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Aug. 21, 2007

FPG scientist and former leader receives world recognition

James Gallagher, Ph.D., was honored as a leader in gifted education by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Gallagher is a former director and current senior scientist emeritus of FPG Child Development Institute and the Kenan Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gallagher received the 2007 Harry Passow Leadership Award at the Council’s 23rd world conference. The international award recognizes a person whose life and work has significantly influenced policy and practices in gifted education and who has made an outstanding contribution in promoting the cause of gifted education worldwide.

The 2007 World Conference took place at the University of Warwick in England from Aug. 5-10, 2007, with delegates from 69 countries in attendance.


UNC housekeeping department wins national awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s housekeeping department earned three national awards for its Operating System 1 housekeeping system. The awards were announced at the annual OS1annual users symposium in Williamsburg, Va., June 30.

OS1 is a trademarked comprehensive housekeeping system that approaches cleaning through state-of-the-art technology, teamwork, ergonomic equipment and more efficient cleaning supplies. This cleaning process provides a safer healthier and more efficient working environment that benefits both housekeepers and building occupants.

For the second year in a row, the department took home honors for the Best OS1 Communica­tions, the 2007 OS1 Safety Program and the overall Best OS1 Program in the country.

UNC received special recog­nition for the Green Certified Cleaning Program in three campus buildings. This certification recognizes a commitment to minimiz­ing environmental harm and achieving high levels of sustainability in green practices.

FPG contact: Tracy Zimmerman, (919) 966-0867, zimmerman@mail.fpg.unc.edu
Facilities Services contact: Brandon Thomas, (919) 843-0838, brandon.thomas@facilities.unc.edu
News Services contact: Clinton Colmenares (919) 843-1991, clinton_colmenares@unc.edu