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Tue 2/14 3:30pm- 5pm ($18/$20) UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Soviet Baby Boomers Presented by: Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History Join historian Don Raleigh as he traces the collapse of the Soviet Union and Russia’s transformation into a modern, highly literate, urban society through the fascinating life stories of the country’s first post-World War II, Cold War generation. Based on oral histories conducted with men and women who lived through this sea-change, this lecture will offer a wealth of insights and information on the Soviet citizens who witnessed firsthand the subtle but steady collapse of totalitarianism in the USSR during the post-Stalin era. A companion to Professor Raleigh’s new book, Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia’s Cold War Generation, this lecture serves as his GAA Passport Lecture for the summer 2012 excursion he will lead to Russia, “Waterways of Russia.” Register online at http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/spotlight-on-scholars-2/ or call (919) 962-1544. Spotlight on Scholars is UNC Humanities’ newest program exemplifying the diversity of scholarship at Carolina. Developed in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, these sessions will feature UNC-Chapel Hill faculty discussing their recent work—their new books or newest scholarly passion. Come find out what the University’s scholars are writing and thinking about and join in the discussion. Spotlight on Scholars events take place on Tuesdays at Flyleaf Books. Most are from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. There are no preparatory readings for Spotlight on Scholars events. Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.
Start: 7:00 pm
Tue 2/14 7pm-8pm Book Club Meeting: Buddhist Book Club Open to all Flyleaf welcomes our newest book club--The Buddhist Book Club. The discussions are open to the public and will be led by Devasena Gnanashanmugam, a student within the Teacher Training Program at the Kosala Buddhist Center in Chapel Hill (www.meditationinchapelhill.org). The group will be discussing Part 2 of the book How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which is available for purchase at Flyleaf at the book club discount.