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September 2022

Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum

September 23 - December 31
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum features over 70 exceptional Dutch drawings from the 17th century, many previously unpublished and rarely exhibited. A number of drawings by Rembrandt van Rijn, the most celebrated artist of this period, and his pupils, represent a particular highlight of the exhibition. Since drawings are sensitive to light and can only be displayed for short periods of time, this exhibition is a…

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Exhibit: The Wannsee Conference and the Persecution and Murder of the European Jews

September 27 - October 14

From September 27 through October 14, “The Wannsee Conference and the Persecution and Murder of the European Jews” poster exhibit will be on view on the 3rd floor of the GEC. The aim of this exhibition by the “House of the Wannsee Conference – Memorial and Educational Site” is to educate the public about the Holocaust, expose the motives of its perpetrators, and commemorate the victims. The exhibition focuses on processes of persecution and the establishment of the killing machinery…

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October 2022

Krasno Ambassadors Forum • Moldova: Russia’s War on Ukraine and the Road to Europe

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ambassador Kent D. Logsdon currently serves as the US Ambassador to Moldova. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Head of the US Embassy Mission in Berlin, Germany, serving as Chargé d’Affaires from January 2017 to May 2018. His previous duties include Director of Operations Center, Director of the Office of Russian Affairs, and Deputy Head of Mission in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has also been a political advisor in Kyiv, Ukraine, and has held a variety of positions in Almaty,…

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Conversation with Dr. Heather Ashby (US Institute of Peace)

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Heather Ashby is the senior program officer for the Center for Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Dr. Ashby joined USIP after seven years with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she worked at the intersection of homeland security and international affairs. She also focused on U.S.-Russia relations at DHS. Her research interests include Russia’s activities in the Global South, particularly in Africa. Dr. Ashby researches and publishes on Russia’s involvement in conflict zones and…

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A Geographer, a Sociologist, and a Historian Walk into a …: Comparing Approaches to Research

October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Each academic discipline takes a different approach to what is considered appropriate research methods, what counts as data, and how to conduct and report research findings. Join us for a roundtable discussion to learn about how a Geographer, a Sociologist turned Political Scientist, and a Historian think about these issues and the advice they have to offer students at all stages of their research projects. Bring your questions about fieldwork, data-theory connections, interviews, data sets, surveys, etc. Participants: Banu Gokariksel,…

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Popoika

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2022

Don’t let your Russian skills fall out of practice this summer! Join other Russian-language learners at this weekly immersion opportunity every Friday at 4PM! The hour-long conversation takes place exclusively in Russian. All levels are welcome! Free tea and cookies!

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Virtual Tour: Bishkek Edition

October 10 @ 6:00 pm

Tour Kyrgyzstan with CLS recipient Darian Allen via Zoom.

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Deutschklub at UNC

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 21, 2022

Join us as we start the semester! All levels of German welcome! Every other Monday at 7:00 pm at Dey Hall 402 Practice your speaking with games and chatting! For more information please consult the flyer.

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Russian Flagship Program Information Sessions

October 11 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Achieve professional proficiency in Russian Study abroad in an intensive program tailored to your academic interests Access financial support for travel and internships Open to students of all majors

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Kaffestunde

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 29, 2022

Kaffeestunde is a informal weekly language hour hosted by German graduate students. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, Kaffeestunde is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the German language with other learners. As the name suggests, Kaffeestunde includes free coffee and cookies or cake. We sometimes bring out German board games and card games to help practice!

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UNC Oktoberfest

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Film Screening • Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020)

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St NC 27516 United States + Google Map

Join us for a special screening of the 2022 LUX Audience Award-winning film, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić. The film focuses on Aida, a translator for the United Nations, during the Srebrenica genocide in the summer of 1995. Based on true events, the film tells the story of Aida, an English teacher and translator taking shelter in a United Nations military base operated by Dutch peacekeepers, alongside her husband, two sons, and 30,000 other refugees. As the…

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