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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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August 2021

UNC Global Hosts Exhibition Featuring NC Artists of Latin American Heritage

August 18 - December 12
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina

Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an exhibition featuring the work of 13 artists, will open at the FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2021. The exhibition, organized by UNC Global in conjunction with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, will be on display through Dec. 12.  Being and Belonging brings together artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment and home. The artwork represent a range of mediums, including print, paint and ceramics. …

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October 2021

Business in Africa Series

October 1 at 12:00 am - October 31 at 12:00 am

The 2nd Business in Africa Series will feature a spotlight on South Africa, and will be held throughout the month of October. More information can be found here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Information Session

October 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. Come learn about FLAS Fellowships offered by the area studies centers at UNC-Chapel Hill. This information session will allow students (or eligible prospective students) to ask their questions about the fellowship or about the process of applying at UNC. If you are…

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Introduction to Peace Corps: Information Session

October 26 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join this information session to learn about ways you can gain valuable experience as an undergrad to help set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply. Note: This event will be held on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the…

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Movie Night: Вий

October 27 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Russian Flagship Program and Chapel Hill Film Society for a screening of Viy and enjoy an evening of spooky Russian fun! Viy (1967, dir. Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropacyov) is based on a novella by Nikolai Gogol and was the first Soviet horror film to be officially released in the USSR. Introduction and discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Natalia Chernysheva, Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian. The film will be screened in Russian with English subtitles. Come in…

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Film Screening: Climate Refugees (2010)

October 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This virtual event is part of the Center for European Studies' 2021 Campus Weeks. Climate Refugees highlights the human plight of climate change with a focus on the intersection of overpopulation and lack of resources. ABOUT THE FILM Climate Refugees is a 2010 film directed by Michael P. Nash, winner of the Social Change Global Institute Filmmaker of the Year Award. Climate Refugees was screened at the U.S. Senate and House, The Pentagon, The Vatican, and the United Nations COP15 climate summit in December 2009 in…

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Conversation: ‘Combatting Crimes Against Humanity in China: Fighting to Protect the Human Rights of Uyghurs’ with Sophie Richardson

October 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies for a conversation between Professor David Schanzer and Sophie Richardson, China Director of Human Rights Watch. A Webinar livestream will be available for those unable to attend the event in person: Register for the livestream here. Sophie Richardson serves as the China Director at Human Rights Watch. She has overseen the organization’s research and advocacy on China since 2006, and has published extensively on human rights and political reform in the…

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Cooperation & Confrontation: The US, Europe and China: a Love-Hate Relationship?

October 28 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

U.S. and European relations with China are increasingly tense and dangerously complicated. This triangle relationship will be discussed at the next Krasno Global Event on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. (U.S. east coast time). The focus will be on economic and trade relations but geopolitical and security relations will also be discussed. This is a hybrid event held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center and via Zoom: Join virtually here.

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