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January 2021

Virtual: Clouding: Shape and Sign in Asian Art

January 20, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

From January 20, 2021-February 13, 2022, the Ackland Art Museum will be exhibiting a year-long installation that explores the diverse forms and functions of clouds in the arts of Asia. This exhibition will juxtapose works of art in different media and from different time periods spanning the Bronze Age to the present. Clouds have long held a significant place in human imagination and thought. Clouds elude straightforward perceptual and symbolic identification. The diversity of forms of clouds in Asian arts…

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July 2021

Beads of Distinction: Yoruba Royal Caps from the Collection of Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson

July 14 - December 26
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and adjacent regions have developed a rich and vibrant tradition of beadwork designs, especially after the introduction of glass beads through European trade from the late eighteenth century. The small, brilliantly colored beads were often used to decorate the regalia that denotes and celebrates the powers of the ruler (oba). This included headgear for non-ritual, minor occasions and daily wear, such as the five beaded caps in this installation, dating from the late nineteenth…

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August 2021

Virtual: North Africa Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators

August 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators have put together a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators and community members this summer. Registration Link: go.unc.edu/culturalkitchen Please join the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers for free, virtual global cooking sessions via Zoom. In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered…

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Summer Popoika: Weekly Russian Conversation Hour

August 5 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2021

Don’t let your Russian skills fall out of practice this summer! Join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for casual conversations with other Russian-language learners at weekly Popoika every Thursday at 5PM! The hour-long conversations will be spoken in Russian only. All levels are welcome! Zoom code: 991 7796 7246

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Week of Welcome: Study Abroad Meet & Greet, Info Session

August 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Study Abroad Office for an in-person reception and info session (offered virtually and in-person). Meet study abroad staff and find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. We look forward to helping you “expand your campus”. Virtual Info Session Can’t make the in-person event? Join a brief info session for an overview of study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill by following this link. Location FedEx Global Education Center Outside in the Courtyard at the…

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September 2021

Virtual Fulbright Information Session

September 1 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Visit UNC Fulbright to learn more about the program and application process. Join the event

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Virtual: Art & Lit, ‘Visions of Venice’ and Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’

September 9 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum in reading (or re-reading!) Italo Calvino’s 1972 classic novel Invisible Cities, which features a fictional Marco Polo describing fascinating vignettes of his travels to an aged Kublai Khan. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring James McNeill Whistler’s captivating 1879 etchings of Venice, on view June 18-September 12 in the Ackland’s newest exhibition Visions of Venice. As the exhibition comes to a close, join us on Zoom for a lively virtual art and literature discussion with…

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Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture with Tom Friedman

September 28 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBA Chapel Hill , 27516 United States

UNC Hussman's inaugural Frank A. Daniels Jr. Executive in Residence Don Baer will host the first-ever Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture at UNC on September 28 with Thomas Friedman, internationally renowned three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and the author of bestselling books including “The World is Flat” and “From Beirut to Jerusalem.” More to come as venue information and details become available. Pre-register at the link below to receive event updates and additional registration information. eventbrite.com/e/frank-a-daniels-jr-lecture-with-tom-friedman-tickets-153563419321

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October 2021

Family Weekend: Study Abroad Meet & Greet, Info Session

October 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Study Abroad Office for an in-person reception and info session (offered virtually and in-person). Meet study abroad staff and find out more about program options, credit, funding, and the application process. We look forward to helping you “expand your campus”. Virtual Info Session Can’t make the in-person event? Join a brief info session for an overview of study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill by following this link. Location FedEx Global Education Center Outside in the Courtyard at the…

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K-12 Seminar: Global Education in a New World

October 21 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
$95

In March 2020 education changed as COVID-19 rapidly became a pandemic. Teaching and learning were reshaped worldwide. In this program from UNC World View, participants will explore how the field of education has been impacted across the globe. Participants will learn from experts as they meet several peer educators teaching in other countries and connect how the pandemic was handled in classrooms from multiple regions. Participants will learn from each other how educators were personally and professional impacted. Experts will…

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