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Oct. 16, 2007

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer to speak at UNC Oct. 25

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez will present his work Oct. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The free, public event in Carroll Hall’s Freedom Forum Conference Center (Room 305) is presented by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the UNC Latina/o Cultures Speakers Series, and the UNC Latina/o Studies Gift Fund.

Galvez’s talk – “Images of Self – Then and Now” – will cover his more than 35 years documenting the lives of Latinos in the United States. Now living in Durham, Galvez travels the country discovering the new Latino communities flourishing in the South and Midwest.

His career includes work at the Los Angeles Times, where he led a photo staff that, along with a team of reporters, won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on the Latino experiences in Southern California. The Smithsonian is among the museums and galleries that have exhibited his work, and he served as senior photo editor and contributor to Americanos, a multimedia exhibition documenting the lives of Latinos in the United States.

Jose Galvez Web site: http://www.josegalvez.com

Photos: For a photo of Galvez, click on
http://www.unc.edu/news/pics/releases/josegalvez.jpg.

For a sample of Galvez’s photography, visit:
http://www.unc.edu/news/pics/releases/galvezphoto.jpg.

For more information, contact Lucila Vargas, (919) 962-2366, lcvargas@email.unc.edu.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Kyle York, (919) 966-3323 or sky@unc.edu
News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415 or susan_houston@unc.edu


ibiblio.org to celebrate 15th birthday

ibiblio.org, a contributor-run digital library and archive based at UNC, began 15 years ago on Oct. 31 as Sunsite, one of the first Internet servers ever created.

Events celebrating the anniversary will include a free public talk by Bob Young – founder of Red Hat, Lulu.com and Lulu.tv – from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in Room 103 of UNC’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

Raleigh-based Red Hat, a $4 billion company, provides Linux and open source technology and offers operating system platforms and other information technology products worldwide. Lulu.com is an instant publishing platform on the Web that results in hard-copy books; Lulu.tv is a contributor-run video sales and archive Web site.

Sunsite, launched in 1992 just before wide release of the World Wide Web, later evolved into Metalab and, in 2000, into ibiblio.org, a project of the UNC schools of Information and Library Science and Journalism and Mass Communication. ibiblio began with an emphasis on the sharing and support of numerous kinds of free software.

Now, ibiblio.org also hosts more than 2,000 non-software related projects, including Project Gutenburg, a free book archive; etree.org, where fans of tape-friendly bands share concert music; information about charities and non-profits in North Carolina and worldwide; video documentaries of folk practice; educational sites and more. ibiblio.org serves more than 16 million requests for information per day.

Other anniversary events will include the N.C. Science Blogging Conference in the Research Triangle Park on Jan. 19 (http://wiki.scienceblogging.com/scienceblogging/) and a performance by remix artist D.J. Spooky in UNC’s Hanes Art Center Auditorium on Feb. 8 (http://djspooky.com).

Note: For more about Young, visit: http://www.ibiblio.org/speakers.

School of Information and Library Science Web site: www.sils.unc.edu
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Web site: www.jomc.unc.edu

Contact: Wanda Monroe, (919) 843-8337, wmonroe@email.unc.edu

 

Audiences sold on Carolina Performing Arts?

Just two months into Carolina Performing Arts’ 2007-08 season at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seven upcoming performances are sold out and two have only limited tickets left.

“We are very gratified to see that our series is resonating with the public to this degree,” said Emil Kang, UNC’s executive director for the arts. “Patrons wishing to attend Carolina Performing Arts performances would do well to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.”

St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Oct. 26), Caetano Veloso (Nov. 7), The Royal Philharmonic (Jan. 9), Mary Chapin Carpenter (Feb. 15), Yo-Yo Ma and Friends (Feb. 27), Joshua Bell (March 6), and Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (April 5) are sold out.

Ticket availability is limited for Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Edgar Meyer (Nov. 4) and k.d. lang (March 5). September appearances by Al Green and Harry Belafonte also sold out in advance.

Tickets for other Carolina Performing Arts performances are available online at www.carolinaperformingarts.org, by calling (919) 843-3333, or at the Memorial Hall Box Office on Cameron Avenue, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets for Carolina students are $10.

Carolina Performing Arts contact: Harry Kaplowitz, (919) 843-3119, hkaplowitz@unc.edu