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Career diplomat to address progress in the Balkans in Jan. 29 talk

Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, will discuss the volatile Balkans region during a Jan. 29 free public lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The Balkans: From War and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Democratization and Integration into Europe” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global … Continued


Joint Duke-UNC events Jan. 24-25 focus on Balkans war of the 1990s

Angelina Jolie’s award-winning film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war, will be shown at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a two-day series of events focused on the war-torn region. “Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s War on the Balkans,” organized by the Duke University-UNC Gender, War … Continued


Silent Sam’s centennial subject of library lecture

The early history of the controversial “Silent Sam” statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the topic of a free public lecture Jan. 22 at the Wilson Special Collections Library.


Alumni’s work featured in art exhibition

The John & June Allcott Gallery and the Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series will present Sharon Lee Hart (MFA ’07) and Ashley Oates (MFA ’01) in an alumni exhibition from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7, 2013. Hart will also deliver the Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture on Jan. 17.


Fussy babies spend more time in front of the TV

Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use TV to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


UNC College Calendar: January arts and talks

Happy New Year. Get warmed up for the spring term by checking out the many events on the College of Arts and Sciences January calendar. Highlights and links below. Jan. 9 – 13: PlayMakers’ PRC2 presents And God Created Great Whales. $15-$36. https://college.unc.edu/2012/12/18/playmakersgreatwhales/ Jan. 10: A folklore colloquium with Grammy Award winners Lance and April Ledbetter, Mississippi Blues Trail creator … Continued


PlayMakers presents ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ with ‘Clybourne Park’

PlayMakers Repertory Company offers audiences two insightful looks at race and the meaning of home in productions of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park,” to be performed in rotating repertory Jan. 26 to March 3.