News in Brief for January 30, 2013
Nominations are due for the 2013 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Student Activities and Leadership Feb. 8. Complete information and a nomination form are located online: bit.ly/WAMjUO. For further information, contact Tammy Lambert at 919-966-3128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free tax return help
UNC Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free income tax return preparation for people with incomes less than $51,000 at clinics held from Feb. 2 to March 24. VITA will also sponsor a website where individuals with incomes less than $57,000 may prepare their own taxes online. Law school students, master of accounting students and a few undergraduates will serve as volunteers to provide this service for the Carolina and Chapel Hill communities. For more information, visit bit.ly/W57XmX.
Photography exhibit open through Feb. 3.
The exhibit “Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection” in the collection’s gallery will close Feb. 3. bit.ly/117slCb
Presenting a broad spectrum of art made over the last 20 years, “More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the 1990s” will open Feb. 1 at the Ackland Art Museum with 48 works by 33 emerging and established artists. ackland.unc.edu
- Jan. 31 – Join a members’ exhibition preview of the exhibit at 5 p.m. RSVP to tiny.cc/members_rsvp
- Jan. 31 – A public opening reception will be held at the museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Feb. 2 – A “More Love” book signing with consulting curator Claire Schneider will be held at 2 p.m. in the Ackland Museum Store.
- Feb. 3 – Take a curator’s tour of “More Love” at 2 p.m.
- Feb. 6 – Michelle Robinson, assistant professor of American studies, will be the featured speaker at Arts for Lunch and will give the lecture “Love Freaks! (And Order Avenges)” at noon. The event is free to members and valid UNC One Card holders, $5 for all others. RSVP online at tiny.cc/lunch_rsvp
- Feb. 7 – Art and Literature in the Galleries will explore Italio Calvino’s “Difficult Loves” with Xin Liu, teaching fellow in the Department of Romance Languages, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to members, high school students and valid UNC One Card holders; $10 for all others. RSVP to: acklandRSVP@unc.edu
- Feb. 10 – Peter Nisbet, chief curator, and arts writer Amy White will provide two unique perspectives on the exhibition “More Love” with a public tour at 2 p.m.
Lectures and events
- Jan. 31 – The Center for the Study of the American South will host a reception for painter Damian Stamer at 5:30 p.m. at the Love House and Hutchins Forum. His exhibition “Overgrown” will be on view at the center through the spring semester.
- Jan. 31 – James Salzman, Samuel Mordecai Chair in the School of Law and the Nicholas Institute Professor Chair in the School of the Environment at Duke University, will deliver the lecture “Drinking Water: A History” at 5:30 p.m. in room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center.
- Jan. 31–Feb. 2 – The symposium “W.E.B. DuBois and the Problem(s) of the 21st Century” will be presented by distinguished faculty, alumni, students and honored guests of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies in Hyde Hall’s University Room. For details and registration, visit bit.ly/14jejkl.
- Feb. 1 – Gary Varner, professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University, will give the lecture “A Two-Level Utilitarian Perspective on Humans and Animals” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 213 Caldwell Hall. The event will be hosted by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the Expressive Communication and Origins of Meaning Research Group. bit.ly/UxQXEI
- Feb. 7 – Frank Costigliola, professor of history at the University of Connecticut, will give the lecture “The Processes of Thought in George Kennan’s Imagining of Russia” at 4 p.m. in 509 Hamilton Hall as a part of “The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series.
PlayMakers Repertory Company will continue to present “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park” in rotating repertory through March 3. UNC faculty and staff can purchase tickets to both plays at a discounted rate. Contact 919-962-PLAY (7529) for more information.
‘Southern Sounds/Out of Bounds: Music and the Global American South’ conference
Join musicians and scholars Feb. 8 and 9 for an exploration of the culture, meaning and practice of music from the globalized American South across borders, genres and identities. Special programming includes a keynote lecture from Karl Hagstrom Miller on the future of music at the dawn of the 20th century and an artists’ conversation with Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei on their combinations of traditional U.S. Appalachian music with Chinese traditional music. The conference, presented by the Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for the Study of the American South in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts, is free with registration.
Tickets are available for the evening performances: Carolina Chocolate Drops with Vusi Mahlasela on Feb. 8 and Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with Wu Fei on Feb. 9. Conference registrants receive a 20 percent discount code while tickets last. cgi.unc.edu/gas
SECC sets record in 2012
The University’s Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares charitable giving campaign set a new record for giving in 2012. The campaign, this year called “Tar Heels Give More,” raised a total of $894,533, more than $112,000 over 2011. Almost 2,900 employees contributed, the highest participation since 2004.
The total set a record for the most money ever raised by the annual charitable campaign. It also set a record for the State Employees’ Combined Campaign as the most ever raised by a single state agency and university.
“The past several years have been challenging, but Carolina’s employees have always come through when we asked them to help those in need,” said Brenda Richardson Malone, vice chancellor for human resources and campaign chair. “This year, we really meant it when we said, ‘Tar Heels Give More!’”
Schools, divisions and departments that met participation goals and other metrics will be recognized by Chancellor Holden Thorp and Malone at an awards reception in February.
Carolina Global Photography Exhibit 2013 on display
View amateur photography from around he world in this exhibit featuring works by UNC students, faculty, staff and alumni through March 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of the 13th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. This year, in connection with the campus-wide academic theme "Water in Our World," one photograph was selected as the best water image. There was also a "Chancellor's Choice" category, the winner selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp.
Curriculum development awards
Feb. 7 – Applications are due for Curriculum Development Awards for faculty who are interested in developing new courses with significant global content or enhancing global content in existing courses. Priority will be given to courses that focus on water, the pan-university theme, especially those in schools and departments that currently lack such a focus. bit.ly/Wry6Zs
ENVR 890 dedicated to academic theme
“Water In Our World” (ENVR 890), held this spring, is the first of many University-wide, interdisciplinary courses that will coincide with the two-year campus wide theme. Registration for ENVR 890, a one-credit class, was open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Examining a range of critical topics on global water, this course will bring together expert faculty from UNC and visiting scholars to lead units on water development, water safety, water in the environment, human rights to water, water and civilization and the water/energy nexus.
‘Water and Energy in the Crosshairs’
Experts on issues of water and energy will gather Feb. 6 – 8 for “Water and Energy in the Crosshairs,” a conference on global environmental challenges and solutions. Events will take place at the Varsity Theatre, FedEx Global Education Center and the Kenan Center. Visit bit.ly/W58xRD for a complete schedule. The conference is free and open to the public, and online registration ends Jan. 31. Events will include a screening of “Switch,” a new documentary about the future of energy, a keynote address by Christian Parenti, author of “Tropics of Chaos: Climate Change and the Geography of Violence,” on the effects of the loss of biodiversity, panel presentations, discussions and more. “Water and Energy in the Crosshairs” is the third in a four-part series on global sustainability bringing together local and global experts to explore key issues related to water and energy in an inter-disciplinary and community gathering.
Deadlines to watch
- Jan. 31 – 2013 King’s College Fund Proposals are due for projects and collaborative events that advance the relationship between UNC and King’s College London. All proposals should be approved by the chair of the department or curriculum. Funds may be requested to cover travel by faculty and graduate students, costs of housing and hospitality for events and other expenses if appropriate. More information: bit.ly/WZdF5r
- Feb. 6 – Nominations are due for the 2013 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, given for “unusual, meritorious or superior contribution made by an employee, past or present.” Winners will be announced in late March and the six recipients each will receive $7,500. Nominations may be submitted online (bit.ly/14oMcRT) or by campus mail to: Carolyn Atkins, C. Knox Massey Awards Committee, CB# 6100. For information, see bit.ly/WAMf7v or contact Atkins at 919-962-1536 or email@example.com.
- Feb. 18 – Proposals are due for service-learning course development grants through APPLES, a program of the Carolina Center for Public Service. Five $8,000 grants and three $1,500 mini-grants will be awarded for courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at Carolina. Joint applications from collaborating faculty are welcomed. For more information, visit bit.ly/14jh0T8.
- March 4 – Nominations will close for Faculty Mentoring Awards. Sponsored by the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, these awards recognize outstanding men and women faculty members who go the extra mile to guide, mentor and lead undergraduate students, graduate students or junior faculty. Three recipients each will receive $5,000. To learn more or submit a nomination, visit bit.ly/Yt8lhw.