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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

News in Brief for October 30, 2013

Deadlines to watch

Nov. 1 – Applications for the 2014–15 Carolina Parents Council grants are due by 5 p.m. Each year, the council selects new and innovative programs that contribute to the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina for funding up of to $15,000.

Nov. 15 – The deadline has been extended for the State Health Plan and NCFlex enrollment period. All current State Health Plan members (and their dependents) will be moved to the Traditional 70/30 Plan if they do not take action to enroll in either the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the Consumer Directed Health Plan by Nov. 15.

Nov. 15 – Nominations are due for next year’s Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which will be presented at the Oct. 12, 2014, University Day ceremony. This award recognizes outstanding service by a member of the voting faculty at UNC and honors President Graham’s ambition “to make the campus co-extensive with the boundaries of the State.”

America Recycles Day

Celebrate this year’s Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union. Bring a friend, grab a snack, and learn about the University’s many programs, student groups, and departments that advance sustainability.

  • Meet Chancellor Carol Folt after she receives the 2013 Campus Sustainability Report.
  • Bring used plastic bags, cell phones, batteries, and electronic waste for a recycling drive.
  • Take the Carolina Green Pledge in advance to pick up one of the coveted Carolina Green water bottles, while supplies last.
  • Visit all the exhibitors for the chance to win sustainable prizes, including a week of free hiking gear, a campus tree named in your honor, a custom-made bike and more.

This is a zero-waste event sponsored by the Sustainability Office, Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and the Environmental Affairs Committee. Free and open to the public.

Graduate Education Summit brings leaders to campus

Three student groups will host a panel discussion on graduate education in North Carolina and the nation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Stone Center auditorium. The Graduate Education Summit aims to bring leaders in higher education and government together to discuss the future of graduate education. Chancellor Carol Folt; Steve Matson, dean of the Graduate School; Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt; and U.S. Representative David Price are among the panelists.

Lineberger hosts cancer and aging symposium

A free public symposium on aging and cancer will be held Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Friday Center. The event, sponsored by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will feature talks and workshops on cutting-edge research about cancer and aging as well as tools for making the most of life during and after cancer, how to stay fit and active, and tips for caregivers. A networking reception will follow the program.

Exhibit showcases UNC’s Masonic origins


Grand Master William R. Davie sealed this plate into the cornerstone of Old East, UNC’s first building, on Oct. 12, 1793. The ceremony marked the birth of public higher education in the U.S. (Photo by Ric Carter, Grand Lodge of North Carolina)

An exhibition that traces the involvement of Masons in the University’s founding and early years is on display at Wilson Library through Dec. 23.

“Look Well to the East: North Carolina’s Freemasons and the Cornerstones of UNC” includes the brass plate sealed into the cornerstone of Old East by Grand Master William R. Davie on Oct. 12, 1793; an apron worn at the ceremony; Davie’s sword; a handwritten petition to Eagle Lodge from UNC’s first president, Joseph Caldwell; early Grand Lodge materials from UNC’s collection of thousands of Masonic documents; and information about Masonic symbolism on the campus.

The exhibit is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection, the Southern Historical Collection and the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina.




NCBG celebrates American Indian Heritage Month in November

1988 time capsule to be opened


In the spring of 1988, Carolina’s senior class buried a time capsule on Polk Place to remain for 25 years. As part of this year’s Homecoming activities and the class of 1988’s reunion, the time capsule will be opened and the items inside put on display.

The campus community is invited to attend the event on Nov. 8 near South Building. UNC’s Grounds Services staff will begin digging at 1 p.m. Facilities Services staff will help open the capsule, which was enclosed in a beer keg and welded shut. Anne Davidson, 1988 Senior Class President, and Eric Chilton, who helped lead the time capsule project, will unveil the contents and make brief remarks. After the event, the items will be taken to Wilson Library for display through the weekend.

Program in the Humanities events

For information on registration and cost, visit


Thorp to give Adams Lecture Nov. 3

Holden Thorp, provost at Washington University in St. Louis and former chancellor at Carolina, will discuss the state of the humanities in American higher education Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium for the 2013 E. Maynard Adams Lecture in the Humanities and Human Values. The talk, “From Salesman to Hamletmachine: The Need for the Humanities,” will examine the arguments and strategies being used to garner support for teaching and research in the humanities in the current fiscal and political context. A dinner honoring Thorp will be held at the Carolina Inn at 6 p.m. following the discussion. The talk is free, and dinner tickets can be purchased online.

Events at the Ackland

For more information on events or the current exhibition “The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989,” visit

Lectures and workshops

The Process Series presents ‘The Box’ Nov. 15 and 16

The Process Series, a program at UNC that supports works-in-progress, will present “The Box” Nov. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. in Swain Hall. “The Box” is a piece by New York City-based performance artist Carmelita Tropicana and is supported in part by the Teatro Latina/o Series.

Water_in_Our_World_graphic_NB300PlayMakers presents two plays in repertory ‘poolside’

PlayMakers is transforming The Paul Green Theatre into an aquatic wonderland complete with an indoor pool in preparation for productions of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare and “Metamorphoses” by Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman, both of which focus on water. The plays will be performed in a rotating repertory in the Paul Green Theatre Tuesdays through Sundays Nov. 2 through Dec. 8. Special events will include previews of performances, gala parties for the shows’ opening nights, post-show discussions and more. For schedules or to purchase tickets, call 919-962-PLAY or visit

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at UNC

See for more details.