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‘Court and Capital: Art from Asia’s Greatest Cities,’ Exhibition

May 31, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
court and capital exhibition; ackland art museum

The courts and cities of Asia were―and still are―some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities. Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the... Read more »

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‘South African Beadwork: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth,’ Exhibit

August 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Ackland recently acquired — by gift and purchase from the distinguished collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth of Winter Haven, Florida — 29 fine pieces of nineteenth- and twentieth-century beadwork by peoples of the South East Cape region of what is now South Africa. Few museums can claim such rich holdings. South... Read more »

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‘Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905,’ Exhibition

October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

When modern war technologies, such as long-range ammunition, torpedoes and electric searchlights, were introduced into the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War at the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects. The Ackland Art... Read more »

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Ongoing

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent. The larger of the Ackland’s two Asian art galleries will be reinstalled by color, enabling visitors to experience a full spectrum of cultural influence. Color Across Asia displays several millennia of the material... Read more »

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‘Image of Ukraine (Образ України),’ Exhibition

August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Embroidery owned by Maryna Kapustina.

"Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting" highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance... Read more »

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12:00 pm

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Short Film Series

November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include:   Masters of Rhythm with Addendum (Peru, U.S., 2016). This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds to the encyclopedia of African diaspora culture. Rich music and wonderful dancing help to transport the viewer to the Barrios... Read more »

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2:00 pm

Study Abroad Walk-In Tuesday Credit Transfer Info Session

November 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Study Abroad Office, Room 2009, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the Study Abroad website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, please stop in during Walk-In Tuesdays to ask the Credit Transfer Specialist quick questions.

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3:00 pm

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

November 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
study abroad

Having trouble deciding where you want to study abroad? Need help finding out what types of credit you can bring back to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? Want to know how financial aid works with study abroad? Need help just getting started? Join the Study Abroad Office for one of the study abroad 101 information sessions! In... Read more »

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4:00 pm

Carolina Covenant and Center for Global Initiatives Info Session

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Center for Global Initiatives

Are you interested in embarking on a global opportunity, but concerned about how to afford it, fit it in your schedule or gain family support? Join the Center for Global Initiatives and the Carolina Covenant office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for an information session about the many global opportunities and... Read more »

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5:00 pm

Rebecca Karl, ‘The Magic of Concepts’

November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Room 569, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Please join Rebecca Karl for a talk on her newest book, The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in 20th Century China. In The Magic of Concepts, she interrogates "the economic" as concept and practice as it was construed historically in China in the 1930s, and again in the 1980s and 1990s.

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5:30 pm

Boris Kolonitsky, ‘100 Years Later: Memories of Revolution in Contemporary Russia’

November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Boris Kolonitsky is a professor of history at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is considered one of the leading scholars of the 1917 Russian Revolution and has published extensively on the subject. Kolonitsky is a member of the editorial boards of Kritika and Vestnik Permskogo universiteta: Seria istoria (Journal of the University of Perm: A Series History) as... Read more »

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Global Project Showcase

November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Want to travel while at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but don't know where to start? Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Dinner will be provided. The showcase will feature two students. The first is Kendrel Cabarrus, a sophomore English major on... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Ackland Film Forum: ‘The Salt of the Earth,’ (France, Brazil, Italy, 2014)

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

For 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled across the world and witnessed some of the major events of our recent history, including civil wars, starvation and mass immigrations. He is now exploring the world’s pristine territories, documenting wild fauna and flora and grand landscapes, as part of a massive photographic project as a tribute... Read more »

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Cisco Asian Affinity Network Panel Discussion

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3408, Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Cisco Asian Affinity Network (CAAN), a community of Cisco professionals, is hosting a career and professional development panel for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, followed by a Q&A session. Students will learn about transitioning from college to the workplace; broaden their exposure to various career paths; and connect with CAAN professionals. This... Read more »

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