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Thursday, June 8, 2023

  • Volunteer or promote your part-time caregiving services. Helping Heels is a resource for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students to find child care, pet care and elder care from fellow Tar Heels. Register by June 18 to become a Helping Heel.
  • Learn how to meet your financial goals. Register for “Managing My Money,” a free lunch and learn June 21 from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Want to learn more about Amazon Web Services and how it can benefit your research? The Eshelman Institute for Innovation and Amazon AWS have partnered to accelerate software-based research across campus, from improving security to helping labs get cloud-enabled. Fill out a brief form and learn more about the AWS partnership and grant credits.
  • Cross-campus printing has a new name, Carolina Print Hub. Before the fall semester, the name change will take effect across signage, webpages, support articles and other materials. ITS Educational Technologies hopes the new name will ease confusion about what the service offers.
  • Congratulations to the two outstanding leaders honored at the 2023 University Managers Association annual meeting. Erin Pelletier, economics department, won the Manager of the Year award, sponsored by UMA. “Coop” Roberts-Cooper, Carolina Housing, won the Outstanding Encouragement of Learning & Development award, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Week of May 29, 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023

  • Full- or part-time permanent SHRA or EHRA non-faculty employees may apply through June 16 for an Employee Forum Professional Development Grant to fund work-related training such as conferences, certificate programs and noncredit classes. The grant is designed for expenses such as registration, materials and travel that an employee’s department or other sources cannot cover. Books and application expenses related to academic courses are eligible.
  • Register for a variety of events during Carolina’s Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week June 5-8 to learn from faculty, staff, students and others about their research. Food insecurity and hypertension, unmet social needs in rural North Carolina, and cancer among Southeastern American Indians are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Attend in person or virtually.
  • Avast, matey! Register for “Pirates and Piracy in Two Worlds” 2-5 p.m. on June 10, featuring sessions on Barbary pirates, everything you wanted to know about pirates but were afraid to ask, and piracy beyond stereotypes. Register by 3 p.m. on June 9. Tuition is $65 in person; $50 virtual; discount available for faculty and staff.
  • Sign up for the Great Books reading group discussion of “The Home and the World” by Rabindranath Tagore, 10 a.m.-noon on June 13 and 20 at Flyleaf Books, led by Pamela Lothspeich, associate professor of South Asian studies. The $40 fee includes a copy of the book shipped to you.
  • The next Carolina Data Science Now webinar, “Summer of AI, Part II” on June 22, noon-1 p.m., will include Ricky Pimentel, who recently earned a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Carolina’s joint program with NC State.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

  • Beginning today, the Old Well will undergo renovations to incorporate accessibility improvements. The project is estimated to be completed Aug. 11, weather permitting.
  • Apply by June 1 to participate in the Center for Faculty Excellence’s Course Design Institute, held June 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about the backward design process for course development, how to create clear learning outcomes and more.
  • The Carolina Talent webinar “Becoming a Team Player,” held June 8 from 9 to 10 a.m., will help you understand the main building blocks and development stages of effective teams. Register by June 5.
  • The Peer Group Research on Mentoring Scientists Underrepresented in Biomedical Research study is looking for faculty members who do biomedical research and mentor fellows or junior faculty members to become facilitators. Find out more about the PROMISE Study.
  • Newcomers and those familiar with Carolina will gain from the UNC Visitors Center’s “Sense of Place” campus tour. The hourlong walk around campus covers University history, traditions and hallmarks and highlights the work of Carolina students, faculty and staff.

Week of May 22, 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023

  • Frustrated by the length of your to-do list? Enroll through Carolina Talent in the workshop “How to Delegate at Work and In Life,” May 31 from noon to 1 p.m., to learn why delegating is important and how you can improve work-life balance.
  • Interested in conducting a systematic review? The Health Sciences Library’s free virtual Systematic Review Lunchtime Summer Workshop Series will provide researchers of any discipline with the tools and resources to confidently navigate the systematic review process. Register for all the sessions or just the ones you need.
  • Know a student staying in town for summer? Share these resources from Student Affairs.
  • The Spin e-bike geofence has been updated to the University’s designated service area. E-bike users should check the recent service and parking updates for important operational information.
  • ITS and the Office of Human Resources have partnered to create a guide to help new employees get to know technology at Carolina. Check out the tech resources, from the basics of creating an Onyen to lesser-known tools like the link shortener and softphone services.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Week of May 15, 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023

  • Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Take a minute to bust some accessibility myths with Carolina’s Digital Accessibility Office and think about your role in ensuring that online content, resources and technology can be used — regardless of ability, disability or assistive technology.
  • Attend the seminar “Architecture, Culture and the Construction of National Identity in Modern France” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 20. Instructors are Lloyd Kramer, professor of history and Carolina Public Humanities director, and Kylie Seltzer, Zietlow Postdoctoral Fellow for Civic Engagement at Carolina Public Humanities. Cost is $65 in-person and $50 virtual; discounts available. Registration closes May 19.
  • Discuss how plants and animals are responding to climate change at a North Carolina Botanical Garden Hybrid Lunchbox talk, noon-1 p.m. on May 25 with Joel Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor in Carolina’s biology department. Register to attend in-person or via Zoom. Free; $5 suggested fee.
  • Reserve your spot on a free 30-minute guided tour of the Ackland Art Museum’s “Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South” exhibit, 1:30-2 p.m. on May 26. Check the calendar for other tour dates and times.
  • Sign up for the Great Books reading group discussion of “The Descent of Man” by Edith Wharton, 10 a.m.-noon on June 6 at Flyleaf Books, led by Graham Culbertson, teaching assistant professor in the English and comparative literature department. The $30 fee includes a copy of the book shipped to you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

  • Carolina employees planning to use a tuition waiver for a summer course must submit an online waiver by May 19 for Summer Session 1 or June 28 for Summer Session 2. Only one waiver may be applied to one summer session course as a part of the three-course allotment for each academic year.
  • On May 20, the Ackland Art Museum will host “Drawing in the Galleries,” 10 a.m. to noon. At this free event, participants will draw from one object using their own gallery-safe materials and discuss what they’ve noticed during the drawing process.
  • Head to Durham with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for an evening of free telescopic stargazing on the roof of The Durham Hotel, May 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. The night includes guided constellation tours, educational activities and music.
  • Take in an evening of masterful piano playing and hear from music professor Stephen Anderson about the evolution of “American Piano from Joplin to Jazz” at the Carolina Public Humanities event at Flyleaf Books on May 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
  • The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office has launched a new tool to better address access concerns at Carolina. You can now report an access concern by completing a short web-based accessibility form on Note that this form is only for nonemergency concerns.

Week of May 8, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

  • May is National Bike Month. Learn about the University’s programs and resources for cyclists, including repair stations, registration, discounted U-locks and a new bikeshare program with 100 electric-assist bikes that students and employees can use on campus and in designated local areas.
  • The next Carolina Data Science Now event is set for May 25, noon-1 p.m. Summer of AI, Part 1 will be centered around the study, use and applications of artificial intelligence in the fields of philosophy, pathology and physics. Register online for the webinar.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden has launched a new mobile app for plant identification and discovery. Learn more about FloraQuest: Northern Tier.
  • Chapel Hill Transit has three alerts for customers during the month of May: Safe Rides are paused during Carolina’s summer break and will resume Aug. 24; the HS route returns to full service May 15; there is no service on Memorial Day.
  • Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program applications are open until June 30. The program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year competency-based experience designed to advance their engaged scholarship.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

  • Register today for the free lunch and learn “Attention to Detail: Financial Finishing Touches for Women.” The hybrid session, sponsored by TIAA and human resources, begins at noon May 12 in Wilson Library’s Pleasants room (with boxed lunch available at 11:30 a.m.) or online.
  • Tell your Tar Heel pup to get ready to Bark at the Bosh starting at 6 p.m. today at Boshamer Stadium. Swag from the GAA-sponsored event at the baseball game vs. Gardner-Webb will include ram horns for the people and collapsible dog bowls for their furry companions. Employees can show their UNC One Card for free admittance.
  • Witness “Track Meet,” a live beat-making showcase hosted by the UNC Beat Lab, as part of the next 2nd Friday ArtWalk event at Ackland Art Museum, 5-9 p.m. May 12. Self-guided tours and an art-themed photobooth will also be available for this graduation weekend celebration.
  • Apply by June 15 to be a 2023-24 Student Learning to Advance Truth and Equity teaching fellow in an initiative led by the Institute of African American Research. The program engages undergraduates in a critical understanding of race, racism and racial equity, especially as they concern African Americans.
  • As you plan for summer getaways, don’t forget Carolina employees can save with big discounts on hotels and theme parks through a Working Advantage membership.

Week of May 1, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week ends May 6. Check out the wealth of advice that Campus Safety offers for making sure you are ready.
  • Wear Carolina Blue on May 10, State Employee Appreciation Day, then upload a selfie and tag the UNC HR Instagram account to be entered into a drawing for prizes.
  • The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion offers free open-enrollment trainings, including “Working Effectively Across Generations” and “Supporting Diversity of Faith in the Workplace,” to all Carolina faculty and staff.
  • When you need a pick-me-up or iced latte, student-run Meantime Coffee in the Campus Y will be open during the summer 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Everyone should have a fire-escape plan for each place you work, study or sleep. Environment, Health and Safety offers advice regarding windows, travel routes, hallways, emergency lighting and other factors for your use in planning.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  • Register by noon today to attend the online workshop “Mental Health Awareness for Leaders,” held May 3 from noon to 1 p.m. The workshop covers ways employees may present their distress and offers insights and strategies on forging supportive alliances within the role of manager.
  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Carolina Science Café, “Rethinking How We Use Our Landscapes,” will be held tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at Gizmo Brew Works at 157 E. Franklin St. and includes an appearance by Kyle Parker, coordinator of Edible Campus UNC, and a discussion on the benefits of reconnecting with the natural world through gardening. No registration required.
  • Pedal on over to Carolina Transportation and Parking’s “May the Wheels Be with You” event, part of National Bike Month, at Polk Place on May 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be free bike checks, free swag and more.
  • Apply by May 3 to attend the Equity in Teaching Institute, hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence on May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wilson Library, room 504. The institute will include reflections on who students are, how courses can equitably meet their needs and what equity in teaching means.
  • Ready to learn more about Canvas and how to best use it? Staff from the Center for Faculty Excellence will lead the Canvas Course Design Institute, a free three-day event held May 16-18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Carroll Hall, room 111. Register by May 14.

Week of April 24, 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023

  • Register for the May 5 Spring Fling, a 2.7-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk open to all Carolina faculty and staff. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and gives individuals and teams a chance to donate canned food or pet supplies. Check-in is 11:30 a.m.-noon in front of the Student Recreation Center; start time is 12:15 p.m. Register by May 4.
  • Speaking of the Spring Fling, the Rex Mobile Mammography bus will be joining this year’s event, May 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eligible women 35 and older can receive their annual 3D breast cancer screening outside Woollen Gym, 300 South Road. Sign up by 5 p.m. today at 919-784-6480. Mention the Spring Fling.
  • Apply for a School of Data Science and Society seed grant by May 15. They’re designed to jump-start collaborations that lead to innovations in the following core research pillars: data, algorithms and models, applications and social impact.
  • Apply through June 1 for a Carolina Family Scholarship. These provide need-based scholarships to the children of employees attending any of the 16 UNC System campuses or community colleges in North Carolina.
  • Interested in becoming a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar? Apply by June 30 for this Carolina Center for Public Service program, which brings together faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year competency-based experience designed to advance their engaged scholarship.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

  • Get your toes tapping during a Carolina Bluegrass Band concert at 8 p.m. on April 28 in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 students, staff, faculty.
  • Watch “Dragon for Sale,” a film that documents the Indonesian government’s “10 New Balis” development project and its attempts to turn Flores and the Komodo Islands into an international tourist destination, 6-8 p.m. on May 1 in a Zoom screening hosted by the Carolina Asia Center.
  • Join people of all ages to celebrate National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at a UNC Alliance Community Book Walk 10 a.m.-noon on May 4 at the Asian American Center. You’ll physically move through the book “Laxmi’s Mooch” by walking past pages displayed throughout the center’s space at 215 West Cameron Ave.
  • Apply by 5 p.m. on May 5 to be a part of the new Provost Distinguished Faculty Leaders Program. Selected faculty will participate in professional development activities to expose them to higher-education processes, issues, ideas and challenges at the executive level and prepare them for leadership roles.
  • Researchers, clinicians and students can learn about research with electronic health care data — how it is generated, collected, stored and analyzed — during the Electronic Health Data Basics seminar series 2:30 to 4 p.m. on May 10, 17, 24 and 31 via Zoom or in-person at Brinkhous-Bullitt Building’s room 219 and 4-4:30 p.m. office hours with NC TraCS analysts in-person.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • Register for the Turkish Student Association’s earthquake relief benefit concert, April 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Event donations will aid the families and victims of the February earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
  • Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden for a reception celebrating a new photography exhibit, “Life in the Triangle Gardens” by Steve Heiner, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free. The exhibit will run from April 28 to June 30.
  • Participate in One Work Wednesday, a 30-minute guided tour for an in-depth look at a single work of art at the Ackland Art Museum. Register for the free event, May 3 from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • The University has partnered with Spin to launch a new bikeshare program for students, faculty and staff. Tar Heel Bikes by Spin offers a fleet of 100 electric-assist bikes that can be used on campus and in designated areas throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Learn more about the bikeshare program.
  • Did you miss the CFE Faculty Showcase on Teaching, held March 23 and 24? In this Carolina ITS recap, learn about the showcase’s dual format and the popular Canvas session.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

  • Come hear the sounds of the UNC Symphony Orchestra when it performs works by Edward Elgar, Jean Sibelius and Eduard Tubin on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5 for students, faculty and staff.
  • Books, puzzles, personal letters, political ephemera and more will be on display when University Libraries hosts its Recent Acquisitions Evening from 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the Fearrington Reading Room in Wilson Library. Library staff will be on hand at the free event to guide you through the up-close experience.
  • The art and art history department will host a two-day lecture series, “Negotiating Blackness in Early Modern European Art Theory,” beginning at 5 p.m. April 28 in Graham Memorial Hall. The event, which includes talks by art historians, continues on April 29, concluding with a roundtable of the series’ four lecturers.
  • Do you know someone who has advocated on behalf of other staff and improved working conditions on campus? Nominate them for the Rebecca Clark Moral Courage Staff Award by April 30.
  • Help change or save a life by participating in the 35th annual Carolina Blood Drive 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May 3 at the Dean E. Smith Center. For Carolina employees, donating blood or volunteering is considered work time with supervisor permission.

Monday, April 24, 2023

  • Find out more about Puerto Rico’s struggle to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria at the premiere screening of “Isla de Fuerza” at 6 p.m. April 25, following a 5:30 p.m. reception. Students in the MEJO 584: International Projects class created the multimedia documentary, which will be shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center.
  • Is the dream of driverless cars actually a nightmare? Hear what Anthony Townsend, author of “Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car,” has to say at 11 a.m. April 26, when he speaks at a Zoom webinar hosted by the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.
  • Join Peter White, emeritus biology professor and former N.C. Botanical Garden director, at 6 p.m. April 27 for a special Arbor Day lecture that is part of the celebration of the Coker Arboretum’s 120th year. “The World of Trees” is the theme of the hybrid talk on Zoom and at the garden’s Reeves Auditorium. The event is free, but registration is required.
  • Attend a reception for the newest exhibition at the Ackland Art Museum, “Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South,” 2-4 p.m. April 30. Hosted by Triangle Friends of African American Arts, the afternoon includes light refreshments, an introduction to the exhibition, spotlight discussions and self-tour guides to the 44 works, largely drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.
  • Explore more at the Ackland through Close Looks, online content about selected works, with commentary, information and resources that let you learn more about the art and respond to discussion questions or make your own observations.

Week of April 17, 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023

  • Learn about American football and the “Polynesian pipeline” when Lisa Uperesa from the University of Aukland discusses her book “Gridiron Capital: How American Football Became a Samoan Sport” April 26 at 6 p.m., co-sponsored by the Asian American Center, Campus Recreation and Carolina Athletics.
  • Some of the best performing leaders and organizations embrace conflict and tension. Find out how at a free workshop with Leadership Triangle, co-sponsored by Innovate Carolina, 4-6 p.m. April 26 in Pittsboro, North Carolina, 120 Mosaic Blvd., suite 120.
  • Register for the next Employee Forum Book Club discussion of “The Love Hypothesis,” by Ali Hazelwood, noon on May 25 via Zoom.
  • Want to help Carolina improve its transportation and parking system for all users? Every five years, Transportation and Parking partners with campus representatives to develop a plan. You can participate through a survey.
  • Center for Faculty Excellence staff are available to provide individual and group consultations related to teaching and learning, mentoring, leadership development and more. Request a consultation and CFE will assign you to a staff member who has experience in the area you are looking for.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • Try out indoor flying squirrel ropes, rock climbing, aerial silks and more at Campus Recreation’s End-of-Semester Carnival 8-11 p.m. on April 21 at Rams Head Recreation Center. Raffle prizes, free food and carnival games will add to the festivities. Free and open to the campus community.
  • Cello Studio students will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. April 22 in Kenan Music Building’s rehearsal hall.
  • Learn the dance tradition of Bhangra during an interactive lecture, demonstration and workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 24 in the FedEx Global Education Center atrium led by Carolina alumnus Lavesh Pritmani, founder of Learn Bhangra. Free and open to the Carolina community.
  • Attend the Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 26 from 2:30-5 p.m. in Kenan Stadium’s Blue Zone to get a taste of the depth and breadth of research by Carolina’s students.
  • Take an LDOC break with wildlife from 9 a.m.-noon on April 28 at the Bioblitz at Battle Grove, located between Coker Arboretum and Forest Theatre. Staff and faculty from Sustainable Carolina, Edible Campus and the biology department will help you observe and identify pollinators, birds, amphibians and more.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

  • Register for the next DataBytes event “What Does a Data Ethicist Do?” April 20 at 11 a.m. The free webinar series showcases diverse and innovative work in data science.
  • The Ackland Art Museum’s “Semester Revue” offers a glimpse into the quality and variety of Carolina students’ research, projects and performances. Come learn about the collection and see it anew through their short, dynamic presentations April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free.
  • April is Stress Awareness Month. Check out these resources to help you stress less and decompress.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden hosts its annual Spring Native Plant Sale, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Purchase Southeastern native plants and stop by Reeves Auditorium for an environmental fair with local conservation organizations. Garden members receive a 10% discount on NCBG plants.
  • Join Carolina Public Humanities for “Scene of the Crime: Albion Tourgée and the ‘Invisible Empire’ in Orange County,” May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tourgée was a leading civil rights advocate, a former Union soldier and attorney who came to North Carolina during Reconstruction and represented Homer Plessy in Plessy v. Ferguson, the opinion that established the “separate but equal” doctrine.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

  • On April 19, the UNC Caregiver’s Support Group will meet via Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m., providing support, education and advocacy for caregivers. Email Susan Chesser to register.
  • Hear from Jennifer Nash, the Jean Fox O’Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University, at “In the Room: Women of Color Doulas in a Time of Crisis,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 20, at Caldwell Hall, room 105.
  • As part of its Diplomacy Week, UNC Global Affairs will host a screening of the documentary “Beethoven in Beijing,” which spotlights the growth of classical music in China following the 1973 tour of the Philadelphia Orchestra, on April 21 at 5 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Following the screening, Jennifer Lin, the documentary’s producer and co-director, will take part in a Q&A.
  • Many campus roadways will be closed the morning of April 22 for the Tar Heel 10 Miler race. Learn more about impacted areas and detours.
  • Enjoy an evening of classical Indian music featuring Abhisek Lahiri — widely considered the best young sarod player in the world — at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center April 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Monday, April 17, 2023

  • Come for the PPE Speaker Series talk tonight on “Forgiveness: Personal and Political” and stay for the free pizza. P. Quinn White, Harvard assistant professor of philosophy, will begin his talk at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall room 105.
  • Find out more with University Libraries about a pioneer of cultural organizing who created a songbook of the labor movement as author Kim Ruehl presents “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School.” Register to join the online talk at noon April 18.
  • In honor of National Poetry Month, the Ackland Art Museum is sharing a series of blog posts called “Springtime in Verse” with words by North Carolina poets inspired by the current art exhibition “Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff.”
  • Celebrate the night sky at Chapel Hill Public Library from 4 to 7 p.m. April 21 as part of the 11th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party and NCSciFest. The free library event features activities, crafts, games and talks about telescopes and the solar system.
  • On April 23, meet the subject of the Netflix documentary “Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story” when she comes to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History from 2 to 4 p.m. for “#FreeCyntoia: A Conversation About Violence, Redemption and Freedom.” RSVP via the event website. The Stone Center will also screen the documentary at 6 p.m. April 18.

Week of April 10, 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023

  • Schedule an appointment by 11:59 p.m. tonight to receive your annual 3-D breast cancer screening during your workday at a convenient location on campus outside Woollen Gym. The Rex Mobile Mammography bus will be joining this year’s annual Spring Fling event, May 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. View the flyer for more information.
  • Celebrate Arts Everywhere Day today around campus and with University Libraries, which hosts a “craft crawl,” among other activities.
  • University Libraries also honors Asian Pacific American Voices with a long list of book recommendations.
  • The second annual Diplomacy Week kicks off April 17. Join UNC Global Affairs and its Diplomacy Initiative for a variety of engaging discussions and networking opportunities with Carolina alumni in international affairs.
  • The Center for the Study of the American South hosts a conversation with Michael Twitty and Marcie Cohen Ferris 6-7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Stone Center or online. Twitty, the 2018 recipient of two James Beard awards for his book “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South,” will discuss his new publication, “Kosher Soul: The Food and Faith Journey of an African American Jew.”

Thursday, April 13, 2023

  • Relax tonight by listening to the UNC Harp Ensemble perform at 8 p.m. in the Person Hall auditorium. Free and open to the public.
  • Hear waka poems read by local poets and write your own poems during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on April 14, 6-9 p.m. at the Ackland Art Museum. Waka is the poetry style featured in the museum’s Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff exhibit. The next day, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., head to Carolina’s Coker Arboretum to hang your poems from tree branches and use provided supplies to write more. Both events are free and open to all.
  • Know an outstanding university manager? Nominate that person for a 2023 University Manager’s Association Manager-of-the-Year Award by April 15.
  • Take in some of Carolina’s Earth Day festivities that include two events on April 20 — a farmers’ market 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Pit and an Earth Day Festival from 4-7 p.m. at Rams Head Plaza hosted by Sustainable Carolina and Carolina Dining Services.
  • Celebrate the newest acquisitions by University Libraries during a free event 6-8 p.m. on April 27 at Wilson Library’s Fearrington Reading Room. Library staff will guide you in an up-close experience with rare and one-of-a-kind items.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

  • Sarah Reives-Houston, director of the School of Social Work’s Behavioral Health Springboard, will present the third seminar of the Spring 2023 Mental Health Seminar Series, “Building Resilience: Strategies for Getting through Challenging Times,” April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Attend on Zoom.
  • Learn about and honor the work of Carolina’s graduate and professional students at The Graduate School’s Annual Celebration of Graduate Student Achievements, April 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.
  • Stock up on Carolina gear at the athletic department’s Tar Heel Yard Sale April 15, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. More than 21,000 mostly unworn items will be on sale, including more than 700 pairs of Jordan brand basketball shoes.
  • April 15 is the deadline for faculty to apply for a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) curriculum development award. The $2,500 awards support faculty working with a colleague at an international institution to develop collaborative, virtual activities for students at both institutions.
  • Take in a “Symphony under the Stars” at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center April 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m., as the planetarium collaborates with the music department to create an immersive experience of sight and sound traveling through the Milky Way and beyond. Ticket prices range from $14 to $16.

Monday, April 10, 2023

  • Celebrate the recipients of the 2023 University Public Service Awards at a hybrid ceremony 3:30 p.m. April 11. To attend at the Hill Alumni Center or on Zoom, email the Carolina Center for Public Service at for an invitation.
  • Join the communication department for a free screening of “Making Sweet Tea” followed by a Q&A with the documentary’s creator, E. Patrick Johnson, at 5:30 p.m. April 12 in 116 Murphey Hall.
  • The Employee Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. April 12. Contact Matthew Banks at for Zoom information. Meetings are recorded and posted online.
  • Participate in the 7th annual Arts Everywhere Day on April 14 with more than 30 performances, exhibits, hands-on activities and installations.
  • Following the April 14 performance of “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” PlayMakers Repertory Company will host “The Art of Drag” at 9:30 p.m. in the Paul Green Theatre.

Week of April 3, 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023

  • Attend “Ethics, Smethics! Ethics in an Age of Lies and Deceit” April 11 and 13, 10-11:45 a.m., at the Friday Center. The down-to-earth course covers recognizing, thinking about and dealing with ethical issues that affect us. Retired faculty member Ned Brooks is the instructor. $35 course fee.
  • Learn about a little-known community — Chinese immigrants in the Deep South — during a screening of “Far East, Deep South” at 5:30 p.m. April 12 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock Room. The documentary reveals how the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 affected generations of the Chiu family. Filmmakers Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu will join via Zoom for a discussion.
  • The Missing Stories: South Asian American History from the 1700s to Today” is the subject of the Chandler Lecture with Samip Mallick at 7 p.m. April 13 in Hyde Hall. Mallick is executive director and co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that documents, preserves and shares stories that represent South Asian Americans’ experiences.
  • Sign up for a BeAM@CAROLINA training session to learn about 3D printing pens, a foam cutter and other tools, then you can take classes focused on the wood shop, embroidery machine or metal shop.
  • If your lab uses hazardous materials like peroxides, cryogens or dry ice, learn about such substances from Environmental, Health and Safety and check with EHS before purchasing them.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Tomorrow, April 6, is a well-being day for students and Friday is Spring Holiday.
  • Know a staff member who deserves recognition? Peer Recognition Award nominations are open for permanent, full or part-time staff members through April 30.
  • Faculty are invited to a Faculty Town Hall, April 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., hosted by the faculty governance office. The in-person event will be in 2001 Kerr Hall, Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Remote/virtual registration is also available.
  • Celebrate Earth with Sustainable Carolina’s Campus Clean-Up April 19. Wear closed-toe shoes. Reflective vests, trash pickers, gloves and trash bags will be provided.
  • Effective July 1, UNC Adobe Creative Cloud individual licenses for non-instructional staff will increase to $25 per user, up from $20. This increase includes the annual renewal cost, which happens in late fall.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

  • Come hear Sgt. 1st Class James Miller of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” play the flute tonight at Kenan Music Building, room 2030. The performance begins at 7 p.m., and admission is free.
  • Up for some free midday art enrichment? Meet in the lobby of the Ackland Art Museum for a guided tour that explores connections between art and science from 1:30-2 p.m. April 6. Register in advance.
  • Faculty members have until April 12 to vote in the 2023 Faculty Election. Members of the voting faculty received an email on March 29 with a link to an individualized ballot. For more, access a voter information guide.
  • Want to play a part in Arts Everywhere Day, the University’s campus-wide celebration of the arts on April 14? Sign up to volunteer at one of the day’s events.
  • Apply by 5 p.m. April 28 to be a part of the newly created Provost Distinguished Faculty Leaders Program. Selected leaders will participate in professional development activities designed to expose them to higher-education processes, issues, ideas and challenges at the executive level and prepare them for leadership roles.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Week of March 27, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

  • Interested in gaining sewing skills and reducing waste? Register for “Sustainable Crafting: Sewing,” where you’ll learn how to transform an old shirt into a tote bag. The event will be held April 3 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. in Venable Hall, room G301.
  • The School of Social Work hosts its second Legacy Speakers Series April 3. This year’s series focuses on advancing equity and transforming mental health and substance use disorder systems. Register to attend the day-long event in person or virtually.
  • Drop in and meet the faculty chair candidates. The Office of Faculty Governance is hosting an informal “Coffee with Candidates” in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons, located in the Campus Y, April 4 from 3-4:15 p.m.
  • Whether you’re enthused, puzzled or concerned by artificial intelligence, come out to Carolina Science Cafe’s “Let’s Chat about ChatGPT” April 4 at 6 p.m. to hear from Shashank Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science. No registration is required.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill’s Javanese Gamelan “Nyai Saraswati” and Angklung Ensemble will hold its spring concert, “SARASWATI — Goddess of Music,” April 5 from 8-9 p.m. at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Admission is free, and members of the audience are invited to play the instruments afterwards.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

  • Experience cutting-edge science through more than 100 hands-on activities, demonstrations, games and performances at the free UNC Science Expo on April 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • The UNC Glee Club will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 2, in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students, staff and faculty. Register for the live stream for $5.
  • On April 3, enjoy a free concert by guest pianist Olga Kleiankina at 7:30 p.m. in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Her program is titled “Abiding Treasures: Women Composers throughout the History.”
  • Join a workday at the Carolina Community Garden. There are limited openings for staff, faculty, students and community members to volunteer on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn how to register and about the requirements, tasks and parking.
  • Gather your crew and sign up for Battleship or plan to watch this free, fun Campus Recreation event April 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Bowman Gray Swimming Pool. Team registration is open April 3-11.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  • The Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts the Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Lecture featuring David Williams, April 3, at 10 a.m. The lecture, “Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health,” will give an overview of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities in health. Register for the in-person event or the livestream.
  • The Asian American Center will celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month by highlighting queer Asian American artists. Register to learn more and participate in a community-building activity and discussion, April 4, at 7 p.m.
  • Join the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for the Science for All Summit, April 5-6, at the Friday Center. The summit is a community event to advance inclusion, diversity, equity and access in STEM fields.
  • The 24th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be April 26, from 2-5 p.m. in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium. The public celebration consists of two sequential poster sessions, no registration for attendance required. Deadline for poster proposals is April 12.
  • Join the UNC NROTC Alumni Association for an 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Naval Armory and a memorial service, April 14. The event will feature guest speakers and a lunch buffet at the Carolina Union. Find more information or RSVP with Sandy Henkel at

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

  • Today is GiveUNC, Carolina’s annual day of giving! Visit to explore and find the causes that mean the most to you and join in the day of sharing love for the University.
  • Tonight, the UNC Turkish Student Association is hosting a Fundraising Iftar for earthquake relief in Turkey, 7-9 p.m. The iftar, a meal eaten after sunset to break fasts during Ramadan, is open to all. At-the-door tickets are $15. Register to attend and learn more.
  • Register to attend the Stone Center’s Gallery Exhibit Speaker Series featuring Professor Lisa Lindsay, chair of the history department, March 30 at 6 p.m. The presentation will focus on Lindsay’s work on women as victims in the Atlantic slave trade.
  • Join the Ackland Art Museum for “Artist Conversation: Art / Science / Music / Math,” March 31, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. The conversation with visiting artist Kelsey Brookes and composer Allen Anderson will touch on the intersections of art, science, music and math. The event is free, but tickets are limited. Register to secure your spot.
  • Attend the music department’s all-day symposium honoring music faculty member Annegret Fauser for her birthday and upcoming retirement, April 1. The free event runs from 8:45 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Person Recital Hall.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Week of March 20, 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023

  • Electro-acoustic chamber music will fill the air during Pluta/Evans Duo’s free concert, 8 p.m. March 25 in the Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall. The music department hosts the duo as a part of the “Conversations in Modern Music Talk” 4 p.m. March 24 in Hill Hall room 103.
  • Learn about “Food and Identity in the South” during a panel discussion, 3:30-4:40 p.m. March 27 in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Room. The panel consists of novelist and Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Monique Truong; Marcie Ferris, professor emerita of American studies; Kate Medley, photojournalist/filmmaker; and Ree Ree Wei, director of Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, Orange County, North Carolina.
  • Truong will give the 2023 Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Reading at 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 28 in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Hear CORE Ensemble perform “Las Magníficas” at 7 p.m. March 29 in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. The chamber music theater piece explores the lives and times of Mexican Ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, Cuban singer Celia Cruz and Chilean singer Violeta Parra. Free and open to the public.
  • Queer printing is the subject of the Hanes Lecture in Bibliography with Brooke Palmieri and Kadin Henningsen at 5:30 p.m. March 31 in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Register to attend in person or virtually. You can also register for an in-person printmaking workshop at 10 a.m. in the Hanes Art Center.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

  • Stay aware of various detours, road closures and parking adjustments as construction of the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s new Steven D. Bell Hall begins March 23. Normal work hours will be Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The Carolina Data Science Now seminar series continues with “Libraries, Literature, and Learning” March 23 at noon. The event will feature Carolina professors and researchers speaking about how data science can enhance research methodology and techniques in projects involving bibliographic data, literary texts and virtual makerspaces. Register to access the Zoom link.
  • ITS celebrates Women’s History Month with a series about Carolina Women in IT.
  • Register for the School of Social Work’s lecture on the Syrian humanitarian crisis with Djaouida Siaci, an attorney specializing in cross-border disputes and international criminal investigations. Her lecture — “Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: A Perfect Storm for Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis” — will be hosted in the auditorium of the School’s Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, March 28 at noon. The lecture will also be livestreamed.
  • Check out one of the latest acquisitions of the Ackland Art Museum, “Kitayama Moon” (1886), a polychrome woodblock print from Japan in which a man cowers in fear from two ferociously fanged wolves, all under a full moon.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

  • The University’s Board of Trustees will meet at the Carolina Inn March 22-23. Review the agenda and watch the full board meeting online, livestreaming at 9 a.m. March 23.
  • Kenneth Janken, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies, will deliver the George H. Johnson Prize Lecture as the recipient of the 2022 award from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Hear his lecture, “Bringing the Wilmington Ten to the Public’s Attention: One Historian’s Experience in Public Humanities,” at 4 p.m. March 23 in Hyde Hall.
  • The next Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture features New York artist Abigail DeVill, who creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to forgotten stories. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. March 23 in Hanes Art Center room 121.
  • In “Driving off a Cliff: Where Are U.S.-China Relations Headed?” Kenan-Flagler professor Denis Simon will provide expert commentary about business and technology relations between the two countries. Register by March 26 to attend the hybrid event online or for lunch at 12:30 p.m. March 27 at the Kenan Center.
  • Hear a panel of Hussman faculty discuss how journalists — and others — are using public records requests to better understand the operations of public universities at the Public Records and Public Universities webinar at 2 p.m. March 29.

Monday, March 20, 2023

  • Register for the Faculty Showcase on Teaching to be held virtually March 23 and at the Carolina Club March 24. At the two-day event, instructors from over two dozen disciplines will share their perspectives on a wide range of instructional topics and academic concerns.
  • “The Intersection of Media, Politics and Public Discourse” is the topic of the inaugural Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture with Melissa Harris-Perry, host and managing editor of “The Takeaway” daily public radio program. After a 6 p.m. reception, the talk will begin at 7 p.m. March 21 at Alumni Hall in the Hill Alumni Center.
  • Catch “Old Joy,” the next free film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Spring 2023 series at the Varsity Theatre. The movie, screening at 7:30 p.m. March 21, takes the audience into the woods, where two friends reunite for a weekend camping trip.
  • Find out why autonomy motivates students to learn in a hybrid talk by psychology professor Danny Oppenheimer of Carnegie Mellon University. Register to attend Choosing to Learn: The Value of Autonomy in Post-Secondary Education online or in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library at 3:30 p.m. March 22.
  • Nominate an LGBTQ ally, advocate or scholar for a 2023 Advocacy Award through April 16.

Week of March 13, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

  • Disability and civil rights leader Mia Ives-Rublee delivers the Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. March 21 at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building’s auditorium. She is the director for the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Registration is required for this public event, which is also available virtually.
  • Learn from scholars who use digital methods to study the American South during the virtual “Exhibiting North Carolina Black History” Digital South Panel Series event 2 p.m. March 22, which will focus on the Penn Papers Exhibit and North Carolina Black Feminism.
  • Attend a screening of the documentary “A Letter to A’ma” and a discussion with director Hui-ling Chen 7:30-10 p.m. March 22, FedEx Global Education Center Mandela Auditorium. The film is about Chen’s grandmother, her flawed family and Taiwan’s turbulent history.
  • Enjoy an evening of violin and piano music 7:30 p.m. March 23 with pianist Clara Yang and violinist Sunmi Chang in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Yang is associate professor of music and head of keyboard studies at Carolina and Chang is laureate of the 2007 International Markneukirchen and Sion-Valais International violin competitions. Tickets are $15; $10 for students, staff and faculty.
  • Register to discuss Nicole Dennis-Benn’s “Here Comes the Sun” with Petal Samuel, assistant professor of African, African American and diaspora studies 10 a.m.-noon March 29 at Flyleaf Books. $40 cost includes a copy of the book shipped to your home.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Week of March 6, 2023

Friday, March 10, 2023

  • Online registration for the Spring 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference, March 15-18, closed on March 3. However, the organizers are accepting registrations by email ( and on-site during the conference.
  • Show up for “Southern Exposure at 50: Pages from the Movements for Justice,” a two-part panel discussion exploring the history and legacy of Southern Exposure magazine, a groundbreaking investigative reporting project, 1-3:30 p.m. March 11 in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly Room. To join virtually, register for the livestream.
  • Register for the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit March 27-28 at the Friday Center. Open to students, educators and members of the cleantech industry, the summit — the largest of its kind in the Southeast — highlights North Carolina’s role in transitioning to a low-carbon economy, featuring keynote speakers, panels, workshops, a career fair and more.
  • Warmer weather means excitement and renewal in downtown Chapel Hill. Celebrate Spring on the Hill by downloading a free pass to earn points as you explore and experience bars, restaurants, shops and other businesses.
  • Check out PlayMakers Reperatory Company’s 2023-24 season lineup, beginning with “Clyde’s,” by the acclaimed playwright Lynn Nottage, and an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Misery,” by screenwriter William Goldman.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

  • Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Art and Yoga Retreat 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11 and explore how to embody hope in your mind, body and heart. The $46 fee ($41 for members) includes snacks and a journal. Learn more and register.
  • Play cornhole, pick up swag, eat a discounted healthy lunch and more at the Total Wellbeing Expo for all Carolina employees 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15 in Fetzer Hall.
  • Attend the “Precision Nutrition: Connections Between Food, Health, & Environment” virtual mini-symposium 2-4 p.m. March 22 to catch the latest developments in the understanding of the intricate relationship between diet, environment and health.
  • If you know any students who are interested in health professions, suggest that they attend the Health Schools Information Fair noon-3:45 p.m. March 28, Frank Porter Graham Student Union Great Hall. Sponsored by University Career Services.
  • Earth Day is April 22. If your department is planning an event in April to celebrate planet Earth, fill out this form and Sustainable Carolina will add your event to a list of happenings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

  • Are you ready? It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. Emergency Management and Planning encourages the campus community to join this statewide safety campaign and learn more about various severe weather topics.
  • The next deadline for the Global Partnership Awards is March 15. The awards support faculty interested in exploring or expanding collaboration with international partner institutions. Grants are awarded at two levels — Exploration Grants up to $2,000, and Expansion Grants up to $8,000.
  • Join the sixth annual E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities on the emotionally charged dimensions of difficult social relationships, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. and March 25 at 9 a.m. Two panels of faculty colleagues and public humanists will respond to themes and discuss why it is difficult to forgive wrongdoers. Free and open to the public; registration only required for virtual attendees.
  • Grab tickets for the March 25 showing of Tao of Glass, a semi-autobiographical play from the actor, puppeteer and director Phelim McDermott and the composer Philip Glass. The show explores the essence of creativity and how dreams contribute. Tickets range from $10-62.
  • Carolina and Duke invite you to join Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor Pawan Dhingra for “Moving Beyond Fighting Anti-Asian Racism.” The free public lecture on how to combat anti-Asian racism in a manner that recognizes the complexities involved and encourages positive social change will be at 6:30 p.m., March 29, in the Nasher Museum of Art auditorium. The pre-lecture reception at 5:45 is open to all.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

  • Through April 9, rolling lane closures will be implemented along Manning Drive in support of the UNC Hospital Surgical Tower project. Lane closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Two-way traffic on Manning Drive will be maintained at all times and no transit stops will be impacted.
  • Do you know a current junior who is interested in participating in a research-intensive summer internship? Nominate them to become a McNair Scholar. The McNair Scholars program supports first-generation students with financial need or who are members of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Open to all majors.
  • Traveling for Spring Break? This transportation guide can help you navigate your travels with information on P2P Airport Shuttle, buses and more.
  • Stop by the FedEx Global Education Center for the latest annual Carolina global photography exhibition, showcasing finalists from the 2022-23 Carolina Global Photography Competition.
  • Participate in a rain garden workshop at the Carolina Community Garden 9 a.m.-noon, March 25, as part of Orange County Creek Week. Led by stormwater expert Mitch Woodward, it will cover all aspects of rain garden design, plant selection and care. Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the workshop costs $39 ($35 for members). Register by March 24.

Monday, March 6, 2023

  • Experience Mozart piano concertos led by one of the greatest interpreters of his work when Mitsuko Uchida plays and directs the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 7. Tickets are $10-$72.
  • Expose the next generation to civil discourse in a new event series designed for families with children in grades 2-5. Sponsored by the Program for Public Discourse, the first “Let’s Talk About It” session begins at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at Kidzu Children’s Museum.
  • Join the next Virtual Lunchbox Talk at noon March 9, when Amy Highland of the Mt. Cuba Center shares her journey as a conservator of more than 80 forms of the iconic spring wildflower trillium. Register for the N.C. Botanical Garden webinar; free, $5 suggested donation.
  • This week’s 2nd Friday Artwalk features an interactive floral installation and wine tasting at the Ackland Art Museum, 5-9 p.m. March 10. Admission to the installation by Morgan Moylan of West Queen Studio is free. Tickets for the Team Vino wine tasting with Root Cellar nibbles are $15.
  • Swimmers, come to Bowman Gray Memorial Pool to get advice from an instructor at two clinics. The March 25 clinic covers flip turns, body positioning and rotary breathing, while the April 15 clinic focuses on the butterfly and breast strokes. Register for the clinics; $10 for each 20-minute slot.

Week of Feb. 27, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023

  • Join your fellow instructors to explore ideas on how to critically use AI and emerging tools in a Center for Faculty Excellence online session, “Conversations on Teaching: AI and ChatGPT,” 12:15-1 p.m. March 8. Register for the Zoom using your Onyen.
  • Show up in person for a talk by Chilean visiting professor Claudio Fuentes, “Why the Apparent Reversal? Explaining why Chilean Voters Rejected a New Progressive Constitution,” 12:10-1:25 p.m. March 8, Hamilton Hall room 335. Co-sponsored by the College’s political science department and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
  • The Stone Center’s Gallery Exhibit Speaker Series continues March 8 (International Women’s Day) at 6 p.m. with Sowande Mustakeem, Washington University professor and author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage.”
  • Are you a Tar Heel football fan? Carolina has announced several home game designations at Kenan Stadium for the 2023 season, including the Family Football Experience on Oct. 7 vs. Syracuse, Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 4 vs. Campbell and Homecoming/Monogram Day and Senior Day on Nov. 11 vs. Duke.
  • The Eshelman Institute is hosting its next Amazon Web Services Immersion Training May 23 and 24 in Beard Hall. This free two half-day training will educate faculty and staff about AWS products and services and help them develop the skills needed to build, deploy and operate their infrastructure and applications in the cloud. Interested? Complete an assessment form.

Thursday, March 3, 2023

  • Celebrate the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies’ 20th anniversary at a free Comedy and Hip-Hop Show March 3 at 7 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union auditorium. Entertainment will include Black Persian comedian Tehran Ghasri, Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum accompanied by Palestinian American musician Ronnie Malley and DJ Rang.
  • On March 5 at 2 p.m., hear music department guest artist Alexander Wasserman play a free piano recital in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium.
  • Join Héctor Pérez-Brignoli, National Humanities Center fellow, for his presentation on challenges for human development caused by Central American migration March 6 at 6 p.m., FedEx Global Education Center Room 1005. Students may attend for Campus Life Experience credit.
  • Saxophonist and music department lecturer Heidi Ratke will perform a free recital “Solo, but not alone …” March 6 at 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium.
  • During women’s history month in March explore the “Women at Carolina” guide created by University Libraries. The guide features information, interviews and links to digital resources on subjects such as “Firsts,” “Space,” “Teaching” and “Barriers.”

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

  • Join the Ackland Art Museum for a free artist-led workshop with Elizabeth Alexander at 3 p.m. March 3. The hands-on workshop will explore the concept of creative excision — extracting or removing information to create new meaning — while learning more about visiting artist, Alexander.
  • Experience Hinamatsuri: Japanese Dolls Festival at 5 p.m. March 3. Hinamatsuri is a traditional Japanese festival to celebrate the health and prosperity of young women. The festivities include a traditional seven-tiered display of dolls representing women court attendants of the emperor in historical Japan. The free interactive presentation will be in Japanese and is open to the public.
  • Get your tickets for the PlayMakers show “They Do Not Know Harlem,” running on stage March 1-12. Show dates include ASL interpretation with audio description and open captioning March 7 and 12 as well as a streaming on-demand option March 16-19.
  • Join in-person at MacNider 321 or virtually as the School of Medicine’s psychiatry department hosts Dr. Thomas R. Insel, a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and author who led the National Institute of Mental health from 2002 to 2015, who will discuss his new book, “Healing Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” at noon March 7.
  • Register to join the hybrid Politics and Populism in Mexico, 4:30-6 p.m. March 8 at Flyleaf Books or via Zoom, as part of the Humanities in Action series exploring topics of current interest, hosted every Wednesday through March by Carolina Public Humanities. $20 ($15 for members of the General Alumni Association).

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

  • Director of conservation Johnny Randall leads the next Hybrid Lunchbox Talk at the N.C. Botanical Garden on the N.C. Fig Buttercup Project at noon March 2. Register in advance to attend at the garden or virtually via Zoom. Free, $5 suggested donation.
  • Art historian Andrew McClellan of Tufts University explores the overlapping trajectories of public and private art museums with his lecture “Rivals on the Fenway: Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Destiny of the American Art Museum.” The talk begins at 5 p.m. March 2 at Phillips Hall room 215.
  • Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies with a performance by the Daniel Zamir Jazz Duo at Hill Hall March 2. Reception at 6 p.m. in the rotunda, followed by a concert of world music and jazz blended with Jewish Hasidic sounds at 7 p.m. in Moeser Auditorium.
  • Explore the desert world of red rock on the surface of Mars with the new show Mars: The Ultimate Voyage, premiering at 3 p.m. March 3 and becoming part of the regular lineup at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center after that.
  • Drawing in the Galleries returns to the Ackland Art Museum with a session led by Amanda Hughes 10 a.m.-noon March 4. Participants all draw from one object using their own paper or notebooks and crayons and pencils, then discuss what they’ve noticed during the process. Free, no registration required.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023

  • Nominate someone who has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship, the arts or service to humanity for an honorary degree from the University. The deadline has been extended to today.
  • Come for lunch and a talk on evidence-based health communication at the rescheduled Mary Junck Research Colloquium on March 3. Michael Mackert, director of the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak in the Curtis Media Center rooms 301-302 following lunch. Register by Feb. 28.
  • Create a mini potted plant at the Seed Library spring celebration in the Murray-Venable courtyard 2-4 p.m. March 1. Seeds, supplies and snacks provided.
  • Find out why disability and health have a complicated relationship at the Parr Bioethics Joint Lecture at 5 p.m. March 2 in Graham Memorial room 039. Speaker Elizabeth Barnes is a philosophy professor at the University of Virginia and author of “The Minority Body.”
  • Boston-based multimedia artist Elizabeth Alexander will give a lecture-demo at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Ackland Art Museum. Alexander will talk about her work as she demonstrates how she creates her delicate cut-porcelain sculptures like “Spit Cake,” currently on view here. Free but registration is required.

Week of Feb. 20, 2023

Friday, Feb. 24, 2023

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

  • Campus community members have recommended ways to help people affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and the Carolina Center for Public Service lists information about those humanitarian aid efforts and other outreach.
  • Get ready for March Madness with the Asian American Center and Campus Recreation. Rec After Dark, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Rams Head Recreation Center, will include trivia games, prizes, a knockout tournament (in which former Carolina basketball player Kane Ma will compete) and a screening of “Linsanity.” OneCard and active gym membership required for entry.
  • The Carolina Engagement Week event “Engaging Tribal Communities” on Feb. 28 3-4 p.m. will be held outdoors at the future site of the American Indian Cultural Garden across from Carolina’s American Indian Center, 205 Wilson St. The workshop will cover foundational information about the unique status of Native nations, survey the North Carolina tribal landscape and offer lessons in engaging tribal communities.
  • Also during Carolina Engagement Week, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, a local nonprofit focusing on Chapel Hill and Carrboro, is featured in three sessions on abundance-based community development, aging in community and involving students in oral history. Register to attend one, two or all three events.
  • Join the Employee Forum Book Club by March 23 to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing.” The club typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon. Among the books on the 2023 schedule are Ali Hazelwood’s “The Love Hypothesis” and Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime.”

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023

  • Imagining Better Communities, the next Carolina Data Science Now seminar, is Feb. 23 at noon via Zoom. Tune in for three lightning talks on how data science is used to manage, conserve and restore natural systems while ensuring sustainable urban development. Register to join.
  • The third seminar in The Graduate School’s Researchers in the Digital Age: Communicating Your Work to the Public and Building Your Public Profile series will focus on media training, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. A panel of experts will offer insight on working with the media; how, when and why you might work with University Communications; and how to most effectively navigate feedback from trolls or critics.
  • The LGBTQ Center is hosting an LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Gathering, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Register to enjoy refreshments and company with colleagues.
  • Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden for an Introduction to Birds and Birding. The hybrid course is aimed at bird watchers of all skill levels. Registration is required. Participants will meet for a two-and-a-half-hour Zoom session as a group March 1, then split into small groups for a trip to Mason Farm Biological Reserve March 4, 11 or 18.
  • Register or walk-in for a free wellness check during the Total WellBeing Expo, March 15. In just 15 minutes you will have a comprehensive wellness review of your physical health. Wellness checks will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Fetzer Hall. Advanced registration is available through March 10.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

  • Register to hear Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo deliver the 2023 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Hyde Hall with a presentation titled “Slavery as History and Memory.”
  • On Feb. 24 3-4:30 p.m., attend an Abbey Speakers Series hybrid event to hear a panel of scholars discuss “The Future of Affirmative Action” at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union auditorium or via Zoom. Theodore “Ted” M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law, will moderate. The Program for Public Discourse event is free and open to the public.
  • Also on Feb. 24, enjoy Sophia Enriquez’s free talk “The Fandango & the Nuevo South: Mapping Mexican Migration & a New Mountain Music” 4:15 p.m., Person Hall auditorium. The assistant professor of music at Duke University has performed as part of folk trio the Good Time Girls and with Mexican-Appalachian fusion band Lua Project.
  • Inspired by Bach [violin + visual art]” continues the music theme on Feb. 24 with violinist Nicholas DiEugenio, an assistant professor in Carolina’s music department, playing a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium.
  • Russia’s War on Ukraine: Should and Will Ukraine take back Crimea?” will be the subject of a virtual conversation between retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges and Carolina’s Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in Carolina’s history department, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. No registration required.

Monday, Feb. 20. 2023

  • As of today, you will need Duo 2-Step Verification to access the One Card GET Mobile app and website. The extra layer of security keeps your account secure. For more info about the GET Mobile app and services, visit the One Card App webpage.
  • In other verification news, employees who use the Microsoft Authenticator app to verify their identity will use a new number matching process starting Feb. 27. Number matching is more secure than the current push notification.
  • The N.C. Botanical Garden shares the many ways the garden is uplifting the voices and perspectives of Native conservation in the next Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Green Space as Cultural Space at noon Feb. 23. Register to attend in person or virtually.
  • Free access to Dimensions, a powerful research database, is available for Carolina faculty, students, clinical researchers and staff, thanks to a partnership of University Libraries and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
  • As part of Engagement Week, hear how Triangle-area educators have used the National High School Ethics Bowl as a vehicle for civic education and dialogue across disagreement. Register to attend Learning from Local Teachers: A Dialogue on Classroom Deliberation, which begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Caldwell Hall room 213.

Week of Feb. 13, 2023

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

  • Tomorrow, end your day with trumpeter Pharez Whitted, who joins the UNC Jazz combos for a free concert, 4 p.m., CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, 123 W. Franklin St.
  • The jazz continues on Feb. 18 with a day of free performances during Carolina’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., including a 4 p.m. session featuring music by the UNC Jazz Band and Whitted.
  • On Feb. 20, join the virtual webinar “Women, Maternal and Child Health Disparities — Moving to Action” at noon. The event, moderated by Gina Chowa, Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professor in the School of Social Work, is part of a Black History Month research series.
  • Hear Cathy Bessant, one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking,” deliver the Weatherspoon Lecture on Feb. 21 5:30 p.m., Koury Auditorium, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Register by Feb. 17.
  • Learn from scholars who use digital methods 11 a.m.-noon March 7 during the virtual event “Combining Pedagogy and Research on the American South,” part of the Digital South Panel Series, which will focus on the Federal Writers Project and A Red Record.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

  • In today’s workplace, it’s not uncommon for baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials to work side by side. The Feb. 22 session Creating Synergy in a Multi-Generation Workforce will help you to identify the strengths and challenges of different generations and promote working relationships built upon mutual understanding by learning the work styles, preferences and expectations of each generation. Register by Feb. 20.
  • Early detection is the best protection against breast cancer. Register through Feb. 22 for a free breast cancer screening during the March 15 Total WellBeing Expo. Screening in the onsite Mobile Mammography Bus beside Woollen Gym should take approximately 20-30 minutes; the confidential results are only shared with you and your listed referring physician.
  • Identify your “why” for leading. Register to attend the Inspiring Others to Act workshop, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will think critically about how to inspire others to join them in pursuing their passions and effecting positive change in their community.
  • Visit the Ackland Art Museum to view its new acquisition, A House on the Nile at Damietta, Egypt, by William Holman Hunt. Hunt traveled to Egypt and Palestine for two years and drew the local architecture, including the Ackland’s study, which shows the courtyard of a home located on the water, occupied by a lone figure.
  • Mark your calendar for The Tar Heel Bus Tour: Stories from the Road, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 28. Organizers and alumni of the Tar Heel Bus Tour will share their experiences and what they learned about North Carolina and the University’s relationship to the state, as well as how their participation has informed their work.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

  • The School of Social Work continues its Black History Month Research Series with Racial Disparities in HIV Prevention and Care: Moving to Action. The panel will be held Feb. 15 from noon-1 p.m. Register to participate in the online workshop.
  • Buy tickets for the Carolina Performing Arts event Carolina Jazz Festival: Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science will confront a wide spectrum of social justice issues through a thrilling meld of jazz, R&B, indie rock, contemporary improvisation and hip-hop.
  • Register for a free lunch and learn discussion about keeping your cholesterol numbers within a healthy range. Cholesterol — Know Your Numbers! will be Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • The deadline for submitting nominations for Honorary Degrees has been extended to Feb. 23. Check full information about this award, including criteria, eligibility, a list of past recipients and the process for submitting a nomination if you have someone in mind.
  • Sign up to volunteer for the Total WellBeing Expo by March 3. Volunteer shifts are for one-hour between 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. the day of the event, March 15.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023

  • Today and tomorrow are Well-Being Days for students, a time to stop and focus on mental health.
  • The Alert Carolina sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 14 to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned.
  • Data Bytes is back! Register for the next webinar, Five Ways That Data Visualizations Can Mislead (And How To Fix Them), presented by Danielle Szafir, computer science assistant professor, at noon Feb. 14.
  • Discover the fascinating story behind a country music legend when author Deke Dickerson talks about his book “Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story” at a Zoom event hosted by University Libraries. Register for the webinar, which begins at noon Feb. 15.
  • Artist Alex Da Corte draws from a wide range of sources, including Eminem and the Wicked Witch of the West, in his work. Find out more about him and his inspirations at his Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Hanes Art Center, room 121.

Week of Feb. 6, 2023

Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

  • If you are concerned about the people and places impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the Carolina Center for Public Service has created a webpage with information about humanitarian aid and other outreach.
  • Want a chance to touch, feel and contemplate origami? Join the Carolina Asia Center for an online origami workshop 1-3 p.m. Feb. 11. You will fold three sizes of paper, “listening” and “responding” to each to create original origami art. Register here.
  • Catch the next speaker in the African, African American and diaspora studies department’s colloquium series: Tiffany Willoughby-Heard from the University of California, Irvine, on “Leveraging Research for Social Good: Fatima Meer, Feminist Participatory Action Research and the Ford Foundation,” 11:15 a.m. Feb. 15 in Battle Hall, room 109.
  • A project to install new One Card readers at building entrances across campus will begin in March and take several months to complete. Find out if this affects you and other details.
  • Nominations for the 2023 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards are due Feb. 10. The awards come with a $10,000 prize and recognize six recipients for unusual, meritorious or superior contributions made by an employee, past or present.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

  • Get in the mood for love at a free Valentines Concert featuring jazz bands from Carolina, Duke and North Carolina Central University Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium.
  • During “The Exquisite Lumbee” on Feb. 16 at noon, artist Ashley Minner will talk about her practice as a community-based artist and her work. Register for this free virtual event sponsored by University Libraries.
  • What can one migrating plant tell us about our relationship with nature? To find out, attend a free screening of the film “Pushed Up the Mountain,” directed by Julia Haslett, associate professor of communication, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center’s Mandela Auditorium, followed by a 7 p.m. Q&A session with Haslett.
  • Register to attend the inaugural McNeil Black History Month Lecture Feb. 22 6:30 p.m., Stone Center auditorium, to hear Vincent Brown, noted scholar, historian and filmmaker, whose unique explorations into the nature of historical slavery have garnered him many awards.
  • As of today, tickets are still available for the Feb. 25 and 26 North Carolina premiere of “Omar,” an opera from Rhiannon Giddens, Carolina’s Southern Futures at CPA Artist-in-Residence, and composer Michael Abels. Tickets for the 7 p.m. Memorial Hall production are $10-$69.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

  • The School of Information and Library Science is hosting the 2023 Kilgour Lecture with Kawanna Bright, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Register to attend her lecture on equity, diversity and inclusion in the library and information science space.
  • Be alert to traffic pattern changes. Transportation and Parking is upgrading the gate equipment and visitor access system for gated parking areas across campus. The PARCS upgrade work includes the demolition of curbs and reconfiguration of entrance and exit lanes. Parking areas will remain accessible, with an estimated completion date of July 25.
  • See a photo gallery from the Adams School of Dentistry’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Feb. 3. The student-led event provides local children with dental care services, including dental exams, cleanings, fillings, X-rays and oral health education. The school expected to provide more than $40,000 worth of dental services to over 200 children.
  • Does one bad apple spoil the bunch? Kim Strom, director of the Office of Ethics and Policy, shares some insights, tips and resources for managing “bad apples.”
  • Did you know that Carolina provides a unique set of supplemental retirement plans for faculty and staff? Review your options for saving for the future and follow instructions from human resources for enrollment in a supplemental plan.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

  • Experience “Both Man and Beast and the Creeping Thing,” a three-day (Feb. 10-12) sound installation by composer and composition professor Lee Weisert at the Ackland Art Museum’s ART& space.
  • Enjoy Valentine’s Day under the stars and experience a modified version of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s classic star show with Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition on Feb. 11 and Feb. 14.
  • Bring your own bike and learn how to ride on small, safe streets at the grand opening of the Chapel Hill Traffic Garden 9-11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the parking lot at Homestead Aquatic Center.
  • Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday by attending the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s annual Darwin Day Lecture at 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Karin Pfennig, a biology professor, will speak on “The Hybrid in Your Genome” at this free, hybrid event. Be sure to register for a spot in either the Zoom webinar or a seat in Reeves Auditorium.
  • Nominate a faculty member by Feb. 15 for the Faculty Awards for Global Excellence for those whose contributions advance the University’s global vision.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

  • Join the artist collective known as Ghost of a Dream for a screening of short films, part of the Ackland Film Forum spring 2023 series on climate change. Free tickets will be available at the Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street for the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
  • Register now for the webinar How to Foster Happiness: Cultivating Emotional Language and Pursuing Value-Based Actions. The first Heels Care Network seminar of spring 2023 will take place noon to 1:30 Feb. 8 on Zoom and is available for students, staff and faculty.
  • Hear Rev. Ben Chavis and former Gov. Pat McCrory talk “On the Value of Bipartisanship” at the next event in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Speaker Series. The talk starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Stone Center, with refreshments available at 5:30 p.m.
  • Learn Project Management Basics at a human resources class taught 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Administrative Office Building. Register online through Carolina Talent.
  • Find out how to report human trafficking with a new resource published by the School of Government.

Week of Jan. 30, 2023

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

  • Explore the universe with a new hands-on bilingual exhibit, “Sun, Earth, Universe (Sol, Tierra, Universo)” at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
  • Show up to hear the Honorable David E. Price, member of congress from North Carolina’s 4th district, give the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. A virtual option is available.
  • Register in advance for a wellness expo — “Be Happy. Be Well. Be Whole.” — hosted by The Graduate School and several campus partners. In addition to free lunch and refreshments, de-stress with a therapy dog, schedule a 10-minute chair massage and more. Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.
  • Forested buffers next to streams on the University campus provide healthy habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. Learn more about new signs installed around protected stream buffers on South Campus.
  • Do you know a motivated Carolina graduate from the Class of 2023 who wants to pursue a career in public service? The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost are recruiting Chancellor’s Fellows for the upcoming year. The deadline has been extended through today.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

  • During Black History Month, explore the University Libraries’ guide to African American genealogy.
  • At “Conversations in Modern Music,” 8 p.m. tomorrow in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium, experience a free concert by composer, performer and media artist Pamela Z, who specializes in making works for voice, electronics, samples, gesture-activated MIDI controllers and video.
  • Take in Geoff Sobelle’s performance project “HOME,” which revolves around the life cycle of a house, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Tickets $10-$35.
  • What should we do, think and feel when popular artists commit morally condemnable acts? That question and others will be part of the Parr Center’s “When Good Artists do Bad Things” presentation with Erich Hatala Matthes of Wellesley College Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. in 115 Howell Hall.
  • During his lecture “Mizrahim and Zionism: A History in Three Keys,” Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Hall’s University Room, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, professor in the departments of history and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, will present critical aspects of European and Middle Eastern (Mizrahi) Jewries in the modern Jewish state and Mizrahi history in Israeli politics. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

  • Join ChatGPT in Context to hear about where the AI bot came from and what it means for science, scholarship and public life, Feb. 3, 3-4 p.m. The interdisciplinary panel on this new technology and its real and imagined impacts is co-sponsored by the College’s history department and the Institute of Arts and Humanities, with additional support from the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.
  • Register to join the North Carolina Botanical Garden for a Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Increasing Seeds for Conservation Needs, Feb. 9, noon-1 p.m. The event is free with a suggested $5 fee.
  • Nominations for the 2023 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards are due Feb. 10. The awards come with a $10,000 prize and recognize six recipients for unusual, meritorious or superior contributions made by an employee, past or present.
  • Do you know an outstanding individual or group who embodies Carolina’s commitment to community service and public engagement? Nominate them for a 2023 Public Service Award by Feb. 15.
  • Join Inhale Positivity, a 15-minute guided session on emotional detox, breathing and meditation every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.; and Thursday at 4:45 p.m. No registration required.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

  • Join the Asian American Center for “Healing and Building Community through Racial Melancholia,” a talk by psychotherapist Shinhee Han on professional and emotional résumés, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge.
  • Also on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m., hear Trio Sureño — soprano Nancy King, guitarist Robert Nathanson and Laurent Estoppey on soprano saxophone — perform “Music of the 21st Century” in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, faculty and staff.
  • As part of Carolina’s Promote Democracy initiative, encourage students to register for Chapel Hill Peoples Academy by Feb. 6 for sessions through March 18. In the academy, students learn about town government and internships or jobs with democracy-related organizations and gain leadership skills.
  • What role do historical archives play in understanding the Black family? For answers, join the Southern Historical Collection at Carolina’s Wilson Special Collections Library Feb. 9 1:30-3 p.m. for a virtual panel discussion, “Finding Your People: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Documenting Black Families in Special Collections and Archives.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill has been named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research. The University was one of 72 colleges and universities across the nation and one of 13 in North Carolina to receive this recognition. Learn about Carolina’s commuter incentives offered through the Commuter Alternative Program, designed to reward faculty, staff and students who use alternate modes of travel.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

  • Help the Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty plan a networking event for fixed-term faculty in the spring by taking a brief online survey before it closes tomorrow.
  • How do we motivate people to act in a public health crisis without inducing some degree of fear? That’s one of the topics covered in “Panic in the Streets,” a talk by Nancy Tomes of Stony Brook University. Attend at noon Feb. 1 in the Mary Ellen Jones Building room 3112 or register to watch online.
  • Experience percussion in a new way with Sō Percussion and Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner Caroline Shaw when they perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Tickets are $10-$29.
  • Apply before Feb. 3 to be part of the 2023 Advocacy Award Committee, which votes each year to honor those who have helped promote LGTBQ issues, programs, research and policies.
  • Recognize students, faculty and staff for one of the many Chancellor’s Awards to be presented April 25. Check out descriptions of the awards and submit nominations by 5 p.m. Feb. 6.

Week of Jan. 23, 2023

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

  • Beginning at noon today, Carolina employees and household members are eligible for early registration and a 7% discount for Summer Science Camps at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Register here.
  • Join a free art-making workshop with Boston-based Sheila Gallagher 1-5 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Ackland Art Museum. Use some of the processes of the artist’s plastic landscape paintings like her work “Plastic Lila,” which is currently on view at the Ackland.
  • You may have heard the Wilson Special Collections Library receive praise at this week’s Board of Trustees meeting. Learn from three researchers about projects that draw on the collections at The Wilson Library Research Forum, noon-1:15 p.m. Feb. 8. Register for the online event.
  • The Center for Faculty Excellence/Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grants program 2023-24 call for proposals is open. These grants provide funding to Carolina faculty and staff who seek to generate innovative teaching approaches and technologies to engage students, lower barriers to learning, foster student success and make teaching practices more scholarly and effective. Find out more about both the PI-led projects (up to $30,000) and Seed Grants for team-based projects (up to $50,000). Applications are due Feb. 13.
  • To help inform a study of housing affordability in and around Chapel Hill, the University and UNC Health are surveying all employees, including faculty and graduate students, about their perspectives regarding housing. Please respond to the brief online survey.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

  • Watch the Polish movie “The Balcony” at the Varsity Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight, then discuss the film with professor Adnan Džumhur, associate director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and assistant professor Eliza Rose, Laszlo Birinyi Sr. Fellow of Central European Studies.
  • Tomorrow, attend Jen Shyu’s performance of “Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses” at the CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15 for the show featuring Shyu’s vocals, piano, Japanese biwa, Taiwanese moon lute and dance. Afterward, join Shyu for a moderated discussion about her creative process.
  • The Stone Center’s exhibition “If We Must Die … We’ll Fight to the End: Resistance and Revolt aboard the Slave Ship” opens Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the center’s Hitchcock Room with a talk by Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. His books, including “The Slave Ship: A Human History,” have won numerous awards and been translated into 17 languages worldwide.
  • Register for the March 23-24 Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty Showcase on Teaching, which will feature keynote speaker Paul Hanstedt presenting on “Creating Wicked Students: Higher Education in the Age of COVID” and sessions on promising teaching practices.
  • Get help with starting or maintaining an online learning experience — whether it’s a degree program, certificate program, course or noncredit offering — through Digital and Lifelong Learning.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

  • This year’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture covers “Jewish vengeance during and after the Holocaust,” featuring Laura Jockucsh, Brandeis University. The lecture will reflect on the complexities of Jewish revenge. The in-person lecture is free and open to the public, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Register for a workplace sustainability workshop to learn how your work unit can become more economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Participants will hear about sustainability goals and initiatives at Carolina and learn about becoming Green Office certified.
  • January is Stalking Awareness Month. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services are raising awareness around recognizing stalking, supporting victims and finding resources.
  • Make digital content more accessible by registering for a digital accessibility training. Spring trainings are live for registration in a variety of topics, including captioning, web accessibility basics, accessibility in course design and more.
  • The LGBTQ Center’s LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards committee application has been extended to Feb. 3. The committee reviews nominations and selects the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards which recognize individuals and small teams that are advocating, educating, improving policies and raising awareness about issues related to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

  • Volunteer or promote your part-time caregiving services. Helping Heels is a resource for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students to find child care, pet care, and elder care from fellow Tar Heels. Register to become a Helping Heel by Jan. 31.
  • January is National Mentoring Month. Mentor with the McNair Scholars Program and engage with first generation undergraduate students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or members of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.
  • The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows is hosting an in-person seminar, “Researchers in the digital age: Communicating your work to the public and building your public profile,” Jan. 26, noon-2 p.m. The first of a four-part series, the seminar will focus on mastering research presentations for the public, featuring Vanessa Doriott Anderson, assistant dean for academic and career development.
  • The Carolina Data Science Now seminar series continues this month with “Advancing Education, Training and Care.” This series aims to illuminate data science research and scholarship across the disciplines and foster a community of data science researchers and practitioners interested in connecting beyond domain boundaries. The event will take place on Jan. 26, at noon.
  • Save the date for the Total WellBeing Expo, March 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Office of Human Resources will host its annual event featuring health and wellness vendors, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and more.

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

  • Find out more about the gig economy from assistant sociology professor Alexandrea Ravenelle, author of “Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy.” The Center for Urban & Regional Studies Speaker Series event begins at noon Jan. 25 on Zoom.
  • Get an update on privacy issues when the Center on Technology Policy hosts a Fireside Chat with Cherie Givens, the chief privacy officer at the N.C. Department of Information Technology. The chat begins at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge.
  • Hear a Polish perspective on the war in Ukraine when Marek Magierowski, Poland’s ambassador to the U.S., speaks at the Krasno Global Event/Ambassadors Forum at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Attend the hybrid event online or in person at the Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education building.
  • Learn how plants grow — not just how to grow plants — in “A Gardener’s Guide to Botany,” a North Carolina Botanical Garden Hybrid Lunchbox Talk at noon Jan. 26. Botanist Scott Zona, author of the book by the same name, leads the seminar in Reeves Auditorium and on Zoom. $5 suggested fee.
  • Explore “The Southern Way of Life” with the book’s author, historian Charles Wilson, at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly room. History professors William Sturkey (Carolina) and Jessica Wilkerson (West Virginia University) will join Wilson in the second half of the program, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Week of Jan. 16, 2023

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

  • A traveling exhibition highlighting advances in global health will be on view at Carolina’s Health Sciences Library through Feb. 25.
  • Join a free, four-week cohort starting Feb. 7 to learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan and more. Work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities. Sponsored by the Small Business & Technology Development Center, an extension program of the UNC System, administered statewide and operated in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Catch the next speaker in the African, African American and diaspora studies department’s colloquium series: Antonia Randolph from the American studies department presenting, “‘I Get in Ya’: Queering Straight Desire in Hip-Hop Culture,” Jan. 25 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Battle Hall 109.
  • Stop by the FedEx Global Education Center for the latest annual Carolina global photography exhibition, showcasing finalists from the 2022-23 Carolina Global Photography Competition.
  • If you haven’t seen it, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School produced a new video showcasing its values-driven culture and commitment to real-world learning experiences.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

  • Faculty Council meets tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium at the Hooker Research Center. The meeting will be streamed live.
  • Hong Kong Ballet offers a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of “Romeo + Juliet,” Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers, tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Tickets are $10-$89 for this Carolina Performing Arts Series event.
  • The Ackland Art Museum exhibit “Good Object / Bad Object” opens tomorrow. It features sculpture acquisitions since 1980, supplemented by loans from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the collection of James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach.
  • Join in the campus celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Jan. 22 Unity Café 5:30-7:30 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union Great Hall. The event will include song, dance and poetry by student organizations.
  • Register for the North Carolina Botanical Garden lunchbox talk “Increasing Seeds for Conservation Needs” Feb. 9 noon-1 p.m. with Emma York, NCBG conservation grower, who will discuss the importance of local plants, wild collections, propagation and seed storage. Attend at the Reeves Auditorium or via Zoom. Free, $5 suggested fee.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

  • The Mary Junck Research Colloquium will feature E. Ciszek from the University of Texas at Austin, who will speak about research that involves historically marginalized populations, specifically LGBTQ people. Register for the event, which is at 11 a.m. Jan. 20.
  • Register (by Jan. 21) for the workshop Becoming a Better Listener, Jan. 24, 9-10 a.m. Differentiate between “listening” and “hearing,” identify characteristics of people who listen effectively and learn to overcome listening barriers.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden has announced its 2023 N.C. Wildflower of the Year. The buttonbush blooms in mid to late summer and is valuable to beekeepers, indigenous tribes, mammals and others. Pick up a free seed packet from the botanical garden exhibit hall to try growing your own buttonbush!
  • Faculty who conduct community engaged scholarship can create a profile or find a potential collaborator in the Community Engaged Scholars Directory. The directory, compiled by Carolina Center for Public Service, is searchable by topic area, department or school and/or geographic focus.
  • To help inform a study of housing affordability in and around Chapel Hill, the University and UNC Health are surveying all employees, including faculty and graduate students, about their perspectives regarding housing. Please respond to the brief online survey.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

  • As Carolina’s MLK Week of Celebration continues, check out a list of books, films and other materials compiled by University Libraries to help the community learn about King’s impact and engage with his ideals.
  • Learn how Asian American studies can advance our understanding of race and immigration in America at a free public lecture by Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor Pawan Dhingra on Jan. 19. Jointly presented by Carolina and Duke University, the event begins with a 5 p.m. reception followed by a 6 p.m. lecture, both at Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center at Duke.
  • Nominate someone who’s made significant, lasting contributions to the University for membership in the Order of the Golden Fleece, Carolina’s oldest honorary society. The nomination deadline Jan. 20.
  • Reserve a spot with curator Peter Nisbet for a guided look at the Ackland Art Museum’s “Good Object / Bad Object” at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20, the exhibition’s opening day.
  • Employees: Your 2022 Form W-2 is available in the ConnectCarolina Self Service menu. Find step-by-step instructions and user tips on the How to find your W-2 Quick Reference Card in ConnectCarolina.

Week of Jan. 9, 2023

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

  • Need help getting around the region? Tune in to Transportation Talks, a Zoom session 2-3 p.m. today. Sponsored by the UNC Commuter Alternative Program, Chapel Hill Transit and others.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Carolina won the national championship for flu shots. Yes, that’s a thing. Go Heels!
  • To learn more about COVID-19 — who is at risk, how well vaccines and treatments work over time and more — researchers at Carolina launched the VISION Study, the largest observational study of its kind in North Carolina. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past week you may be eligible to join — and receive compensation of $105.
  • LastPass, the password manager tool offered to the University, recently reported a security breach. If you access LastPass with a personal email account or do not log in with your Onyen or Kenan-Flagler password, you must act to protect the security of your passwords. Learn more.
  • Do you know a motivated Carolina graduate from the Class of 2023 who wants to pursue a career in public service? The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost are recruiting Chancellor’s Fellows for the upcoming year. Applications are due Jan. 31. There will be an informational webinar on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

  • Attend “The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale,” a fulldome planetarium show that captures its audience with a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal, at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center through Jan. 22.
  • Nominate someone for the University’s Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award, the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award or the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service through Feb. 15.
  • Register for the Feb. 22 NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference, an annual day of celebration and inspiration for anyone invested in ensuring that kids have access to healthy food, presented by the Carolina Hunger Initiative. Cost is $40 for the event held at the Friday Center.
  • The National Consortium for Data Science, RENCI and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science are virtually hosting a Data Matters short-course series March 13-16. The weeklong series is aimed at students and professionals in business, research and government.
  • Sign up for a BeAM class and join Carolina’s maker community in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation.

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

  • Attend “Artist/Scientist: Printmaking and Biology,” a one-day show of science-themed art, Jan. 13, 4-6 p.m., in the Genome Science Building, bottom floor lobby. The show features art from students in a course that merges studio art and biology.
  • Discover some of Carolina’s creative organizations and activities during the Arts for All Fair at the Ackland Art Museum Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m.
  • Join Operational Excellence for its Lean Foundations Training, open to all interested employees. The course is designed to be engaging and fun while covering tools, techniques and methodologies for productive problem-solving. Sign up for the Jan. 25 or Jan. 26 training in the Carolina Talent events calendar.
  • Know a current sophomore or junior interested in doctoral studies who is either: a first-generation student with financial need or a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education? If so, the McNair Scholars Program, funded by the Department of Education, is accepting nominations.
  • Find out the latest from Carolina’s LGBTQ Center and save the date for Pride Week, April 10-14, which coincides with the center’s 20th anniversary.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

  • The Employee Forum will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow 9:15-11:30 a.m. To attend, contact Matt Banks at for the Zoom link and password.
  • Submit your proposal for the new Science for All Summit, April 5-6, which will address access issues and strategies for STEM engagement from early education to career with experts and thought leaders. Event host Morehead Planetarium and Science Center welcomes proposal submissions until Jan. 13.
  • Get on the fast track to becoming a paralegal. Join an online information session Jan. 18 6-8 p.m. with Lead Instructor Steven McCloskey to learn about Carolina’s paralegal certificate program.
  • Recognize a faculty member who has contributed to the University’s global vision by nominating them for a Faculty Award for Global Excellence. Faculty, staff and students can submit multiple nominations. Faculty members can nominate themselves, too. Deadline is Feb. 15.
  • As spring semester starts, check out this Tar Heel Teaching and Learning Collaborative resource that provides tips for giving students flexibility with boundaries and model scripts for improving your course syllabus.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

  • Welcome back, students! Today is the First Day of Class of the new semester.
  • Instructors can learn 10 or more strategies to implement small groups easily in their courses in “Beyond Think-Pair-Share.” Register now for the Zoom class, which will be presented by the Center for Faculty Excellence from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 12.
  • Enjoy the musical storytelling of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Theo Croker at his Jan. 12 “Love Quantum” concert at Moeser Auditorium. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show cost $10-$29, with a 15% discount for faculty and staff.
  • Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2023 MLK Memorial Banquet at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Friday Center. This year’s theme is “Finding Our Way Forward,” and tickets are $40.
  • Find out more about Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Evening Executive MBA at a virtual open house at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Those who attend the webinar receive a $150 application fee waiver.

Week of Jan. 2, 2023

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

  • Civil rights attorney Ben Crump will be the keynote speaker at Carolina’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Awards Ceremony Jan. 18 at 6 p.m., Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. The free event is open to the public.
  • Carolina’s Primary Investigator Dashboard in Infoporte will be decommissioned Jan. 10 and replaced by RAM Reports, which provides access to the same sponsored projects data but with improved reporting and functionality.
  • Register to attend a free chat with serial entrepreneur, Kenan-Flagler Business School professor and Blue Origin astronaut Jim Kitchen Jan. 18 4-5:30 p.m., MOSAIC at Chatham Park. Kitchen teaches about starting for-profit, nonprofit and social entrepreneurial ventures and raising funding.
  • Researchers and students can apply for Wilson Library Special Collections Fellowships by midnight Jan. 31. The fellowships fund visiting researchers, master’s students in information and library science, doctoral students studying the American South and people who use the Rare Book Collection.
  • Learn the results of December’s vote on amendments to The Faculty Code.

Week of Dec. 12, 2022

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

  • Before it closes Dec. 21, check out “Symbiosis,” a collection of works in mixed media, collage, colored pencil, watercolor and monoprints in the Arthur S. DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration. Exhibits rotate every two months and feature works by local artists.
  • Tar Heel fans among your holiday visitors? Take them to the Carolina Basketball Museum. Admission is free. Check the website for holiday hours.
  • If Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Scrooge have a special place in your holiday traditions, learn about the enduring appeal of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from Carolina experts and about annual dramatic readings of the story on campus beginning in 1918.
  • Hear trumpeter Theo Croker play Jan. 12 7:30-9 p.m. in Hill Hall’s Moeser Auditorium. He arrives behind || LOVE QUANTUM ||, his seventh studio album, which incorporates jazz, hip-hop, R&B and other genres. Visit the website for ticket information.
  • ’Tis the season: Hear the UNC Jazz Band play “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022

  • Attention, drivers: Due to the ongoing West Cameron Avenue water line replacement, some traffic patterns will be shifted this week. Today and Wednesday, the far-right southbound turn lane and far-left northbound turn lane from South Columbia Street turning onto West Cameron Avenue will be closed. Use caution and follow directions from on-site personnel.
  • One of the best sky shows of the year is expected to peak tonight and tomorrow night. Check out tips for viewing the Geminid meteor show from Amy Sayle, science education specialist at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Morehead and Little River Regional Park will host a free skywatching event 8-10 p.m. tonight in Rougemont.
  • Register for a faculty listening session to generate ideas for the future of the Carolina Womens Center and programming related to women’s and gender equity on campus. There are Zoom discussions 11 a.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 and three more in January to choose from. Registration is required.
  • Chapel Hill Transit will make several service adjustments during the winter holidays, with some bus routes not running on certain days in December and January. Check the holiday service calendar to stay up to date on your route.
  • Time is running out to catch the Ackland Art Museum’s “Drawn to Life” exhibit before it closes Dec. 31 and travels to the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibit features over 70 exceptional Dutch drawings from the 17th century, including several by Rembrandt van Rijn and his pupils. 

Week of Dec. 6, 2022

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

  • Faculty, tomorrow is the last day to vote on amendments to The Faculty Code. Check your inbox for a Nov. 18 email with a link to the polling survey.
  • Join the Star Families: Be an Astronaut show at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Dec. 10 noon-1 p.m. Ideally for children over 7 and their families. See the website for ticket information.
  • Novelist, essayist and illustrator Daniel Wallace will speak to graduates at Carolina’s Winter Commencement Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. No tickets required.
  • Learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find in December at Starry Nights 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 20.  This Morehead Planetarium and Science Center program is recommended for older teens and adults. See the website for ticket information.
  • Visit the North Carolina Gallery in Wilson Library through Dec. 22 to see “We Birthed the Movement: The Warren County PCB Landfill Protests, 1978-1982.” The exhibit features 63 photos from the protests, as well as 24 original documents including correspondence, flyers and pamphlets.  

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

  • Reminder: The Holiday Carolina Blood Drive returns tomorrow 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Fetzer Hall. Free parking will be available in Cobb Deck. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged.
  • What is owed to the ancestors of enslaved people and the inheritors of structural inequality? Which policies might best serve those endeavors? At 3 p.m. Dec. 8 a webinar from the Program for Public Discourse’s Debating Public Policy Series will deliberate these questions and others related to reparations. Carolina law professor Osamudia James will moderate the discussion featuring Duke public policy professor William Darity and Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy.
  • For the first time, Carolina football has been selected to play in the 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl against Oregon at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 in San Diego, California. The deadline for Rams Club members and season ticket holders to request tickets is 5 p.m. Dec. 9. If tickets remain in Carolina’s allotment after the request period, those will be sold to the public.
  • How can you ensure your syllabus is inviting and not discouraging? Tune in to a 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 Center for Faculty Excellence session and review strategies to make your syllabus more welcoming, transparent and supportive to all students. Plan to bring an existing syllabus. Register before Dec. 12.
  • Enjoy free parking in Chapel Hill’s town-owned lots every weekend in December. Find places to eat and shop and visit for more town parking information.

Week of Nov. 28, 2022

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

  • For the second time in school history, Carolina’s football team will be playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Cheer on the Tar Heels as they take on Clemson tomorrow at 8 p.m. If you’re in Charlotte for the game, the Marching Tar Heels will lead a team send-off from the Sheraton Hotel (555 S. McDowell St.) at 5:45 p.m.
  • Attend a free lecture recital, Opera Unmasked, tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Person Hall. Hear senior Sanya Shah extract the core themes of each act of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and then perform a variety of songs that encompass those same themes, creating an unconventional introduction to opera for audience members. 
  • Come out for a public talk with Tamlin Pavelsky, professor of global hydrology in the College’s Earth, marine and environmental sciences department, about his role in NASA’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission, scheduled to launch later this month. Registration is required for this free event on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
  • The Employee Forum will hold its monthly meeting 9:15-11:30 a.m. Dec. 7. To attend, contact Matt Banks at for the Zoom link and password.
  • Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the beauty of the natural world and the dynamic, multifaceted aspects of humanity in its event “The Soul of the Dutch Golden Age: Art and Literature at the Ackland,” Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ackland. Tickets are $30. 

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

  • Ready for some holiday sounds? Hear Carolina’s Tuba Quartet play traditional Christmas music during tomorrow’s free First Fridays concert noon-12:30 p.m. in the Hill Hall rotunda. 
  • Dec. 4 is your last chance to check out Sculpture in the Garden, which unites the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. If you’re not able to get out for a self-guided tour, take a virtual tour.
  • Don’t miss a free performance by the UNC Baroque Ensemble and Consort of Viols Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Person Hall’s auditorium. 
  • On Dec. 7 Carolina Performing Arts presents Emanuel Gat Dance ”LOVETRAIN2020” 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. It’s a choreographic ode to the sound and vibe of the ’80s, as embodied in the music of Tears for Fears, with its utopic drive and epic groove. Tickets $10-72.  
  • Learn how families can develop skills for thriving in a Focus on Family and Disability Seminar at noon Dec. 13 via Zoom. The session on therapeutic practices, which will also look at sibling relationships for people with intellectual and development disabilities, is free for interested community and family members. $25 continuing education fee for professionals.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

  • The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Holiday Parade is back for a festive and entertaining celebration of the winter holiday season. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 3., in Chapel Hill at the intersection of Church and Franklin streets and finish at Carrboro Town Hall. 
  • The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs has relaunched its Global Partnership Awards to support faculty interested in exploring or expanding collaboration with international partner institutions. Grants are awarded at two levels — Exploration Grants up to $2,000, and Expansion Grants up to $8,000. Application deadlines for 2022-23 are Dec. 5 and March 15. 
  • The Coker Arboretum is hosting Winter Walks on UNC’s Campus, Dec. 7 and 11, 1-4 p.m. Arboretum Assistant Curator Geoffrey Neal will note broadleaf evergreens, conifers, storied hollies and more along the way. Fee is $18, $16 for members. 
  • As part of the 2022 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative, temperatures will be lowered in unoccupied buildings from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. This initiative, which began in 2012, saves chilled water, steam, natural gas and electricity, thereby reducing utility costs. Exemption requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 9. All previous exemptions will remain in effect and a new exemption request will not be required. 
  • Carolina Performing Arts has released its Spring 2023: Digital Brochure. Check out this spring’s lineup featuring classical and jazz concerts, drama exploring the human condition and the long-anticipated North Carolina premiere of “Omar.”

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and LDOC with the American Indian Center. Visit the center’s lawn from 12-4 p.m. Nov. 30 for games, community and lunch from Fuller’s, a Lumbee staple.
  • Join Carolina’s music department 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 for Amahl and the Night Visitors, featuring UNC Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and soloists from the New York Opera Society. General admission is $25, $5 for students, faculty and staff.
  • Hubert Davis Live!, the weekly show featuring the Tar Heels’ head coach, returns to Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery 7 p.m. Dec. 5. The one-hour show is hosted by play-by-play voice Jones Angell and streams live on Fans who can’t make it are encouraged to submit questions to
  • Join the Center for Faculty Excellence 3-4:15 p.m. Dec. 7 for “Working on Wicked Issues in Your Classroom,” a workshop in collaboration with the Program for Public Discourse. During the interactive Zoom workshop, participants will work individually and with colleagues to troubleshoot wicked issues that arise in their own classrooms.  
  • The Eshelman Institute for Innovation is now accepting pre-proposals for its 2023 annual therapeutic grant cycle. The institute seeks to fund research related to therapeutics focused on oncology, infectious disease and neuroscience but welcomes ideas for devices and diagnostics. All faculty and staff at Carolina are eligible to apply but are required to submit a pre-proposal as the first step in the process by 5 p.m. Jan. 5. 

Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

  • Join word-lovers and verbal pranksters for this year’s edition of Gram-O-Rama: Past the Participle of No Return at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Center for Dramatic Art room 101.
  • Enjoy the UNC Symphony Orchestra’s final performance of the semester and donate to music scholarships at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and students; starting at 7 a.m. Nov. 29, you can register to watch the livestreamed concert for $5. 
  • Faculty Council meets at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in room 1001 Kerr Hall. It’s a joint meeting of the Faculty Council and the General Faculty.
  • Listen to carols, sip hot cocoa and get some of your holiday shopping done after the Dec. 3 Chapel Hill-Carrboro community parade at the Holiday Arts Market. This collaboration of the Ackland Art Museum and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day at the Ackland.
  • Improve your stroke at group swim lessons offered by Campus Recreation in the spring semester. Registration is open for classes for all ages to be held Monday and Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings.