News in Brief for May 15, 2013
Construction projects to affect campus
Beginning mid-May, many construction projects will affect traffic and transit around campus. Motorists, transit riders and pedestrians should take time to educate themselves regarding affected areas, impending lane and roadways closings, alternate routes, transit detours and access to parking.
The widening of South Columbia Street will result in one-way (northbound) traffic from Fordham Boulevard toward the campus and Manning Drive through Aug. 13. Outbound (southbound) traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive. To see a map and find more information, visit go.unc.edu/Xk74C.
Cameron Avenue will be closed to through traffic through Aug. 14 due to OWASA water main replacement construction between Columbia Street and Memorial Hall. Cameron will open for a Memorial Hall event on May 16 only. Traffic and bus service will be re-routed via South Columbia, Franklin and Raleigh streets. Access may be temporarily blocked to the Swain Lot, and NG1 permits will be honored in the Nash Lot (N7 Zone). For more information, visit go.unc.edu/Mr7x3.
Access to Stadium Drive from South Road will be closed May 13–27 for a UNC electrical distribution project crossing the roadway at that location. Motorists and S4 permit holders needing access to this area should plan to get to Stadium Drive from the south, via Ridge Road. For more information, visit go.unc.edu/Qd26A.
Carolina Global Photography Competition now open
The Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Study Abroad and UNC Global have announced a collaborative call for entries to the 14th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The amateur photography competition is open to all Carolina students, faculty and staff through Sept. 30. go.unc.edu/Fz4i7
Fulbright-Hays dissertation applications due May 21
This U.S. Department of Education program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The deadline to apply is May 21. This grant is available to Ph.D. candidates who wish to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Find the full application information at go.unc.edu/c7YWg.
Carolina Family Scholarship
Applications are due June 1 for the Carolina Family Scholarship, which supports children of UNC employees who plan to attend college in fall 2013. This need-based scholarship fund was created by Carolina employees to provide financial support for the children of full-time colleagues to attend any of the UNC system campuses and any of the state’s accredited community and technical colleges. Those who wish to support the Carolina Family Scholarship can arrange for a weekly tax-deductible payroll deduction or a one-time donation of any amount. See unc.edu/familyfund for application and information.
Kerr Lake Recreation Area is a 230-acre peninsula bordering Kerr Lake and open to UNC employees, retirees and students.
Kerr Lake is just north of Henderson, and one of North Carolina’s most popular locations for water sports, hiking, fishing, camping and outdoor relaxation.
Daily or annual use permits are available for purchase. For more information and complete policies, visit campusrec.unc.edu/kerr-lake.
Events from the Program in the Humanities
Humanities in Action events will be at Flyleaf Books at 5:30 p.m. Tuition is $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $8 for members of the General Alumni Association. More information at humanities.unc.edu
- May 22 – For “A Winter’s Tour: Putting a Face on Poverty in North Carolina,” Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, will review what he believes to be the state’s largest problem – the moral challenge presented by poverty. He has spent this past year traveling across North Carolina with journalists, donors, students, professors, activists and ministers in an effort to put a face on poverty.
- May 29 – The program will host an event considering the Affordable Care Act, exploring how health-care reform will change lives in North Carolina and what it will mean for Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and the uninsured.
- June 6 – Brett Whalen, associate professor of history, will explain the origins of the papacy, how medieval popes justified their leadership over the Catholic Church, the separation of “church” and “state” and historical challenges to papal authority for his lecture “The Medieval Papacy: Religion and Politics in Christian Europe.”
Registration is required for Adventures in Ideas programs. Tuition is $125 or $62.50 for teachers. Check humanities.unc.edu for location.
- May 31–June 1 – “The Invention of Religion from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment” will feature Renaissance scholar John Jeffries Martin for a series of lectures on the invention of religion from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment from 4:30 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.
- June 8 – In the seminar “The Cold War: Crisis, Character and Competition,” a group of scholars will present new research on the unpublished diaries of Leonid Brezhnev; explore revolution, decolonization and the two “hot wars” between the superpowers; and discuss the things that shaped the Cold War conflict. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New York’s The TEAM to present work-in-progress May 29
PlayMakers Repertory Company will host New York theater ensemble The TEAM as it develops a new performance piece. The TEAM’s newest theatrical work is being developed with artistic, technical and administrative support provided by PlayMakers. The ensemble will unveil the work-in-progress May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Dramatic Art. The performance is free and open to the public, and a discussion with the creative artists will follow. To reserve seats, contact the PlayMakers box office at 919-962-7529. The ensemble is the third participant in the PlayMakers residency, which is supported by a $200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Carolina is now sharing images on Instagram, an online photo-sharing service and social media tool.
Follow the University at unchapelhill in your mobile Instagram feed for photos of the people, places, events and scenes at UNC.
You can also follow Carolina on Pinterest, an online sharing board, at pinterest.com/uncchapelhill. Boards include Campus Scenes, Research at Carolina, Tar Heel History, Carolina Weddings and more.
To keep up with UNC departments and units from across campus on social media, visit unc.edu/social.
Work-study training sessions
The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid offers training sessions for full-time, permanent faculty and staff members interested in joining the Federal Work-Study Program. Training is mandatory and covers topics such as institutional and federal guidelines, student payroll, the job classification system, documenting student hours, creating job descriptions and marketing jobs online.
Two sessions will be held in 121 Hanes Art Center:
- May 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and
- June 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Submit programs for Family Weekend
The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs invites campus units to participate in Family Weekend 2013, held Sept. 27–29. Offices, centers and groups are encouraged to host educational seminars, open houses, specialized tours or other related programming to provide families with opportunities to learn about Carolina, explore the campus community, stay informed about campus life and connect with faculty and staff.
To get involved in Family Weekend, contact Samantha Young, coordinator of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with program details no later than May 24.
Bloodlines, by Los Angeles sculptor, painter and multi-media artist Toni Scott, is a large-scale installation on the subject of the African-American journey from slavery to freedom, on exhibit at the Stone Center through Aug. 1.
Scott uses photography, graphic design and digital rendering to speak of resilience and tragedy, hope and history.
For details, visit sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu.
Webcast to focus on early childhood development
“Early Childhood Development: Investing in Our Children and Our Future” is the subject of the 19th National Health Equity Research Webcast on June 4 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
This free session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium and can be viewed live online. Questions will be taken from participants by email and social media. For information, visit go.unc.edu/x6QPa.
The Carolina Campus Community Garden accepts compost donations from community members, faculty, staff and students, which helps the garden and keeps compostable scraps out of the landfill.
Compost donations are chopped and incorporated into one of eight compost bins to begin the process of decomposition.
The final product, called “black gold,” is used to increase the nutrient content of the beds, growing new food from old food.
For details on donation, including bin locations and a list of accepted composting materials, visit uncgarden.web.unc.edu.
Skywatching with Morehead Planetarium June 15
The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s monthly skywatching sessions are free and open to the public. Under a starry night sky, enjoy telescopic views of beautiful objects (including planets, nebulae, star clusters and the moon), an informal tour of the constellations with a Morehead educator, constellation myths and legends, and experienced observers available to answer questions about astronomy.
The next skywatching session is June 15 at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area from 9 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit go.unc.edu/x8F9M.
Yoga in the Galleries
Explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland Art Museum June 4 and June 18 at noon. The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome, and yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Yoga is free for members and students with a UNC OneCard, and $5 for others. Register online at go.unc.edu/r8ASi.