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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Calendar for March 14, 2018

March 19

As part of the Carolina Forum, Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee will present “Answering the Call to Lead: To Be the Force for Good for the State of Tennessee” at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall. The Carolina Forum’s mission is to educate and to engage students in a dialogue about key policy issues in the United States and around the globe.

March 19-24

Join the Carolina Asia Center in celebrating Asia Week 2018, a week to shine a spotlight on on-campus events related to Asia for students, faculty, staff and general community members. Events include an Asian cultural festival in the Pit and the screening of the 2016 documentary A Whale of a Tale

March 20

The School of Social Work welcomes acclaimed business leader and UNC alumnus Kathryn Heath as guest speaker for the 2018 Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building. This event is free and open to the public, including a reception at 5:30 p.m. that will precede the lecture.

Join the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies for “Ethnicity and Race in Poland, Politics and Mobility of Knowledge, 19181952,” a Visegrad Talk by Olga Linkiewicz at 5:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center. Linkiewicz will discuss how the studies of ethnicity and race developed in interwar East Central Europe and the often-unacknowledged influence of the Soviet project are intimately interconnected with early American Area Studies.

March 21

Brandon Washington, EOC Director, and Adrienne Allison, Director of Title IX Compliance, will present the March Carolina Conversations, “Navigating Unlawful Harassment and Uncomfortable Situations in the Workplace” in the Aquarium Lounge of the Student Union at 4 p.m. This session will provide an inclusive and interactive dialogue about sexual harassment in the work-place. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.

March 22

David F. Garcia, associate professor of ethnomusicology at Carolina’s Institute for the Study of the Americas, will discuss his book Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins at 3:30 p.m. at Bull’s Head Bookstore. His publication examines figures who believed that linking black music and dance with Africa and nature would help realize promises of freedom in the face of fascism and racism in Europe and the Americas, colonialism in Africa and the nuclear threat at the start of the Cold War.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn creates inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music. Fluent in Mandarin and armed with profound connections to communities across the Pacific, she returns to Chapel Hill with Beijing-born classically trained composer/guzheng prodigy/vocalist Wu Fei. Their 7:30 p.m. performance at Memorial Hall will be preceded by Concerts in Context, a free pre-concert lecture series in Gerard Hall.

March 23

The UNC Center for Media Law and Policy will host an interdisciplinary lunch open to faculty and graduate students across the UNC system with Deen Freelon, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, at noon in the Halls of Fame Room in Carroll Hall. Freelon will lead a discussion on tracking and analyzing the Russian influence operation on Twitter, which became a topic of debate following the 2016 presidential election. The Center will provide lunch to those who register by March 21.

March 25

Experience what Jewish Studies means at Carolina by celebrating the Center for Jewish Studies’ 15th Anniversary Showcase at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. The event will feature faculty and graduate students giving personal, short “TED Talk” presentations and demonstrations that bring their research and expertise to life.

March 27

Come to Wilson Library at 5 p.m. for the opening of the exhibition The joy is in the goin’: Bayard Wootten Photographs of North Carolina and The South. The exhibition celebrates the reprint of Light and Air: The Photography of Bayard Wootten by Jerry Cotten and Stephen Fletcher. Cotten will be signing copies of the book.

Deadlines to watch

March 19. APPLES Service-Learning is soliciting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at Carolina. Applications are available online. For questions about the service-learning course development grants, please contact

March 23. The Carolina Women’s Center is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Faculty Scholars Program. The program awards three separate grants of $10,000 each to support scholarly or creative research consistent with the priorities of the Carolina Women’s Center. Applications are due by 5 p.m. 

April 1. University Communications is looking for great stories to share on the new, social media and the University Gazette and to pitch to the media leading up to Commencement. We are particularly interested in those who have made an impact on campus or in the community; are finding a way to serve in rural areas of North Carolina or have experienced unique opportunities at Carolina they might not have found elsewhere. We are also looking for stories related to public service, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity, and access and affordability. If you know a student, faculty or staff member who you think would make a good profile, please send your ideas to by April 1.

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