May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019
The Partisan Divides workshop is hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks and the members of the Fall 2018 graduate seminar, POLI 891: David Attewell, Jacob Gunderson, Andreas Jozwiak, Jelle Koedam, Caroline Lancaster and Stephanie Shady. This workshop is funded by the Kenan and Burton Craige research funds and the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. For details on the conference and the schedule, visit…
May 6, 2019
Jessica Tanner, assistant professor of French at UNC-Chapel Hill, will facilitate the lunch, and encourages participants to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Pre-registration required. Register online or call +1.919.962.1544.
May 8, 2019
This is a weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German Department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome. Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the German Department Reading Room, Dey 413. For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. This event is sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Speakers of Czech and Slovak of all levels are welcome to join Carolina’s weekly Czech/Slovak Language Hour. The group meets Wednesday off campus at Linda’s Bar & Grill from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.
May 13, 2019
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi in the Galleries is inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland and is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and…
Yoga in the Galleries provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the Ackland Art Museum gallery. The hour-long session is taught by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Cost is free for Ackland members; $5 per session for all others. RSVP on the Ackland’s website.
May 14, 2019
Carolina Public Humanities is hosting a Great Books Reading Group discussion on Touch, a novella by Palestinian author and playwright Adania Shibli. This two-hour discussion is led by Nadia Yaqub, professor and chair of Asian studies. Advance registration is required as seats are limited. The registration fee of $25 includes a copy of the book and refreshments. Sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities. Find more information at https://humanities.unc.edu/greatbooks/ or call +1.919.962.1544.
”The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women,’ Discussion with Ashley Mattheis and Charlie Winter
This event will launch a report co-authored by Ashley Mattheis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at International Center for the Study of Radicalization. The role of women in extremist movements today is as multifaceted as it is extensive. They are active across the ideological spectrum and, in the context of identitarianism and jihadism in particular, are considered to be especially fundamental for in-group survival, both as child-bearers and vehicles for…
May 16, 2019
Southern Culture Movie Series, ‘Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story’
Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story (2017, 83 min.) is a portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919–2012). Produced and directed by John Whitehead, the film captures how three African Americans from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th-century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010. The story of the band’s meteoric rise, from busking on the street to…
May 23, 2019
Join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School for a dinner with current MBA students attending the China and Japan Global Immersion Elective (GIE) program. GIEs provide students in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Kenan-Flagler with an opportunity to engage in short-term experiential learning abroad for academic credit. These programs are offered annually, and each GIE combines relevant and timely international business issues with discussions of how to do business in targeted countries or…