April events sprouting

Happy spring!  April events are sprouting across Carolina.  Here’s a sampling, courtesy of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Be sure to check out the University’s main events calendar for events that include the arts, athletics, lectures, concerts and more.

  • Through April 13: NC Science Festival. Fun activities for the whole family, with regional scientists including UNC College colleagues. http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/
  • March 31-April 4: MFA solo exhibition by student Connie Zamorano, part of the theme, Aesthetic Conditions. June and June Allcott Gallery. Hanes Art Center. http://art.unc.edu
  • April 1: NY Times bestselling author and UNC religious studies scholar Bart Ehrman will read from his new book, How Jesus Became God. 3:30 p.m. Bulls Head Bookshop. mckay@unc.edu
  • April 2: Guest lecturer Judith Tick, Northeastern University, will discuss “Revisionist Challenges in Writing the Biography of Ella Fitzgerald.” 5:30 p.m., Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 2: Piano recital with guest artist Tian Tian. 5 p.m. Hill Hall Auditorium. Tickets and info: http://music.unc.edu
  • April 2-20: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents its final main-stage production, the Tony Award-winning Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim. Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art. Visit http://playmakersrep.org for ticket information and related community events.
  • April 2: The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America, a lecture by John Kasson, American studies. Noon, Art for Lunch. Ackland Art Museum. Bring a bag lunch. RSVP requested: http://ackland.org/events-programs/adult-programs/art-for-lunch/
  • April 2: Oceanographer John Delaney of theUniversity of Washington will discuss “Understanding the Planetary Life Support System: Next-Generation Science in the Ocean Basins. 3 p.m. Murray Hall G201. http://marine.unc.edu/files/2014/01/4-2-14_Delaney1.jpg
  • April 2: Talking Music Series: Percussion Group Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. Hill Hall Auditorium. Tickets and info: http://music.unc.edu
  • April 3: Murphy Hicks Henry, an independent scholar and banjo virtuoso, will perform at noon for the Music on the Porch Series of the Center for the Study of the American South; Love House and Hutchins Forum, Franklin St. She will discuss, Steel String Magnolias: Women in Bluegrass, for the Hutchins Lecture, 4:30 p.m. at Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. http://south.unc.edu
  • April 3: Riche Richardson of Cornell University will discuss, Monumentalizing Mary McLeod Bethune and Rosa Parks in the Post-Civil Rights Era, part of the Critical Speaker Series of the department of English and comparative literature. 3:30 p.m., Graham Memorial 039. With a related seminar April 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Donovan Lounge of Greenlaw Hall. davidbak@email.unc.edu
  • April 3: Svetlana Savranskaya of George Washington University discusses, Cuba as a Nuclear Power? The Secret Missiles of November 1962. Part of The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond lecture series. 4 p.m. Hamilton Hall 569. k.larres@unc.edu
  • April 3-5: The Department of African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies will be hosting its 2nd Annual Global Africana Conference. The focus is “Water, Health, and Environment: Experiences from African, African-American, and Diaspora Geographies.stgore@email.unc.edu.
  • April 4: Priceless Gem Walking Tour with Jonathan Howes and David Godschalk, professor emeritus of city and regional planning, showcasing The Dynamic Decade of building on the UNC campus. 3 p.m. UNC Visitor’s Center at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. (919) 962-1630.
  • April 4: Global Research Institute lecture by David Igler, historian at the University of California at Irvine: Contesting the Notion of Empire in the Pacific: Individuals and Oceanic Space. 4:30 p.m. FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005. http://watertheme.unc.edu
  • April 4: Southern Oral History Program 40th anniversary celebration. 1 to 6 p.m. Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. http://south.unc.edu
  • April 4: Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture. Alex Ross of The New Yorker will discuss Big Ballads of the Modern Heart: Sidney Lanier and Early American Wagnerism. 4:15 p.m., Gerrard Hall. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 4: Faculty recital. Four UNC Composers, featuring works by Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Stefan Litwin and Lee Weisert. 8 p.m. Person Recital Hall. Ticket info: http://music.unc.edu
  • April 4-5: The Parr Center for Ethics hosts the National High School Ethics Bowl. Kenan-Flagler Business School. http://parrcenter.unc.edu
  • April 5: Historian Pamela Smith of Columbia University discusses, From Matter to Ideas: Making Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. 5 p.m. Hyde Hall. davidbak@email.unc.edu
  • April 6: Take Two Tour: Archaeological Significance of The New Found Land. With Steve Davis of UNC archaeology, taking a closer look at artifacts in the Ackland Art Museum exhibit. 2 p.m. Ackland. http://ackland.org
  • April 7: Honoring Mandela’s Life and Legacy: A Discussion with Kenneth Broun, professor emeritus of the UNC Law School, and Bereket Selassie, the William E. Leuchtenburg Professor of African Studies. Noon. FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003. Advance registration required. http://global.unc.edu
  • April 7: Community Lecture with Bill Morgan, who worked as Allen Ginsberg’s bibliographer for 20 years, until the poet’s death in 1997. 7:30 p.m. Friday Center for Continuing Education. http://jewishstudies.unc.edu
  • April 7-11: MFA solo exhibition by student Antoine Williams, part of the theme, Aesthetic Conditions. June and June Allcott Gallery. Hanes Art Center. http://art.unc.edu
  • April 8: UNC historian Cecelia Moore will discuss, Making a People’s Theatre: `Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers, 5:30 p.m., Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. Exhibit tied to lecture open in N.C. Collection Gallery through June 8. wilsonlibrary@unc.edu
  • April 8: World Music with Charanga Carolina and Gamelan Nyai Saraswati. 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall 107. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 9: Artist and University of Colorado at Boulder art professor Mark Amerika discusses, Remixing Personae. 3 p.m. Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. https://comm.unc.edu/
  • April 9: Talking Music Series: The Music of Alexander Goehr. Featuring Goehr (composer), Louise Toppin (soprano), Christin Danchi (violin), Katharina Uhde (viola), Saar Berger (French horn), Ib Hausmann (clarinet), Axel Bauni (piano), Clara Yang (piano) and Stefan Litwin (piano). 7:30 p.m., Person Recital Hall. Tickets and info: http://music.unc.edu
  • April 10: Working on Women in Science lecture with Ruth E. Blake, professor of geology and geophysics at Yale University. 4 p.m. Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. donna64@unc.edu
  • April 10: UNC College alumnus Greg Allgood, of World Vision Water and P&G’s Children’s Safe Water Drinking Program, will discuss, Saving Lives with Clean Water, 6 p.m. Friday Center for Continuing Education. Please pre-register: http://sph.unc.edu/foard
  • April 11: Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture. Michael Beckerman (New York University). Where Is My Home?When Is My Home? How the Czech National Anthem Lost Its Ending and What it Means. 4:15 p.m., Person Recital Hall. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 12: Diaries, Dreams, and Desires: Anne Frank and Jewish Private Life. The Uhlman Family seminar will explore the domestic worlds that Anne Frank and millions of Jewish families enjoyed before the war, how they’ve been portrayed, and the disruption wrought on them by the Holocaust. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For registration, location, cost and details: http://jewishstudies.unc.edu
  • April 12: UNC Jazz Band with Ben Allison, bass and composer. 4 p.m., Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall $10 general admission ($5 students, UNC faculty and staff). Tickets available at the door. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 12: Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers: Water Colors. 8 p.m., Memorial Hall. $15 general admission ($10 seniors, $5 students with ID). Tickets available from Memorial Hall Box Office (919) 843-3333 or at the door. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 13: UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs. 4 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium. $10 general admission ($5 students, UNC faculty and staff). Tickets available at the door. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 14-18: MFA solo exhibition by student Michael Bramwell, part of the theme, Aesthetic Conditions. June and June Allcott Gallery. Hanes Art Center. http://art.unc.edu
  • April 14: the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. 1 to 3:45 p.m. Frank Porter Graham Student Union. http://our.unc.edu
  • April 15: George Herring of the University of Kentucky discusses, Looking Back, Thinking Ahead: U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective. Part of The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond lecture series. 4 p.m. Hamilton Hall 569. k.larres@unc.edu
  • April 16: Francis G. O’Connor, chair of the department of military and emergency medicine at the Uniformed Services University, will deliver the Carl S. Byth Lecture in Exercise and Sport Science. 12:30 p.m. Fetzer 109. http://exxs.u.nc.edu
  • April 16: Earth Week Lecture by Alexandra Cousteau. 6 p.m. Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History auditorium. mchall@email.unc.edu  http://www.alexandracousteau.org
  • April 16: UNC Symphony Orchestra with Clara Yang, piano. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and Sibelius: Symphony No. 1. 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. $15 general admission ($10 students, UNC faculty and staff). Tickets and information: (919) 843-3333. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 17: UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band. 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. $15 general admission ($10 students, UNC faculty and staff). Tickets and information: (919) 843-3333. http://music.unc.edu
  • April 23: American studies professor John Kasson will read from his new book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America. Bulls Head Bookshop. 3:30 p.m. mckay@unc.edu
  • April 23-27: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents its final PRC2 production, Hold These Truths, by Jeanne Sakata. http://playmakersrep.org

March 28, 2014.