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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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July 2021

Beads of Distinction: Yoruba Royal Caps from the Collection of Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson

July 14 - December 26
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria and adjacent regions have developed a rich and vibrant tradition of beadwork designs, especially after the introduction of glass beads through European trade from the late eighteenth century. The small, brilliantly colored beads were often used to decorate the regalia that denotes and celebrates the powers of the ruler (oba). This included headgear for non-ritual, minor occasions and daily wear, such as the five beaded caps in this installation, dating from the late nineteenth…

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September 2021

Russian Flagship Program Info Session

September 21 at 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

September 21, October 4, October 13, Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest through coursework at UNC and an overseas Capstone year in Kazakhstan. Ahead of the October 31 application deadline, attend one of our info sessions to…

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UNC Russian Flagship Program: Conversation with Michele Berdy

September 24 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Russian Flagship Program for a conversation with Michele Berdy, the Arts Editor for the Moscow Times and the author of the Russian Word’s Worth, a collection of her columns. This online event via Zoom will take place on September 24 at 2 p.m. Register here. Michele A. Berdy has lived and worked in Moscow for more than 40 years. After graduating magna cum laude from Amherst College, she studied at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow and then worked as a translator and editor…

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Virtual: Iranian Literary Diasporas: Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with Author Hamed Esmaeilion

September 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This virtual lecture series is dedicated to exploring how Iranian diaspora authors reflect on the community’s attempts at carving out forms of belonging to their host nations. Authors and discussants may address specific modes of power and representation that Iranian diaspora community has developed to rehabilitate their position as members of a minoritized population with ambivalent feelings of belonging. September 25, 2021 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with author Hamed Esmaeilion Register here. Convener: Claudia Yaghoobi, Roshan Associate Professor…

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20 Years in Afghanistan: A Foreign Correspondent’s Long View

September 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media will host a Wednesday, Sept. 29 webinar with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Zucchino ’73, who has been reporting from Afghanistan for two decades. Zucchino, a Terry Sanford High School (Fayetteville, NC) and UNC Hussman graduate, is a contributing writer for the New York Times. He has reported from more than three dozen countries. Join Zucchino and Dean Susan King for a discussion followed by a Q&A session between Zucchino and the webinar…

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Introduction to Kazakhstan

September 30 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sept.30, 6 p.m., Registration via Zoom Explore Kazakh culture and history with Dr. Eren Tasar, associate professor of history. Learn more about the region and opportunities to study abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan through the Russian Flagship Program.

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October 2021

Russian Flagship Program Info Session

October 4 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oct. 4 and Oct. 13, Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest…

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‘Being and Belonging’ Opening Programming

October 5 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina

A program celebrating the opening of Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an art exhibition at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be held on Oct. 5. Programming will begin at 5:30 p.m., with remarks starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium. Each artist has been invited to speak about their work.  Being and Belonging brings together 13 artists of Latin American heritage from across North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment and home. The…

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The US-Japan Alliance: A Dialogue with Ambassador Koji Tomita

October 6 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A flyer promoting the event titled The U.S. Japan Alliance, a dialogue featuring Ambassador of Japan to the U.S. Koji Tomita, on October 6 at 3:30 p.m. The event will be hosted virtually. It is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. There is a headshot of Koji Tomita. The flyer is seafoam green and has blue-green and yellow accent colors.

Koji Tomita, ambassador of Japan to the United States, will discuss U.S.-Japan relations—the strong foundations of the alliance and the promise of future cooperation—in a virtual dialogue hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) on Oct. 6, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The event is part of the OVPGA’s Diplomatic Discussions series, which brings diplomats and foreign relations practitioners to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss current issues in diplomacy and…

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