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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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October 2019

Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) Boren Award Information Session

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Interested in travel and language study? Meet a representative – and past winners – from the Boren Awards, a scholarship opportunity that provides funding for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in regions like Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Awards offers up to $30,000 toward international study! RSVP here.

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Graham Gatherings

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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Honors Study Abroad Fair

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anne Queen Lounge, Campus Y, 180A E. Cameron Avenue, YMCA Building
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States

It’s never too early to start thinking about where you’ll study abroad! Stop by the Honors Study Abroad Fair to meet with Honors staff, faculty leads, and past program participants. Honors Global programs are open to ALL UNC students. Questions? Contact HonorsBurch@unc.edu

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Don Millen Jr., Managing Director, Dragonfly Capital

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 011 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Don Millen Jr. has over 25 years of experience in advising and investing in high-growth private and public businesses. Prior to founding Dragonfly Capital in 2000, he worked with Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. (BHC), a Charlotte-based merger and acquisition boutique. Prior to BHC, Don worked in New York City at the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette advising both private equity groups and business management teams on various financing and M&A situations. He also served as a Tax Manager…

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Lunch & Learn: Kenan-Flagler Business School (Class of 2023)

October 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Attend this session to learn about the Kenan-Flagler Business School and connect with Lisa Beisser, Director, Admissions and Strategic Initiatives, Undergraduate Business. Gain insight into business school prerequisites, course planning the application process, and Kenan-Flagler global opportunities. This session is for Honors Carolina 1st year students. RSVP here.

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RTI International – UNC Alumni Panel

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Communications professionals from RTI International - all UNC graduates - will be discussing their career paths in (and outside of) media and their current experiences in the scientific and social science research space. Panel members represent multiple generations and degree areas. Marceline Murawski, the director of Publishing, Multimedia Communications RTI, will be moderating. She is a 1990 UNC honors graduate in English. RTI (www.rti.org) is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition and is based in…

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Honors Carolina Class of 2023 Gala & Dessert Reception

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400 United States

Come enjoy a night touring the Ackland Museum galleries and connecting with members of the Honors Carolina class of 2023. Dessert reception and photo booth included. RSVP here.

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Cookies & Conversation

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graham Memorial Lounge, 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Need a quick study break during midterm season? Come relax with your fellow classmates at our Cookies and Conversation event! We have some fun conversation starter games planned as well as cookies to decorate. RSVP here. We can’t wait to see you! NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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Graham Gatherings

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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Professor Peter Mucha, Department of Mathematics and Applied Physical Sciences

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 011 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Peter Mucha is a Professor of Mathematics and Applied Physical Sciences. Born in Texas and raised in Minnesota, Mucha moved east to attend college at Cornell University were he majored in Engineering Physics. After a Churchill Scholarship studying in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge with an M.Phil in Physics, he returned to the States to continue his studies at Princeton with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied and computational Mathematics. Following a postdoctoral instructorship in applied mathematics at MIT, and…

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November 2019

Graham Gatherings

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship Information Session

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship teaches students an entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied in any career. The program consists of four classes and an internship. Successful entrepreneurs serve as professors, directors, advisors, and guest speakers, lending their real-world expertise. Attend this session to learn about the minor and important application information. This session is for 1st and 2nd year students. Lunch will be served. RSVP here.

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Professor Allie Thomas, Department of City and Regional Planning

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 011 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Dr. Allie Thomas studies how best practices travel the globe and where they land. She uses ethnographic research methods to understand how “best practices” in transportation are adopted (or not) in developing economies, such as China, focusing on planners. Her US-based work focuses on electric bicycles and family travel. She is semi-fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has extensive experience living in China. RSVP here.

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HCSA Presents: Sunset Yoga

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:10 pm
McCorkle Place, Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Grab a beach towel or yoga mat and meet the HCSA in front of Graham Memorial on McCorkle Quad for a time of body rejuvenation, mental relaxation, and emotional self-care. College can be demanding, and it is important that you are kind to yourself.  Prior yoga experience is not required. The first half-hour will be yoga, concluding a little before the sunset. We invite you to stay a little longer to soak in the beautiful sky and company of your…

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Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture: Dr. Rainer Weiss “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves”

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium (1015), 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The observations of gravitational waves from the mergers of compact binary sources opens a new way to learn about the universe, as well as to test General Relativity in the limit of strong gravitational interactions - the dynamics of massive bodies travelling at relativistic speeds in highly curved space-time.

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Dr. Rainer Weiss, 2017 Nobel Laureate

November 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Rainer Weiss is a Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weiss is known for his pioneering measurements of the spectrum of the cosmic microwave background radiation, his inventions of the monolithic silicon bolometer and the laser interferometer gravitational wave detector and his roles as a co-founder and an intellectual leader of both the COBE (microwave background) Project and the LIGO (gravitational-wave detection) Project. Join Dr. Weiss for an informal lunch to learn about his work. RSVP here.

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SpeakOut: An Honors Carolina PRIDE Conversation with Erik Eaker ’94 BSPH, ’97 MHA

November 15 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Graham Memorial: Room 011 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join alumnus Erik Eaker (Director, Experience Strategy and Transformation/Humana) for coffee and conversation. Erik is a creative population health strategist, business developer and customer experience expert with US and international health care consulting and wellness solutions experience. His work and study have taken him around the world! Come visit with Erik and hear more about his journey. Registration for this event is available in the Go Anywhere Platform: https://goanywhere.peoplegrove.com/hub/unc/event/3920 .

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Graham Gatherings

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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Graham Gatherings

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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December 2019

Graham Gatherings

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Graham Gatherings is a chance to come hang out, meet other Honors students and build community while enjoying music, games, and refreshments. Join us in Graham Memorial Lounge. RSVP here. NOTE: Cookies & Conversation will take place in conjunction with Graham Gatherings in Graham Memorial Lounge.

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