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Honors Carolina is a community of scholars, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, athletes, activists, and more. We celebrate our diversity and believe that our differences—and our shared experiences—make us smarter and stronger.
From an Honors Carolina new student orientation session before you begin classes to a graduation reception when you complete your degree, we will host many events and activities for you and your classmates. You’ll build and strengthen the bonds of friendship at concerts, peer mentoring sessions, 3D printing demonstrations, career treks, final exam study sessions, coffee breaks with visiting alumni, a first year student gathering in August, an art museum gala in the fall, and weekly dinners, workshops, and information sessions.
Events are categorized into four categories:
  • Wellness Wellness is a critical component of student success. Multiple dimensions of wellness can include: physical, spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and financial.
  • Journey Your journey is made of of two components – mindset and skill set. Learn about the journeys of others and build the skills necessary to talk about/market your own journey.
  • Network Your network is a community made of up friends, faculty/staff, mentors, alumni, family, and more.
  • Opportunities Come learn about global programs, internships, jobs, leadership positions, research experiences, fellowships, and shadowing experiences, and more.
  • Shaded programs highlight our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

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September 2020

Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture presents Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University presents The Making and Unmaking of Politics in Contemporary America

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor Kruse ’94 specializes in the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with a particular interest in conflicts over race, rights and religion and the making of modern conservatism. He is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005), One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015), and, with Julian Zelizer, Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 (2019). He has been honored recently as a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of…

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October 2020

Honors Shuford Seminar in Entrepreneurship (Remote) – Deadline Extended

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 pm

Complete your minor in entrepreneurship in one semester while participating in an internship in an innovative organization. This remote program combines virtual communities of UNC students taking remote classes while sharing their experiences in entrepreneurial internships in a variety of ecosystems. We will explore startup communities and ecosystems around the United States and in London, focusing on leading, emerging, and developing communities including the Bay Area, London, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Durham, among others. The program allows students…

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Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exciting research projects are happening in English, History, Art History and other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Connect with faculty members and student researchers to learn about their experiences, advice, and guidance. Staff from Honors Carolina and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will discuss a unique fellowship opportunity that can help fund a research project with an IAH Faculty Fellow. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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Law School Mock Admissions Panel

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

Want to know what goes on in the heads of law school admissions staff? Here's your chance to find out. Law school admissions staff will join us to "review" mock application files and share their expertise on what makes a candidate stand out, for the right reasons and the not-so-good ones. This event is geared toward juniors and seniors, but all years are welcome to attend. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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PRIDE SpeakOut Alumni Conversation: Jay Sammons, ’98

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

Join alumnus Jay W. Sammons (Managing Director and Head of the Global Consumer, Media & Retail Team, The Carlyle Group) for an Honors Carolina PRIDE-sponsored conversation. After graduating from UNC, Jay earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and worked at J.P. Morgan, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, and Avista Capital Partners. Since joining Carlyle in 2006, Jay has led or been a key contributor to a number of investments, including Beats Electronics, Philosophy, Vogue International, Ithaca Holdings, and Grupo Madero.…

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Structures of Inequality: Systemic Racism & Economic Disparities

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join us for the fourth talk of the six part series, Systemic Racism and Economic Disparities presented by Heather Hunt, Research Associate with the NC Poverty Research Fund. Heather is a research associate with the NC Poverty Research Fund. As such, she studies and documents the many facets of poverty and inequality in North Carolina. Her area of specialty is the intersection of law, economic development, and policy. Previously, Heather was the assistant director of the Center on Poverty, Work…

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Queer MiniCon 2020

October 9
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An event every 4 days that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 13, 2020

The LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill is partnering with UNC SAGA, Student Life and Leadership, Sexuality Studies, and Honors Carolina Pride to host Carolina’s first-ever Queer MiniCon on October 9th and 13th. This convention honors National Coming Out Day by showcasing LGBTQIA+ research and expression in NC. Call for Academic and Creative Proposals   Queer MiniCon will be an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from all North Carolina institutions of higher education to share research and creative work affirming the experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals. We’re…

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Queer MiniCon 2020

October 13
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An event every 4 days that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 13, 2020

The LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill is partnering with UNC SAGA, Student Life and Leadership, Sexuality Studies, and Honors Carolina Pride to host Carolina’s first-ever Queer MiniCon on October 9th and 13th. This convention honors National Coming Out Day by showcasing LGBTQIA+ research and expression in NC. Call for Academic and Creative Proposals   Queer MiniCon will be an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from all North Carolina institutions of higher education to share research and creative work affirming the experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals. We’re…

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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Structures of Inequality: Systemic Racism & Voting

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join us for the fifth talk of the six part series, Systemic Racism and Voting presented by Jim Leloudis, Professor of History and Peter T. Grauer Associate Dean for Honors Carolina. James Leloudis is Associate Professor of History, Peter T. Grauer Associate Dean for Honors Carolina, and Director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. He earned his B.A. in History with highest honors from UNC in 1977, an MA from Northwestern University in 1979, and a Ph.D.…

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2020 Frank Porter Graham Lecture Presents: “No Condition is Permanent” by Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Raj Panjabi is CEO, Last Mile Health; Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Last Mile Health saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals. Dr. Panjabi was named by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of the 50 Most Influential People…

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Honors Carolina PRIDE SpeakOut Alumni Conversation: Tony Kearney

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join alumnus Tony Kearney (Director, Strategic Relationships/Planned Parenthood Southeast) for an Honors Carolina PRIDE-sponsored conversation. Tony specializes in identifying, building, and fostering organizational relationships that build connections between Planned Parenthood and allies. We invite you to visit with Tony and learn more about his career, his community involvement, and how he maintains close ties with his beloved alma mater through service on various boards and committees.

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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November 2020

Structures of Inequality: Systemic Racism & The Way We Think

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join us for the final talk of the six part series, Systemic Racism and The Way We Think presented by Keith Payne, Professor of Psychology and Neuropsychology. Keith Payne is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. Payne received his PhD in Social Psychology from Washington University. He studies the effects of inequality on human thought and behavior, and how psychological patterns create and reinforce racial and economic disparities. This research is overviewed in his book, The Broken…

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PRIDE SpeakOut Alumni Conversation: Brennan Lewis

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join alumn Brennan Lewis (Fellow in Residence: Regional Manager, U.S. & Canada, Peace First) for an Honors Carolina PRIDE-sponsored conversation. Brennan just completed their first year with Peace First, a non-profit organization empowering young people ages 13-25 to create a just and peaceful world by providing digital tools, community support, start-up funding, and stories that celebrate their journeys and impact. Through past experience with Equality North Carolina, the Human Rights Campaign, the Campaign for Southern Equality, the Trevor Project, and…

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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