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May 2021

Summer Writing Group Special Topic: Writing With and Writing As an International Scholar

May 28 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Summer Writing Group (SWG) is organizing a workshop on writing with and as an international scholar. Are you collaborating with international scholars? Are you writing in English as an additional language? Join Writing Center Director, Kim Abels, and Senior English Language Specialist, Gigi Taylor, for this conversation about challenges, opportunities, strategies, and resources for productive writing in multilingual collaborations. Registrants will receive a Zoom link for this session. Register for the session.

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June 2021

Virtual: Caribbean Connections

June 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Carolina Public Humanities department on June 3 this summer for their virtual “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. This concert, ‘Caribbean Connections,’ with virtual performances by Stephen Anderson and Juan Manuel Alamo. It’s the perfect mix of education and entertainment!  These programs are virtual events and take place Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Tuition is $15, which includes “admission” to the event in real time (with live Q&A) as well as access to the recorded program…

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Virtual: Global Health Research Experts Workshop

June 4 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join The Graduate School’s Leadership Development Scholars Program for their Global Health Research Experts Panel, featuring: Dr. Suzanne Maman: Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Associate dean for Global Health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Maman has over 20 years of experience in HIV and violence prevention research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Fan Yang: Assistant Professor in Peking University, China. Before joining Peking University, Dr. Yang worked at the UNC Project-China as a postdoc fellow…

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Virtual: Thirteenth Heritage Language Virtual Research Institute

June 7 - June 10

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: ‘The World and Music of Chopin’

June 10 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Frédéric François Chopin set the bar for all pianist-composers of the Romantic era. His etudes, waltzes, and other compositions are familiar to many, but what are some of the stories behind their creation, and what are the keys to understanding what made Chopin so special? Piano maestro Robert Buxton will perform his pieces and discuss the life and art of the man whose name is nearly synonymous with his instrument. Join Carolina Public Humanities on June 10 for their virtual…

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Virtual: ‘Art, Monuments, and Power in Native American Cultures Before 1500’

June 12 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ruling elites have always wanted to show their power through monuments and artworks that celebrate their grandeur and exalted status. The Carolina Public Humanities’ Dialogues seminar on June 12 examines the linkage between power and monumental art in the societies that flourished long before 1500 C.E. in places that are now within the southeastern United States and Mexico.  How did the powerful rulers in these societies proclaim their power through the buildings, landscapes, sculptures, and artistic rituals that they commissioned…

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

June 15 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: ‘Take Your MBA Global’

June 15 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the MBA Global Programs team to learn more about how to take your MBA global with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Hear from both our team and returned students as we discuss Global Immersion Electives (GIEs), as well as long and short exchange options with our partner schools. Register here.

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Virtual: Cultivating A Global Mindset at Carolina: A Conversation With Barbara Stephenson

June 16 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

What can strengthen the future of democracy around the globe? How do we train and develop the leaders our world needs? Barbara Stephenson, UNC’s vice provost of global affairs and chief global officer, will discuss her experience as a U.S. ambassador and her strategy to cultivate A Global Mindset at Carolina in this exclusive interview led by business executive and Carolina alumna Susan Gravely ’73, ’79 (M.S.R.A.). Susan Gravely ’73, ’79 (M.S.R.A.) is the Co-Founder & CEO of VIETRI, a…

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

June 22 at 10:00 am - June 24 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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