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March 29, 2006 -- No. 178

Local angle: Manassas, Va.


War in Iraq to be focus
of panel at Friday Center

"The War in Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities" will be the focus of a free panel discussion from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 5 at UNCís William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

The event will be sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, an interdisciplinary consortium of faculty members at UNC, N.C. State University and Duke University. Dr. Richard H. Kohn, professor of history and chairman of the curriculum in peace, war and defense at UNC, will moderate the panel.

Panelists and their topics will include:

Light refreshments will be served before the talk, beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend should email Dr. Carolyn Pumphrey of the institute at


UNC sophomore chosen for internship
over two summers in nationís capital

Derek Sykes, a sophomore business major from Manassas, Va., has been selected for the Institute for Responsible Citizenshipís internship program in Washington D.C.

The institute, which provides programs to help young minority men achieve career goals, selected 12 students from an applicant pool of more than 100.

The internship is a two-summer program at Georgetown University. During the first summer, students take classes at Georgetown and intern part-time in Washington. Students work full-time the second summer while mentoring new interns in the program. The students also meet with government officials and business leaders during the summers.

At UNC, Sykes is a member of the Black Student Movement and a tutor at local public schools. He works part time for the finance division of the U.S. Department of the Interiorís Minerals Management Service. He would like to pursue a masterís degree in accounting and eventually work with the housing authority of Philadelphia or the District of Columbia.

For more information on the internship program, visit http://www/

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