The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Board of Visitors Spring Meeting
October 13–15, 2011
Dress: For Thursday’s committee meetings and reception — casual.
For Friday’s BOV meeting and Saturday pre–game and game — business casual.
Parking: View map
For committee meetings and reception/social on Thursday — Morehead Planetarium and Science Center lot, 250 East Franklin Street. After 5 p.m. additional parking is available at the Park Place lot on Boundary Street.
For Friday’s BOV meeting at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center – Rams Head Deck off Ridge Road. For Saturday’s game – Bell Tower Deck. You will receive a parking permit via email before the game. Please print the entire email, including your permit and bring it with you.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Committee Meetings and New Member Orientation
Please contact committee chairs regarding your ability to attend meetings. Committees are listed at http://www.unc.edu/bov/committees.htm. New members will have an opportunity to select committees at Friday’s meeting.
|4:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Carolina Counts (236 Bynum)|
|4:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Marketing Communications (307 South Building)|
|4:00 – 5:30 p.m.||State Relations (3020 Steele)|
|4:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Membership Involvement (James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial, Grauer Living Room)|
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||New Member Orientation for the BOV Class of 2015 (James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial, Kresge Foundation Common Room, 039)
Linda Tarrson, Board of Visitors Chair
Bill Hobbs, Board of Visitors Vice Chair
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Local Relations (James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial, Arts & Sciences Foundation Conference Room - 211)|
Reception and Dinner
Center for the Study of the American South
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 East Franklin Street
|5:45 – 8 p.m.||The James Lee Love House was built in 1887 by Carolina mathematics professor James Lee Love and his wife June Spencer Love for them and her mother, Cornelia Phillips Spencer. Expanded in 2007, it was renamed the Love House and Hutchins Forum in honor of graduate James A. Hutchins Jr. and became the home of the Center for the Study of the American South. The Center explores Southern history, life and culture with research opportunities for students and faculty and community presentations by distinguished scholars, musicians and artists. We’ll be treated to a private presentation of the Center’s “Music on the Porch” series, which brings eclectic musicians from around the region to play and discuss their sense of place, the creative process and how the rich culture of the South influences music and musicians. Also, we’ll learn more about the Center from Director Harry Watson. |
Holden Thorp, Chancellor
Harry Watson, Director, Center for the Study of the American South
Friday, October 14, 2011
George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Alumni Hall
|7:30 a.m.||Continental breakfast and member registration|
|8:00 a.m.||Welcome and remarks
Linda Tarrson, Chair of the Board of Visitors
Wade H. Hargrove, Jr., Chair of the Board of Trustees
Holden Thorp, Chancellor
|9:00 a.m.||How Carolina is funded
During such a critical time for our budget, we will hear an overview of how the University is funded. This information will allow Board of Visitors members to better understand the role the state plays in relation to other funding sources for the University.
Bruce Carney, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
|9:30 a.m.||A Conversation with Carolina’s Nobel Laureate
Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, became a co–recipient for The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007, for co–discovering a technique to introduce DNA material in cells. Since becoming a member of the UNC faculty 23 years ago, he has been responsible for innovations that have fundamentally changed the science of genetic medicine and laid the foundation for today’s research into gene therapy. We will have an opportunity to hear from him as our own Chancellor Thorp conducts the interview.
Oliver Smithies, Nobel Laureate and Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Holden Thorp, Chancellor
|10:00 a.m.||North Carolina Science Festival
The North Carolina Science Festival is an initiative that connects Carolina more closely with K–12 education, the business community and the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education efforts. Also, members of the Board of Visitors have an opportunity to serve as Festival ambassadors for Carolina in your communities.
James Moeser, Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the North Carolina Science Festival Advisory Board
Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
|10:45 a.m.||UNC leads in the study of traumatic head injuries
Because of Kevin Guskiewicz’s research, there is much greater understanding of sports–related head injuries. With 17 years of study, he has quickly become one of the most frequently sought experts in the field. Traumatic brain injury and concussions resulting in significant long–term damage can affect athletes ranging from professionals in the NFL to high school cheerleaders.
Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Professor and Chair of Exercise and Sports Science, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sports–Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and 2011 MacArthur Fellow
|11:15 a.m.||BOV Committee Reports|
|11:45 a.m.||Your General Alumni Association
The General Alumni Association offers numerous opportunities for BOV members to engage with the University in local communities, reunion planning, as well as by serving as student and alumni career advisors. We’ll hear about the offerings of the Association from fellow BOV member Doug Dibbert president of the General Alumni Association.
Doug Dibbert ’70, President, UNC General Alumni Association
|Noon||Break for lunch|
|1:00 p.m.||Thomas W. Ross, UNC President
New UNC System President Tom Ross officially began work at the beginning of this year after serving as president of Davidson College and previously as a North Carolina Superior Court judge and executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a Winston–Salem–based philanthropic organization. He has served in your position as a member of the UNC Board of Visitors, as did his predecessor, Erskine Bowles. Ross is a graduate of the UNC School of Law. He will talk about the role the University must play in North Carolina’s future.
Thomas W. Ross, President of the University of North Carolina system
|1:30 p.m.||Wrap up and closing|
Late Night with Roy (optional)
Dean E. Smith Center
|5 – 10 p.m.||Join the Membership Involvement Committee and other BOV members at this annual free pep rally and exhibition. We’re reserving a limited number of seats. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the UNC volleyball team in a match against Virginia at 5 p.m. Later, the men’s and women’s basketball teams debut with dances, skits and basketball exhibition. Please note that this event fills fast. Please arrive by 6 p.m.|
Saturday, October 15, 2011
UNC vs. Miami
|11:30 a.m.||Football Pre–game Event (Chancellor’s Box, Kenan Stadium)|
|12:30 p.m.||UNC Tar Heels v. Miami (Kenan Stadium)|