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bullet Mini-Medical School covers emergency first aid for children
‘Birdhouses on Parade’ hatches into 22-day event at Carolina Inn
Reserve Memorial Hall now for fall semester
PlayMakers presents 'The Illusion'; Haj discusses the play April 4
Darwin expert to discuss evolution-creation controversy
ConsiderIT session to focus on immersive learning environments
APPLES celebrates service-learning April 10
New York Times columnist Kristoff to speak April 11

Asian Studies presents premiere of documentary 'Belonging'
PlayMakers Repertory Company holds 2007-08 open auditions
SILS to host international symposium on digitalcuration
Investment banker, financier to lecture April 20
Vanpools seek riders

Mini-Medical School covers emergency first aid for children

The N.C. Children’s Hospital will present Kohl’s Mini-Medical School on March 30, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. It is co-sponsored by Kohl’s department stores.

The free program will feature a talk on emergency first aid tips for the parents of children and adolescents by Cheryl Jackson, division chief for pediatric emergency medicine at the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

A complimentary lunch is provided and space is limited, so reservations are required. Call 966-5500 to RSVP.

For more information and to view an online version of the presentation, visit www.nchildrenspromise.org.

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‘Birdhouses on Parade’ hatches into 22-day event at Carolina Inn

What began at the Carolina Inn five years ago as a display of one-of-a-kind birdhouses crafted by N.C. artisans has grown into a 22-day series of activities and special events.

This year a live exhibit of birds of prey, a home interiors show and a birdhouse-making workshop for kids are among the planned events:

bullet March 31 — An expert from the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte will show eagles, owls and falcons in the ballroom.

bullet April 8 — Children in grades K-6 will learn how to turn ordinary eggs into works of Easter art, 2-3:30 p.m.

bullet April 15 — “Feather Your Nest - Best in Home Interiors Show” will include exhibits, demonstrations and advice from experts on interior design, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

bullet April 15 — “Tea in the Garden with Bill Ferris” will offer a chance to break bread with the former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South, 3-5 p.m.

There is a charge for some of the events; others are free. For complete information, refer to www.carolinainn.com. Reservations are required for many events and may be made online or by calling 918-2711.

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Reserve Memorial Hall now for fall semester

Requests for reservations for the fall semester for Memorial Hall by University departments and officially recognized student organizations will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. on April 2.

Requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. More information and an electronic request form can be found at www.memorialhall.unc.edu or call 843-7776.

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PlayMakers presents 'The Illusion';
Haj discusses the play April 4

Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, will direct Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s “The Illusion,” April 11-May 6 at the Paul Green Theatre.

When a prideful man senses the nearness of death, he seeks a magician to find his estranged son. Through the magician's conjuring, the audience glimpses passion, competition, loss, rejection and injustice that highlight the extraordinarily persuasive powers of art.

Show times will be 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 to $40. Special events include free post-show discussions on April 18 and 22 and an all-access performance for special needs on May 1.

Box office hours are Mondays through Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Call 962-PLAY (7529) for information or tickets.

Haj will give a preview and talk about “The Illusion” on April 4 at noon, free and open to the public in the Paul Green Theatre.

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Darwin expert to discuss evolution-creation controversy

Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, will speak April 10 at the University. A distinguished philosopher and director of the program in the history and philosophy of science at Florida State University, Ruse will discuss “The Evolution-Creation Controversy: A Very American Story” in a free talk at 7 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium.

For information, call Dee Reid, (843-6339) or e-mail deereid@unc.edu.

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ConsiderIT session to focus on immersive learning environments

“Immersive Learning Environments” will be the next discussion topic in the free ConsiderIT series hosted by ITS Teaching and Learning, to be held at noon on April 10 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge.

Immersive learning environments (ILEs) include online games, virtual worlds and simulations. Jacques Morin and Sean Semone from the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services will report on the topic of ILEs as addressed at the EduCAUSE Learning Initiative 2007 Spring Focus Session.

Register for the session at its.unc.edu/ConsiderIT.

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APPLES celebrates service-learning April 10

The work of service-learning students will be on display in poster presentations April 10 during the Annual APPLES Service-Learning Showcase Celebration: Fruits of our Labor. The event will be held 4-6 p.m. in Room 039 of the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellent in Graham Memorial Hall.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little will present APPLES awards at 6 p.m. Recipients are the Department of Romance Languages, which will receive the Service-Learning Award in honor of Ned Brooks; the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Volunteer Program, which will receive the Community Partner Excellent Award; and Richard Goldberg, research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering who will receive the Faculty Excellent Award.

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New York Times columnist Kristoff to speak April 11

Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and commentary, will speak April 11 at the University. His opinion-editorial columns appear every Sunday and Tuesday in The New York Times.

His free public talk will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in 111 Carroll Hall. Kristof's visit is sponsored by the Phillips Ambassadors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For information, contact Kim Glenn (kjsglenn@yahoo.com or 270-6159).

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Asian Studies presents premiere of documentary 'Belonging'

The story of the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967 are told from the perspective of one Palestinian family across two generations in the documentary “Belonging,” which will premiere in the United States April 16 in the auditorium of the Global Education Center. Free and open to the public, it will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion and reception with the filmmaker, Tariq.

The film aims to promote peace in the Middle East through dialogue and understanding. More information about the film is available at its website: www.belongingthefilm.com.

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PlayMakers Repertory Company holds 2007-08 open auditions

PlayMakers Repertory Company will audition professional Equity and non-Equity actors for its 2007-08 season April 22 and 23. Auditions will be conducted by Joseph Haj, PlayMakers' producing artistic director.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly suggested. Appointment scheduling begins April 9. To schedule an appointment, members of Actors’ Equity Association should call 619-4734. Non-Equity actors must submit a photo and resume by April 13 to Dave Hansen, company manager, PlayMakers Repertory Company, CB# 3235. Non-Equity performers will be seen as time permits throughout the auditions.

Prepare two monologues, one from a contemporary work and one from Shakespeare.

For more information, call Dave Hansen (619-4734) or e-mail prccompmanager@ unc.edu.

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SILS to host international symposium on digitalcuration

The School of Information and Library Science will host DigCCurr2007, an international symposium on digital curation, April 18-20, at the Friday Center. The event is part of the “Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum” project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

DigCCurr2007 will focus on what digital curation professionals do and what they need to know. Anyone interested in digital preservation and curation, especially those who are building staff expertise in these areas, is encouraged to attend.

For complete information about the symposium, refer to www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr2007.

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Investment banker, financier to lecture April 20

Arthur Lipper III, chair of the British Far East Holdings Ltd. in Del Mar, Calif., will give a talk April 20, free and open to the public, sponsored by the School of Information and Library Science.

His subject will be: “Royalties, the Better Way to Finance and Invest in Companies and Projects.” It will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 111 of Carroll Hall.

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Vanpools seek riders

Riders are needed for a new vanpool that begins service from Graham April 2.

It will leave the Lowes parking lot on Main Street in Graham at 7:15 a.m., with stops at the dental school parking lot at 7:50 a.m. and at the Administrative Office Building (AOB) at 7:55 a.m.

The van will leave the AOB at 4:55 a.m., stop at the dental school at 5 p.m. and return to Graham at 5:35 p.m.

For more information on this vanpool, e-mail Patricia Rooney (prooney@email.unc.edu) or call 843-8596.

In addition, commuters from the Liberty area are organizing to form a carpool or vanpool. E-mail Sandy Barnhart (sandy_barnhart@med.unc.edu) or call 843-0076.

UNC's longest-running vanpool in Pittsboro also has openings. It leaves from the Pittsboro Baptist Church at 6:45 a.m. and arrives at the dental school parking lot 7:15-7:20 a.m. It leaves campus 4:35-4:40 p.m. and returns to Pittsboro around 5 p.m.

For more information about ridesharing at UNC, refer to main.psafety.unc.edu/dps/alternatives/vanpool.htm

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