Month: October 2011

Graduate students’ art exhibit opens Friday (Nov. 4)

Art graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will explore issues of race, geography, time, faith, evolution and more in an exhibition opening Friday (Nov. 4) at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The exhibition, “Don’t Be Intimidated By This Painting,” will open with a reception at 6 …

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UNC Center for European Studies earns European Union grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, one of 10 centers nationwide to have received the designation of EU Center of Excellence from the European Union, has been awarded funding of 424,855 euros (approximately $570,000) by the European Union for research and activities from 2011 to 2014. “The grant to UNC …

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‘No Child …’ replaces ‘Amish Project’ in PlayMakers’ lineup

Actor-playwright Nilaja Sun’s timely one-woman show “No Child…” comes to PlayMakers Repertory Company Jan. 11-15, as part of the theater’s PRC2 second-stage series. “No Child…” replaces “The Amish Project” by Jessica Dickey. The playwright had to cancel her PlayMakers appearance because of other obligations. PRC2 is PlayMakers’ acclaimed series in which each performance is followed …

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November College Calendar: Global politics, arts, science and more

Just in time for International Education Week, our November calendar is bursting with events spotlighting global politics, arts, science and more. Nov. 1:  Daniel Wallace, creative writing professor, will discuss his work in progress. 12:30 pm, Wilson Library, Louis Round. http://englishcomplit.unc.edu Nov. 2:  Who’s Doing the Looking? UNC artist Susan Harbage Page discusses the Ackland’s …

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PlayMakers hosts Freedom Riders’ art during ‘Parchman Hour’

PlayMakers Repertory Company is collaborating with artist Charlotta Janssen, utilizing her work onstage and in exhibition during the run of the theater’s world premiere of “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders.” Charlotta Janssen is a German-American visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown around the …

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‘Eating Animals’ to open communication studies’ season

An adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals” will be performed Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The play will kick off the 2011-2012 performance season in the communication studies department, part of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Eating Animals” was chosen by both UNC …

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Curveballs, sliders and pitch counts: Surviving life as a pitcher with your arm intact

Pitchers get hurt. That’s a fact of baseball. And anyone who’s played the game has an opinion about why: the pitching motion is unnatural, curveballs and split-finger fastballs ruin elbows, pitch counts are too high, some pitchers aren’t built to last. Three UNC researchers were a little more scientific about it. They surveyed thousands of …

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Biology society honors Jones for plant science outreach

The American Society of Plant Biologists (APSB) has honored Alan Jones with one of four ASPB Education Foundation Award Grants for Plant Science Outreach. Jones, the George and Alice Welsh Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology, will use the grant to develop a resource for elementary and secondary school students, with Jane Ellis of Presbyterian College. …

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Free jazz concerts with Eric Alexander set at UNC

Jazz saxophonist Eric Alexander’s residency Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 27-29) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will include three free public concerts. Thursday, he’ll play with UNC jazz studies faculty members Stephen Anderson, Dan Davis, Jason Foureman and Jim Ketch starting at 7:30 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium. They will perform classics …

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National teachers council honors Erika Lindemann

Erika Lindemann, associate dean for undergraduate curricula at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Lindemann, who received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Carolina, also is an adjunct professor of English in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. …

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