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Marvin Saltzman Artist Talk

“Places III” – Art by Marvin Saltzman
Reception and Artist Talk
Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Artist Talk: 7 p.m.
Admission is free
Food trucks will be on site
Join Marvin Saltzman, artist and Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, as he shares inspiration behind his landscape paintings from around the world.
Walk through the exhibit at your own leisure, currently on display at the Friday Center, and hear Marvin’s take on his work.
The exhibit features 16 paintings and nine drawings by Saltzman from the past 40 years, influenced by his fascination with nature. Join us to learn more about the inspiration behind Saltzman’s work.
Questions? Call the Friday Center at 919-962-3000 for more information.

About the artist:
Marvin Saltzman was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931. He attended the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1954 to 1956, and received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Southern California in 1959. He taught at multiple universities, including Eastern Oregon State College, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Southern California, and was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1967 to 1996, where he mentored hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to have successful artistic careers.
Learn more about Marvin Saltzman and view his portfolio of work.
Can’t make the event? Marvin’s prints will be on exhibit at the Friday Center through January 2017. Feel free to stop by and explore his work at your leisure.

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Learn the Story Behind the Art

This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.
Course Spotlight –  Art Appreciation: The Story Behind the Art

Thursday, Nov. 10 | 10 a.m. – Noon | $10

 

 

What is the story behind some of the famous works of art?  In this session, participants will enjoy tales, myths, and fables that speak of love and death, sex and violence, tragedy and triumph as told by the great poets and writers Ovid, Petrarch, Dante, Pliny the Elder, Euripides and others.  Participants will view works in the North Carolina Museum of Art collection that tell their stories through the eyes of the artists.

After the course, we invite you visit the NCMA, to see some of the featured paintings on display. A guided tour can be scheduled.

Rhonda M. Wilkerson, PhD, storyteller, is a retired Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education. Since 1988, she has served as Docent for the North Carolina Museum of Art, and recently served as the 2012-2013 NCMA Docent Organization President.

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By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Learn the Story Behind the Art

Liveblog: Understanding the Mysteries of Sleep

Notice: On Thursday, Oct. 27, Jack Rodenfels, Marketing Manager for the Friday Center liveblogged the fourth installment of the “What’s the Big Idea?” lecture series from the Friday Center from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Every Thursday in October, UNC-Chapel Hill physicians and faculty shared their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical and philosophical perspective. The lecture’s theme was “Understanding the Mysteries of Sleep” and the lecturer was Bradley Vaughn, MD. The thoughts and opinions in the below liveblog are Jack’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Friday Center. Follow the liveblog below for updates throughout the lecture. 

Final thoughts: Sleep is vastly important to our health and well-being. Throughout the lecture, I was shocked by how nuanced sleep can be. So many body processes, attitudes, and mood are directly tied to sleep, or lack of sleep.

I couldn’t believe how detrimental sleep deprivation can be on an individual level, and how sleep deprivation may affect aspects of our lives we don’t even realize. One idea I never considered was how sleep deprivation affects others and our society as a whole. Dr. Vaughn did an excellent job of explaining this factor.

Dr. Vaughn took a highly scientific topic and did an admirable job of delivering his research in an easy-to-understand method, making it applicable while resonating with everyone in attendance. Throughout the evening, the audience listened with rapt attention to the concepts from Dr. Vaughn. With so many relevant points, the lecture attendees certainly have many new, enlightening aspects to ponder in their everyday sleep habits. Leaving the lecture, I certainly think of sleep different. Rather than a footnote, I plan to reconsider my sleep habits and amount of sleep to be a healthier, rested, and more productive member of society.

The next “What’s the Big Idea?” lecture series will begin April 2017. Stay tuned to the Friday Center website for more information on the theme and guest speakers.

8:20 p.m.: Dr. Vaughn finishes his lecture by answering a few questions from the audience. The questions include how sleepwalking occurs and why some people remember their dreams and some don’t.  After Dr. Vaughn answers the questions, he receives a standing ovation followed by the attendees filing out of the auditorium.

8:15 p.m.: Sleep deprivation is a massive issue and affects our lives in many ways including weight gain through consuming additional calories and the feeling of being drunk.

Sleep deprivation doesn’t just affect individuals. In the below video, Dr. Vaughn explains how sleep deprivation may affect others:

 

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Discover C.S. Lewis as an Academic, Apologist, and Artist

This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.
Course Spotlight: The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis as Academic, Apologist, and Artist
Thursdays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | $10

 

 

The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next?

This course will grapple with these and other questions including: Lewis’s conversion and politics, his role in the legendary Oxford Inklings, the distinct features of his fiction and aesthetic vision, and the implications of his legacy over the second half of the twentieth century. While this brief course can only start these conversations, students will leave knowing how to dig deeper into his work and social and historical context for answers.

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. While she primarily works on contemporary African-American and Jewish-American fiction and film, her own conversion story led her to the oeuvre and legacy of C.S. Lewis and has resulted in a lasting personal and professional interest.

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Understanding the Mysteries of Sleep

Engage in discussion with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and physicians as they share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Lecture Spotlight: Understanding the Mysteries of Sleep
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 7-8:30 pm | $10. Students free with an ID, please RSVP to Jill Conrad.

We spend nearly a third of our lives in sleep, yet many of the implications of sleep remain a mystery. Sleep is tied to a variety of body functions such as weight control, the immune system, and how we process the world. Dr. Vaughn will discuss the science of sleep including how our brains enter the sleep state, the different stages of sleep, and sleep disorders for which people seek care. Join us as we learn about the significance of sleep on our health and well-being.

About the Lecturer: Bradley Vaughn, MD, is a Professor of Neurology, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Adjunct Professor in Allied Health. He is the Medical Director for the UNC Sleep Center and has practiced in sleep medicine for over 25 years.

Learn more about the two remaining lectures, October 20 and 27.

Have questions about this series? Email Jill Conrad or call her at 919-962-2643.

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Celebrate Bob Dylan’s Storied Career at the Friday Center

This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.
Course Spotlight: Doomed to Love You: The Music of Bob Dylan Sung and Explained
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 10 am-Noon | $10

 

 

Coming on the heels of his groundbreaking Nobel Prize in literature, by becoming the first musician to win the literature category, we celebrate Bob Dylan’s storied musical career. Since his 1961 start in Greenwich Village, Bob Dylan has written over 500 songs and has gone through so many phases and transitions that seven different actors played him in the 2007 movie, I’m Not There. Mr. Dylan has released 37 studio albums, 12 albums in the bootleg series, and 11 live albums, poems, several books, and is, at 75 years old, still touring all over the world. In additional to his recent Nobel Prize in literature, Dylan has won countless Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and an Oscar, while receiving honorary degrees, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Polar Music Prize.

We celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th through songs (and singing along!) combined with brief academic notes from all phases: folk, protest, introspection, rock and roll, country, mid-life changes, Christian, post-Christian, and ongoing search for wisdom and meaning.

The Bob Dylan Regulars will perform: Peter White (UNC Biology), Marc Alperin (UNC Marine Sciences), Howard Lander (UNC Renaissance Computing Institute), George Michaels (Musician, Raleigh), David McKnight (North Carolina Writer and Musician, Durham), Marie Vanderbeck (Vocalist and Musician, Orange County), and other special guests . . . though Mr. Dylan himself is unlikely and will appear in spirit only.

About the Instructor: Peter White is an ecologist and a Professor in the Department of Biology at UNC – Chapel Hill.  He has been known to quote Bob Dylan in his lectures and posts Dylan quotes for studying, exams, and graduation on his class website. He plays music with friends in the Triangle Folk Jam every Monday night.

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Learn About Brain Surgery through the Ages

Each Thursday evening in October, engage in discussion with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and physicians as they share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Lecture Spotlight: Brain Surgery through the Ages
Thursday, Oct. 13 | 7-8:30 pm | $10, or the entire series for $30. Students free with an ID, please RSVP to Jill Conrad.In this lecture we will learn more about the brain and discuss advances in brain surgery such as stereotactic surgery (a minimally invasive form of surgical intervention), endoscopic brain surgery, treatment of cerebrovascular diseases including strokes and aneurysms of the brain, surgery for epilepsy, brain mapping, as well as the role for awake brain surgery. Join us as we look at where we have been and what may be in store as we hypothesize the brain surgery of the future.

About the Lecturer: Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. She serves as an active member of the international division of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons to work to support the advancement of neurosurgical education globally.

Learn more about the entire lecture series and view the speaker list.

Have questions about this series? Email Jill Conrad or call her at 919-962-2643.

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Stay Physically Active with our Daytime Courses

This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.
Course Spotlight: Move It or Lose It – How to Stay Physically Active throughout Your Lifespan
Thursday, Oct. 20 | 10 am-Noon | $10

 

 

As we grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Research shows that exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Not only is exercise good for the body, it’s also good for the mind, mood, and memory.

Whether you are generally healthy, managing an illness, or just becoming more sedentary while getting older, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost fitness. This course will describe the components of fitness, offer strategies for staying active and tips for falls prevention, and demonstrate simple flexibility and strength training exercises.

There will be plenty of information to take home, but be sure to come dressed to participate.

Instructor: Meg Pomerantz is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and a Cancer Exercise Trainer. Meg earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. She served as the Aquatics Director and creator and Director of the Lifetime Fitness Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

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What’s the Big Idea? Starts Tonight

Each Thursday evening in October, engage in discussion with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and physicians as they share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Lecture Spotlight: Terra Incognita: Explorations of Consciousness
Thursday, Oct. 6 | 7-8:30 pm | $10, or the entire series for $30. Students free with an ID, please RSVP to Jill Conrad.

What is consciousness and how does it come about? In this lecture, consciousness in the brain will be explored, incorporating ideas from the basic neurosciences, clinical neurosciences, and philosophy. We will review various disorders of consciousness including vegetative state, coma, and brain death. Investigatory tools used to evaluate brain function in health and disease will also be discussed.

About the Lecturer: Albert Hinn, MD, is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. He specializes in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology.

Learn more about the entire lecture series and view the speaker list.

Have questions about this series? Email Jill Conrad or call her at 919-962-2643.

 

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Join us for Movies in the Morning

This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.
Course Spotlight: Movies in the Morning: The Maltese Falcon
Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 10 am-12:30 pm | $10

 

 

Join us as the Friday Center hosts a morning movie screening of the 1941 original film version of The Maltese Falcon followed by a discussion led by noted film professor, Kimball King.

Based on the novel of the same name, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a private investigator and Mary Astor as his client. A classic tale of greed, murder, and manipulation, Bogart is caught in the intrigue of a jewel-encrusted statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Widely considered one of the most influential films of all time, it was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1989.

The post-film discussion will examine the novel and its transition from fiction to film.

Kimball King is professor emeritus of English and adjunct professor of dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill. He began and co-lectured one of the first film criticism courses in the United States in 1965.

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Watch the trailer below:

 

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