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UNC Program in the Humanities


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July 2015
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Earth, the Arts, and the Meaning of Nature

July 11 @ 9:15 pm
UNC Campus,
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Human beings have always tried to understand Earth’s place in the universe and their own place in the natural world, but these issues have taken on increased urgency in an era of climate change and continuing threats to ecological systems. This wide-ranging seminar will explore changing perceptions of our planet among both scientists and creative artists. Adrienne Erickcek will discuss recent studies of the “Big Bang” and current astronomical knowledge of the earth’s long-term trajectory within the universe. Carolyn Allmendinger…

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August 2015

Adult Spelling Bee

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Part variety show, part serious inquiry into the public’s orthography skills, and mostly just a fun time, this event will be the first of many events mixing entertainment with just a modicum of scholarly endeavor. Anyone can take part and teams are welcome. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Be prepared to show identification. Our spelling bees employ a tongue-in-cheek philosophy: you have been warned not to take this too seriously! If you have questions please write…

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