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January 2021

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

January 21 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: Los Valientes Performed by Core Ensemble

January 24 at 8:00 am - January 31 at 5:00 pm

The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) welcomes Core Ensemble back to UNC-Chapel Hill with a streaming performance of Los Valientes. This chamber music theatre production for solo actor and trio (cello, piano, and percussion) explore the lives of three Latin American figures: Diego Rivera, Archbishop Oscar Romero and Joaquín Murrieta aka “Zorro". Los Valientes is written by José Cruz González. The music for Los Valientes features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American…

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February 2021

Virtual: UNC Working Globally in Denmark Information Session

February 3 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in spending your summer in Copenhagen, studying organizational communication in a global context? Join the Study Abroad Office to find out more about UNC Working Globally in Denmark and speak with Professor Steve May, who will be teaching COMM 325 in Copenhagen this summer. To participate, please enter the Zoom room at the start of the hour. The session will be recorded and you can contact abroad@unc.edu for the recording after the session concludes. Join the Zoom information session.

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Virtual: Teaching the African Diaspora in Latin America

February 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Outreach Program will host a webinar that aims to provide middle and high school in-service and pre-service teachers with insights, information, and resources to teach about African diasporic communities in Latin America. Featured presentations include a panel with academic scholars, equity and justice directors, and NCDPI consultants discussing the importance of teaching the African diaspora, as well as practical, hands-on tips from middle and high school teachers on ways to increase…

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Virtual: ‘Empire’s Workshop’ with Author Greg Grandin

February 10 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Institute for the Study of the Americas will host a talk by Greg Grandin as part of the George and Ann Platt Distinguished Lecture series. Grandin is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and Pulitzer Prize winning author. He is also the recipient of the National Book Award and the National Critics Circle Award. This talk will be centered on one of his books, Empire's Workshop. Register for the lecture.

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Virtual: ‘Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go’: Reading with Author Laura Wagner

February 11 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Join the Institute for the Study of the Americas for a webinar with author Laura Rose Wagner, who will provide reflections on writing the book and read selected excerpts from the YA novel, which is best suited for grades 9 and up. A Q&A session with the author will follow. This event is generously funded with…

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Virtual: ‘Posing Modernity: A Retrospective View’ with Denise Murrell

February 19 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum for a virtual conversation with Denise Murrell '76 about her exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, which was on view at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in 2018 and 2019. Murrell was recently appointed Associate Curator, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This Zoom webinar is free and open to the public. Register for the webinar. Following…

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Virtual: 27th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies with Catherine Woollard

February 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Catherine Woollard, director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, will deliver the 27th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Thurs., Feb. 25 at noon via Zoom. The lecture titled, “Protection vs. Externalization: The Politics and Law of Asylum in Europe 2015-2020” is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. “Europe is the epicenter of the crisis of refugee human rights and inclusion of recent years. Coordinating…

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March 2021

Virtual: Scholar Speaker Series: Werewolves & Other Bêtes Noires

March 1 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Institute for the Study of the Americas for a talk presented by Robin Derby, Associate Professor of History, UCLA. Derby’s area of research includes the French and Spanish Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Her work has focused on life under regimes of state terror, the social history of the Haitian and Dominican borderlands, and how notions of race, national identity and witchcraft have been articulated in popular media. Register for the lecture.

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