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April 5, 2006 -- No. 195


Boston Philharmonicís Benjamin Zander
to give motivational seminar April 12

Benjamin Zander, motivational speaker and conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, will give an interactive seminar about leadership from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday (April 12) at UNC.

The Carolina Performing Arts Series will present the seminar in Memorial Hallís Beasley-Curtis Auditorium.

Zander will explore new perspectives on leadership, teamwork, creativity, relationships, partnerships and liberation for the human spirit. The seminar will include audience participation, musical demonstrations and singing.

"While Ben Zander is a world-renowned conductor, I think he sees himself more as a teacher who uses music as a metaphor for transformation and leadership," said  Emil Kang, executive director for the arts at UNC. "We are fortunate to welcome someone to our campus who champions the power of the arts to transform lives."

The presentation is based on the book "The Art of Possibility" (Harvard Business School Press, 2000), written by Zander and his partner, Rosamund Zander, a landscape painter and psychotherapist. The two also collaborated in developing Benjamin Zanderís leadership presentations.

Admission to the seminar is free, but tickets are required. Call or visit the Memorial Hall box office at 843-3333, on Cameron Avenue, for tickets. Paid parking for the seminar will be available in the Swain Visitorís lot off Cameron. For more information about the seminar, call 843-3119.


Immigration expert from Princeton
to speak at UNC School of Education

Dr. Alejandro Portes, chair of Princeton Universityís sociology department, will speak about education for children of immigrants at 4 p.m. April 18 in UNCís Hill Hall auditorium.

His talk, "The New Latin Nation: Immigration and the Hispanic Community in the United States," is sponsored by the UNC School of Education. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

Portes co-founded and directs Princetonís Center for Migration and Development, established in 1998 to promote research and scholarship on international migration issues. He was named an American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellow in 1998, joining some of the worldís leaders in business, politics, art and education.

He has been president of the American Sociological Association and has published articles on immigration issues Ė many of which focus on Latin America. "Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation," a book co-authored by Portes, received the associationís 2002 award for best international migration book.

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