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.

Nov. 2:  Who’s Doing the Looking? UNC artist Susan Harbage Page discusses the Ackland’s contemporary photography exhibit. Brown-bag lunch. Free for members, $5 for others. 12 noon, Ackland Art Museum,

Nov. 2:  Brave New Ocean, with Jeremy Jackson of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 3 pm, Chapman Hall 201.

Nov. 2: Marine Ecosystems at Risk, with Jeremy Jackson, see above, and UNC marine scientists Pete Peterson, Niels Lindquist and John Bruno. 7:30 pm, Gardner Hall 105.

Nov. 2:  Crossing Borders, screening of documentary about Moroccan and American university students traveling together through Morocco. 6 pm, FedEx Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium.

Nov. 2: Twelve Angry Lebanese, inmates’ screen adaptation of the famous play Twelve Angry Men. 7 pm, FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003.

Nov. 3: Videograms of A Revolution, Germany and Romania, part of Eastern European film festival. 6:30 pm, Varsity Theatre.

Nov. 4:  Elaine Lawless, the Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC and Duke, along with M. Heather Carver and The Troubling Violence Performance Project, will present a performance on issues associated with domestic violence. 7 pm, UNC Center for Dramatic Art, Room 101.

Nov. 4: Divided Cities and Regions, Negotiating Conflict Between People, Business and Government. All-day conference sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning; $12 lunch. Greenlaw 101.

Nov. 4: Educate, Innovate, Collaborate: A faculty showcase on instructional innovation at Carolina. Open to UNC faculty. 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Carolina Club. Register at:

Nov. 5: Visualizing Human Rights, an all-day event featuring: public radio journalist Dick Gordon interviewing a Libyan-American political prisoner, spoken-word performance by Poetic Portraits of a Revolution/Sacrificial Poets, talks by local and student artists, and discussion with a Tunisian youth activist. 9 am to 5 pm, FedEx Global Education Center. Free, RSVP Center for Global Initiatives

Nov. 5: Liszt Festival, UNC Music faculty Derison Duarte, Thomas Otten, Timothy Sparks, Louise Toppin and Clara Yang perform. Tickets $15-$10. At 8 pm, Hill Hall Auditorium.

Nov. 7: Biological Consequences of Chronic Exposure to Social and Economic Disadvantages. 9 am to 5 pm. Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Hitchcock Room. Free, register at

Nov. 8: Brent Wissick, cello, and Andrew Willis, piano, perform cello music of Chopin and Faure. 7:30 pm, Person Recital Hall.

Nov. 9: New Questions for the Fourth Estate – Ethical Implications of the Growth of Digital Media, with UNC journalism  professors Penny Muse Abernathy and Rhonda Gibson. Part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by Parr Center for Ethics. Registration required.

Nov. 10:  The Vimy Expeditions – The Plane That Changed the World. Alumnus Peter McMillan and Australian Lang Kidby rebuilt a World War I-era biplane, the Vickers Vimy, and re-created her record-breaking 1919 flight from England to Australia. McMillan will chronicle the original flight and its reenactment in a multi-media presentation and discussion. 5:30 pm, FedEx Global Education Center, Mandela Auditorium.

Nov. 10-Dec. 9: Allcott Gallery Exhibition: “Surrender,” a solo installation by Sreshta Rit Premnath. Opening reception Nov. 10 5 p.m. Hanes Art Center.

Nov. 10-19: Eating Animals, a multimedia/performance adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, by the Performance Collective in the department of communication studies. Times and tickets, 962.1449. Swain Hall, Studio 6.

Nov. 10: Historian Lloyd Kramer will discuss his book, Nationalism in Europe and America.  3:30 pm, Bull’s Head.

Nov. 10-19: Allcott Gallery Exhibition: “Surrender,” a solo installation by Sreshta Rit Premnath, opening reception Nov. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Hanes Art Center.

Nov. 11-12: From the Renaissance to the Modern World: A free symposium in honor of UNC Professor of History Emeritus John Headley. Hyde Hall.  Schedule and details:

Nov. 11-12: “The Islamic Cultures of Africa,” a seminar presented by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values. For more:

Nov. 12: Family Science Day, celebrating the International Year of Chemistry with the UNC chemistry department. Free. 11 am to 3 pm. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Nov. 14:   Robin Wright, the National Magazine Award-winning Middle East correspondent, will discuss her new book Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World, chronicling the individuals and forces behind protests in Iran, the Arab Spring uprisings and more. With Hodding Carter. 5:30 pm Memorial Hall; 4 pm book-signing/reception in Gerrard Hall.

Nov. 14: The Stages of Memory After 9/11, From Berlin to New York, a lecture by James Young, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies. 7:30 pm, Friday Center.

Nov. 14-18: International Education Week. Check UNC Global for events and times.

Nov. 15: Chicago art historian James Elkins will discuss Farewell to Visual Studies. 6 pm, Hanes Art Center.

Nov. 15: My Perestroika, part of Eastern European film festival. 6:30 pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge.

Nov. 16-17:  Need to obtain or renew your passport? UNC Global provides this quick-and-easy one-stop-shop for UNC students, faculty, staff and families — as part of International Education Week.  10 am to 3 pm, FedEx Global Education Center, fourth floor.

Nov. 17: Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia, discusses Urban Effects on Precipitation, Storms and Flooding. 3:15 pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge.  962.0678.

Nov. 17: Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, director of the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern, will discuss Brilliant Appearances — Spanish Court Costume and its Pictorial Representation. 5:30 pm, Hanes Art Center.

Nov. 18: NOTE NEW LOCATION: Democracy, Stability in the Arab Spring. Six experts on democratization and the Arab world will participate in a panel on the Arab Spring. 5:30 pm. FED EX GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER/MANDELA AUDITORIUM. Contact: Lara Markstein, (919) 962-5442,

Nov. 29: Iraqi Women Between Dictatorship, Sanctions, War and Occupation, with University of London Gender Studies Chair Nadje Al-Ali. 5 pm, Hyde Hall.

Nov. 30-Dec. 18: PlayMakers presents Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee.


Through Nov. 13: The Parchman Hour, written and directed by UNC alum Mike Wiley, about the Freedom Rides and Civil Rights movement.

Through Jan. 22: Self-Observed, art exhibit of works by college students across the nation, curated by eight UNC students. NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.