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Forum set for director of planetarium
Library provides online source of information on Southern Jewish history
Astronomy workshops set
Judith Viorst talks to be among spring social work lectures
Mapping center receives $390,000 grant
Proposals due Feb. 17 for IPRC small grants for dissemination research
Proposals for course development grants due Feb. 10

Nominate a student for a Chancellor's Award
Youth programs information requested
Student Stores shuffles operations during remodeling

Forum set for director of planetarium

An open forum has been scheduled on Jan. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Morehead Faculty Lounge with Linda Deck, a candidate for the position of director of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Deck is director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

A forum was held Jan. 23 with Terri Gipson, associate director of Space Sciences and project director for the McDonnell Planetarium Redevelopment at the St. Louis Science Center.

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Library provides online source of information on
Southern Jewish history

A new web site created by the UNC Library opens a digital window on Jewish history and life in the American South. “A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life” chronicles the story of southern Jewish settlers and their descendants from the late 1600s through the 21st century.

The free site, www.lib.unc.edu/apop, recounts generations of history with portraits, maps, historical documents, ritual books and objects from the early period through the present. Visitors can listen to interviews featuring voices from the past and read transcripts of the tales.

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Astronomy workshops set

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has scheduled the following classes for February:

On Feb. 4, Richard McColman and Mickey Sorrell will share their expertise in astronomy education with K-12 educators when they present a “Misconceptions in Astronomy Workshop.” It will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 for planetarium members and UNC students and $18 for non-members. In addition, following this workshop astronaut Kathy Thorton will speak at 11:30 a.m. as part of the Speaking of Science Series.

Call 962-1236 to register for the workshop and sign up for the Thorton talk at no charge.

On Feb. 6, Lee Roane will lead “Telescopes: How to Use.” This workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at a cost of $12 for members and students and $18 for non-members. Call the number above to register.

To learn more about these events and workshops scheduled for March, refer to tinyurl.com/cexyv.

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Judith Viorst talks to be among spring social work lectures

The School of Social Work has announced its spring lineup of lectures that are open to students, faculty, alumni and area clinicians. They include:

bullet  Feb. 20 — “Psychosocial Treatments for People with Psychotic Disorders,” given by Bebe Smith director of outpatient services for the STEP clinic in the Department of Psychiatry; and

bullet  March 27 —  “The Ethics of Attraction,” given by Kim Strom Gottfried, professor of social work.

Pre-registration is required. Refer to ssw.unc.edu/jif/cls for more information and to pre-register. The lectures will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building.

In addition, the Carroll Butts Heins Endowment at the school is co-sponsoring two lectures on March 4 at the Friday Center by Judith Viorst, author of “Necessary Losses” and the children’s classic, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

“Parenting Our Children” is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and “Grown-up Marriage” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Pre-register by Feb. 24 by calling 847-2323 or refer to www.ncpsychoanalysis.org.

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Mapping center receives $390,000 grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a two-year, $390,000 grant to the Ancient World Mapping Center to fund the creation of the center’s Pleiades Workspace for Ancient Geography.

The center’s departing director, Tom Elliott, will oversee the project; Richard Talbert will act as principal investigator.

For more information, see www.unc.edu/awmc/pleiadesannc1.html.

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Proposals due Feb. 17 for IPRC small grants for dissemination research

The Injury Prevention Research Center seeks to fund two-to-six pilot dissemination research projects in the area of injury prevention.

Projects must focus on bridging the gap between prevention research and everyday practice by increasing current understanding of how best to disseminate evidence-based injury prevention interventions, programs, or policies.

A complete set of application guidelines and forms are available at www.iprc.unc.edu.

For more information, contact Dania Ermentrout (966-3665, dania@unc.edu).

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Nominate a student for a chancellor’s award

Nominations for the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Student Activities and Leadership are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 10. Nomination forms are available online at chancellorsawards.unc.edu/nom.html. For further information, call Tammy Lambert, 966-3128.

The awards will be presented April 17 at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

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Proposals for course development grants due Feb. 10

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the APPLES Service-Learning Program are soliciting proposals for Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grants. Faculty are encouraged to apply for one of five $8,000 grants to develop or enhance a service-learning course that benefits the University and campus community.

An information session will be held on Jan. 20 in room 3206A of the Student Union from noon to 1 p.m. To download the request for proposals, refer to visit www.unc.edu/provost/news/UeltschiRFP-1.doc. E-mail Jenny Huq (huq@email.unc.edu) or Leslie Parkins (leslie_parkins@unc.edu).

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Youth programs information requested

In order for the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to respond to an annual request from U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt, employees are asked to submit information regarding youth programs (Kid’s Camp through grade 12) that will be sponsored by any unit or department for summer 2006. Send this information by Feb. 27 to Stephanie Thurman, CB# 3000 or e-mail to sthurman@email.unc.edu.

Include the name of the program, targeted age group, any eligibility requirements, dates the program will be offered, a brief program description, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail for the primary contact person. This information should also be available on your department web site.

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Student Stores shuffles operations during remodeling

All retail functions on the top floor of the Daniels Building — home to Student Stores’ Textbooks, RAM Shop, post office and Custom Publishing — were recently relocated as follows due to renovations:

bullet  Textbook and Custom Publishing sales have been relocated to the Pit level facing clothing sales.

bullet  The post office has been moved to the rear of the store in the school and art supply space.

bullet  The RAM Shop has moved to two locations. The main store is in the Health Affairs Bookstore, and a smaller sales desk is located next to the IT Response Center in the Undergraduate Library.

bullet  The Custom Publishing copyright clearance and production group has moved to a basement space in the Stone Center.

The textbook floor will reopen the first week of August with escalator service, a larger space for textbook sales and service, a new office and a new sales configuration.

All phone numbers for each unit remain the same. For more complete information, call John Jones at 962-1051 or e-mail john_jones@unc.edu.


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