Polar Regions News

Exploring Global Climate Change in Iceland and More

February 24, 2010

This summer, UNC students will travel to Iceland and Alaska to study global climate change, thanks to a new Burch Field Research Seminar. The rotating roster of semester- and summer-long seminars allows UNC faculty to lead groups of undergraduates on extensive field research trips in the U.S. and around the world. The program is supported… Read more »

Energy, Climate, Poles to be Talk Topic

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 UNC News Services With warming temperatures in the Arctic, multinational and Russian oil companies are poised to head past dwindling ice to extract resources that once were unreachable. Yet U.S. Geological Survey assessments indicate that only a three-year global supply of oil and 20 percent of global natural gas resources await discovery… Read more »

Ice Counterpoint: Music Performance & Reception, February 23

January 6, 2010

Experience the marriage of breathtaking beauty and bold, dramatic music in this premiere of Ice Counterpoint, featuring photography, videography and nature sounds along with a live music performance. This newly commissioned music composition by North Carolina Symphony composer, Terry Mizesko will be performed by Florence Peacock (soprano), Brooks de Wetter-Smith (flute), Jonathan Bagg (viola), and Jacquelyn… Read more »

Exhibit, performance, to spotlight polar regions

December 11, 2009

Large paintings and photographs of the Norwegian Arctic and Antarctica will make up a free public exhibition Jan. 7 through May 31 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The display at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro streets, will be accompanied by a free public concert… Read more »

Exhibition Opening: “South – From Saxapahaw to Antarctica”

The Center for the Study of the American South is hosting, “South – From Saxapahaw to Antartica”, paintings by Nerys Levy from December 7, 2009 to January 27, 2010. This exhibition of paintings shows southern juxtapositions and extremities, from the southern USA  to South China and Southern Europe,  to the “real” South, the seventh continent, Antarctica.  … Read more »

Ice Counterpoint: Encounters in Antarctica and the Arctic

November 1, 2009

A multimedia artistic collaboration, Ice Counterpoint views the Earth’s Polar Regions through the artistic collaboration of music, art, environmental soundscapes, and photography. The photography, recordings, and video of Antarctica and the High Arctic, taken in 2006 and 2009 by Brooks de Wetter-Smith, are presented along with the polar art of Nerys Levy. Ice Counterpoint is… Read more »