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Human Rights Film Series: No Man’s Land

Human
Rights
Network
Film Series: No Man’s Land

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm
120 School of Education Building

 

No Man’s Land is an award-winning parable of the Bosnian war told
from the perspectives of three soldiers, their commanding officers, and
the international community.
Lynda Kellam, Assistant Director of International & Global
Studies and Librarian with UNCG Libraries will facilitate
the post-film discussion. Refreshments will follow.

See the Human Rights Network website for information
about our other films for Spring 2017

Cosponsors
Human Rights Research Network

Department of Political Science

Department of Anthropology

Department of Geography

Department of Sociology

Ashby Dialogues

Department of History

International Programs Center’s Kohler Fund

International & Global Studies Program

University Libraries



The series is free and open to the public!

For disability accommodations, please contact Agnes Szarka at a_szarka@uncg.edu


Human Rights Film Series: The Look of Silence

 

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Human Rights Film Series:                                           The Look of Silence

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 pm | 120 School of Education Building

 

This Academy-award nominee provides a survivor’s intimate encounter with perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-communist genocide and the legacy of fear that remains.

The Look of Silence is the final film to be shown this fall in the Human Rights Series. It will begin at 6:30pm in Room 120 School of Education Building, with convenient parking in the Walker and Oakland Parking Decks.

A reception and refreshments follow the film and subsequent discussion.

The series is free and open to the public

For disability accommodations, please contact Agnes Szarka at a_szarka@uncg.edu

Cosponsors:

Human Rights Research Network

College of Arts and Sciences

International Programs Center’s Kohler Fund

 

 


Human Rights Film Series: Pray The Devil Back to Hell

 

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Human Rights Film Series:

 Pray The Devil  Back to Hell

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm | 120 School of Education Building

This documentary features a coalition of Muslim and Christian women who work for peace and democratic elections in Liberia following its civil war.

A post-film discussion will be facilitated by UNCG professor Bob Griffiths.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the third of four award-winning films to be shown this fall in the Human Rights Series. All films will begin at 6:30pm in Room 120 School of Education Building, with convenient parking in the Walker and Oakwood Parking Decks. The final film in the series will be The Look of Silence (November 10).

The series is free and open to the public

For disability accommodations, please contact Agnes Szarka at a_szarka@uncg.edu

Cosponsors:

Human Rights Research Network

College of Arts and Sciences

International Programs Center’s Kohler Fund


Dr. David Holian wins Teaching Excellence Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. David Holian for being selected to receive the senior faculty Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Arts and Sciences this year. This prestigious award is given annually to faculty by nomination to recognize dedication to our students and achieving success inside and outside the classroom.


Dr. Jerry Pubantz interviewed on WFDD

Dr. Jerry Pubantz gave an interview that aired on WFDD public radio on Friday, August 12. I The story is about western views of Muslim women in the Middle East. Listed to the interview.


Dr. Jerry Pubantz interviewed on local News

Dr. Jerry Pubantz, along with a professor from High Point University, on WXII Channel 12’s weekly news program, Chronicle with Cameron Kent. They discussed the impact of the recent terror attacks in Belgium on our current presidential campaigns and the presidential election in November. To view the interview, click here.


Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Starting Its Fourth Year!

Students can complete the entire program of 15 credits online within one year, or take some or all courses on campus. Financial Aid is an option. Read more for the curriculum details and application information.


Undergraduate Research Awards Winners for 2015-2016

Amarandi Barret is working with Professor Greg McAvoy on a research project entitled “The Role of Race and Income in Community Environmental Protection” Amarandi received an award of $1,500 from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office to work on this project that focuses on a long-standing concern among scholars of environmental policy, the differential impact that environmental risks pose to those living in communities with a high percent of racial minorities or those living in poverty.

Sean Norton has received the Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award. Sean Norton and faculty mentor Dr. Crowther are currently working on a project titled “Caught Between: Transnistria’s Separatist Conflict the Regional Context.” This project will evaluate the shift in the Transnistrian separatist conflict that has occurred as a consequence of the current crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Transnistria a non-recognized separatist region bordering Ukraine to the east and the Republic of Moldova to the west.  It emerged as a consequence of the break-up of the USSR.

Other Awards:

  • Political Science Outstanding Student – Mark Parent
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship Recipient – Taylor Allen, Jamie Moore, Nicole Moore, Allison Smith,Tyler Strickland
  • May Davidson Scholarship Recipients – Kaitlin Ayers, James Bredon, Andrea Pascal, Carlee Taber