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April 2021

Virtual: Crossing the Ocean: Effective Strategies for Studying Romanian Language and Culture on the American Continent

April 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This mini-conference/workshop seeks to bring together students and professors of Romanian language and culture to discuss some of the most effective strategies of teaching and learning the language while considering internationally famous Romanian cultural products that have supported and/or inspired students in teaching/learning about the country, its literature, arts, history and people. This event is organized by Letitia Guran, teaching assistant professor of Romanian in the UNC-CH Department of Romance Studies. Join the conference via the Zoom link and email…

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May 2021

Virtual: Hybrid Event ‘2021 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference’

May 10, 2021 - May 12, 2021
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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June 2021

Virtual: Thirteenth Heritage Language Virtual Research Institute

June 7, 2021 - June 10, 2021

Join the University of North Carolina and Duke University from June 7-June 10 for online sessions on language similarity and language distance in bilingual/heritage situations.  Researchers working on heritage languages and bilingualism more generally occasionally notice that the degree of heritage language maintenance varies depending on the dominant language of the bilingual dyad. For example, Spanish as a heritage language spoken in Germany seems to be weaker than Spanish as a heritage language with French as the dominant language. While…

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Virtual: 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century

June 15, 2021 at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to announce the topic for this year’s symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, nutritional inequities, and sustainable nutrition. This event will be held virtually on June 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register here and visit this site to get more information about the speakers. 

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Virtual: ‘Culture and the Arts on a Global Stage’

June 22, 2021 at 10:00 am - June 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join UNC-Chapel Hill Worldview from June 22-24 at 10:00 a.m. for a K-12 and community college virtual program. Musicians and poets, artists and dancers have played and written, painted and danced their way around the world through centuries – illuminating the time and the interplay of peoples and societies. In this program, UNC-Chapel Hill World View provides a professional development opportunity for all K-12 and community college educators to explore examples of the ways different cultures use the arts to…

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December 2021

Asia Scholar Network Conference 2021

December 11, 2021 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The UNC System Asia Scholar Network exists to create a community of scholars working on Asia-related topics across the 16 UNC system campuses and community colleges across the state. We build on the strengths of each college and university, providing scholars with opportunities to network, share information and collaborate. Ultimately, we also hope to improve access to resources for the study of Asia and spark collaboration in the field of Asian studies in the state of North Carolina. Read more about the…

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March 2022

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Research Conference on the Study of Russia in the Social Sciences

March 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to invite you to submit paper proposals for a graduate student research conference on the study of Russia in the social sciences. We welcome submissions of high-quality empirical or theoretical research related to Russia in disciplines including, but not limited to, political science, media studies, sociology, and anthropology. We are particularly interested in papers on contentious politics, media and politics,…

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April 2022

Africa Across the Disciplines: New Research at Carolina Graduate Student Symposium

April 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The African Studies Center brings together Africanist students, faculty, and staff from across the university, and it reaches out to the wider public to share research and information about Africa. This year, the Center is starting a new tradition, activating our representation of the whole University by bringing together graduate students who study Africa from an array of disciplinary perspectives, whether as Africanist specialists or as non-Africanists whose research includes attention to Africa. The Center has solicited proposals from graduate…

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October 2022

UNC 2022 Water and Health Conference

October 24, 2022 at 7:30 am - October 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The annual UNC Water and Health Conference reflects Water Institute's commitment to improving public health by achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services that are safe, affordable and sustainable. The conference provides a curated space where policymakers, practitioners and researchers can gather to review the evidence, interrogate the science and improve old and develop new approaches to expanding WaSH access and services. The 2022 Water & Health Conference will be held at The Friday Center…

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November 2022

South East African Languages and Literature Forum Fall Conference

November 4, 2022 at 9:30 am - November 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The South East African Languages and Literature Forum (SEALLF) will take place on November 4 and 5, 2022. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Esther Mukewa Lisanza, an Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University. She is the current president of the Southeast African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF). Detailed program information and registration can be found here. Register for the conference. The conference will take place in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, the FedEx Global…

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