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Event briefs

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April 17, 2007

Plants with Purpose exhibit opens at Health Sciences Library

A new exhibit exploring how the botanical world affects our lives in many ways opened Monday (April 16) at the UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library. 

The exhibit, “Plants with a Purpose,” was curated by Anne Wood Humphries. It examines the impact of plants from three perspectives:

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Getty Images senior staff photographer to speak

Chris Hondros, a Getty Images senior staff photographer who has covered major world conflicts since the late 1990s, will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (April 17) in Carroll Hall room 33 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hondros’ images have received multiple honors from World Press Photo in Amsterdam, the National Pictures of the Year Competition, the Visa Pour L’Image in France, and the John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club.

His work is frequently published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He has covered the wars in Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq and Liberia.

In 2004, Hondros was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in spot news photography for his work in Liberia. In 2006, he won the Robert Capa Gold Medal, war photography’s highest honor, for his work in Iraq.

The program, titled “Photonight,” is presented by the UNC-Chapel Hill student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. The chapter is based in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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South Asian women’s activist address violence against women

South Asian women’s activist, author and scholar Margaret Abraham, Ph.D., will speak Thursday (April 19) at a UNC-Chapel Hill event presented by the Carolina Women’s Center and Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Abraham’s free public talk about violence against women in the South Asian community will begin at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall room 201, behind Carroll Hall. Abraham will speak about strategies to build community partnerships and other key aspects to addressing violence against women in the South Asian community.

Abraham is a professor of sociology at Hofstra University in New York. She has been involved in research and activism in the field of violence against women in the South Asian immigrant community for more than a decade. Her work has been profiled and quoted in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Newsday. Her book, “Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence Among South Asian Immigrants in the United States” won the outstanding book award from the American Sociological Association in 2002.

Health Sciences Library contact: Susan Siegel, (919) 966-0944, sysiegel@med.unc.edu
School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Pat Davison, (919) 962-4073, pdavison@email.unc.edu
Orange County Rape Crisis Center contact: Michelle Johnson, (919) 968-4647, michelle@ocrcc.org