Oct. Events: Poetry, music, the economy and more

Our October calendar of events for the College of Arts and Sciences features poetry, music and drama, as well as  discussions about history, the economy and global challenges.  See highlights and links below.


Oct. 1: North Carolina debut recital by new UNC faculty member and pianist Clara Yang, with music ranging from Handel to Tchaikovsky. 8 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium. Information and tickets, 962.1039.



Oct. 3:   Rethinking the Knowledge Needed to Teach Mathematics, with Rochelle Gutierrez, Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 6 pm, Hyde Hall, University Room.



Oct. 4: Poet Al Young, Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture, 7:30 pm, Historic PlayMakers Theatre.



Oct. 4: Fragile States, Global Consequences: A conference examining the global challenge of fragile states such as Bosnia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor and Haiti. 5:30 to 7:30 pm, FedEx Global Education Center.  http://global.unc.edu/


Oct. 5: Ralph Byrns,  UNC professor emeritus of economics, will discuss  Bezzle: How Charlatans, Con-Men and Quacks Distort the Distribution of Income, for a Parr Center Lunch and Learn series on Jobs and the Economy. 12 noon, Hyde Hall, University Room. Free, but register online at http://parrcenter.unc.edu


Oct. 6: Michael Durand, Ohio State University, will discuss Monitoring the Changing Mountain Snowpack. 3:30 pm, Mitchell Hall 005. jo@unc.edu


Oct. 6: Banu Subramaniam, U Mass, will discuss DNA, Nation and the Politics of Belonging for the New Perspectives on Feminist Science Studies series. 7 pm, Hyde Hall.



Oct. 6-9:   Long Story Shorts: The First Annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays, features short works by students in the Writing for the Screen and Stage Program.  8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday. Free tickets at door, limited seating Swain Hall Studio 6. jensta100@hotmail.com http://go.unc.edu/Sm2d5


Oct. 9: Reflections: Americana for Flute and Piano, with Brooks de Wetter-Smith and Elizabeth Tomlin. 7:30 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium. Tickets : 962.1039 http://music.unc.edu


Oct. 10:  Brett Bobley, director of the Office of Digital Humanities  at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will give the keynote address to kickoff UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab,  2 pm, University Room,  Hyde Hall. http://go.unc.edu/Dj3g6


Oct. 10: Master class with legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman. 962.1039. 4 pm, Person Hall.



Oct. 11: Master class with legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman. 962.1039. 2 pm, Hill Hall 107.



Oct. 11: Gala concert featuring the songs of lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, guest artists-in-residence in the music department, with faculty and students from music and dramatic art. 7:30 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium.



Oct. 12: University Day featuring keynote by UNC President Thomas W. Ross, Sr., 11 am, Memorial Hall; Speaker Ban Marker unveiling to commemorate the historic protests against the Speaker Ban Law, 3 pm, McCorkle Place at Franklin St.  http://www.unc.edu/universityday/


Oct. 13:  UNC Symphony Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Richard Luby, soloist, honoring the memory of Maxine Swalin.  Tickets: 962.1039. 7:30 pm, Memorial  Hall. http://music.unc.edu


Oct. 14:  Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS, the album release concert with producers and alumni Jon Haas and Andrew Finn Magill and performers from Malawi. Free tickets are required in advance, available at Memorial Hall Box Office.  8 pm, Memorial Hall.



Oct. 17:  UNC sociologist Charles Kurzman discusses his book The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists. Tickets: 843.5115. 2:30 pm, George Watts Hill Alumni Center.



Oct. 17: Leisa Rundquist delivers the 2011 McLeod and Mildrid Riggins Art Lecture on Being Perpetual: Intersexuality and Performances of Martyrdom in the Realms of the Unreal. 6 pm, Hanes Art Center auditorium

Contact: Dorothy Verkerk, dverkerk@email.unc.edu


Oct. 19: Dinner with Faculty: Christopher Mead Armitage. Tickets: 843.5115. 6:30 pm, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. http://www.alumni.unc.edu


Oct. 20: The UNC Music Library celebrates its 75th anniversary.  Keynote address by Ti m Carter, the David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, and short concert featuring works from the library’s music collection. 5 pm, Wilson Library, Saltarelli Room.



Oct. 25: Elaine Lawless, the Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC and Duke, will discuss Missed Representations: Visual Imagery of Intimate Partner Violence. 7 pm, Hyde Hall. folklore@unc.edu http://go.unc.edu/Jk82S


Oct. 26-Nov. 13:  PlayMakers  Repertory Company presents the world premier of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’63 Freedom Riders, written and directed by alumnus Mike Wiley.   Note: Wiley and Derek Catsam, author of Freedom’s Main Line, will lead a discussion Oct. 26 at 5 pm in Wilson Library. http://www.playmakersrep.org


Oct. 27:  Sixth  Annual Carolina Climate Change Seminar, featuring  Benjamin Santer discussing The Scientific Evidence for a Discernible Human Influence on Global Climate. 7:30 pm, FedEx Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium. jo@unc.edu


Oct. 27-Oct. 29: Visiting guest saxophonist  Dave Pietro performs with  UNC jazz  musicians in different combinations. Check website for times. http://music.unc.edu

Oct. 27-29: Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artists Series presents tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander in residence for three different concerts. See http://music.unc.edu for more information.

Oct. 30: An Afternoon of Opera with UNC Voice Faculty and Guests, 3 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium. http://music.unc.edu


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