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The GAA sponsors Think Fast forums designed to connect alumni with UNC faculty and experts about critical events that dominate the public conscience. Additional discussions, including programs listed here, are offered across the University.

Virtual Lunch with Faculty

Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre MA ’04 (MA, ’08 PhD) for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this six-part series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people. This series is complimentary.

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Think Fast … COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-Being

Presented Thursday, April 30

What impact is the COVID-19 pandemic having on mental health? With some stay-at-home orders in place for more than a month, children are trying to learn remotely and have limited access to activities, parents are managing work-from-home life or the loss jobs and everyone is dealing with the absence of social anchors and connections. View a panel discussion of the impact on mental health and well-being on adults and children during these unprecedented times.

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Think Fast … COVID-19: The Impact and Implications

Presented Thursday, March 19

What started as an unknown virus from Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, had infected more than 90,000 people in more than 50 countries by early March. While public health systems grapple with responses to the infection, other sectors have been noticeably affected, including national economies, educational institutions and politics. Click in with us to examine the impact of COVID-19 in more detail and from a variety of perspectives.

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Video: Lectures & Panel Discussions

The GAA’s YouTube channel offers dozens of lectures and panel discussions that cover a range of topics — from an explanation of the research that will allow us to turn skin into stem cells that kill cancer to Alexander Julian ’69 discussing the history of argyle in Carolina style.

Virtual Humanities Happy Hours

These hourlong conversations feature short presentations by various UNC faculty, followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. Presented by Carolina Public Humanities.
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COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

A podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences designed to help you make sense of the extraordinary social measures and economic impacts unfolding in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Where Did All the PPE Go?

UNC Kenan Institute hosts a panel of experts examining the effects of COVID-19 on the health care system, its providers and supply chains.

Kenan Flagler: Navigating the Great Pause

Live events hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School. Part of “Navigating the Great Pause” series, co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center and NC Growth.

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