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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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May 2021

Virtual: Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Conversation Hour)

May 6 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

Join UNC German Club for Kaffee und Konversationen via Zoom. All levels are welcome and encouraged to come practice their language skills. Thursdays 12:30-1:30 Find out more about the UNC German Club.

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Virtual: Study Abroad General Advising, Credit Transfer and Financial Aid Drop-In Hours

May 6 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

Have a quick question about study abroad, navigating the website or financial aid? Meet with the Study Abroad Office virtually on Zoom during Drop-In Hours to ask general questions that might not require a 20 minute advising appointment. For questions 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, meet virtually on Zoom during the Drop-In Hours to ask one…

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Virtual: Pysanky Workshop with the Russian Flagship Program

May 6 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Take a study break with the Russian Flagship Program and learn how to make beautiful Ukranian easter eggs from home. In this virtual session just a few days after Orthodox Easter, you will learn about the wide range of traditional Ukrainian folk art designs and their history and get the chance to create your own psyanky egg. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Meredith Doubleday, assistant director of the UNC Russian Flagship Program, at m.doubleday@unc.edu for…

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Virtual: ‘Morality, Youth, and Nationalism in Soviet Ukraine during Khrushchev’s Thaw’

May 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join The Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a research presentation by Andrei Tcaceno. Andrei Tcacenco received his doctorate in history from the University of California Santa Cruz in September 2020. Andrei is currently a visiting assistant professor of history and Russian studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. His research interests include daily life in the Soviet Union, the histories of deviancy, crime, and nationalism under Late Socialism, as well…

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Virtual: Hybrid Event ‘2021 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference’

May 10 - May 12
Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States

Join the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference from May 10-12 and attend in-person at the Durham Convention Center or virtually. The safety and wellbeing of conference attendees is the number one priority. The conference has been monitoring the ongoing pandemic closely and will adapt plans for the 2021 CCRC accordingly. For those hoping to attend in‑person the Durham Convention Center has provided information about their cleaning and safety protocols. The impacts of extreme weather events and evidence of climate change are…

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Virtual: ‘The Model Minority: History, Myths, and Lived Experience’

May 10 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In 1966, Asian Americans were labeled the “model minority”: law-abiding, economically successful, and assimilating. This image of Asian Americans has deep historical and policy roots. Today, the idea still strongly persists, furthering racial division and concealing the diverse backgrounds and needs of Asian Americans. Heidi Kim will outline the history of the term and how this damaging stereotype of Asian America has been maintained up to the present day. Drs. Suzanne Harris and Kamakshi Rao will join to discuss the…

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Virtual: ‘Connecting Your Classroom to the World: Collaborating with the UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers’

May 12 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the interesting collaborations between UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Community College (CC) faculty on May 12. The event will feature speakers from Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges from across the Southeast. Speakers will talk about how UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers’ resources have supported faculty in internationalizing their curriculum. The Area Studies Centers will also talk about all resources available to MSI and CC faculty, including funding for travel…

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Virtual: ‘Odd Couples: Objects in Conversation’

May 16 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Ackland Museum and Ackland interns Sarah Farkas and object based teaching fellow Erin Dickey on April 16 at 12:00 p.m. for a guided look at artwork from opposite corners of the Ackland’s collection. See how unexpected pairings can lead to exciting new insights! https://events.ackland.org/event/odd-couples-041621/The lecture will examine Molded Dish (istoriato crespina) with Europa and the Bull and Bhrikuti, the Female Companion of the White Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Register here…

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Virtual: ‘Take Your MBA Global’

May 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Kenan-Flagler Business School and the MBA Global Programs team on May 19 at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about how to take your MBA global. Hear from both the team and returned students as they discuss Global Immersion Electives (GIEs), as well as long and short exchange options with our partner schools. RSVP for this event. 

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