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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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Innovation and Technology in a Global Age Symposium

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
$175

Innovation and technology have changed all of our lives. As the driving forces of globalization, they transcend borders and revolutionize how we teach and learn. It is essential that educators and students understand innovation and technology’s role in our world and have the skills to use them to communicate, teach and learn. This symposium will... 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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10:00 am

2017 UNC Global Passport Drive

November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
UNC Global Passport Drive

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. These sessions will be on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. Officials from the U.S. Department of... Read more »

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2:00 pm

Study Abroad Walk-In Wednesday Credit Transfer Info Session

November 15, 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 Wednesdays to ask the Credit Transfer Specialist quick questions.

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Study Abroad Walk-In Wednesday

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Study Abroad Office, Room 2009, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

Have a quick question about study abroad or your study abroad application? Stop in during Walk-In Wednesdays to ask study abroad advisors quick questions which might not require a 20 minute advising appointment.

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5:30 pm

Michal Kopeček, ‘The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars’

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in east central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants... Read more »

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Heonik Kwon, ‘Theorizing the Post-Colonial Cold War’

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The understanding of the Cold War has long focused on the experience of communities along the transatlantic horizon and on superpower interaction over this horizon. However, interests in the place of decolonizing societies in Cold War international politics have steadily been growing in recent years. As a result, diverging images of the Cold War exist... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Taste of the Pacific Islands

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come explore the Pacific Islands with food, dance and discussion. We will be providing dishes and performances from the Philippines, Samoa, Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. Dances will be performed and then taught to participants to showcase the diversity of culture in the Pacific. No experience required! Afterwards, there will be a discussion about Pacific... Read more »

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