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Event Briefs

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Oct. 29, 2007

NPR senior producer, photojournalist to screen documentary at UNC

Greg Kelly, photojournalist and senior producer for NPR’s nationally-syndicated “The Story,” will speak and screen his documentary, “Beyond Words: Photographers of War,” Tuesday (Oct. 30) at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public lecture in Room 33 of Carroll Hall will begin at 7:30 p.m.

“Beyond Words: Photographers of War,” which was produced for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2006, focuses on some of the world’s foremost war photojournalists and their reactions to capturing wartime photographs. Some of those interviewed in the film have been wounded; some have seen colleagues killed; and all have been affected, both positively and negatively, by what they do.

The documentary won a Gabriel Award, honoring works of excellence in broadcast, and a Columbus Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival in Ohio. It also received New York Festivals World Silver Medal and a Judges Choice Award for best TV news photography from the National Press Photographers Association.

This documentary includes graphic images of war and may not be appropriate for all audiences. This event is the 40th PhotoNight program presented by the UNC student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association, based in the school.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Kyle York, (919) 966-3323 or sky@unc.edu

Public invited to discuss HPV vaccination concerns

Is vaccination for the human papillomavirus a good idea? Dr. Noel Brewer will provide an update during the Current Science Forum for November at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Thursday (Nov. 1) at 7 p.m.

Dr. Brewer, an assistant professor in UNC’s School of Public Health, is an expert in risk perception and medical decision making. He will share information about the controversial new HPV vaccine. A new state law requires North Carolina school systems to inform parents about this vaccine.
           
The center’s monthly Current Science Forums include informal discussions following the expert presentation, in a “coffeehouse” atmosphere (coffee and cookies are provided). Current Science Forums are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.moreheadplanetarium.org or call (919) 962-1236.
MPSC contact: Karen Kornegay, (919) 843-7952 or kck@unc.edu

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler hosts investment competition for MBAs

Teams of master’s of business administration students from 12 top business schools will apply hedge fund trading strategies to compete at the 3rd annual Evergreen Investments Alpha Challenge at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School Nov. 9, 2007. 

Students will simulate current investment decisions, gain exposure to high-profile judges and sponsors, learn from the best investors in the business and network with MBAs from around the United States and London.

“Evergreen is pleased to sponsor the Alpha Challenge, an exciting event that showcases the work of some of the industry’s brightest MBA talent,” said Dennis Ferro, president and CEO of Evergreen Investments. “We value the opportunity to be involved in this gathering of top students from premier business schools, reaffirming our steadfast commitment to supporting higher education. As a judge for the competition, I am always impressed with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the students, who never fail to reinforce my optimism for the future of the investment industry.”

Teams will compete from other top business schools that include those at the universities of Chicago, Virginia and Michigan; Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern and Stanford universities; Dartmouth College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; as well as the London Business School. Judges will be leading investment professionals — hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers and equity research analysts from Ospraie Management, SAC Capital Advisors, Chilton Investment Company, Oak Value Capital Management, Proxima Alfa Investments, Morningstar, Evergreen Investments, Seamark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Morgan Creek Capital Management, Fidelity Investments, Franklin Street Partners, Banc of America Securities, Tudor Investment Corporation and Sanford C. Bernstein.

Each team will receive a defined set of stocks, propose a pair trade, present its strategy and answer judges’ questions. The winning team will take home a $6,000 prize. Second- and third-place teams will receive $3,000 and $1,000, respectively.

Sponsors of the event include Evergreen Investments, Chilton Investment Company, CFA Institute, Fidelity Investments, Stalla and Wachovia Corporation Capital Management Group.

Alpha Challenge Web site: www.alphachallenge.com

Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235 or aadams@unc.edu
News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415 or susan_houston@unc.edu