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Media Advisory

For immediate use

August 29, 2006 -- No. 399

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State of University Address to explore University's future Sept. 6

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will give his sixth annual State of the University Address Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

Faculty, staff. students and community members are invited to attend.

The chancellor, who came to the university in 2000, started the tradition of giving such an address a year later.

This year's speech is expected to focus on the University's pursuit of excellence in academics, research and public service. Topics will include the current state of graduation rates, an issue of particular interest to the university's trustees in recent months, as well as the future of research at Carolina. Among other topics, the chancellor is expected to discuss globalization, Carolina North, the university's future technology needs and the final recommendations of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Engagement with North Carolina announced during last year's speech.

The State of the University speech typically has been an occasion for announcements about university initiatives such as the Carolina Covenant, a ground-breaking program promising a debt-free education to qualified low-income students.

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