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November 2017

Sweatshops and Robots: Transitions in Global Labor

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UNC Center for School Leadership Development, 140 Friday Center Drive NC 27517 United States + Google Map

In collaboration with the Global Studies Center Technological advancement and globalization are having a critical effect on employment and our global economy. Marshall Brain will discuss the effects of automation and intelligent machines as competitors with humans for employment in the labor marketplace. Peter Coclanis will explore the effects and future of global outsourcing of labor. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Globalization of Labor: In Reverse or Full Speed Ahead? Peter Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and Director,…

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Intermediate French Lunch

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 28, 2017 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your…

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Nada by Carmen Laforet

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2017 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

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December 2017

Italy: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Humanities Program for exact location + Google Map

in Collaboration with the Center for European Studies From antiquity down to modern times the Italian peninsula has been the multicultural home for people who have spoken different languages, lived under different government systems and struggled with social fragmentation. Richard Talbert will discuss how the fragmented peoples of ancient Italy were gradually unified and dominated by the Roman Republic and Empire. Historian Tobias Hof will then examine how modern Italians continue to face fragmenting challenges as they struggle with Mediterranean…

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Advanced French Lunch

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on December 4, 2017 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Nada by Carmen Laforet

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2017 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish "One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe." “Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus,…

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