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October 2020

Brown Bag Italian Language Lunch

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm

$15

featuring Jennifer Mackenzie, Assistant Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat 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…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Matt Andrews on Billie Jean King

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Matt Andrews, Professor of History, and Billie Jean King Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom…

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November 2020

Brown Bag French Language Lunch

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

This Language Lunch is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All…

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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 4, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The novel that put Atwood on the literary map The Edible Woman is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism. Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, it is a groundbreaking work of fiction.  —…

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Heaven and Hell: Ancient Ideas about the Afterlife (encore)

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 6, 2020

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Bart D. Ehrman According to the most recent Pew Research Poll, 72 percent of all Americans believe in a literal heaven as a place of eternal blessing for departed souls, while 58 percent believe in a literal hell and its eternal torments. Although Christians have believed these ideas for centuries, they are not taught in the Old Testament or in the teachings of the historical Jesus. So where did they come from? Were they simply…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Beverly Taylor on Elizabeth Barrett Browning

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Beverly Taylor, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed…

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Heaven and Hell: Ancient Ideas about the Afterlife (encore)

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 6, 2020

A Distinguished Scholar Webinar featuring Bart D. Ehrman According to the most recent Pew Research Poll, 72 percent of all Americans believe in a literal heaven as a place of eternal blessing for departed souls, while 58 percent believe in a literal hell and its eternal torments. Although Christians have believed these ideas for centuries, they are not taught in the Old Testament or in the teachings of the historical Jesus. So where did they come from? Were they simply…

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz – SOLD OUT

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Nadia Yaqub, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   First writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Widely acclaimed as Nobel Prize-winner Mahfouz’s best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of…

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Brown Bag German Language Lunch

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

featuring Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat 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.…

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The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Lecture

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom,

The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program, In Collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies, presents ORDINARY MEN Revisited: The Evolution of Holocaust Perpetrator Studies featuring Christopher Browning Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus This event is a special CPH Zoom webinar, co-sponsored by UNC’s Center for Jewish Studies and featuring one of the world’s leading experts on the History of the Holocaust. Professor Browning will discuss responses to his classic book on the Holocaust, Ordinary Men, and talk about…

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Lunch with Friends and Strangers: Karin Pfennig on Joseph Leidy

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Featuring Karin Pfennig, Professor of Biology, and Joseph Leidy Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. Each lunch starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 minutes. Conversations will be accessed via a Zoom webinar…

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz – SOLD OUT

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Nadia Yaqub, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   First writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Widely acclaimed as Nobel Prize-winner Mahfouz’s best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of…

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December 2020

Njal’s Saga by Anonymous

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Paul Roberge, Professor of Germanic Languages and Professor of Linguistics   Considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas Written in the thirteenth century, Njal’s Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems—from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law’s inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and…

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Brown Bag French Language Lunch

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$15

This Language Lunch is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All…

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Njal’s Saga by Anonymous

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

$35

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Paul Roberge, Professor of Germanic Languages and Professor of Linguistics   Considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas Written in the thirteenth century, Njal’s Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems—from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law’s inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and…

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