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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Calendar for May 3, 2017

Walkers and runners leave the start line as they participate in the Spring Fling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.May 5

Good for your health and the community, the annual UNC Campus Recreation Spring Fling starts at 12:15 p.m., rain or shine. Carolina faculty and staff can participate in either the 2.7 mile fun run or the 1.5 mile walk. Register as a team by May 3 or on-site as an individual.

May 6

The topic of the 2017 Uhlman Family Seminar is Jewish Song, Comedy and Storytelling in the Old and New Worlds. Presented by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, the daylong seminar (9 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.) will focus on Jewish culture as revealed through entertainment: music, film, folklore, humor and the storytelling components present in all of these arts. Tuition is $125 or $62.50 for teachers; registration is required.


Develop your plant observation and recording skills 1:30–4:30 p.m. with artist Jane Eckenrode, in her workshop Nature Journaling Techniques and Materials at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Education Center. The workshop costs $32 for garden members, $36 for non-members.

Visitors walk past flowers in the Arboretum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.May 12

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with guided tours of five of Carolina’s gardens, starting at 10:30 a.m. The gardens include Mason Farm, NC Botanical Garden, Carolina Campus Community Garden, Edible Campus Initiative Gardens and Coker Arboretum.


Through May 14

Seniors in the art department are displaying their work in an exhibit called Site Unseen in the Allcott Gallery in Hanes Art Center. The gallery is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays.  A reception for the artists will be held on the last day of the exhibit at 2 p.m.

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The next Humanities Happy Hour at the Top of the Hill Back Bar will feature Michael Newton, technology lead for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, discussing Scottish Highland Heritage in the Carolinas: From Emigration to Outlander. The free, casual event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Program in the Humanities and Human Values at 919-962-1544  or

Deadline to watch

June 1. Last day for children of University employees to apply for the Carolina Family Scholarship, a need-based scholarship to for those attending any of the 16 UNC campuses or community colleges in North Carolina. Please contact the Employee Forum at 919-962-3779 for assistance with the online application.