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Annual Valentine's Orchid Sale Scheduled

The University Botanical Gardens’ annual Valentine’s Orchid Sale will be 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11 - 13, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Orchid prices will range from $15 to $40 at the sale.

This yearly event is a popular one with the community, according to Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens.

"During the sale, we invite you to stroll through the McMillan Greenhouse to soak in the warmth and fragrance of our display collections, ask questions of the experts, then choose from a select variety of healthy blooming orchids well-suited to the home environment."

Berlin Festival to Show Film about Cold War

A documentary that recounts the Cold War struggles of Mario Röllig, UNC Charlotte’s "College of Liberal Arts & Sciences eyewitness-in-residence," will premiere during the 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival in mid-February. The documentary includes scenes filmed during a visit Röllig made to UNC Charlotte in 2014.

A gay former citizen of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Röllig was arrested in Hungary in 1987 for attempting to flee the republic. The film “Der Ost-Komplex” (The GDR Complex) recounts Röllig’s experiences of incarceration, interrogation and torture in Hohenschönhausen Prison.

Röllig and “Der Ost-Komplex” director Jochen Hick will share insights and excerpts from the film with audiences at a public event on Thursday, Feb. 25. Röllig also will speak on Monday, April 18.