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Event briefs

For immediate use

May 29, 2007

UNC to host NCAA regional baseball finals;
some roads will close temporarily for games

UNC will host the National Collegiate Athletic Association regional baseball finals Friday (June 1) through Monday (June 4).

Travel on Ridge Road and access to several campus parking lots will be affected because of the games and related traffic.

The section of Ridge Road from Country Club Road by UNC’s School of Law to Stadium Drive by Avery and Parker Residence Halls will be closed to through traffic beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday (June 1) and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday-Monday (June 2-4). The road will reopen after each day’s games.

The S10 Boshamer Lot, S3 Lot, Lower Ehringhaus K Lot and the S4 Avery Lot will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday (June 1) until 11 p.m. Monday (June 4).

Stadium Drive will remain open to through traffic throughout the tournament and no buses will be detoured.

Public parking is available for $5 in the Rams Head Deck along Ridge Road just to the west of Boshamer Stadium.

This will be the second year in a row and only the second time since 1983 that UNC has hosted the NCAA baseball regionals. 

For more information about the games, go to www.tarheelblue.com. For parking questions, visit the UNC Department of Public Safety Web site at http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/breakingnews/breaking_news.asp.

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LabCorp donation supports UNC cytotechnology classroom

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) has made a gift to the UNC's divisions of clinical laboratory science and cytotechnology to name a new cytotechnology classroom in the School of Medicine’s Bondurant Hall. A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception in recognition of LabCorp’s gift will be held on June 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in classroom G-30 on the 1st floor of Bondurant Hall.

“LabCorp’s important gift will help to advance both of our divisions goals of producing the nation’s best cytotechnologists and clinical laboratory scientists,” said Susan Beck, Ph.D., professor and director of the division of clinical laboratory science. “LabCorp’s generous leadership in support of our programs is much appreciated.”
 
The cytotechnology classroom will help the school’s cytotechnology program reach its goal of expanding from a one-year graduate level certificate program to a two-year master’s degree program. Cytotechnologists assume a critical role in the identification of early cellular changes that result in cancer prevention or early detection of disease, where treatment outcomes are favorable. The Carolina Cytotechnology Program offers training in cellular morphology, molecular diagnostic methods and cancer pathology for cancer screening and early diagnosis. 
 
“We are proud to be a part of the UNC-Chapel Hill students’ learning experience – helping students prepare for their careers as clinical laboratory scientists and cytotechnologists,” said Myla Lai-Goldman, M.D., executive vice president, chief scientific officer and medical director for LabCorp. “LabCorp is committed to furthering scientific innovation and education to help ensure that health care providers and their patients have broad access to high-quality laboratory services.”

Cytotechnology program contact: Kyle Gray, (919) 666-3352 or kyle_gray@med.unc.edu

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Carolina Blood Drive set for June 5

The 19th annual Carolina Blood Drive will be held June 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC. The local and campus communities are invited.

To register to donate, call 96-BLOOD (962-5663) or visit www.unc.edu/blood through June 4. Appointments are advised, but walk-ins will be taken. Parking at the Smith Center will be free for the day.
 
Donors will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $750 gas cards. They also will receive free T-shirts with basketball logos (the image is posted on the site). More than 40 vendors will contribute foods from which participants may choose after they donate.

Because of increased travel and planned surgeries during the summer, blood donation is especially needed during the season. The drive goal is 1,000 units. Blood drive organizers are asking everyone to be part of this event to help save lives.

Carolina Blood Drive contact: Katrina Coble, (919) 962-1801, Coble@scs.unc.edu

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