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Event Briefs

For immediate use

Aug. 20, 2007

Celebrate Pluto Day at Morehead Planetarium

The public is invited to enjoy fun, free family activities on Saturday (Aug. 25) during Pluto Day at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn more about Pluto by building your own model of the solar system, taking a “Solar System Walk” scaled to fit the campus and participating in other activities.

Pluto Day commemorates the anniversary of Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet.  Why was it reclassified? How does the decision change science? Are there other “dwarf planets” in our solar system? Come to Pluto Day to discover the answers. 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is on the Carolina campus at 205 E. Franklin St.  Visit  or call (919) 962-1236 for more information.


Megatrends series hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School will present the fall 2007 speaker series Megatrends in Business in September and November. Kenan-Flagler professors will speak on global business trends in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greenville, S.C., and Tampa, Fla.

“As part of our commitment to thought leadership and sharing our faculty’s expertise in ways that help the practice of business, we ask our faculty to address topics of significance to the business community,” said James W. Dean Jr., senior associate dean for academic affairs.  “The result is an event at which a range of business people can network and learn more about a hot topic.”

Each Megatrends event will feature a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by a presentation. Topics include globalization, post-industrialization, the impact of global warming on business and society, and trends in global leadership. The following faculty members are featured speakers for the series:

The series sessions will be held Sept. 12 at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill;  Sept. 19 at the Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.; Sept. 20 at the Westin Poinsett, Greenville, S.C.; and Nov. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, Tampa, Fla.

The Megatrends series is co-sponsored by UNC Executive Development and the MBA for Executives Programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Attendance is free and seating is limited. For more information and to register, visit or call (877) 862-3622.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center contact: Karen Kornegay, (919) 843-7952 or
Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235,
News Services contacts: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415; LJ Toler, (919) 962-8589