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Feb. 14, 2006 -- No. 72


Art about women of color to be topic
of UNC program Thursday (Feb. 16)

Authors and educators will discuss art works that focus on women of color in a free public program Thursday (Feb. 16) at UNCís Ackland Art Museum.

"The Ties that Bind: Words of Women Connected" will be the title of the free public program at 6:15 p.m., preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception. Books written by the panelists will be sold afterward.

The program, sponsored by the museum and the Carolina Womenís Center,

will be part of the centerís GendeRace series, designed to unite women of difference races, cultures and ethnicities while exploring their interactions. A free "Everywomanís Reading Circle" also will be part of the series.

The Thursday (Feb. 16) program will be held amid the exhibition "Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar," at the Ackland through March 26 (

Freda Denis-Cooper, a poet and a staff member in the UNC School of Dentistry, created and will host the Thursday program. It will focus on relationships among women of color and their role in the African diaspora. The panelists will be:

The reading circle will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and April 5 at the womenís center, at 134 E. Franklin St., Suite 215, near the Carolina Coffee Shop. "Dreaming in Cuban," by Christina Garcia, will be discussed on the first date and "Sister of My Heart," by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, on the second. Participation is free.

For more information, call Chimi Boyd at 962-8305.


Memorial service to be held
for psychology professor

The UNC psychology department and the family of longtime faculty member Dr. David Galinsky will hold a memorial service celebrating his life on Feb. 26. Galinsky died in a traffic accident on Jan. 25.

The service will be at 2 p.m. at in the UNC School of Social Workís Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, 301 Pittsboro St. Public parking will be available at the Nash parking lot on Pittsboro Street, across from the Carolina Inn, and at the Bell Tower lot on South Road.

For more information, contact Rosa Swanson at (919) 962-5082.


Wilson Library offers
ĎA Rare Book Samplerí

"A Rare Book Sampler: Four Student Exhibitions" will feature four projects that were created for the 2005 Seminar in Rare Book Collections at Wilson Library. The projects were curated by students or recent graduates of UNCís School of Information and Library Science. They feature the diversity of the Rare Book Collectionís holdings, which now number more than 250,000 items. The subjects are: "Aubrey Beardsley and Book Illustration," "William Morris and the Private Press Revival," "The Early Years of the New York School of Poets" and "The Writings of Sylvia Plath." The exhibit, located on the libraryís Melba Remig Saltarelli Room, will run through March 31. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 962-1143 for more information.


Professional development programs
to begin March 2 at Friday Center

UNCís Friday Center for Continuing Education has announced its spring line-up of professional development and enrichment programs.

The line-up will begin with the lecture series "Whatís the Big Idea?," on Thursdays March 2-23. The series will offer the public an opportunity to engage with leading researchers and learn about breakthroughs in the Research Triangle community.

Three of the March lectures, about energy and the environment, will be free; there is a $35 fee for the fourth lecture, which will include dinner and a discussion.

Other programs will include a March 2-3 conference, "Navigating the Global American South," and a Professional Development Series beginning April 1.

A Community Classroom Series will begin on April 3 with a course on the U.S. Constitution, taught by Jack Boger, Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC and deputy director of the Center for Civil Rights in the UNC School of Law.

For a full listing of the spring programs, visit   


ĎBlack solidarityí to be topic
of March 7 lecture at UNC

Tommie Shelby, author of "We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity," will speak at 7 p.m. March 7 in UNCís Hyde Hall, off East Franklin Street near the post office.

The lecture, "Race, Class and Shame: Du Bois on Black Solidarity," will be free to the public. Sponsors are UNCís Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Parr Center for Ethics, a part of the philosophy department that promotes the research, teaching and discussion of ethical issues.

A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. For more information, visit the center online at

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