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One way to get through difficult times like these is by connecting to a community of people to talk, learn, and laugh. With this in mind, CPH invites you to grab a beverage of your choice and join us for a enjoy a conversation with various members of the UNC community each week for our Virtual Humanities Happy Hour. To comply with safe social distancing practices, these Virtual Humanities Happy Hours will all take place over Zoom. These hour long conversations will feature short presentations by various UNC faculty, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. To make the conversation easier to facilitate, we will only be accepting questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

Information on how to access the Virtual Humanities Happy Hour will be shared via the individual event sites below a day or two before the event.

All Virtual Humanities Happy Hours will be recorded and posted to CPH’s YouTube page following the event.

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Thursday, June 25 – “Happiness in Hard Times: CPH’s Summer Send Off”




Thursday, March 26 “How to Stay Happy in a Pandemic or Why We Should Try” featuring Cary Levine, Rachel Schaevitz & Kumi Silva

Thursday, April 2—So Much Drama: Theater in Times of Crisis featuring Al Duncan, Mary Floyd-Wilson, & Adam Versényi

Thursday, April 9—Plenty of Time to Read Books Lately, featuring Gabe Trop, Pamela Cooper, & Two Mystery Guests!

Thursday, April 16—The Sound of Silence? How Music Survives in a Virtual World, featuring Mark Katz, Jocelyn Neal, Florence Dore, & mystery guests.

Thursday, April 23—Cloistered Cultures, A World Reports on Social Distance, featuring Jon Kief, Donny Santacaterina, & Claudia Yaghoobi

Thursday, May 14 Monasteries and Mountaintops: Religious Traditions of Solitude featuring Jes Boon, Morgan Pitelka, Ben Murphy, Joanna Sierks Smith, & Afroz Taj.

Thursday, May 28 –  “Daycare to the Doctorate: COVID’s Impact on Public Education” featuring UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Christie Norris, Justin Parmenter, & Megan Vinh