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News Briefs

For immediate use 

Feb. 23, 2006 -- No. 97


Brief road closings set this weekend
for moving boilers to Manning Drive

UNC Energy Services will relocate two large boilers from the universityís Cogeneration Facility on Cameron Avenue to its Manning Drive Steam Plant site in the early morning hours Saturday (Feb. 25) and Sunday (Feb. 26).

Some town and campus roads will close briefly during the operation. A police escort will be provided to block and direct traffic.

Vehicles transporting the first boiler are scheduled to leave the Cogeneration Facility between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday; the second will be transported at approximately the same time on Sunday. It is estimated that delivery of the boilers will take between two and three hours each morning.

The following route is planned:

For more information, contact Randy Young at the UNC Department of Public Safety, (919) 962-1502, cell (919) 698-7143.


Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer
to speak at UNCís journalism school

Karen Kasmauski, a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 28) at UNCís School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The lecture, free and open to the public in 33 Carroll Hall, will be sponsored by UNCís student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association.

Kasmauski has photographed more than 20 major stories for National Geographic, including several cover stories. Her work also has been featured in Forbes, Fortune and Newsweek. She has covered Americaís obesity epidemic, the lives of Japanese women, the human genome, earthquakes and more. Her stories have taken her to Africa, India, Japan, Malaysia, Russia and other countries.

Kasmauski has been one of NikonNetís "Legends Behind the Lens," a monthly series that features the work of accomplished photojournalists on Nikonís educational Web site ( Her book, "Impact: From the Front Lines of Global Health," was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its images of disease and epidemics worldwide.

Student portfolio reviews will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Kasmauskiís lecture. For more information, contact Pat Davison at (919) 962-4073 or


March 23-25 book sale at Wilson
to benefit libraries at UNC

The Friends of the Library at UNC will host its annual book sale March 23-25 in Wilson Libraryís Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Approximately 8,000 books will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting the University Library.

A preview book sale for members of the Friends of the Library will be held March 23 from 7-9 p.m. The sale for the public will begin March 24 from noon to 8 p.m., with a 50 percent discount for Friends members.

On March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the sale will continue with prices halved for the public. Also that day, Friends will receive an additional 50 percent discount.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, books will cost $3 per bag. The library will accept cash or checks Ė no credit card sales. For more information, contact Liza Terll at (919) 962-4207 or


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Department of Public Safety contact: Randy Young, (919) 962-1502, cell (919) 698-7143
News Services contacts:
Lisa Katz, (919) 962-2093, and via on-call pager (919) 216-2584 on Feb. 25-26.