In the Know Important information for your day

Editor’s note: Now that fall semester is over, we have adjusted the In the Know schedule. Look for updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the start of spring semester.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

  • Employee Forum delegates are invited to join Faculty Council for its virtual meeting at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 4, to jointly discuss spring semester plans.
  • Sakai will be down today for an upgrade; find out about upcoming new features, including a name pronunciation option for users.
  • Virtually attend Long Story Shorts, the annual festival of short plays written by undergraduates at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Help keep PlayMakers playing by attending a virtual reading of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” featuring Marin Hinkle, Camryn Manheim, Debra Messing and company members from PlayMakers at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tomorrow is the last day to buy tickets.
  • Make a reservation for brunch, afternoon tea or cookie-decorating in a safe environment at the Carolina Inn.
  • Looking for unique gifts? Learn more about shopping local for the holidays in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
  • Join UNC Campus Recreation’s annual Jingle Bell Jog — virtual this year — for a 5K walk/run any time beginning tomorrow through Sunday.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

  • To attend the virtual meeting of the Employee Forum at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 2, contact Matt Banks at matt_banks@unc.edu by 5 p.m. tonight to get the Zoom link and password.
  • Attend the Campus Safety Commission meeting virtually at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Register for virtual Green Zone training from the Carolina Veterans Service Center, streaming from 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow. Green Zone trains members of the Carolina community about the issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population.
  • The 2020 Eve Marie Carson Lecture is streaming at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. This year’s lecture features Karen Parker ’65, the first African American woman undergraduate to attend Carolina. Karen will speak about trailblazing a path as a student during the civil rights movement and her career in journalism. A Q&A moderated by UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Dean Susan King will follow.
  • Today is Tar Heal Tuesday, a day of generosity and giving back organized by the UNC Health Foundation to help create a healthier North Carolina for all. You can choose which department or fundraiser to give your donation directly to.

Week of Nov. 23, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

  • The University will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Watch a brief year-end video message from Chancellor Guskiewicz.
  • Get a free COVID-19 test Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in the R7 Parking Lot at 725 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Chapel Hill.
  • Learn more about the year-long exploration of James Cates’ 1970 murder. Launched last weekend on the 50th anniversary of the campus crime, the initiative is led by a committee of University researchers, officials from the Town of Chapel Hill and members of the Cates family.
  • On Nov. 30, noon-1:30 p.m., all early-career faculty are welcome to join Dr. Ron Strauss, executive vice provost, in a Center for Faculty Excellence workshop about promotion and tenure requirements for early career faculty, pre-tenure and fixed-term.
  • Attention scholars, writers and artists. Southern Cultures encourages submissions by Nov. 30 for The Abolitionist South, set for publication in fall 2021. Southern Cultures is a peer-reviewed quarterly of the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press for the Center for the Study of the American South.

Week of Nov. 16, 2020

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

  • Today is the last day to share your input on The Well, From The Well and other communications to University employees. Look for a survey in your email from a no-reply address.
  • Apply today (it’s the deadline) for a $10,000 junior faculty development award to support your research or scholarly projects.
  • Participate in a virtual Community Conversation hosted by the Employee Forum, 12:15-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, to discuss the Report on the Effects of COVID-19 on the Employees of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Recommendations for Senior Leaders. Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Provost Bob Blouin, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance Becci Menghini and Employee Forum Chair Shayna Hill will join a panel moderated by University Ombuds Dawn Osborne-Adams.
  • Beginning next week, From The Well will be delivered to inboxes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and The Well will be updated twice a week. Our daily publication schedule will resume Jan. 19.
  • Check out these local restaurants for carry-out options for your Thanksgiving meal.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

  • The 22nd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive is today from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Fetzer Hall, and walk-ins are welcome if you don’t already have an appointment.
  • Watch a streamed concert tonight featuring UNC Opera directed by Marc Callahan performing Mozart’s “Il sogno di Scipione.” The show starts at 5 p.m.
  • Find out how unexpected art pairings can lead to new insights tomorrow, Nov. 20, at noon during the Ackland Art Museum’s Odd Couples: Objects in Conversation.
  • Try the new babysitting app Juggle, which recently partnered with the Office of Human Resources, and waive the first booking fee by using the referral code “UNC-CH.”
  • Nominate, by Nov. 30, a faculty member for the O. Max Gardner Award, presented to the single person in the UNC System who “during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.”

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

  • Schedule an appointment now for the 22nd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, tomorrow, Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Fetzer Hall.
  • Discuss “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan at the Employee Forum Book Club tomorrow, Nov. 19, from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Parking in the S1 Public Safety Parking Lot is fully reopened today after being limited to accommodate curb work in the area.
  • Join the Ackland Art Museum for a “Virtual Family & Friends Sunday: With Love and Thanksgiving” on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2-5 p.m. The free event will feature a mix of D.I.Y. and live interactive activities for families.
  • Get a free COVID-19 test Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the R7 Parking Lot at 725 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Chapel Hill.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

  • Today, 5:30-7 p.m., join faculty experts in communication, political science and social work who will answer the question “Public Discourse Post-Election: Is Dialogue Possible? an Academic Perspective.”
  • Ask your questions during tomorrow’s “History at High Noon: Hip Hop Diplomacy” presentation by music professor Mark Katz at noon for the North Carolina Museum of History. Junious “House” Brickhouse, director, Next Level, and founder and executive director, Urban Artistry Inc., will join Katz.
  • Register for the Nov. 19 Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Tyler D. Parry, author of “Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual.”
  • Calling all junior faculty! Apply by Nov. 20 for a $10,000 junior faculty development award to support your research or scholarly projects.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 will be optional work days for employees instead of University Closed days, when employees would be required to use leave.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

  • Get a bipartisan perspective on the post-election landscape with Democratic and Republican operatives in tonight’s online discussion “Is Dialogue Possible?” from the Program for Public Discourse. Carolina students, faculty and staff can register in advance for the 5:30 p.m. webinar.
  • Find out more about Carolina’s spring planning process at the next meeting of the Campus & Community Advisory Committee at 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Public access is available to the Zoom webinar and the YouTube livestream.
  • Share in the discussion about the “Can We Talk About Race?” initiative, co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum and the School of Medicine, and how it uses artwork made by contemporary Black artists as a catalyst to discuss race and racial inequity in medicine. Register for the Virtual Art for Lunch session scheduled for noon Nov. 18.
  • Explore the community vision for the UNC American Indian Cultural Garden, a joint project of the American Indian Center and the N.C. Botanical Garden. The project will be revealed in a webinar at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18.
  • Meet acclaimed jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Carlos Henriquez in the third episode of “The Spark,” hosted by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Tift Merritt for Carolina Performing Arts. Register by noon Nov. 19 for the behind-the-scenes artist interview that will begin at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Week of Nov. 9, 2020

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

  • Today is the last day to register for 2020’s Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes, designed for people diagnosed with prediabetes or at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Participants pay $30 and receive their $30 back for meeting attendance and tracking requirements. The next session begins the week of Nov. 16.
  • Carolina takes on Wake Forest at noon Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Game day is a little different these days with limited fans in the stadium. Check these ways to cheer on the Tar Heels.
  • Today is the last day to drop off non-perishable food donations between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in front of the Dean E. Smith Center, 400 Skipper Bowles Drive. The food drive is sponsored by the UNC Department of Athletics with donations going to the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association.
  • Join the Employee Forum book club’s discussion of “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom.
  • Interested in contributing fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds and tea bags for composting at the Carolina Community Garden? You can bring your pumpkins, too! Place your donation (no bags, even compostable ones) in a contactless bin located right outside the garden on Wilson Street. Find information about what can be composted on the garden’s frequently asked questions webpage.
  • Register to hear British expert David Spiegelhalter talk about communicating statistics in the age of COVID-19 from 9:20-10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

  • Watch a streamed concert today featuring Lecturer Timothy Sparks performing “Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein, Lecturer Gene Galvin performing “Dulcinea” from “Man of La Mancha” by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, and Associate Professor Clara Yang performing “Night Music” from “Out of Doors” by Béla Bartók. The show starts at 5 p.m.
  • Tune in tomorrow at 4 p.m. to discover actions you can take to fight racism at a discussion sponsored by Honors Carolina. The event is part of Honors Carolina’s “Structures of Inequality” series.
  • Join Carolina Public Humanities’ “Virtual Lunch with Friends and Strangers” at noon tomorrow when Karin Pfennig, professor in the department of biology, will discuss American paleontologist, parasitologist and anatomist Joseph Leidy.
  • This weekend is your last chance to stream PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Zoom reading of “The Storyteller,” a riff on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” that explores the magic and power of the narratives we create, from Nov. 9-15. PlayMakers Passholders can stream the production unlimited times, and single ticket buyers have 48 hours from the time of purchase to access and stream the production.
  • Bleed Carolina blue and schedule an appointment now for the 22nd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Fetzer Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

  • Take our survey about The Well, From The Well and the University’s internal communications. Look for the reminder from a no-reply address in your email around 6 a.m. this morning.
  • Join Emily J. Lordi, associate professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Michael Simanga, lecturer in the department of African American studies at Georgia State University, for a discussion of Lordi’s latest book, “The Meaning of Soul,” by Zoom tomorrow, Nov. 12, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • The University Libraries will present an evening of stories and music celebrating the life of legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten tomorrow, Nov. 12, from 7-8 p.m.
  • Join Ackland Art Museum assistant curator Lauren Turner for a Zoom conversation Friday, Nov. 13, from noon-1 p.m., with Shanequa Gay about the artist’s commissioned installation “holding space for nobility: a memorial for Breonna Taylor,” which is now on view in the Ackland’s ART& gallery.
  • Carolina Athletics is collecting non-perishable food items for the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association through Friday, Nov. 13. Collection boxes for food items are located in the bus loading zone in front of the Dean E. Smith Center/Koury Natatorium, at 400 Skipper Bowles Dr. Drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

  • Attend tomorrow’s UNC ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony featuring Capt. Andrew Hertel, commanding officer of the North Carolina Piedmont Consortium NROTC, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Carolina Alumni Memorial.
  • R3 is back! The second event in the virtual Race, Racism & Racial Equity Symposium series is 1–2:30 p.m. tomorrow with campus scholars addressing “Cultural Industry, Techno-capitalism and Labor: The Mediated Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies.”
  • Tomorrow’s Employee COVID-19 testing clinic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the R7 Parking Lot is the second of four weekly events in November. The drive-through tests are for employees with no symptoms.
  • Register, then join faculty members from the UNC School of Law and the political science department tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the fourth of six post-election sessions as they answer your questions about election law, constitutional law, state and federal court systems, laws relating to protests and current events.

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

  • Carolina recognizes Veterans Day virtually with a guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and in person with the outdoor, physically distanced ROTC ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Carolina Alumni Memorial near Memorial Hall.
  • Watch “In the Family” along with filmmaker Patrick Wang on Nov. 10 and share thoughts and questions about his story of a two-dad family. The Ackland Film Forum watch party starts at 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 9 p.m. Register to get links to the film and panel.
  • Get an up-close look at the joys and pains of entrepreneurship at noon Nov. 11 with the semester’s fourth and final Fireside Chat from the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler. The guest is Bill Spruill, co-founder and CEO of Raleigh’s Global Data Consortium, a global identity verification platform.
  • Join the Ackland’s object-based teaching fellow, Erin Dickey, for an informal conversation focused on one work of art from the Ackland’s new Close Looks digital feature. Close Looks at Cocktail Hour begins at 5 p.m. Nov. 11.
  • What gives soul music its soul? Find out at an online Stone Center Book Talk with Emily J. Lordi, author of “The Meaning of Soul,” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Preregister no later than Nov. 11.

Week of Nov. 9, 2020

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

  • Faculty Council meets from 3-5 p.m. today. Agenda items include spring planning and budget implications. A link to the livestream is available.
  • Learn the dates of the five Wellness Days for spring semester, announced this week by the University Registrar.
  • Apply for an Employee Forum Professional Development grant by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.
  • Register for Tuesday’s Newcomers Symposium, a virtual conference from 1:45-4:30 p.m. addressing current issues and practices related to immigration and refugee resettlement in North Carolina communities, co-sponsored by Building Integrated Communities.
  • Participate in a Wellness Wednesday webinar at noon, Nov. 11. The topic: Overcoming Your Distorted Negative Thinking.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

  • Watch a streamed concert featuring the Carolina Choir directed by Susan Klebanow, director of choral activities in the department of music, tonight at 5 p.m. on Facebook.
  • Register and join faculty members from UNC School of Law and the political science department tonight at 7 p.m., for a post-election Q&A session where they will answer questions about election law, constitutional law, state and federal court systems, laws relating to protests and current events.
  • Register for an interactive workshop tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 3-4:30 p.m to help you identify steps to engage with potential mentors, sponsored by Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE and the Center for Faculty Excellence.
  • Register for a discussion of the poetry book “Advice from the Lights,” by Stephanie Burt, moderated by Ackland Art Museum Assistant Curator Lauren Turner and CJ Suitt, Chapel Hill’s first poet laureate. The discussion will take place tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 3:30-5 p.m.
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage a Zoom reading of “The Storyteller,” a riff on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” that explores the magic and power of the narratives we create, from Nov. 9-15. PlayMakers Passholders can stream the production unlimited times, and single ticket buyers have 48 hours from the time of purchase to access and stream the production.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

  • The UNC Commission on History, Race and A Way Forward meets tomorrow, Nov. 5, from 3:30-5 p.m. via livestream.
  • Start your day off right and reduce stress at a virtual 20-minute mindfulness session, offered by the University’s Well-Being Program in partnership with the department of psychiatry, streaming at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5.
  • The 3rd Annual Shuford Lecture, “The Power of the Pivot and Perseverance: When Innovation Meets Creativity,” is streaming tomorrow, Nov. 5, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The virtual talk will focus on the how creativity and innovation can spark the entrepreneurial process and features speakers Josh Pate ’92, writer and producer of Netflix’s “The Outer Banks,” and Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Tift Merritt ’00.
  • Need to access special collections materials from Louis Round Wilson Library? Request a limited number of free digital reference copies for research purposes through your user account.
  • Bleed Carolina blue and schedule an appointment now for the 22nd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Fetzer Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

  • Register and join faculty members from UNC School of Law and the political science department tomorrow, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., in the first of six post-election sessions as they answer your questions about election law, constitutional law, state and federal court systems, laws relating to protests and current events.
  • Tomorrow’s Employee COVID-19 testing clinic 3-7 p.m in the Nash Parking Lot is the first of four in November. The drive-through tests are for employees with no symptoms.
  • Start improving your public speaking and leadership skills through tomorrow’s open house 5-6:30 p.m. with the After Five Bell Tower Toastmasters Club.
  • The Gum Box ensemble will perform in the music department’s First Fridays series featuring underrepresented voices on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
  • Plan your visit and reserve tickets for timed entry to the newly renovated Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which reopens Nov. 7.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

  • Check ElectionCarolina for a collection of campus resources and events to help the community understand key issues before and after the election.
  • Election Day is tomorrow. When voting in person, take additional COVID-19 precautions like wearing a mask and bringing your own black pen.
  • Get public access to the Campus and Community Advisory Committee meeting at 3 p.m. Nov. 3.
  • Attend the Campus Safety Commission meeting virtually at 9 a.m. Nov. 4.
  • If you want to attend the virtual meeting of the Employee Forum at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 4, contact Matt Banks at matt_banks@unc.edu by 5 p.m. Nov. 3 to get the Zoom link and password.

Week of Oct. 26, 2020

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

  • Deadline approaching: Saturday, Oct. 31, is the last day to complete your benefits enrollment.
  • Early voting in North Carolina ends tomorrow, Oct. 31. Not sure where to vote early? Search by county.
  • Check out special discounts for employees on health and wellness resources, including a reduced price for the Calm app for meditation and sleep and Blue365, which offers discounts on gym memberships, weight loss programs and more.
  • Looking for an affordable home? Beginning Nov. 2, Habitat for Humanity will accept applications for new homes in Carrboro and Hillsborough. Join Habitat’s home-buyer interest list or send an email at applications@orangehabitat.org.
  • Listen to a podcast from the third season of Data@Rest, programming from ITS Information Security on social media, cloud security and other topics.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

  • Open enrollment ends in two days. Learn more about the benefit plans available and enroll by Oct. 31.
  • NC TraCS will host Assistant Professor Dana Rice from the Gillings School of Global Public Health and community leader Melvin Jackson in “A Conversation: Race & Police Violence” tomorrow, Oct. 30, from noon-1 p.m. The discussion will provide a foundation for the intersection of race and police brutality and provide local resources to stay connected and informed.
  • Hear Teaching Assistant Professor Matt Andrews from the history department discuss Billie Jean King with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre during “Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty” from noon-12:30 tomorrow, Oct. 30.
  • Register for Standard Safe Zone training, a class designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The course will stream tomorrow, Oct. 30, from 1-5 p.m.
  • Need to access special collections materials from Louis Round Wilson Library? Request a limited number of free digital reference copies for research purposes through your user account.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

  • Join Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs, and others in an interactive virtual session, “Building Strategic Power through Exchanges,” streaming at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 29. Advance registration is required.
  • Watch a discussion, “The Ethics and Efficacy of Protests,” hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics and the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program and featuring William Sturkey, assistant professor of history. Register for the virtual discussion, streaming at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 29.
  • View the #BlackOutLoudUNC documentary, then join a Q&A session with UNC School of Education doctoral students Cortland Gilliam and Jerry J. Wilson, along with undergraduate De’Ivyion Drew, who will overview the genesis and development of the project. The event begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 29.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people in a Human Resources course, streaming tomorrow, Oct. 29, from noon-1 p.m.
  • The Digital Accessibility Office has resources to ensure that all University materials are accessible for everyone.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

  • Today is the last day for North Carolina civilians to request an absentee ballot by mail. Be sure to make the request by 5 p.m.
  • Join tonight’s discussion “WeChat, TikTok, potential bans and the U.S.-China relationship” 7-8 p.m. with professors Yong Cai of sociology and Christian Lundblad of Kenan-Flagler Business School, visiting scholar Lili Liu and Carolina law student Tianmi Stilphen.
  • Tomorrow’s Virtual Town Hall hosted by the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force at 2 p.m. will be a listening session and discussion for UNC System staff on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • How to Be an Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi speaks tomorrow at 6 p.m. via Zoom in the School of Social Work’s Centennial Speakers Series. Submit your questions and join a discussion moderated by faculty members Travis Albritton and Tonya Van Deinse.
  • Are you a Carolina employee? Pick up a breakfast sandwich prepared by Carolina Dining Services Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30-9 a.m. during the Employee Appreciation Breakfast Drive-Thru on Cameron Ave., between South Building and the Old Well. To make it a safe and successful event, wear a mask and make sure you’re in a vehicle (no walk-ups). Look for Chancellor Guskiewicz and other members of the Carolina leadership team.

Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

  • Participate in the last virtual town hall for faculty (6 p.m. today) or staff (2 p.m. Oct. 28) hosted by the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force.
  • Vote early in Orange County 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m. today through Friday or 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Schedule an appointment now for the 22nd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Fetzer Hall.
  • Learn about “The Promise of Adolescence” from associate professor Joanna Lee Williams of Rutgers University when she speaks in the FPG Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 28. Register before the 28th for the 3 p.m. lecture.
  • Open enrollment ends on Oct. 31. Learn more about the benefit plans and information sessions available to help you make decisions.

Week of Oct. 19, 2020

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

  • Hear respected political analyst and New York Times best-selling author Larry Sabato deliver the annual Frey Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Advance registration for the webinar is required.
  • Carolina battles NC State on the gridiron at noon Saturday. Discover new ways to cheer the Tar Heels — and enjoy enhanced fan experiences — from home.
  • Register for one of two Virtual Town Hall discussions for staff on diversity, equity and inclusion within the UNC System at 2 p.m. today or 2 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force.
  • Applications are open for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, part of the University’s commitment to build a culturally diverse intellectual community. Deadline is Nov. 16.
  • Take advantage of discounts with T Mobile Perks and LegalShield & ID Shield, available through the Perks page.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

  • Get your flu vaccination at the campus walk-up clinic at the Giles Horney Building from noon-4 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Register for a Virtual Town Hall discussion for employees on diversity, equity and inclusion within the UNC System tomorrow at 2 p.m., hosted by the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force.
  • Open enrollment ends on Oct. 31. Learn more about the benefit plans and information sessions available to help you make decisions.
  • University Research Week continues today with a variety of seminars on research activities across campus, including a session on utilizing oral histories, an examination of comic book science and “Ethics in 15 minutes.” Visit the University Research Week site for a full listing of events.
  • What do Vienna and Nashville have in common? These two very different cities are “cities of music,” attracting composers, performers and developing institutional networks that sustain a distinctive musical culture. Learn more in a series of three lectures and discussions with Carolina faculty that runs from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Registration is $40.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

  • Today is Global Ethics Day — engage by attending a discussion from 5-6:30 p.m. on “The Loving Story,” a documentary that covers the legalization of interracial marriage in the United States.
  • The UNC Board of Governors meets tomorrow at 9 a.m.
  • Register for a seminar on how to listen effectively and give feedback as a faculty leader, hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence tomorrow from noon-2 p.m.
  • Attend an outdoor yoga class at the North Carolina Botanical Garden on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The class is $13 and advance registration is required.
  • Check the CV19 Faculty Support Hub for key resources and links for well-being, equity and teaching.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

  • How to spot fake news is the subject of today’s discussion at noon with Ryan Thornburg, associate professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Registration required.
  • Tune in to today’s Campus & Community Advisory Committee meeting from 3-5 p.m.
  • Join tomorrow’s 5:30 p.m. panel discussion on Carolina’s sustained, holistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic with frontline research experts and moderated by viral immunologist and UNC alumna Kizzmekia Corbett, who leads a National Institutes of Health team working toward a safe and effective vaccine.
  • Watch tomorrow’s final round of The Graduate School’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition 7-8:30 p.m. as it livestreams on YouTube. Check the list of competitors from Carolina’s schools and departments.
  • The creative process is at the heart of The Spark with Tift Merritt, featuring pianist Pedja Mužijević, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. In this livestreamed series, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and UNC alumna Merritt conducts artist-to-artist interviews.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Week of Oct. 12, 2020

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

  • Today is the last day to register for Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes. This online yearlong prevention program is for people who are at risk for diabetes.
  • Hear a staged reading of “Miss Ida B. Wells,” by Kathryn Hunter-Williams, teaching professor in the department of dramatic arts, at 3 p.m. Sunday. An audience Q&A will follow the reading.
  • Register to join a virtual town hall for faculty hosted by the UNC Racial Equity Task Force at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.
  • Learn more about the how Carolina researchers are overcoming hurdles in translating basic discoveries into clinical solutions during a free webinar panel discussion at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19.
  • Want to learn more about the benefits offered during open enrollment? Sign up for a 20-minute online consultation with a Carolina benefits consultant.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

  • Get your flu vaccination at the campus walk-up clinic in the tent on Polk Place from noon-4 p.m. today.
  • Today is the last day to complete the U.S. census. Learn what 99.9% enumerated means and more in this Carolina Demography update.
  • Early voting begins today. Check the location of your polling place, or learn about other options for submitting your ballot.
  • Reduce stress at a virtual 20-minute mindfulness session, offered by the University’s Well-Being Program in partnership with the School of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, streaming at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s native plant gardens and learn about some seasonal highlights — from what’s in bloom to fall color — as well as what makes the NCBG a conservation garden. The tour is from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and registration is $5. All participants must wear a mask.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

  • There will be free COVID-19 testing today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the R7 parking lot adjacent to the UNC Sheps Center, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.
  • Watch a streamed jazz concert featuring saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, percussionist Juan Álamo and four other music department faculty tonight at 7:30 on YouTube.
  • If you speak German or are learning, join Carolina Public Humanities for a brown bag lunch tomorrow from noon-1:30 p.m. to chat with your peers in the language. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $15.
  • Learn how to flip your classroom and engage students in a higher level of learning in a two-part workshop series sponsored by The Graduate School beginning tomorrow with an asynchronous course and continuing Oct. 22 with a synchronous Q&A with a facilitator.
  • Open enrollment starts tomorrow and ends Oct. 31. Learn more about the benefit plans and information sessions available to help you make decisions.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

  • Register to attend tomorrow’s virtual Sonja Haynes Stone Lecture at 6:30 p.m. with artist, author and educator Deborah Willis. Her talk, “Reflections on the Power of a Single Image,” will consider how photographs fix images of Black social protests in popular imagination.
  • Share your culture through a story, recipe or other items during tonight’s Nuestra Cultura Zoom event 7-8 p.m., sponsored by the Carolina Latinx Center and hosted by Mi Pueblo Social Committee.
  • Register for tomorrow’s 7 p.m. Zoom “Asian Americans & the Vote,” which includes remarks by Rep. Judy Chu of California, a panel discussion and a viewing of the documentary “First Vote.”
  • Hear four leading experts discuss “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Dead in the Water or Still Alive and Kicking?” tomorrow via Zoom 4-5:30 p.m. as part of the Krasno Global Event Series.
  • Don’t miss Ackland Museum’s Yayoi Kusama exhibit before its last day of Oct. 18. Use a variety of digital methods, including a 360-degree tour, to experience the show.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

  • Happy University Day! Take a moment to celebrate the University’s 227th birthday and find out more about the staff, faculty and alumni being honored today.
  • Watch the movie “Queer Genius” along with filmmaker Chet Pancake, followed by a panel discussion, at the Ackland Art Museum’s watch party at 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Register in advance to get a link to the film.
  • Register to join the Latinx History Month keynote speaker Julissa Arce, author of “My [underground] American Dream,” in a virtual conversation and Q&A tonight from 6-7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Carolina Latinx Center.
  • Employees who are credentialed by UNC Hospitals and get flu vaccinations off campus must provide proof of immunization to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic. Apply online for your flu vaccination certification.
  • Feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? The psychology and neuroscience department has group therapy openings for its anxiety clinic for Wednesday evenings at $15 per session.

Week of Oct. 5, 2020

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

  • Today is the last day to register to vote in the 2020 General Election in North Carolina.
  • The undefeated Tar Heel football team takes on Virginia Tech at noon, Saturday, with limited attendance in Kenan Stadium.
  • Watch a livestream broadcast as Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz is installed as Carolina’s 12th chancellor at 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • Hear Professor Jennifer Gates-Foster, classics department, speak at 2 p.m. Sunday in a virtual lecture at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Her topic: “Beyond Hybridity: Being Egyptian under Macedonia and Roman Rule.”
  • Join the Employee Forum Book Club discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 22.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

  • Faculty are encouraged to “pause” instruction tomorrow, creating a three-day weekend and allowing time for self-care.
  • Join photographer Nelson Morales tomorrow from noon-1 p.m. for a discussion of select photographs from his series “Musas Muxe,” currently on view at the Ackland Art Museum.
  • This is the last weekend to stream “Temples of Lung and Air,” a hip-hop odyssey through race and identity written and performed by Carolina alumnus Kane Smego and presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company.
  • Register for Standard Safe Zone training, a class designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The course will stream Monday, Oct. 12, from 5-9 p.m.
  • Learn to relax and manage stress by registering for an HR webinar scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

  • Watch “Sweet Honey Chile’,” then join a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Part of the Stone Center’s Virtual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, the 19-minute drama is about a young boy exploring his identity and grief with his mystical neighbor, while in the midst of struggling to help his mother lay his grandfather to rest.
  • Tune in at 4 p.m. tomorrow for a lecture by Heather Hunt, research associate with the N.C. Poverty Research Fund, “Systemic Racism and Economic Disparities.” The event is part of Honors Carolina’s “Structures of Inequality” series.
  • Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., watch a Carolina Public Humanities panel discussion, “Do Current Polarizations Differ from America’s Past Political Divisions?
  • Hear two artists, Lauren Frances Adams and Zoë Charlton, discuss their work for 20 minutes each and then answer audience questions tomorrow from 7-8:30 p.m., as part of the Hanes Visiting Artist Lectures.
  • Register for the next episode of “The Spark with Tift Merritt” on Oct. 22 when she will interview pianist Pedja Muzijevic about the creative process and his work.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

  • Celebrate Carolina’s 227th birthday with modified University Day plans that include the installation of Kevin M. Guskiewicz as chancellor on Oct. 11 and a virtual celebration on Oct. 12. Classes will be held as scheduled on Oct. 12.
  • The UNC Commission on History, Race and A Way Forward meets today noon-1:30 p.m. via livestream.
  • Calling all innovators! Tomorrow’s State of Innovation Forum 9-11 a.m. features Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Vice Chancellor Judith Cone and members of the Innovate Carolina Network to explore how campus, the local region and society are finding solutions to today’s challenges.
  • The Employee Forum meets tomorrow 9:15-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Email employeeforum@unc.edu for conferencing information and password prior to the meeting if you would like to join.
  • Sign up for Data Matters™, a week-long series of courses in December for students and professionals in business, research and government sponsored by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, the National Consortium for Data Science, RENCI and N.C. State University.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

  • Hear from the two candidates contending for Thom Tillis’ seat in the U.S. Senate when Cal Cunningham (D) and Shannon Bray (L) take questions directly from constituents at a virtual town hall today at 3:30 p.m.
  • Get ready for the November election with the workshop Adulting 101: Keeping Up with the Candidates, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. You’ll learn how to research the candidates’ platforms, funding sources and voting records, as well as other important voting information.
  • Listen to Thomas Wolfe Prize recipient and author Michael Parker give a lecture, read from his work and respond to questions at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join the virtual celebration.
  • Get a preview of Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz’s vision for Carolina just before his installation when he and his wife, Amy, join Anita Brown-Graham of the School of Government for Up Close at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7.
  • Prepare now to select NCFlex and State Health Plan benefits because Open Enrollment will be held Oct. 15-31 for the 2021 plan year.

Week of Sept. 28, 2020

 

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

  • Hear Sanya Shah and Lauren Ragsdale perform works by underrepresented voices during today’s First Fridays online event at 1 p.m.
  • Need help eating better and exercising? Join Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less for a 15-week online weight management class. Participants receive weekly support from a registered dietitian nutritionist in online classes beginning Oct. 11. Enroll before 8 p.m. Oct. 9. It’s free for State Health Plan Members.
  • View two films about a father and his daughter, “A.R. Cole, Potter” and “Stories in Clay: The Pottery and Poetry of Neolia Cole Womack,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, part of the North Carolina Folklife on Film series, sponsored by University Libraries.
  • Free testing for COVID-19 is available from 1-5 p.m. today and the first Friday of every month at Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough. Register on-site.
  • Participate in an interactive computer hacking contest and other activities during SecurityCon 2020, a free all-day virtual event on Friday, Oct. 9, for the Carolina community.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

  • Watch “An Act of Terror,” then join a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Part of the Stone Center’s Virtual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, the 15-minute drama is based on the true story of a 16-year-old African American maid who was attacked by her white employer in the Jim Crow South, setting off a series of tragic events.
  • If you speak Italian or are learning, join Carolina Public Humanities for a brown bag lunch tomorrow from noon-1:30 p.m. to chat with your peers in the language. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $15.
  • Tune in at 4 p.m. tomorrow to discover actions you can take to fight racism at a discussion sponsored by Honors Carolina. Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, will lead the discussion.
  • On Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m., veteran investigative journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ron Nixon and Topher Sanders, founders of the Ida B. Wells Society at Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, will reflect on the origins of “The 1619 Project” and Black journalism today.
  • Check the CV19 Faculty Support Hub for key resources and links for well-being, equity and teaching.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

  • Today is the last day to complete the U.S. census. Learn why the census is important in the most recent episode of Focus Carolina or read The Well’s feature on why 2020’s census is especially critical.
  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available today and future Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for employees who are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
  • Join department of history Professor Lloyd Kramer tomorrow at 5 p.m. for a small-group conversation about the recent article by Carolina historian Molly Worthen in The New York Times, “The Trouble With Empathy.”
  • The Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School is hosting a meetup for Black entrepreneurs to discuss challenges and successes tomorrow from 5-6:15 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Learn why the Roman Empire lasted so long during a moderated discussion from 5:30-7 p.m. tomorrow between Professor Richard Talbert in the University’s department of history, Duke Professor Mary Boatwright and University of Virginia Professor Jon Lendon.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

  • Get your toes ready to tap during tonight’s 7 p.m. premiere screening of “Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham,” a 1971 film by folklorist Blanton Owen with rare footage of Jarrell on fiddle and Cockerham on banjo. Radio host and musician Ivy Sheppard will also demonstrate old-time music styles.
  • Join UNC Health COVID-19 Game Changers in a conversation with expert physicians, researchers and faculty today at 11 a.m. You’ll hear from experts on global health and infectious diseases, general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and population health.
  • In tomorrow’s webinar, noon-1 p.m., three Black faith leaders in North Carolina will share their experiences and factors necessary to sustain their service during and beyond the pandemic. They will recommend ways to partner with them and their communities when conducting research. Sponsored by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
  • Take a poetry break during the Carolina Latinx Center’s virtual dialogue on “Poetry Books in the Age of Corona,” tomorrow 5-7 p.m., hosted by the UNC Latina/o Studies Program.
  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available tomorrow and future Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for employees who are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

  • Tour the fall sky as it appears from North Carolina and discover why fall 2020 will be an especially good time to view Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Fall 2020 Skies. The program from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 29.
  • Discover how American studies professor Bernie Herman uses art in the Ackland Museum to teach about folk and outsider arts at the next Virtual Art for Lunch session, noon Sept. 30.
  • Register now for “The Making and Unmaking of Politics in Contemporary America,” a lecture by Princeton history professor Kevin M. Kruse. The virtual talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
  • Looking for one of the short story dispensers introduced during Arts Everywhere? One has been recently relocated to Epilogue, a bookstore at 109 E. Franklin St.
  • Hear from three Triangle Black entrepreneurs at Magic Hour, a virtual networking event hosted by the Kenan Institute Entrepreneurship Center. The magic begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Week of Sept. 21, 2020

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

  • Let your personal cutout cheer for Carolina’s men’s and women’s soccer teams when home matches begin Oct. 1 at Dorrance Field.
  • Grab coffee at Epilogue, 109 E. Franklin St. #100, and read a story from one of Carolina’s short story dispensers.
  • Need an idea for Saturday night? Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at an 8:10 p.m. virtual event, presented by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
  • Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at the Ackland with a virtual friends and family event from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Zoom registration required for story time.
  • Beginning Sunday, Zoom will require a waiting room or a passcode for all meetings, even those previously scheduled. Check your settings to ensure your meetings are safe.
  • Wednesday is the last day to complete the census. Learn more about why the census is important by listening to Rebecca Tippett, director, Carolina Demography, on Focus Carolina.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • Learn about the pandemic’s impact on India’s economy and how the country is recovering in a webinar hosted by the UNC Modern Indian Studies Initiative and streaming at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Celebrate Constitution Day tomorrow at a noon webinar about the 20th anniversary of the Bush v. Gore (2000) election law case.
  • Watch a lecture, “Embodying Place: Neighborhood Environment and Health Disparities,” hosted by the Carolina Population Center tomorrow from noon-1 p.m. Presented by Assistant Professor Chantel Martin of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the lecture will feature her research on the social and biological mechanisms of health disparities.
  • Zoom will update on Sunday, Sept. 27, to require all meetings use a waiting room or a passcode. Learn more from UNC Information Technology Services.
  • Attend an outdoor yoga class at the North Carolina Botanical Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The class is $13 and advance registration is required.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

  • Share ideas and tips with your colleagues about teaching during a pandemic at the Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Conversations on Teaching During the Pandemic” virtual event, streaming from 12-12:50 p.m. today.
  • Watch the livestream meeting of the University Board of Trustees at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 24.
  • Learn what makes interpersonal communication with others important in the Human Resources course Effective Communication, streaming tomorrow, Sept. 24, from noon-1 p.m.
  • Attend a virtual discussion on the importance of the Korean War, the legacies of the war on Korea and the future of the Korean peninsula from 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 24.
  • Get your flu vaccination at the campus walk-up clinic in the tent on Polk Place from noon-4 p.m. tomorrow.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

  • It’s National Voter Registration day, a perfect time to remind friends and family to register to vote or check their registration.
  • Tomorrow, hear Telemundo Charlotte reporter Sylvia Obén talk about her experiences “Reporting on the Latinx Community,” on COVID-19, on immigration and the representation of Latinx people in news/media.
  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available tomorrow and future Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for employees who are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
  • Members of Carolina’s Black community are invited to attend the second installment of the Carolina Black Caucus’ Black Community Convening Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
  • The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the inaugural speaker for the School of Social Work’s Centennial Speaker Series Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Registration is required to participate. The Zoom event will be livestreamed and followed by a facilitated question-and-answer session.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

  • Learn how to support families dealing with autism at the first session of a free online lecture series sponsored by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Leann DaWalt of University of Wisconsin-Madison will speak on “Supporting Youth with ASD and their Families during the Transition to Adulthood” at 3 p.m. Sept. 23. Register by Sept. 22.
  • Learn more about voting through a virtual voter information booth on Sept. 22, an information session with the League of Women Voters on Sept. 24 and more activities sponsored by the University Libraries.
  • Watch the livestream meeting of the University Board of Trustees at 10 a.m. Sept. 24.
  • Reserve free digital tickets for “They Do Not Know Harlem: In Communion with James Baldwin,” a retelling of the author’s life created, choreographed and performed by Tristan Parks as part of The Process Series. The show will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26.
  • Take the UNC System survey on race.

Week of Sept. 14, 2020

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

  • Carolina’s football game against UNC-Charlotte on Saturday has been cancelled because several UNC-Charlotte players tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Listen to Carolina alumna and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Jessica McDonald talk about resilience, determination and grit. Register for today’s free 1:30 p.m. virtual event, the final Luminary Talk sponsored by Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Entrepreneurship Center.
  • Volunteer for the Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign that kicks off Oct. 1. Help raise funds for charities across the state in support of the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign.
  • Trying to keep your kids busy? Need ideas for staying active when you can’t go to the gym? Check out HR’s Wellness Resources for tips and links to free resources.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s 32nd annual Sculpture in the Garden is open — for actual, in-person visits! — and will run until Dec. 6. Can’t make it in person? Take a virtual tour. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until Nov. 12.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

  • From noon-1 p.m. today, watch a discussion between authors Tanya Hamer and Katherine Marino, whose work centers around the fight for women’s rights and feminism in Latin America in the 20th century. This talk is part of “Off the Shelf,” a collaboration between the University Libraries and the UNC Press to present new works on racial and social justice, and will be hosted by Teresa Chapa, a Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o studies librarian at University Libraries.
  • If you speak German or are learning, join Carolina Public Humanities for a brown bag lunch tomorrow from noon-1:30 p.m. to chat with your peers in the language. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $15.
  • Attend a virtual conference on the relationship between workers and the arts, presented by the Art Student Graduate Organization. The conference, streaming from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, will include panel presentations, discussions and a keynote address by graduate students from around the world.
  • Save your virtual seat for the first of the Frank Porter Graham Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Leann Smith DaWalt, director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will speak on “Supporting Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families during the Transition to Adulthood,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Tune into “The Spark with Tift Merritt,” next Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. This is the first in a series of monthly livestreams presented by Carolina Performing Arts and hosted by alumna and singer/songwriter Tift Merritt, who will examine the creative process with other artists. Her first guest is Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

  • Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available today and future Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for employees who are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
  • Join author and alumna Jill McCorkle this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. as she discusses her latest novel, “Hieroglyphics,” a mesmerizing story about the burden of secrets carried across generations, with fellow novelist Daniel Wallace, the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor and director of creative writing in the department of English and comparative literature. This event is part of the Well Read series hosted by University Libraries.
  • Reduce stress at a virtual 20-minute mindfulness session, offered by the University’s Well-Being Program in partnership with the department of psychiatry, streaming at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Hear from a Carolina alumna who provides regulatory expertise to the pharmaceutical industry during the latest installment of TraCS “Tales of Translation” series from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s main outdoor displays are open for visitors — all visitors should wear a face covering and stay six feet away from other visitors.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

  • The UNC Board of Governors meets tomorrow and Thursday.
  • Watch Across the Tracks on Sept. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., then join a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker. Part of the Stone Center’s Virtual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, the short film is about two Black sisters who grow up in 1960s Georgia, one with fair skin. When schools integrate, she changes her destiny by passing for white.
  • Register for the Carolina Public Humanities series The Power and Allure of Dictators, beginning with a Sept. 21 lecture on Roman Emperors led by Richard Talbert, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of History.
  • Register for upcoming Safe Zone training, which introduces participants to concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Special training for health care professionals is also available.
  • Learn from Digital Accessibility Office guidance and classes how to make your social media, websites and documents accessible to all.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

  • Check your email inbox for a link to “Let’s Talk: A Survey on Race and Equity” from the UNC System office. The survey results will help identify tangible steps in pursuit of racial equity and understanding.
  • Join Dr. Martin Kohlmeier at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 for Nutrition Risks for COVID-19 as the Nutrition Research Institute’s Appetite for Life series returns online for the fall.
  • Time to get your flu vaccination at Student Stores or Campus Health pharmacies or at one of the scheduled walk-in clinics. Check out the available days and times.
  • After you get your flu shot, help Carolina win a national vaccination participation competition. Answer a few questions and put a point on the scoreboard.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 at the next drive-through clinic for University employees on Sept. 16. The clinics run 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the R7 parking lot adjacent to the UNC Sheps Center, l725 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

Week of Sept. 7, 2020

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

  • Register for the Employee Forum’s book club, noon-1 p.m. Sept. 24, for a discussion of “Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  • Saturday is Carolina’s first football game of the season against Syracuse. Normally we’d tell you to watch out for gameday traffic and follow parking regulations. However, the game, which starts at noon, will be played without fans in Kenan Stadium and without tailgate parties. Go Heels!
  • Be sure to fill out your census form before the end of September to ensure that North Carolina’s residents are not undercounted.
  • Deadline approaching: Nominate an outstanding teacher for the 2021 University Teaching Awards by Wednesday, Sept. 16.
  • Support a healthy lifestyle and get farm-fresh produce delivered to your home or office from The Produce Box. Carolina employees can sign up for free and receive $10 off the first order.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

  • Join the Gillings School of Global Public Health for its National Health Equity Research Webcast tomorrow from 2-3:30 p.m. The theme is: “Truth to Power: Building Solidarity for Health and Democracy.”
  • Entertain the kids at home with the Ackland Art Museum’s “Virtual Art Adventures” program on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Registration is limited.
  • The American Academy of Diplomacy, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, will host its annual Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum via livestream at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. The forum will feature a keynote address by Ambassador Thomas Pickering.
  • Check the new CV19 Faculty Support Hub for key resources and links for well-being, equity and teaching.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

  • Beginning today, COVID-19 testing is available for employees who are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
  • Share ideas and tips with your colleagues about teaching during a pandemic at the Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Conversations on Teaching During the Pandemic” virtual event, streaming from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Register for a screening and discussion of the narrative film “Residue,” the story of a young man coming home to find that his neighborhood is gentrified beyond recognition, part of the 2020 Virtual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film hosted by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. A secure link to the film will be sent to registered participants to view before tomorrow’s 3:30 p.m. discussion with the director, Merawi Gerima.
  • Hear from a pharmaceutical developer with 30 years of experience in women’s health, arthritis, bone metabolic diseases and pediatrics during this week’s installment of the TraCS “Tales of Translation” series, streaming from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Learn how World War II spread across the globe in a series of webinars featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg, the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus, on Saturday, Sept. 12, streaming from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with breaks.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

  • Read the latest message from Chancellor Guskiewicz with updates on the fall semester and information about planning for the spring 2021 semester.
  • Join tomorrow’s IAH Zoom Talk at 4:30 p.m. with Princeton Professor Alondra Nelson. “Society after Pandemic” is the topic.
  • Carolina’s Asian American Center launches virtually on Thursday with a 7 p.m. viewing of “I’m Not Racist . . . Am I?” and a follow-up discussion with Barb Lee, president of Point Made Films, and Michelle Robinson, associate professor of American Studies. The event is part of “Anti-Blackness and Alliance: A Series on Asian-Black Race Relations.”
  • Celebrate Carolina inventors on Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. by attending the 2020 Celebration of Inventorship, hosted online by the UNC Office of Technology Commercialization.
  • Register for the Sept. 19 “Labor Relations: the Worker and the Arts” Symposium in Art History, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The daylong Zoom event highlights graduate students from across the globe as they present research on relationships between art, art-making and human labor.

Week of Aug. 31, 2020

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

  • The University is closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day. From the Well will be back on Tuesday.
  • It’s easier than ever to get your daily caffeine fix. The Meantime Coffee Co. in the Campus Y has online ordering and curbside pickup.
  • Reserve a (virtual) spot in Kenan Stadium for the 2020 football season with your personal cutout. Purchase yours by 11 p.m. Sept. 6.
  • Wellness Wednesdays are back: Register for the first webinar, Coping with a Crisis or Traumatic Event, at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 9.
  • Did you adopt a pandemic pet? Consider signing up for pet insurance from bivvy.com using the employer code UNC10 for a 10% discount.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

  • If you speak Italian or are learning, join Carolina Public Humanities for a brown bag lunch tomorrow from noon-1:30 p.m. to chat with your peers in the language. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $15.
  • Discover actions you can take to fight racism tomorrow from 4-4:45 p.m. as part of Honors Carolina’s “Systemic Racism and Health Disparities” series.
  • Join a Zoom lecture, “Society after Pandemic,” presented by Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council, and hosted by The Institute for the Arts & Humanities on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Learn more about donating leave time to those affected by COVID-19, available through the University’s new shared leave program from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020

  • Unite in fandom by wearing Carolina blue on College Colors Day this Friday.
  • Register for Standard Safe Zone training, a class designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The course will stream tomorrow from 5-9 p.m.
  • State Health Plan members can participate in the 15-week Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program free of charge. The online weight management program is delivered by a live registered dietitian nutritionist, and participants also receive one-on-one support through a secure online portal. Enrollment closes Friday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. and online classes begin Sept. 9. Use coupon code GNC2020 to receive the discount. You will be asked to enter your BCBSNC/SHP subscriber ID.
  • Nominate a worthy teacher or mentor for the 2021 University Teaching Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, Sept. 16.
  • The Digital Accessibility Office has resources to ensure that all University materials are accessible for everyone.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

  • Join tomorrow’s “Islam in Southeast Asia or Southeast Asian Islam?” lecture by Carool Kersten of King’s College London, 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Register for the Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium hosted by the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion. The first of the R3 series, “The Historical Exploitation of Black and Brown Bodies at UNC: Learning from the Past to Change the Present,” is Sept. 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Changes coming to Zoom Sept. 27 include requiring either the waiting room or a passcode. Learn more from UNC Information Technology Services.
  • To help employees navigate work and life changes during the pandemic, UNC Human Resources created a resource page with updated information about leave and benefits, workplace concerns and relevant trainings.
  • For developing your department in areas such as communication skills, leadership and project management, consider specialized services and training from the UNC Human Resources Organization Development team.

Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

  • Join conservative Robert P. George and liberal Cornel West for an online discussion on how to foster dialogue and friendships across the political aisle at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Register in advance for the program, co-hosted by the UNC Program for Public Discourse and the North Carolina Study Center.
  • Faculty and students with questions about an idea or venture can get expert advice at Ask an Innovator, an online platform powered by Innovate Carolina and created in partnership with Carolina-connected innovators.
  • Honor Carolina inventors at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 by attending the 2020 Celebration of Inventorship, hosted online by the UNC Office of Technology Commercialization.
  • Check out the Office of Human Resources’ updated COVID-19 page for information about leave and benefits, workplace concerns and relevant trainings.
  • Stay informed about COVID-19 clusters at Carolina Together or follow the university’s social media channels. Given the de-densification on campus, Alert Carolina will no longer be used for these notifications.

Week of Aug. 24, 2020

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

  • Join Malinda Maynor Lowery on Zoom today at 5 p.m. for a small-group conversation about her recent article in The Washington Post, “Tom Cotton Wants to Save American History. But He Gets It All Wrong.” This Carolina Public Humanities discussion is limited to 14 participants, so advance registration is required and costs $15.
  • Watch a webinar on the pandemic’s impact on India and how the country is responding to COVID-19, hosted by the UNC Modern Indian Studies Initiative and streaming at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Listen to the latest episode of the College of Arts & Sciences’ podcast “COVID Conversations,” with Carolina’s infectious disease expert Myron Cohen discussing the origins of COVID-19.
  • Beginning Sept. 27, Zoom will require either the waiting room or a passcode to be applied to all meetings, including ones that have already been scheduled. Read more about how your future meetings may be affected.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

  • Reduce stress by attending a virtual 20-minute mindfulness session, offered by the University’s Well-Being Program in partnership with the department of psychiatry. The session will stream at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon.
  • Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden for a virtual “Lunchbox Talk” to learn about cultivating future landscapes, using Piedmont prairies as an example. Registration is required for the talk, streaming from noon-1 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Learn about the identification and implementation of new genomic capabilities during the latest installment of TraCS “Tales of Translation” series from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow.
  • If you or another faculty or staff member has been affected by recent events across the country and in the local area, the Employee Assistance Program gives you access by phone to trained counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

  • Join a four-class series of meditation practices — “When Everything Falls Apart, What Remains?” — hosted by the Program on Integrative Medicine, Wednesdays, Aug. 26-Sept. 16. Payroll deduction is an option for the $225 fee.
  • Share ideas and learn about teaching remotely during informal open-topic sessions on Aug. 26, noon-12:50 p.m. and Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ask questions, share ideas and compare notes with faculty colleagues and instructional support staff.
  • Attend an Off the Shelf talk with Jessica Ingram, author of “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial,” on Aug. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by University Libraries.
  • Register for upcoming Safe Zone training, which introduces participants to concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Special training for health care professionals is also available.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

  • Effective today, most campus buildings will be locked for the rest of the semester. Authorized people with One Card access will still be able to enter buildings for research, work or academic activity.
  • Instructors looking for new resources should check out the Keep Teaching website, which has been updated all summer.
  • Remember that all undergraduate instruction has been paused for today and Tuesday to give students time to move their belongings. Classes will resume Wednesday.
  • Even though the John and June Allcott Gallery in the Hanes Art Center is closed, you can still see a socially distanced exhibition of select works from the University’s studio art faculty from outside the gallery.
  • Tune in at 4 p.m. Thursday for “Systemic Racism and Health Disparities,” one of six topical discussions on systemic racism sponsored by Honors Carolina. Professor Geni Eng of the Gillings School of Global Public Health leads the discussion.

Week of Aug. 17, 2020

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

  • Beginning tomorrow, you can call the University’s hotline with any questions regarding the changes in campus operations due to COVID-19. Call the Carolina Together Hotline at 919-445-5000, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Messages left after hours and weekends will be responded to within one business day.
  • Take a few moments for yourself and attend a virtual 20-minute mindfulness session to reduce stress, offered by the University’s Well-Being Program in partnership with the department of psychiatry. The session will stream from 4-4:20 p.m. this afternoon.
  • Join University Libraries for tomorrow’s editing session for Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Wikidata art entries. From 2-3 p.m. there will be a demonstration of how to edit entries and a discussion about the importance of online archival materials, and the editing process will run from 3-4 p.m.
  • Listen to 10 minute-long “lightning talks” by School of Information and Library Science faculty members on their research interests and projects, tomorrow at noon.
  • Join “Dancing with Jane Austen,” a discussion of dance during the Regency period with literary historian Susannah Fullerton, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 8-9 p.m., part of the Jane Austen Summer Program.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

  • Share ideas and compare notes with your colleagues about teaching during a pandemic at the Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Conversations on Teaching During the Pandemic” virtual event, streaming from noon-1 p.m. today.
  • Learn about a Durham-based company developing cutting-edge technology for treating liver disease during this week’s installment of the TraCS “Tales of Translation” series, streaming from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Register for the online discussion “Creating a Space for Black Student Entrepreneurs” from the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School from 6-7 p.m. tomorrow.
  • The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s main outdoor displays are now open for visitors — just remember to wear a face covering and stay six feet away from other visitors.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

  • Learn about how the University will shift all undergraduate instruction to remote learning beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 and continue efforts to greatly reduce residence hall occupancy. Additional information is available on the Carolina Together site.
  • Higher Ground Conversations” begin Aug. 20, with the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and gospel singer Jennifer Evans. PlayMakers Repertory Company and Theatre Raleigh are sponsoring the virtual series.
  • What’s your Change IQ? Find out by registering for the HR webinar on Dealing with Change from any Position scheduled for Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Get inspired. With just a few days left in This Was the Place, the 2020 senior class art exhibition, be sure to see it soon.

Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

  • If you’re returning to work on campus, pick up a Carolina Together Care Kit from your department’s community protective equipment coordinator. The extra masks, thermometer and hand sanitizer supplement the regular CPE provided by the University.
  • Download Carolina Ready, the new campus safety app that puts direct access to public safety officials and resources at your fingertips.
  • Learn a new skill through LinkedIn Learning, now available free for University employees through Carolina Talent’s My Learning module.
  • Enjoy free access through University Libraries to movies, documentaries, e-books and artists’ books from all over the globe.

Week of Aug. 10, 2020

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

  • Watch an online seminar about the battle of Điện Biên Phủ featuring Carolina geography professor Christian Lentz and others at noon tomorrow — the 75th anniversary of the start of the Vietnamese Revolution.
  • Tune into a special “First Fridays” concert tomorrow at 1 p.m. featuring a performance by the Marching Tar Heels.
  • Join the “Where are you going? Goal Setting for Personal & Professional Success” webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from noon-1 p.m. by registering with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Make your Zoom background a pen-and-ink piece by Rembrandt van Rijn or some other work of art from the Ackland Art Museum.
  • If you or another faculty or staff member has been affected by recent events across the country and in the local area, seek help from the Employee Assistance Program.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

  • Share ideas and compare notes with your colleagues about teaching during a pandemic at the Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Conversations on Teaching During the Pandemic” virtual event, streaming from noon-1 p.m. today.
  • Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden for a virtual “Lunchbox Talk” to learn about wildflowers in the Eno River Diabase, the river basin’s distinct geological formation of hard igneous rock. Registration is required for the talk, streaming from noon-1 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Learn about a company developing biomaterials for patients undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy during the next installment of the TraCS “Tales of Translation” series from 4-5 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Join the “Working as a High-Performing Team” webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 9-10:30 a.m. by registering with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Read the Office of Human Resources’ workplace guidance for returning to campus, which includes Carolina’s Community Standards for health and safety.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

  • Find professional development opportunities and training to fit your career goals through the new (Onyen-protected) Carolina Talent site.
  • Check out the changes Chapel Hill Transit has made for the fall semester, including simplified routes, high-frequency corridors and new Sunday service.
  • Take advantage of the online COVID-19 Return to Campus training courses for administrators, supervisors and employees offered by the Office of Human Resources.
  • Explore Making Music with Jane Austen, a free webinar with music professor Jeanice Brooks of the University of Southampton, starting at noon Tuesday. The talk is part of Carolina’s annual Jane Austen Summer Program.
  • Remember to lock your car doors and windows. Last week, Chapel Hill Police reported that items had been stolen from several unlocked cars along Estes Drive.

Week of Aug. 3, 2020

Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

  • Are you enthusiastic about health and wellness? Find out how you can be a Wellness Champion in your workplace at an online information session at 12:30 p.m. today or 9 a.m. Aug. 12.
  • Register now so you can tune in at 7:30 p.m. tonight for “Virtually Viv,” when PlayMakers Repertory Company Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch will chat with two-time Emmy-nominee Marin Hinkle of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
  • Send the kids (ages 6-9) on an Ackland Art Museum Virtual Art Adventure to create art with empowering words. Register online for the 1 p.m. Saturday class.
  • If you’re working on campus three days a week or less this semester, you may be eligible for a reduced-cost parking permit for fall 2020.
  • Locate food trucks, outdoor seating for dining and other important information using the new Carolina Together Campus Map.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

  • View a video message to employees from new UNC System President Peter Hans, who began his job on Aug. 1 during what he calls “a moment like no other in American higher education.”
  • Download the new Carolina Ready Safety app to connect to University safety resources and wellness, parking and transit information.
  • Watch for traffic congestion today through Aug. 9 as students move into campus housing.
  • Learn about start-up Carpe and its antiperspirant lotion for those with hyperhidrosis, including co-founders David Spratte UNC ’17 and Kasper Kubica, by joining Launch Chapel Hill’s virtual Fireside Chat. Register for Wednesday’s noon-1 p.m. event.
  • If you provide career advising for students, join a virtual Carolina Career Community welcome back event at 3 p.m. Aug. 5.

Week of July 27, 2020

Editor’s note: We have shifted In the Know to a summer schedule. Look for updates on Tuesdays and Fridays until the start of fall semester.

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • From noon-1 p.m. today, catch student composer James Larkins perform all eight parts of his octet for cellos and electronics by himself, the final installment in Compose Carolina, a summer music series hosted by the music department and Carolina Performing Arts.
  • Find out if your commute is affected by Chapel Hill Transit’s change in routes and schedules beginning on Monday, Aug. 3.
  • Register for Standard Safe Zone training, a class designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The course will stream on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Join the Human Resources webinar “Influence and Motivation” to learn what your personal motivations are and how to move others towards commitment. The webinar will stream on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Read about reimagined classroom spaces, an updated campus map and other Roadmap for Fall 2020 updates from Provost Blouin.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Week of July 20, 2020

Editor’s note: We have shifted In the Know to a summer schedule. Look for updates on Tuesdays and Fridays until the start of fall semester.

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Find out about new directional signage, Campus Care Kits and other Roadmap for Fall 2020 updates from Provost Blouin 
  • More than most, this summer is ideal for a “staycation.Check out Orange County’s list of 55 fabulous ideas, from whirligigs to wine tours, all within an easy drive.  
  • Have you filled out your census yet? Your response not only helps the federal government direct its funding for local communities, it also determines how many representatives North Carolina has in Congress. Do your part at my2020census.gov. 
  • Live story time, op art videos and lessons in paper weaving and shape-shifting agamographs are just part of the virtual family fun at Ackland Art Museum’s Summer Daze. Register online for this free afternoon event on July 26. 
  • Infectious disease expert Myron Cohen will moderate the online discussion “What Principles Should Guide our Lock-Down Strategies for COVID-19, Now and in the Future?Register now for the free evening event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. July 28. 
  • The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for your feedback on how to improve multiuse paths for social distancing 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Are you enthusiastic about health and wellness? Volunteer to be a Wellness Champion to foster a greater culture of health in your school or division. Sign up for the first of three information sessions, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29.
  • Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, parking regulations go into effect for the new permit year. Visit the Fall 2020 updates page to learn more.
  • Watch a recording of a human resources webinar about accommodations and flexibility for faculty and staff during COVID-19. The page requires you to log in using your onyen.
  • Join Ackland Art Museum Director Katie Ziglar for a virtual discussion about the state of the museum. Have a question for the discussion? Share it when you register for the 4 p.m. Friday event.

 

Week of July 13, 2020

Editor’s note: We have shifted In the Know to a summer schedule. Look for updates on Tuesdays and Fridays until the start of fall semester.

Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Boost your remote teaching skills in a webinar on asynchronous student interaction from the Center for Faculty Excellence, streaming from 10-10:45 this morning.
  • From noon-1 p.m. today, catch student composer David Green’s dark, questioning duet for cello and piano, “Looking Forward,” the next installment in Compose Carolina, a summer music series hosted by the music department and Carolina Performing Arts.
  • If you identify as a Black, African or African American undergraduate student, graduate student, administrator or faculty member, consider participating in a research study by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion called Intra-group Storytelling Among Black People at a White University. For more, contact the principal investigator, Candice Powell.
  • Find out the latest on parking and other updates to the Roadmap for Fall 2020 by visiting the Carolina Together website.
  • If you or some other staff or faculty member has been affected by stress because of recent events across the country and in the local area, turn to the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Cardinal Parking Deck will undergo roof repairs from July 20 to July 31. The stair tower and adjacent sidewalks at the corner of West Drive and Mason Farm Road will be closed, but the construction will not impact parking deck access or Cardinal Deck PD permit holders.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

  • Register for today’s training for faculty and staff titled “Return to Campus COVID-19 Workplace Accommodation and Flexibility,” offered by Human Resources 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Carolina’s Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet July 16.
  • With “Care in Crisis” as its theme, the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program’s conference July 16-17 and 20 will interest students, scholars and general public.
  • Join a free webinar July 16 about the North Carolina Elder Protection Network, which supports health care providers, financial institutions, social services, law enforcement, the court system and more — whose work protects older adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • Check out the University’s plans for fall semester at Carolina Together, including guidelines on face coverings and face masks. Find downloadable resources for promoting community standards such as wearing a mask in the Carolina Together section of the University’s branding guidelines site.
  • Learn how to build an equitable and inclusive workplace during a Human Resources class led by Tierney Bates, interim executive director of University Career Services, July 28, noon-1 p.m.

Week of July 6, 2020

Editor’s note: We have shifted In the Know to a summer schedule. Look for updates on Tuesdays and Fridays until the start of fall semester.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 

Week of June 29, 2020

Editor’s note: We have shifted In the Know to a summer schedule. Look for an update on Thursday this week due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Thursday, July 2

  • Check out the University’s latest guidance on the use of masks, physical distancing, course delivery, the Carolina Away option for students and other plans for fall semester at the Carolina Together website. 
  • Learn what makes communication with others more and less effective through the Human Resources course on Communication Essentials, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • Find out where and when Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Orange County are offering free masks. 
  • Any staff or faculty members affected by stress because of recent events may use the Employee Assistance Program. 

Tuesday, June 30

  • Participate in a faculty conversation on “Teaching, Learning, Medicine and Ethics in Pandemic Times,” presented by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Faculty Excellence from 1-3 p.m. this afternoon.
  • Register for the online discussion “Creating a Space for Black Entrepreneurs” from the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1.
  • Listen to Compose Carolina, a summer music series hosted by the music department and Carolina Performing Arts. Alumnus Noah Balamucki and co-writer Fadi Khoury will premiere their composition “U.S.S. Elusion in June” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.
  • Download a personalized document that provides an annual snapshot of your total compensation in 2019, including salary, taxes, benefits, vacation and sick days.
  • Read the latest updates to the Roadmap for Fall 2020 by visiting the Carolina Together website.

Week of June 22, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Check out the Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership’s new website for the latest information on which shops and restaurants are open for business.
  • As University Libraries prepares for the campus to re-open, they are asking patrons to complete a survey by July 5 to help them plan.
  • The Town of Chapel Hill has published a food distribution calendar for seniors, children and others who need free meals or groceries.
  • Find out when and where free face masks are being distributed in Chapel HillCarrboro and Orange County.
  • Hear from entrepreneur Alan Cline, one of the founders of Fandango, today at 1:30 p.m. in an online Luminary Talk from the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Hear English and comparative literature professor Jordynn Jack talk about the journal entries her students wrote about their experiences last sprinduring the COVID-19 pandemic. The special edition of Focus Carolina airs this week.  
  • Listen to Compose Carolina, a new summer music series sponsored by the music department and Carolina Performing Arts. Alumna Eliana Fishbeyn talks about her work, Quiet Resistance, played by a big band ensemble, at noon, Friday.  
  • Join a moderated webinar, Mobilizing Against Anti-Black Racism and Racial Inequality in Contemporary U.S., featuring alumni Pierce Freelon, Riana Lynn and Ronda Bullock. Register by noon Friday for the 3 p.m. Friday event, sponsored by the department of African, African American and diaspora studies.

Week of June 15, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

  • The department of African, African American and diaspora studies is hosting a webinar on the history and contemporary context of racism, police conduct and criminal justice in the U.S. Register for the webinar, streaming from 3-4:30 this afternoon.
  • The Town of Carrboro is presenting a recorded program honoring Juneteenth today on its YouTube channel. Current and former African American elected officials of Orange County will share a “Resolution in Recognition of 400 Years of the African American Story,” followed by a lecture on the history of Juneteenth.
  • TEAM ADVANCE, in partnership with the Center for Faculty Excellence and the College of Arts and Sciences, will moderate a webinar conversation on anti-blackness, white privilege and allyship on Monday, June 22, from 11-12:30.
  • Watch a recording of Sonny Kelly’s one-person show, “The Talk,” about a father telling his son what he needs to know to survive in a racially divided America. Kelly is a Ph.D. student in the department of communication.
  • Read the latest updates to the Roadmap for Fall 2020 by visiting the Carolina Together website.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Week of June 8, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Take a short, online training to understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the Carolina community safe.
  • Learn more about the Roadmap for Fall 2020 by visiting the Carolina Together website.
  • Check out one of your employee benefits: discounts on computers, cell phones, Fitbits and more through Working Advantage. Use member ID 653475624.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Stuck at home with children? Join the Ackland Art Museum’s “Virtual Art Adventures” program on Saturday, June 13, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. Children will learn to make their own portraits. Registration is limited.   
  • Join Carolina Public Humanities’ “Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers” tomorrow at noon, when teaching associate professor of history Matt Andrews will discuss Michael Jordan 86 — A Basketball God Reconsidered. 
  • University employees have free access to more than 6,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics through LinkedIn Learning. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • The Employee Forum will meet today 9:15-11:30 a.m.
  • Learn about GiveUNC, a University-wide day of giving on June 16 when alumni, friends, staff, faculty and other Carolina supporters can help fund the causes they care about most.
  • Any staff or faculty members affected by stress because of recent events across the country and in the local area may use the Employee Assistance Program.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020