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. go.unc.edu/Ks5q7
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. go.unc.edu/o9T4C
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.” go.unc.edu/Hm3a8
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. go.unc.edu/Xa54Y
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. go.unc.edu/Hy3n2
Exhibit showcases UNC’s Masonic origins
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
- The North Carolina Botanical Garden will recognize American Indian Heritage Month throughout November. All events will take place at the Botanical Gardens Education Center. See ncbg.unc.edu for registration and fees.
- Nov. 9 – “Preserving Our Culture through Land Stewardship: The Story of the Triangle Native American Society and the Wake County Indian Education Community Garden” will explore the Healthy Native North Carolinians project at 10:30 a.m.
- Nov. 9 – Unheard Voices, founded in the 1970s as an American Indian spoken word performance group at UNC, will perform at noon. The group will combine spoken word advocacy with traditional songs for a unique and powerful expression of cultural pride and resiliency.
- Nov. 9 – George Ellison will share images of some of the important plants used by the Cherokee and consider the origins of Cherokee plant lore and the extent to which early white settlers in the Blue Ridge learned practical usage from the natives at 2 p.m. A book signing will follow.
- Nov. 10 – George Ellison will lead a plant identification and Indian lore walk from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- Nov. 10 – A reception for the art exhibit “Earth and Sky: World Without End” will be held with artist Elizabeth Ellison at 2 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014.
- Nov. 12 – Steve Davis will talk about two early historic Indian village sites just outside Hillsborough on the Eno River in his talk “The Occaneechi and Their Predecessors: Archaeological Discoveries near Hillsborough, N.C.” at noon.
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 humanities.unc.edu.
- Nov. 1 – The second installment of the Adult Spelling Bee will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. go.unc.edu/Dx8a9
- Nov. 5 – Florence Dore, associate professor of English and comparative literature, will lead a discussion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Flyleaf Books on whether the South is still a real place, using two short stories by Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “The Displaced Person.” go.unc.edu/y4QRn
- Nov. 9 – A workshop, “History and Cultures of India,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development. Four experts—Emma Flatt and Iqbal Sevea, assistant professors of history; Townsend Middleton, assistant professor of anthropology; and Philip Stern, associate professor of history at Duke University – will offer insight into the nation’s past and its rich culture. Registration is required. go.unc.edu/i8WHs
- Nov. 12 – Hilary Lithgow, lecturer in English and comparative literature, will discuss World War I and how famous war books like Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” shape war literature from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. go.unc.edu/Lb2x3
- Nov. 16 – The seminar “Marriage American Style: The Past and Future of a Changing Institution” will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development. Registration is required. go.unc.edu/z7KCy
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. go.unc.edu/p7CDf
Events at the Ackland
For more information on events or the current exhibition “The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989,” visit ackland.org.
- Nov. 3 – A “Take Two Tour” will feature two guides leading an exploration of “The Sahmat Collective” in the context of the Ackland’s collection at 2 p.m. This tour will look at works that are inspired by musical and theatrical performances.
- Nov. 6 – At “Art for Lunch,” Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, will explore the underpinnings of Sahmat’s bold charge abroad and in North Carolina. RSVPs are requested and bagged lunches are welcome. go.unc.edu/q6Q7E
- Nov. 10 – Susan Harbage Page, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies, and the Ackland’s Director of Academic Programs Carolyn Allmendinger will offer two perspectives on “The Sahmat Collective” in the global context of art and activism at 2 p.m.
- Nov. 17 – UNC Sangeet will perform traditional Indian classical music at “Music in the Galleries” at 2 p.m. John Caldwell, a lecturer in Asian studies whose research focuses on Indian music and popular culture, will host.
Lectures and workshops
- Oct. 31 – Director of Athletics Bubba Cummingham will be the guest speaker for the Chapel Hill Friends of the Downtown meeting at 9:30 a.m. at The Franklin Hotel. Cunningham will speak on the relationship of athletics to the town and more. franklinstreetusa.com
- Nov. 4 – Hearst TV CEO David Barrett and ABC News President Ben Sherwood will discuss the future of television news at the Wade H. Hargrove Communications Law and Policy Colloquium at 5:30 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. go.unc.edu/z6KNw
- Nov. 7 – Ping Fu will deliver the lecture “Bend Not Break” for the Eve Marie Carson Lecture Series and the Hillard Gold Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. in the Koury Auditorium at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Fu is the co-founder of Geomagic, a company that creates 3D software to customize product manufacturing, from personalized shoes to prosthetic limbs to NASA spaceship repairs. go.unc.edu/n3YWy
- Nov. 8 – The UNC Network for Clinical Research Professionals and NC TraCS Institute will host an afternoon of networking, lunch and presentations from noon to 3 p.m. in the Bioinformatics Auditorium. M. Jenene Roberts, clinical research compliance consultant, will talk about how researchers affect the lives of those who participate in clinical trials. Registration is required. go.unc.edu/y3PQd
- Nov. 14 – The Department of City and Regional Planning will host a panel discussion about the department’s history and a new book, “The School that Jack Built,” which celebrates the department, at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall.
- Nov. 21 – Jeff Williams, professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver the lecture “Contemporary American Fiction and Generation Jones” Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in Hyde Hall. go.unc.edu/Nq62X
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. go.unc.edu/Eo8b3
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 www.playmakersrep.org.
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at UNC
See americanindiancenter.unc.edu for more details.
- Ongoing – The art exhibit “The Awakening: Parallel Worlds” by Alyssa Hinton is on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through Dec. 6.
- Nov. 5 – Daniel Health Justice will give the lecture “Downriver, Up-Mountain, Across the Border: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies at Home and Abroad” for the Michael D. Green Lecture at 5 p.m. in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.
- Nov. 12 – A diversity seminar, “The American Indian Higher Education Experience: Best Practices for Success,” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Toy Lounge of Dey Hall. Featured panelists include Bryan Brayboy, Susan Faircloth and Malinda M. Lowery.
- Nov. 12 – A screening of Sherman Alexie’s film “The Business of Fancydancing” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 3203 of the Carolina Union, followed by a Talking Circle Discussion.
- Nov. 14 – An evening celebration of American Indian culture will be held at Smith Middle School from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Nov. 16 – “Star Families: Native American Skies” will be held at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Cost is $5, or $4 for members.
- Nov. 19 – Native beading lessons with the Carolina Indian Circle will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 3411 of the Carolina Union.
- Nov. 20 – The American Indian Heritage Month Dinner will be held in Ram’s Head Dining Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.