News in Brief for February 13, 2013
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 email@example.com 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. go.unc.edu/q6K3H
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 go.unc.edu/Wi2x9.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-1301.
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 music.unc.edu/jazzfest, and for further information, contact Jim Ketch at email@example.com or 919-962-7560.
Events at the Ackland
See www.ackland.org 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 tiny.cc/tea_rsvp
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 go.unc.edu/q6K3H
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.
Lectures and Events
- Feb 14 – For the Center for the Study of the American South’s event “Tell About the South,” Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin, editors of the recently published Selected Letters of William Styron, will discuss Styron's correspondence with some of the leading writers and intellectuals of the late 20th century at 12:30 p.m. at the Love House and Hutchins Forum. Lunch will be provided, but space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 11.
- Feb. 15 – George Galster, Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, will give the lecture “Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City” at 12:30 p.m. in the Near East Reading Room. Galster will discuss metropolitan Detroit and the region’s geopolitical environment, evolving economic and population patterns, and longstanding inter-class and inter-racial struggles. Beverages and light dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Todd Owen at email@example.com or 919-962-3076.
- Feb. 19 – The Program in the Humanities will present “The Case of the Wilmington Ten: Legal Repression and Black Political Action in the 1970s” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. Kenneth Janken, professor of African and Afro-American studies, will discuss the violence that surrounded school desegregation in North Carolina in the 1970s, the civil rights struggles across the state and the national and international campaign to free the Wilmington Ten. The program is $18 in advance, $20 at the door or $8 for members of the UNC General Alumni Association. humanities.unc.edu
- Feb. 21 – Kim Severson will give the Center for the Study of the American South’s Hutchins Lecture, "Talking About the South: A View from the Atlanta Bureau of the New York Times," at 4:30 p.m. in 039 Graham Memorial Hall.
- Feb. 21 – Martin Puchner of Harvard University will deliver the 19th Annual Reckford Lecture in European Studies, hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, at 7:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall. This year’s lecture, “Theater and Philosophy: Socrates on the Modern Stage,” is part of The Rite of Spring at 100, a year-long initiative and collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts. go.unc.edu/n7QAf
- Feb. 23 – The Program in the Humanities will present “Americans in Europe: Finding New Identities in Old World Cultures” from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development. Lloyd Kramer, chair of the history department, will discuss the American politicians, intellectuals and artists who found Europe a source of inspiration. Registration is required. The tuition is $125 or $62.50 for teachers. humanities.unc.edu
- Feb. 26 – The Program in the Humanities will present “Beware the Word ‘Sacrifice’” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. Fred Naiden, associate professor of history, will explore the use and abuse of the word “sacrifice” in both ancient and recent times. The program is $18 in advance, $20 at the door or $8 for members of the UNC General Alumni Association. humanities.unc.edu
- Feb. 26 – The 2013 Emerging Trends in Information Professions Showcase will bring together leading companies in the information sector and the School of Information and Library Science from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. For more information, visit go.unc.edu/j7JBr.
- Feb. 27 – Brian Billman, associate professor of anthropology and executive director of MOCHE, Inc. will give the lecture “Saving the Past by Investing in the Future: New Approaches to Community-Based Heritage Preservation in Peru” at 12:30 p.m. in the Near East Reading Room. Billman will present an overview of strategies used by MOCHE, Inc. to preserve heritage and improve the lives of members of poor communities in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru. Beverages and light dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Todd Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-3076.
- Feb. 28 – Noreen Esposito, clinical associate professor at the School of Nursing, will lead a presentation and discussion on the challenges of working through menopause and how to understand and manage physical and emotional changes at work at 12:15 p.m. in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room at the Stone Center. Register at go.unc.edu/Zc52J and bring a bag lunch.
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. go.unc.edu/Sm43E
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, www.carolinaadvancedhealth.org, or call 919-445-6000.
Upcoming from UNC Libraries
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- Feb. 21 – “A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC” will be on display at the Wilson Special Collections Library through June 2. The exhibit will examine the history of free speech controversies using original letters, documents and photographs to examine some of the University’s most contentious moments from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Speaker Ban.
- Feb. 22 – Folklorist Alan Lomax will be the subject of an evening of lectures and performances at the Wilson Special Collections Library at 5:30 p.m. Anna Lomax Wood and music writer Tom Piazza will discuss “The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax,” which features largely unpublished images from Lomax’s tour between August 1959 and May 1960. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Department of American Studies, the Center for the Study of the American South, the Southern Folklife Collection and the Department of Music.
- Feb. 27 – Ken Hillis, professor of communication studies, will give the lecture “From Alexandria to Google: The Mythic Quest for Universal Libraries” at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in conjunction with the opening of “The Encyclopedic Impulse” in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room.