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August 22, 2018 - December 8, 2018

‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora,’ Exhibition

Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora features select Persian artwork and artifacts that provide a glimpse into a culture that has cultivated an extensive legacy of art over the past 5,000 years. Many art forms have flourished through the millennia, including architecture, calligraphy, miniature painting, weaving, pottery, metalworking and sculpture. This exhibition explores Persian art through objects of everyday use borrowed from Iranian community members in North Carolina, as well as select reproductions from the Ackland Art…

Start: August 22, 2018
End: December 8, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018

2018 K-12 Global Education Symposium

World View’s K-12 global education symposium is held each October at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This day-and-a-half program explores significant global issues, offers best practices and resources in global education and provides educators an opportunity to develop a global action plan for their classroom, school or system. It’s an immersive professional development experience that will increase educators’ knowledge of global issues and global competency skills and promote global education by integrating these issues…

Start: October 17, 2018
End: October 18, 2018
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175

October 18, 2018

Russian Tea and Conversation Hour

Join the Carolina Slavic Club on Thursdays for Russian tea and conversation hour! Beginner to intermediate level speakers are welcome from 5 to 6 p.m., and intermediate level to native speakers from 4 to 5 p.m. Please contact the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages with any additional questions.

Start: October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End: October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Room 413
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

October 20, 2018

A Dialogues Seminar: Syria in Transition

The civil war in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distinguished historian of the Middle…

Start: October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: October 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 22, 2018

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 choice.

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 22, 2018 @ 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 that…

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End: October 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Anasa Hicks, ‘Servants’ Echoes: The Reverberations of Domestic Service in Post-Revolutionary Cuba’

The Institute for the Study of the Americas “On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba” Speakers Series for fall semester 2018 is dedicated to the examination of the complexities of race relations in Cuba, with particular attention to the ways that the Cuban revolution, with its doctrinal commitment to social justice and racial equality, addressed–or failed to address–inequities with deep historical antecedents. Speakers offer uniquely critical perspectives from which to assess the state of race relations in…

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Jia Lin, ‘Foreign Language Construct, Frameworks and Assessment’

The Carolina Asia Center’s second China Speaker series will feature Jia Lin, a teaching assistant professor of China in the Asian Studies department on “Foreign Language Construct, Framework, and Assessment.” Foreign language education is significant since it directly impact a country’s national security, economic development and international influence. Foreign language teaching and assessment should be aligned with each other in order to improve student foreign language proficiency. This presentation addresses following issues related to foreign language assessment: construct definitions of…

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 24, 2018

James Norwood Pratt, The Energy and Cult of Tea

The Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture presents UNC Honors Laureate James Norwood Pratt, discussing “The Energy and Cult of Tea.” With books translated into multiple languages and numerous videos, interviews and articles in US and overseas media, Norwood is quite possibly the world’s most widely read and best-known authority on tea and tea lore. Since his often revised classic, The Tea Lover’s Treasury, first appeared in 1982, he has been an inspiring presence on the international tea scene. He has served as Honorary…

Start: October 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End: October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Graham Memorial, Room 039
Address:
Graham Memorial Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Monumental Histories

A panel discussion and Q&A on the challenges of historical memory and memorialization from different sites around the world, including early twentieth-century France, early modern and postwar Germany, and contemporary South Africa and China. The purpose of the panel is to provide broader global and historical contexts for situating ongoing campus debates surrounding the issue of Silent Sam. Co-sponsored by the UNC Department of History and the UNC Curriculum in Global Studies.

Start: October 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
End: October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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