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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Footnotes (revisions) is a response to the University’s Carolina Hall didactic, which illustrates a brief history of the events leading up to the Saunders’ Hall name change. Videos of student actions on campus, the original Saunders’ Hall plaque and MFA candidate Jeanine Tatlock’s Hurston Hall plaque are among the exhibition highlights. The exhibition is being shown at the John and June Allcott Gallery at Hanes Art Center. For more information, contact


The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies will host Jill Massino, associate professor of modern European history at UNC Charlotte, for My Brother’s Keeper: Romanians and the Vietnam War at 6:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Center. This paper contributes to recent scholarship on Eastern Europe and the Global South by exploring Romania’s engagement with the Vietnam War. For more information, visit

Come to the FedEx Global Center, room 1005, at 5 p.m. for From the Front: Private Lives and Personal Letters in World War I, a lecture by Clémentine Vidal-Naquet and Nicolas Mariot. The speakers will consider the theme of separation and use a case study to address the specific question of death as it was experienced, awaited and feared in exchanged letters. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. For questions, contact Daniel Sherman at dsherman@email.unc

Join the Center for the Study of the American South at the Stone Center for the 2017 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs at 7 p.m. Visionary leaders Philip and Pierce Freelon will discuss the struggle to create spaces for creative expression and social justice. Renee Alexander Craft will lead the conversation. Learn more at


The UNC Department of Communications will present The Four Underwear Models of the Apocalypse, a dance cycle incorporating mask, costume, puppetry and videography in exploring the intersection of global eschatologies and underpants by Rob Hamilton and Heather Tatreau. Performances will be at Swain Hall Studio 6 at 8 p.m Nov. 16–18 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Faculty/staff tickets are $5. For more information, call 919-843-5666.


The PlayMakers Repertory Company presents DOT: A Dizzy, Dysfunctional Family Reunion to Remember at the Paul Green Theater. This touching and funny play examines the fragility of the mind and shifting family dynamics in the heart of a West Philly neighborhood. Regular tickets start at $15. Carolina faculty/staff 10 percent off. Call 919-962-7529 for more details.


The Center for the Study of the American South will host Tell About the South: Ryan Emanuel on Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice at 12:30 p.m. at the Love House. Emanuel is an associate professor and university faculty scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at N.C. State University. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.


Join the N.C. Botanical Gardens for a Lunchbox Talk about competitive giant pumpkin growing. Explore connections between indigenous cultures, ecological relationships and these massive fruits. Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture.


Come to Swain Hall Studio 6 at 8 p.m. for Die Winterreise: A Digital Reinvention, a collaborative experiment performed by Professors Marc Callahan, Lee Weisert and Sabine Gruffat. Using biosignal sensors and facial recognition software, projected images will come to life over a digitalized reinvention of 19th-century music. The performance will be accompanied by Bill Brown’s Aura Retrieval Machine, a film projector installation.


Małgorzata Kołaczek, assistant professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, will present Forgotten Romani Holocaust? at 5:30 p.m. in the Toy Lounge in Dey Hall. In addition to analyzing the road to the commemoration of the Romani Holocaust, this lecture will address the role of Roma themselves in the process. The event is hosted by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

The Carolina Bluegrass Band, under the direction of Russell Johnson, will give its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. at the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students or Carolina faculty/staff. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


The UNC Jazz Band will perform in concert with visiting guest artist Jamey Aebersold (alto saxophone) at 8 p.m. at the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students or Carolina faculty/staff. Tickets can be purchased at 919-843-3333.


Nov. 30. Deadline to apply for the Employee Forum’s Professional Development Grant. The grant provides permanent University employees additional funding to help cover professional development opportunities, up to $500 of allowed expenses. Funding must be for individual benefit, relate to the employee’s position and meet a professional development purpose (not departmental).