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March 24, 2017

Cahal Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe, ‘Carolina Two-Step: From Ayrshire to Appalachia via Antrim County’

Poet and musician Cahal Dallat and poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, both from the Glens of Antrim, will tell the story, in words, music and images, of how Scots and Ulster Scots music and poetry not only weathered the rigors of a two-step migration but went on to influence the course of twentieth century folk, country and rock music. Antrim’s rugged Glens, on Ireland’s North Eastern coast facing Scotland’s Ayrshire and Campbelltown, were for centuries, the landing point for generations of Scots and…

Start: March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
End: March 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: Wilson Library
Phone: +1.919.962.3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Catharine Newbury, ‘Infra-Politics in Rwanda: Rural Activism Before and After the Genocide’

This talk is part of the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies undergraduate research conference, which continues the next day with student research presentations. Catharine Newbury will give a talk on the post-genocide government in Rwanda, which has introduced a series of policies designed to create a “new Rwanda.” A number of these policies focus on rural areas of the country, where the majority of Rwandans live and where food and cash crop production by smallholders is important…

Start: March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
End: March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Caldwell Hall, Room 105
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Martha Graham Dance Company

Hailed for its commitment to the leading edge of modern dance, the Martha Graham Dance Company performs adventurous new works created by some of today’s top dance-makers side by side with the most profound and influential choreography by Martha Graham. Often compared with Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel, this revolutionary artist is an icon of 20th-century modernism. The Company embodies her uniquely American style of dance, which has influenced generations of artists and captivated audiences worldwide. This program…

Start: March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
End: March 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 26, 2017

Blake Atwood, ‘Reform Cinema in Iran’

Blake Atwood of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his book Reform Cinema in Iran in a free public program at the Art Gallery in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A selection of recent additions to the UNC Library’s Persian collection will be on view during the program. For more information, please click here or contact Liza Terll at 919.548.1203.

Start: March 26, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
End: March 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Art Gallery
Address:
Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Astrid Eckert, ‘The Unintended Consequences of Socialism: What Ultimately Protected Nature in the GDR’

“Giftküche DDR” – the lead story of Der Spiegel in January 1990 about the GDR’s toxic legacy confirmed the worst fears about the environmental record of state socialism. Yet days before unification became official in October 1990, the only freely elected government of East Germany created five national parks, six biosphere reserves and three nature parks, putting 10 percent of its state territory under nature protection, compared to 1 percent in the West. The existence of ecologically valuable landscapes on…

Start: March 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
End: March 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hamilton Hall, Room 569
Address:
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

‘Nowruz’ Persian New Year Celebration

Join the Persian Cultural Society for their annual “Nowruz” Persian New Year Celebration on Sunday, March 26 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. Enjoy a dinner buffet catered by Flame Kabob, performances, DJ, dancing and more. Tickets are $12 for students and $25 for non-students. Tickets may be purchased online.

Start: March 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 26, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, The Great Hall
Phone: +1.919.962.2285
Address:
Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 12

March 27, 2017

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful Ackland Art Museum. Each hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will let you practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 per session for all others. Register online for the classes of your…

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website. This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines…

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Kaffeestunde: German Conversation Hour

Practice your German over coffee and treats. All skill levels are welcome!

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Room 413
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Eric Naiman, ‘Missed Connections: Nabokov, Proust and the Russians’

Eric Naiman is a professor of Slavic languages and literatures and the Bernie Williams Chair in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. He works in the fields of ideological poetics, sexuality and history, history of medicine, Soviet culture and the gothic novel. Teaching and research interests include Nabokov, Platonov, Dostoevsky and Bakhtin. His most recent publication is Nabokov, Perversely. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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