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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Calendar for April 5, 2017


In her talk Anthropological Perspectives on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor of anthropology, will discuss the conditions that have historically helped or hindered a community’s ability to adapt to changing climates. The lecture, part of the Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series will begin at 1:25 p.m. in New East For more information, visit



Carolina alumnus Stephen J. Campbell of Johns Hopkins University will deliver two talks on The Force of Images in 15th Century Italy: Andrea Mantegna, part of the Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art series. The first talk, “Seeing in Detail: The Lost Logic of 15th Century Painting,” will be followed by a reception. The second talk, “St. Zeno’s Gaze: The Altarpiece as Place/Portal/Screen,” will focus on one particular work by Mantegna, The San Zeno Altarpiece (shown here). Both talks will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium.

APRIL 5-29

11ArtsEverywherePRCMy Fair Lady_2[4]PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the musical My Fair Lady as the last show in its Mainstage season. Re-imagined to fit the intimate stage at the Paul Green Theatre, this story of the transformation of a Cockney flower girl into a polished young lady will feature newcomer, Mia Pinero, as Eliza Dolittle, along with some of the company’s most beloved guest and resident actors, and British-American director Tyne Rafaeli. Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, plus 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. Opening night is April 8, with previews April 5-7. After the April 12 and 16 performances, the artistic staff will remain to discuss the show with the audience. For information and to purchase tickets, call 919-962-7529 or visit Individual ticket prices for My Fair Lady start at $10 for students with UNC ID and $15 for non-students.


08-09Calendar_LovellMorehead Planetarium and Science Center will present An Evening with Astronaut James Lovell, Apollo 13 Commander, as part of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival. Between 1959 and 1975, nearly every astronaut who participated in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz programs trained at Morehead in star navigation. Now, the time-honored hero who actually put that knowledge to work in his calm and careful command of Apollo 13 in 1970 is coming back to Carolina to share his wisdom and stories at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall. The event is open to the public. General admission begins at $18. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets.


08-09Calendar_NedBrooksEmeritus professor Ned Brooks will talk about Ethics, Smethics! Ethics in an Age of Lies and Deceit 10 a.m. to noon at the Friday Center. From lying politicians to Medicare fraud, topics with ethical implications will be discussed in this highly interactive session. This Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Course costs $15. Online registration is requested. Visit


The Parr Center for Ethics is hosting the 5th annual National High School Ethics Bowl, for two days of challenging and inspiring ethical discussion. The center is looking for community members to serve as judges and moderators for this event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. If you are willing to participate, please email Dominique Dery ( ) and provide your scheduling preferences/ constraints for the two days as well as your professional title.


Professor Brent Wissick with student Cindy Burton, violin.

At 7:30 p.m., the UNC Music Department will present Romantic Quintets of Brahms and Schumann in Moeser Auditorium. Music will be performed by Brent Wissick, cello (shown here); Clara Yang, piano; Donald Oehler, clarinet; and Nicholas DiEugenio, violin. General admission is $10 ($5 students and UNC faculty/ staff). Tickets are available at the door. Visit for more information.


Michael John at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Michael John, now the University’s executive communications director, will give the Coates Lecture on A Carolina Narrative of Service to Nation Yesterday and Today. John will discuss how Tar Heels, from the Revolutionary War to today, have answered the call to military service. There will be a 5 p.m. viewing of the exhibition “‘Doing Our Bit:’ UNC and the Great War” in the North Carolina Collection Gallery, followed by the talk at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Room in Wilson Library. Contact Liza Terll at for more information.

APRIL 13, 20 AND 27

08-09Calendar_OurAgingSocietyThe number of people 65 and over is expected to explode in the coming decades. The rapidly aging population creates challenges, opportunities and new expectations for old age. Engage in discussion with leading experts on aging in What’s the Big Idea? Spring 2017: Our Maturing Society. Each talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Friday Center.

• April 13: Bracing for the Silver Tsunami with James H. Johnson Jr.

• April 20: Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society with Nortin M. Hadler.

• April 27: Senior Entrepreneurship is not an Oxymoron: The 21st Century is the Age of Experience with Elizabeth Isele.
The lectures cost $10 each or $25 for the series.

Visit to learn more about the speakers and lecture topics.


08-09Calendar_ChapmanProfessor Mimi Chapman of the UNC School of Social Work will deliver a lecture on Working with In-country Chinese Migrant and Low Income Families: Creating and Sustaining Partnerships on the Other Side of the Earth. Since 2010, Chapman and professor Meihua Zhu of the East China University of Science and Technology, have been working together to understand and address the needs of in-country migrant families and low income families in Shanghai, China. This talk will describe their work thus far, discuss findings and plans for future development. The event is free and will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the New East Reading Room. Visit to learn more.


Lewis Gordon of the University of Connecticut will give a lecture, On the Study of Jews of Color, that will explore the circumstances that have led to historical amnesia and conclude with reflections on why it is important to recognize and celebrate the tapestry of Jewish diversity and the life-affirming possibilities it offers. The talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge.


April 10. Proposals are due for presentations for Towards the Carolina Improvement Science Initiative: A Lightning Symposium on May 19. The event will feature short-form presentations of less than five minutes on the topic of improvement science and its close cousins – design experimentation, quality improvement and implementation science. Faculty, staff and graduate students may submit proposals at

April 21. Applications are due for five research apprenticeships this fall to assist Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellows in their current research projects. The students will receive stipends of $2,000. For more information and the application visit