October 3, 2007 edition


The University Board of Trustees on Sept. 26 unanimously approved the plan for Carolina North to develop 250 acres of the nearly 1,000-acre site during the next half-century.

The trustees’ action clears the way for the plan to be reviewed and approved by the Chapel Hill Town Council.

The plan anticipates that 2.5 million square feet of building space will be completed over the first 15 years along the eastern boundary of the property bordering Martin Luther King Boulevard. The first of those projects will be a new 85,000-square-foot Innovation Center for which the University has already requested a special-use permit to begin construction.

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When visiting San Francisco, most tourists flock to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the internationally recognized symbol of the city, considered the engineering marvel of its age when the bridge opened in 1937.

Seventy years later, the San Francisco marvel that has caught the eye of Carolina’s Mark Crowell lies on the edge of the city in Mission Bay. Crowell is associate vice chancellor for economic development and technology transfer.

Once an industrial wasteland, Mission Bay is now home to a satellite campus for the University of California at San Francisco and, next to it, the burgeoning life science complex that is being developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities of Pasadena, Calif.

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A philosopher who has interests in metaphysics and the mathematics of logic, a geneticist who is working to develop cancer therapies, a computer scientist who specializes in bioinformatics and data mining, and a historian who studies the African-American experience in the American South have received the 2007 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.

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Seven Carolina employees were recognized for their outstanding contributions Sept. 24 at a luncheon at the Carolina Inn. Five people received the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and two received the Excellence in Management Awards.

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Campus-based tuition over the past decade has played a pivotal role in generating revenue to bolster faculty pay to keep Carolina competitive.

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News Briefs

bullet Recycle corrugated cardboard
bullet FTC chair to speak Oct. 11
bullet Registration open for World View meeting
bullet University celebrations, dedications coming up this month
bullet Training for babysitters to be held Oct. 29
bullet Women’s leadership council sponsors mentoring award
bullet Nominate research administrator for Blackwood award
bullet ‘Sites of Struggle’ symposium reflects on status, gender relations
bullet Exhibit of British Romantic writers opens with Frankenstein lecture
bullet Carolina North meeting set for Oct. 4
bullet Fundraiser promotes heart-healthy living
bullet Creative writing sponsors fall reading
bullet Reservations open for Memorial, Gerrard halls

Recycle corrugated cardboard

There is a ban, with accompanying fines, that is in effect at the Orange Regional Landfill on corrugated cardboard boxes. Employees are therefore asked to recycle cardboard boxes.

Remove the contents from boxes, flatten them and place them in designated collection areas in each building.

Exceptions to the ban include boxes that are waxed or contaminated with oil (such as pizza boxes), boxes containing broken lab glass — and labeled as such — and boxes used by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine for special purposes. For more information, contact BJ Tipton (962-7251).

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FTC chair to speak Oct. 11

Federal Trade Commission Chair Deborah Platt Majoras will speak at Carolina Oct. 11. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will present the free, public lecture at 5:30 p.m. in 111 Carroll Hall as part of the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture Series.

Majoras’ speech, “The Role of Truthful Information in the Marketplace,” will cover topics including how the FTC responds to the information market.

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Registration open for World View meeting

The World View Fall Symposium for K12 Educators and Administrators, “Best Practices in Global Education from Around the United States,” will be held Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at the Friday Center.

The registration fee is $135 per person, or $425 for a team of four. Register at www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml.

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University celebrations, dedications coming up this month

bullet Chancellor James Moeser will dedicate the Student and Academic Services Buildings (SASB) on Oct. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. SASB brings together more than 15 University departments in one location. Light refreshments will be served following the dedication.

bullet On Oct. 12, classes will be cancelled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow faculty, staff and students to participate in the 214th celebration of University Day, the anniversary of the day on which Carolina’s cornerstone was laid.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Memorial Hall. Michael Hunt, Everett H. Emerson professor of history, will speak, and Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards will be presented. For more information, see www.unc.edu/universityday.

bullet Later that day the FedEx Global Education Center, located at 301 Pittsboro Street, will be dedicated at 4 p.m.

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Training for babysitters to be held Oct. 29

Human Resources’ Work/Life program is taking advantage of a teacher workday or vacation day on Oct. 29 for Alamance/Burlington, Wake County and Durham County schools by hosting an American Red Cross babysitter training course on campus.

The cost of the class is $35 and is designed for 11- to 14-year-olds. For more information, e-mail Aimee Krans (aimee_krans@unc.edu).

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Women’s leadership council sponsors mentoring award

The deadline is Jan. 18, 2008 to make a nomination for a Faculty Mentoring Award sponsored by the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council. Each winner receives $5,000.

The 130-member council is a network of women from across the country committed to supporting the University and students’ educational experiences. The awards recognize outstanding men and women faculty members who mentor students and junior faculty as they make career decisions and embark on innovative research, public service, teaching and educational opportunities.

Submit nominations online by Jan. 18, 2008 by visiting www.unc.edu/pcgi-bin/WLCMA_viewapp.pl. For complete information about award criteria, see provost.unc.edu/announcements/facmentoraward.

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Nominate research administrator for Blackwood award

The deadline is Nov. 15 to make a nomination for the fourth annual W. Scott Blackwood Excellence in Research Administration Award. This award will recognize a University employee for meritorious and distinguished accomplishments in research administration at the University. A $500 cash award will be presented to the selected research administrator. The nomination form and more information can be found at research.unc.edu/red/excellence_research_admin.doc.

Nominations must be received by Nov. 15. Submit nominations electronically to: research_excellence@unc.edu.

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‘Sites of Struggle’ symposium reflects on status, gender relations

Faculty in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and the Curriculum in Women’s Studies, as well as the Institute of African American Research, have organized the “Sites of Struggle” symposium on Oct. 8 at the Stone Center. It will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in critical reflection on the impact of recent developments on the status of women and gender relations in African-American Communities.

Symposium speakers will be Melissa Harris-Lacewell, of Princeton University; and Moya Bailey, of Emory University.

For more information, refer to www.unc.edu/iaar/struggle.htm or call Demetria Howard-Watkins (962-0977).

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Exhibit of British Romantic writers opens with Frankenstein lecture

Rare editions of some of the best-known works of British literature will be on exhibit Oct. 9 to Dec. 31 in Wilson Library.  “A Being More Intense: British Romantic Writers in the Rare Book Collection” will highlight works by William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and John Keats.

A lecture titled “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: What Makes a Monster?” will open the exhibit. Susan J. Wolfson, professor of English at Princeton University, will deliver the free public talk at 6 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library.

 “A Being More Intense” will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room. The exhibit is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

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Carolina North meeting set for Oct. 4

Faculty, staff and students and local residents are invited to participate in a community meeting about Carolina North on Oct. 4. This meeting will follow the presentation of a revised Carolina North plan to the University’s Board of Trustees for action on Sept. 26.

The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 2603 of the School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building. For more information, refer to carolinanorth.unc.edu.

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Fundraiser promotes heart-healthy living

The 2007 Start! Triangle Heart Walk, scheduled for Oct. 21, is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association. Money raised funds research and education initiatives in North Carolina, including efforts at Carolina.

Activities will begin at 2 p.m. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. at Imperial Center Park in Research Triangle Park.

For more information, call the American Heart Association at 463-8376, or refer to www.starttriangle.org.

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Creative writing sponsors fall reading

Poet Gregory Orr, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will read from his works Oct. 11 in Greenlaw Hall’s Donovan Lounge. The reading is at 3:30 p.m.

He is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program as the Blanche Britt Armfield poet. A bequest from the estate of Armfield to the College of Arts and Sciences endowed a campus poetry enrichment fund.

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Reservations open for Memorial, Gerrard halls

Requests to reserve Memorial Hall or Gerrard Hall for University departments and officially recognized students organizations are now being accepted from the online request form: www.carolinaperformingarts.org/aboutus/reservations.aspx. Refer to this page for more information, including information about fees.

Due to high demand, groups will be allowed only one weekend (Friday or Saturday) use of Memorial Hall per semester. Rehearsals in general may only be accommodated on the same day as the event.

For more information, call 843-7776.

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