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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

News in Brief for February 13, 2013

Regalia sale

Student Stores will hold a custom regalia sale on the third floor of the Daniels Building Feb. 18-22. A sales representative from Oak Hall Cap and Gown will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A 10 percent discount will apply to orders placed during this time. Contact Catherine Stotts at with questions.

Staff Sustainability Training Feb. 19 and 21

In “Making the Workplace More Sustainable,” participants will learn about sustainability goals and initiatives at UNC, become “green events” certified and learn how to conduct a workplace sustainability assessment. Training is scheduled for two four-hour sessions Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office Building. Space is limited.

Apply for $5,000 grants from the URC

Applications for the University Research Council (URC) spring awards are due Feb. 25. URC administers a small grant program for faculty and professional librarians at UNC.  Two types of grants, research and publication, are reviewed twice a year in the fall and spring. The maximum total award is $5,000.  For criteria, contact Jennifer Pruitt at 919-962-7757 or visit

Peterson's "F to M to Octopus"

'F to M to Octopus'

Sam Peterson’s "F to M to Octopus," voted one of Indy Week’s ‘best original scripts and adaptations’ in 2012, will be presented at UNC’s Swain Hall as part of the Process Series February 15 and 18 at 8 p.m. The show returns following a week-long residency at New York City’s 3-Legged Dog Theater, a studio well-known for cutting-edge digital performance works. "F to M to Octopus" is an autobiographical, multi-media piece that explores relationships between gender and the natural world. After writing, performing and teaching feminist spoken word on both coasts, Peterson moved to Chapel Hill to attend UNC. Heartbreak, death and loss in his personal life followed and eventually led to the piece.

The Process Series features professionally mounted developmental performances of works in progress. The mission of the series is to illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form, to follow artists and performers as they explore and discover, and to examine the unique creative process for each artist presented.

Magdalena Kožena (Photo credit:Mathias Bothor)

Carolina Performing Arts presents work co-commissioned with Carnegie Hall

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena and Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman will come together on contemporary classical works Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. BBC Music Magazine called the event, which is co-commissioned with Carnegie Hall, "the No. 1 event to see in North America this month."

For more information, visit the event's page.

Odum Institute construction begins this month

Construction began in Davis Library in February to prepare office, computing and teaching space for the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. The institute will relocate in 2013 from Manning Hall. Access to library materials and computers will not be affected, and most seating on the second floor will remain accessible. The library is coordinating with contractors to minimize disruption. The move builds on existing close relationships between the nation’s oldest social science research institute and Davis Library, which both offer services and instruction in areas such as geographic information systems and data management services. For questions, contact Carol Hunter at or 919-962-1301.


Carolina Jazz Festival

The 36th Carolina Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 17–23 with festival headliner The Dafnis Prieto Sextet and artists- in-residence Claudio Roditi, trumpet, and Michael Dease, trombone.

The festival includes many free events and concerts throughout the week. For the full schedule, visit, and for further information, contact Jim Ketch at or 919-962-7560.

Events at the Ackland

See for more information:
Feb. 17 – Music in the Galleries will present Community Love Jukebox Vol. 1 at 2 p.m. Bring recordings of love songs and create a collective playlist.
Feb. 20 – “Tea at Two: The Alchemy of Desire" will feature Teka Selman, assistant director of the MFA program in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, discussing the work of contemporary artist Dario Robleto, among others, at 2 p.m. Free for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP to
Feb. 21 – Ackland Film Forum: Love on Film Series will screen “Untitled” at 7 p.m. at The Varsity Theatre. “Untitled” is a non-linear montage of archival and pop footage recalling the passionate activism sparked by the early years of the AIDS crisis. The free event is sponsored by North Carolina Public Radio WUNC.
Feb. 24 – Explore the “More Love” exhibition at Ackland’s Family Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit the Creation Station to make love-inspired artwork or come to Story Time from 3 to 4 p.m. Recommended for children ages 4-8, free and open to the public.
Feb. 26 – Beginners are welcome and yoga mats are provided at Yoga in the Galleries with Joanne Marshall at noon. Free to Ackland members, $5 for non-members. RSVP to


Faculty and Staff Athletics Program

The UNC Athletic Department invites UNC employees to join the Faculty and Staff Athletics Program.

The free program provides updates on the latest discounts to UNC Athletic events for employees, special invitations to faculty and staff appreciation days and news and notes from the department. The next appreciation day is Feb. 24 at the women's basketball game against N.C. State.

Join by sending a blank email with subject "SUBSCRIBE FANS" to For more information, visit:

 Lectures and Events


Memoirist, poet, songwriter Mary Karr to speak Feb. 27

Mary Karr, author of The New York Times bestselling memoir “The Liars’ Club” will speak Feb. 27 as the 2013 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.

Karr’s free public reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Genome Sciences Building auditorium. Parking is available in the Bell Tower parking deck, free after 5 p.m.

Carolina Advanced Health accepting patients

The UNC Health Care System, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, has created a primary care practice that brings physicians and medical professionals together under one roof, collaborating as a team to provide comprehensive treatment plans.

Carolina Advanced Health is located in Chapel Hill at Interstate 40 and N.C. 54 and offers evening and weekend hours, telehealth visits (secure video conferences from home with the doctor) and email communications. Everyone covered under the State Health Plan is eligible to receive care at the practice. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit the Carolina Advanced Health website,, or call 919-445-6000.

Upcoming from UNC Libraries

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