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* *H1N1 clinics offer shots and spray
* *UNC’s Haiti disaster response
* *Sustainable dining at Lenoir Hall
* *Deadlines to watch
* *‘Be the Match’ at Feb. 23 blood marrow donor drive
* *Lectures, panel discussions
* *New Web conferencing service
* *Feb. 12 is Darwin Day
* *Day camp celebrates life forces

H1N1 clinics offer shots and spray

The next series of H1N1 vaccine clinics for the campus community will offer both the shot form of the vaccine and the intranasal spray, as before. Faculty and staff can simply walk in to any of the following clinics, or they can make an appointment by registering at ehs.unc.edu/ueohc/h1n1flushot.shtml. The seasonal flu vaccine is also available at the following clinics, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

* *Feb. 16 – Lenoir Hall, inside the Pit entrance;
* *Feb. 17 – Lenoir Hall, inside the Pit entrance;
* *Feb. 18 – Rams Head Dining, lobby;
* *Feb. 23 – Lenoir Hall, inside the Pit entrance;
* *Feb. 24 – Michael Hooker Research Center, lower level atrium; and
* *Feb. 25 – Lenoir Hall, inside the Pit entrance.

Faculty and staff also can get the H1N1 vaccine at the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic by registering for an appointment (available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) at ehs.unc.edu/ueohc/h1n1flushot.shtml.

See Alert Carolina, alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/site/1395, for information.

UNC’s Haiti disaster response

The Carolina Center for Public Service is coordinating the campus’s efforts to send relief to the people of Haiti, and its Web site details ways in which faculty and staff can help.

For example, every Friday through Feb. 26 the School of Nursing will be holding a bake sale with proceeds going to the Doctors Without Borders Haitian Relief Fund. The sale will be located in Carrington Hall’s lobby from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UNC student artists are raising money for Haiti through UNICEF. Visit their Facebook page (snipurl.com/uayit) to see what they will create for as little as a $5 donation. Have you always wanted to see what you would look like as a cartoon? Do you need a professional photo for your resumé? Would you like someone to craft a poem for a special occasion? These are just a few of the possibilities of the art that can be commissioned, with all proceeds benefiting the Haitian people.

More information about ways to help is available at www.unc.edu/cps/disaster-haiti.php.

Sustainable dining at Lenoir Hall

Lenoir Mainstreet on the second floor of Lenoir Hall has added a new dining destination this semester with the introduction of 1.5.0 – featuring locally grown and harvested food with a seasonal menu that includes organic produce, cage-free eggs and chicken, grass-fed beef and sustainable seafood. Visit the Web site to see each week’s menu: snipurl.com/u97ek.

DEADLINES TO WATCH

* *Feb. 12 – The deadline has been extended to make nominations for three awards sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service: the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service, the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award and the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award. www.unc.edu/cps/public-service-awards-index.php

* *Feb. 19 – Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grant proposals are due by Feb. 19 to award five $8,000 course development grants and three $1,500 mini grants. Faculty members, adjunct faculty and graduate instructors teaching undergraduate courses in Academic Affairs and Health Affairs are encouraged to apply. For information, call Leslie Parkins (843-6829) or see snipurl.com/u96a9.

* *Feb. 22 – Applications for spring University Research Council (URC) Small Grant Program grants for full-time faculty and professional librarians are due Feb. 22. There are two types of grants, research and publication, and the maximum total award is $5,000. The council encourages the use of URC grants as stepping stones to extramural support.

For the fall term there were 47 award recipients. The Moeser Award, an additional supplement of $5,000 awarded to one applicant per term, was given to Graeme Robertson, assistant professor of political science. Refer to research.unc.edu/red/urc_winners.php to see all award recipients.

For complete information on making grant applications, see research.unc.edu/red/internal.php#urc or contact Jennifer Pruitt (962-775).

* *Feb. 26 – Actors, singers, dancers and technicians are invited to audition March 13 for next summer’s outdoor historical dramas. Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older with theater experience. Register online at outdoordrama.unc.edu/auditions. There is a $60 nonrefundable fee; the deadline for registration is Feb. 26. Call 962-1328 or e-mail outdoor@unc.edu.

* *March 1 – Entries are due by March 1 for the Institute of African American Research (IARR) Humanities Writing Competition. IAAR will offer a $1,000 prize for the best cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort in the arts and humanities that yields a historically-grounded script on a topic of African American research. Acceptable submissions should reflect African American sensibilities, cultural norms and perspectives and should be no more than 50 pages in length, double spaced. Contact Tomeiko Ashford Carter (tashford@email.unc.edu or 843-2606) for information.

‘Be the Match’ at feb. 23 blood marrow donor drive

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC chapter of the Student National Medical Association, as well as volunteers from the Office of University Development and the Arts and Sciences Foundation, hope to sign up 1,000 new blood marrow donors during a registration drive Feb. 23.

The drive to “Be The Match” will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s faculty lounge. (Enter through the Visitor’s Center on the west side of the building.)

Be The Match registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. Be The Match offers the opportunity to help a patient by donating bone marrow or umbilical cord blood. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the registry to find a match.

In general, potential donors should be between the ages of 18 and 60, meet the health guidelines and be willing to donate to any patient in need.

Registering requires the completion of a form with contact information, health information and a signed agreement to join the registry. Bring along a photo ID and contact information for two family members or friends who would know how to reach you if your contact information changes.

Potential donors will be asked to give either a swab of cheek cells or a blood sample to be tissue-typed. www.marrow.org

LECTURES, PANEL DISUSSIONS

* *Feb. 11 – Rob Watson, ECOTECH International chair, CEO and chief scientist and the “Founding Father of LEED,” will discuss the future of green building from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Koury Auditorium. R.S.V.P to cse@unc.edu.

* *Feb. 18 – Neil Caudle, associate vice chancellor for research, will talk about “Research at Carolina: Out Far and in Deep” at 2:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd. His talk will be free and open to the public. Call 968-2070.

* *Feb. 20 – The Program in the Humanities and Human Values and the N.C. Civic Education Consortium will present a Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg on “World War II as a Global Conflict.” It will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 2603 at the School of Government. An optional lunch is available.  Registration is required, with fee. See adventuresinideas.unc.edu or call 962-1544.

* *Feb. 22 – Lynn Bloom, AETNA Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut, will discuss “Able, Disabled, Enabled: The Defiant Face of Disability Autobiography,” for the Critical Speaker Series in English and Comparative Literature. It will be held in Greenlaw’s Donovan Lounge at 3:30 p.m. englishcomplit.unc.edu

* *Feb. 23 – Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will speak at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Koury Auditorium as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. To attend the free lecture, R.S.V.P. by calling 843-7787 or e-mail kfbsrsvp@unc.edu.

* *Feb. 23 – The Parr Center for Ethics, along with FLO Food, will hold a panel discussion, “How Should We Eat? Policy and Ethics,” with food, farming and health experts from UNC, N.C. State and Duke serving on the panel. It will be free and open to the public and held in Room 121 of Hanes Art Center at 6:30 p.m. snipurl.com/u7hw9

* *Feb. 26 – The 31st Annual Minority Health Conference will be held Feb. 26 at the Friday Center with the title “Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World.” The William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture – to be webcast from 2 to 3:30 p.m. – will be given by Robert E. Fullilove, associate dean for community and minority affairs and professor in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. www.minority.unc.edu

New Web conferencing service

Elluminate Live! – a Web conferencing service that allows groups to meet, present and collaborate in real time – is now available to University faculty and staff.

The new service allows discussions using voice or text chat and simultaneous viewing of PowerPoint presentations, Web pages and multimedia. It can be used anywhere there is an Internet connection. Elluminate is integrated with Blackboard so that anyone with an instructor role can create a virtual meeting within his or her site.

“In collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence, we are delighted to be able to offer this valuable service to Carolina faculty at this time,” said Charlie Green, ITS assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning. “Elluminate Live! has the potential to have a serious impact on student learning, and it is a system that is relatively easy to use for both faculty and students. As an added bonus, the cost for this service has been covered entirely by a privately-funded grant.”

The only equipment required to participate in an Elluminate session is a computer with a connection to the Internet. For audio discussions, those speaking will need a microphone, preferably a USB headset with noise cancellation. Training and support is available from Elluminate. snipurl.com/u97ba

Feb. 12 is Darwin Day

The North Carolina Botanical Garden will celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday Feb. 12 with two events. From noon to 1 p.m., a Darwin walk through the garden will highlight fascinating details about plant adaptations, led by Johnny Randall, assistant director for conservation.

At 7:30 p.m., Duncan Porter, Virginia Tech emeritus professor of biology, will speak about “Darwin: the Beagle’s Botanist” in the garden’s Education Center. Both events are free, but call 962-0522 to register.

day camp celebrates life forces

Registration is now open for Nature Explorers 2010 summer day camp at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. There will be five one-week-long sessions for two different age groups. Children ages 4 and 5 will meet for half days, June 14–18 and June 21–25. Children ages 6 to 8 will meet for full days, July 12–16, July 19–23 and July 26–30.

Weekly tuition is $110 for members and $130 for non-members for the half-day programs, and tuition is $225 for members and $250 for non-members for full-day programs, with some scholarships available. 

Call 962-0522 or see ncbg.unc.edu.

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