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AUGUST 2017

CONNECTING THE MIDDLE EAST TO THE SOUTHEAST
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:00AM-5:00PM 
Tru Deli & Wine, 114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill

This one-day professional development study tour will offer a meaningful experience for K-12 teachers to deepen their understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and foodways in North Carolina. Teachers will learn from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University faculty, as well as community experts.  This is a free workshop and open to only K-12 educators.  For more information, please contact Emma Harver, Consortium Outreach Coordinator at harver@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-6732

  SEPTEMBER 2017

CAROLINA GLOBAL PHOTGRAPHY COMPETITION
Submission Date:  September 15, 2017

The submission period has opened for the 18th Annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. This amateur competition is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and it showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work. The competition closes September 15, 2017.  Each photographer may submit up to three photos. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context. Special consideration will be given to images that are distinctive and embrace new perspectives.  Grand prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

NORTH CAROLINA:  THE NEW AMERICAN HEARTLAND
September 27-29, 2017
National Humanities Center
7 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

North Carolina: The New American Heartland is an initiative by the National Humanities Center to consider North Carolina’s role as a bellwether for the nation as seen through a variety of cultural lenses, specifically Music, Food, and Storytelling. Highlighted by a three-day gathering (September 27-29), it will provide a forum for examining North Carolina’s complex cultural identities and for exploring how the arts and humanities can help us better understand and face our shared challenges. Culinary experts, food writers, activists, and community leaders will explore the worlds of food and consider how this most central aspect of our daily lives is intertwined with issues of globalization, environmental regulation, income inequality, and immigration. Meals prepared by community chefs will be served throughout the three-day event. Presenters include foodways expert Marcie Cohen Ferris, food studies scholar Krishnendu Ray, historian Tom Hanchett, community leader Nation Hahn, food writer and historian Keia Mastrianni and other notable voices. For more information and to register visit: ncheartland.org.

 

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