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October 11

Dawn Osborne-Adams

Stop by the Pit between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to celebrate the American Bar Association’s Ombuds Day with Carolina’s Ombuds Dawn Osborne-Adams andthe rest of the University Ombuds
Office. Take a selfie with Rameses, pick up a giveaway, enjoy an ombuds fortune cookie and learn more about Carolina’s Ombuds Office. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

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October 14

Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden 2–4 p.m. for Sculpture in the Garden Community Day. Take a tour of this year’s Sculpture in the Garden exhibit, enjoy refreshments and vote for your pick for the People’s Choice Award. This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

 

 

 

 

October 16

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio will host Pedja Mužijevic, the celebrated pianist known for his creative and lively performances, at 7:30 p.m. CURRENT is the ideal venue for this artist’s programs that seek to strip away barriers of time and style between music, creating entirely new experiences. Mužijevic will be joined by the UNC Chamber Singers, led by their director Susan Klebanow. Tickets are available at currentunc.org.

 

 

 

October 17

Still undecided for the 2018 midterms? Come to Top of the Hill’s BackBar at 6 p.m. for Carolina Public Humanities’ Happy Hour: 2018 Election Preview with department of political science professors Sarah Treul Roberts and Jason Roberts. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. This event is free and all are welcome.

October 17

Still undecided for the 2018 midterms? Come to Top of the Hill’s BackBar at 6 p.m. for Carolina Public Humanities’ Happy Hour: 2018 Election Preview with department of political science professors Sarah Treul Roberts and Jason Roberts. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. This event is free and all are welcome.

October 17

Come to the Center for the Study of the American South at 12:30 p.m. for Tell About the South, the center’s lunchtime series showcasing presentations that focus on southern scholarship and specialized knowledge of regional topics. This conversation will feature Southern Mix founder Anna-Rhesa Versola and undergraduate researcher Emmanuel Lee. They will discuss the interviews they conducted with Hmong and Filipino community members in Hickory. RSVPs to csas@unc.edu are not required but are appreciated for providing light refreshments.

October 17

Join the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at 4 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Room at Wilson Library for a lecture by Dr. Sallie Permar. Permar is the second speaker in the Institute’s 2018–19 lecture series, Child Development in a Global Context. She will present on congenital cytomegalovirus infection, the most common infectious cause of birth defects, neurologic deficits and hearing loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 22

As part of the Institute for the Study of the Americas’ On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba speakers series, Anasa Hicks will discuss Servants’ Echoes: The Reverberations of Domestic Service in Post-Revolutionary Cuba at 5:30 p.m. in FedEx Global Education Center room 1005. Hicks completed her doctorate at New York University in 2017. She specializes in Latin American and Caribbean history, especially 20th-century Cuba, Hispanic Caribbean, women and gender and labor studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 26

The department of art and art history presents the exhibit I Be Person I Be No Number at the John and June Alcott Gallery. The exhibition investigates how civil liberty groups and human rights movements have become potent platforms in the hands of ordinary citizens and their impact on dictatorial rule and specifically focuses on Nigeria’s political revolution. A closing reception will be held 5–7 p.m. Oct. 25. The gallery is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Friday, and admission is free. For more information, visit art.unc.edu.

 

October 28

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, the final installment in Morisseau’s Detroit Trilogy. Skeleton Crew transports us to the start of the Great Recession in 2008, where one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is in trouble. For information and to purchase tickets, call 919-962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org. Individual ticket prices start at $15.

 

DEADLINES TO WATCH

Oct. 12. The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council is accepting nominations for the Faculty Mentoring Awards, which recognize outstanding faculty members who go the extra mile to guide, mentor and lead. The council bestows three Faculty Mentoring Awards each year, one for faculty-to-undergraduate student mentoring, one for faculty-to-graduate student mentoring, and one for faculty-to-junior faculty mentoring. Each recipient will receive $5,000. Nominations for Faculty Mentoring Awards can be submitted by any students, faculty and staff and are due by 5 p.m.
Oct. 12. Submit a nomination online: unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ SV_9prrRN7uIQPdWex.

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