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Oct. 9, 2006 -- No. 470


Kenan Visiting Writer Roderick
to read from his work Oct. 24

Poet David Roderick, the 2006-07 Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC, will give a free public reading of his work, "Blue Colonial," on Oct. 24 in Greenlaw Hall. The 3:30 p.m. reading will be held in the Donovan Lounge, Room 223.

Roderick is teaching classes during his yearlong residency in the creative writing program in the department of English and comparative literature. He is the former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University and lecturer at the University of San Francisco. The Kenan Writer position is funded by the Spray Foundation of Atlanta and UNC's College of Arts and Sciences.

"Blue Colonial" (Copper Canyon Press, 2006) won the American Poetry Review's Honickman First Book Prize. The title poem won Meridian's Editor's Prize for Poetry in 2002.

Roderick graduated with a master of fine arts in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. He has won numerous awards, including scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the American Antiquarian Society and the Gilman School in Baltimore.

Roderick's poems and stories have appeared in literary publications such as The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review and The Virginia Quarterly Review.


Business ethics expert to speak Oct. 24
at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School

Marjorie Kelly, an expert in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, will deliver a free public talk at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Maurice J.Koury Auditorium of the McColl Building.

Kelly is a senior associate at Tellus Institute, an environmental policy and research organization, and co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a project to propose the redesign of corporations and to imbed social purpose into the core of business.

She is co-founder and former editor of Business Ethics, a national publication on corporate social responsibility, and author of "The Divine Right of Capital" (Berrett-Koehler, 2001).

Kelly's talk, "Corporation 20/20: Designing for Social Purpose," is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the business school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and free parking will be available in the business deck. Send an e-mail to to register to attend.

The center was established to help executives and future business leaders understand how social and environmental considerations are changing the competitive landscape of business. For more information about the center, visit


Retired Nasdaq CEO to kick off
business school speaker series

Hardwick Simmons, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Nasdaq, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The free public lecture will be in the Maurice J. Koury Auditorium of the McColl Building. It is the first lecture in the 2006-07 Dean's Speaker Series at the business school, and it will be followed by a reception. Free parking will be available in the business school parking deck off Skipper Bowles Drive. Call (919) 843-7787 or e-mail to register.

Simmons joined Nasdaq in 2001 as CEO and was elected chairman in September of that year. He retired in May 2003. Simmons was previously president and CEO of Prudential Securities Incorporated, an investment and brokerage firm.

Simmons is a Harvard graduate with a master's degree in business administration. A Marine Corps veteran, he began his career in the securities industry in 1966 as a financial adviser at Hayden Stone, a predecessor firm of Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. He was president of the private client group at Shearson Lehman Brothers before he moved to Prudential Securities.

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