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Events Briefs

For immediate use

Nov. 20, 2006 -- No. 553

Senator Richard Burr to address
Southern issues Nov. 27

Sen. Richard Burr will speak at UNC on Nov. 27 during a free public lecture presented by the Center for the Study of the American South.

Burr will deliver the 2006-07 Charleston Area Alumni Lecture in Southern Affairs at 7:30 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The topic of the address will be the changing economy of the South and economic development.

Seating is limited. Call Nancy Schoonmaker at (919) 962-5665 or e-mail to make reservations for individuals or groups.

The UNC Board of Governors established the Center for the Study of the American South in 1992 to foster scholarship exploring the past, present and future of the region. Its programs emphasize Southern history, literature and culture and address ongoing social, political and economic issues


Intersection of athletics, academics
to be topic of Nov. 30 Blyth Lecture

UNC professor Hodding Carter III will give a free public lecture on the role of athletics within higher education on Nov. 30 in room 109 of Fetzer Gymnasium.

The 2 p.m. talk is the annual Blyth Lecture, sponsored by the department of exercise and sport science. Seating is limited.

Carter is professor of leadership and public policy in UNC's department of public policy in the College of Arts and Sciences. He was president and chief executive officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a national journalism benefactor. He also was assistant secretary of state for public affairs and state department spokesman for President Jimmy Carter.

The Blyth Lecture was named for the late Dr. Carl S. Blyth, a driving force in the field of athletic injury research and a longtime fixture of UNC's department of physical education. After Blyth retired in 1985, the department established an annual lecture in his name.

Also at the lecture, the first recipient of the Ronald W. Hyatt Undergraduate Scholarship will be announced. The $2,500 scholarship was made possible by donations from friends, colleagues, former students and family in honor of Dr. Ronald Hyatt, a longtime UNC exercise and sport science professor.

For more information on the lecture, call (919) 962-2021 or e-mail

NC 'Encyclopedia' topic of Nov. 30 event;
Book boasts more than 2,000 entries

UNC professor emeritus of history Dr. William S. Powell will discuss his newly published "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" on Nov. 30 at Wilson Library.

The free public event is sponsored by Friends of the Library will begin with a 5 p.m. reception.

William Friday, president emeritus of UNC and host of UNC-TV's "North Carolina People," will interview Powell about North Carolina history and Powell's experience developing the encyclopedia, which will be available for purchase and signing after the interview.

The encyclopedia presents more than 2,000 entries that capture figures, events, places, politics and trends characterizing North Carolina history. It was published this month by UNC Press in association with the UNC-Chapel Hill Library.

Powell, a lifelong North Carolinian, is a former UNC history professor and former curator of the library's North Carolina Collection. He spent 15 years working on the encyclopedia.

For more information about the Friends of the Library program, contact Liza Terll at (919) 962-4207 or For information about the encyclopedia, visit


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