivalsandevents!

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