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 Vol. 35, No. 18

 October 27, 2010                                                                                                                Carolina Faculty and Staff News

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                                                                                                                                           Chemistry department faculty
                                                                                                                                           members Nancy Allbritton, left, and
                                                                                                                                           David Lawrence, shown in a Chap-
                                                                                                                                           man Hall lab, are examining ways
                                                                                                                                           to diagnose and treat cancer more
     briNgiN g                                                                                                                             quickly and effectively.
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                        Creating new opportunities for collaborations
                        W              ithout it, two of the chemistry department’s bright new
                                       stars might still be in California and the Bronx. Without it,
                                       an interdisciplinary team studying fluid dynamics would
                        be stuck trying to predict the behavior of oceans using a fish tank. With-
                        out it, researchers in an undersized laser lab might still be bumping into
                                                                                                       research funding and new, exciting collaborations.
                                                                                                         Nancy Allbritton, Debreczeny Distinguished Professor and chair of
                                                                                                       the UNC/N.C. State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engi-
                                                                                                       neering, probably wouldn’t be here if she hadn’t been able to see the
                                                                                                       complex taking shape while she was being recruited to Carolina.
                        each other and weaving their way around buckets on the floor every               “I took one of the last tours of old Venable,” said Allbritton, shaking
                        time it rained.                                                                her head at the memory. But the chemistry department recruiters also
                          What a difference the Carolina Physical Science Complex makes.               made sure she saw Chapman, which had just opened and where her
     aNthoNy              With this month’s dedication of Venable Hall and Murray Hall, the            new brightly lit, roomy office and labs are located. At the University of
     preserVes          Carolina Physical Science Complex is only about two-thirds complete
12   ‘North             but has already proved itself a valuable investment for recruitment,                                                   See CoLLABorAtioNS page 7


                    Build a Block seeks to build up people by tearing down walls
                       What do you get if you add 10 new houses for          Work on five houses began in September, and          not being met, and also to create a way to do
                    10 deserving families?                                 families should be able to move in early next year.    something about it.
                       The answer – the way student organiz-               Work on the other five houses will begin, and be          Jones became aware of the issue in 2009 when
                    ers of UNC Build a Block have it figured – is          completed, during the spring semester.                 she saw that 14 of the 18 families selected to
                    one Carolina.                                            Patti Thorp, the wife of Chancellor Holden           receive Habitat homes were headed by a Univer-
                       On Oct. 10, UNC Build a Block officially            Thorp, said she gladly agreed to support the idea      sity or UNC Health Care employee, Thorp said.
                    kicked off a project to complete 10 houses for         when student Megan Jones, who graduated in                “We are an outward-looking University with a
                    University families in the Phoenix Place subdivi-      May, approached her last December.                     vision of doing more to make the world a better
                    sion in Chapel Hill. It is partnering with Habitat       Part of Jones’ vision was to recognize that there
                    for Humanity of Orange County.                         were Carolina employees with needs that were                                 See BuiLD A BLoCk page 6
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                                                                                                         University, town and businesses plan
                                       ON the web
                                                                                                         for safe Halloween on Franklin Street
                                     ‘It’S a lOCal’                                                         Homegrown Halloween returns to Franklin               As in past years, the plan this year is to restrict
                                     For those who’ve never experienced halloween on Frank-              Street Sunday night, and that brings careful plan-    traffic access to downtown Chapel Hill through
                                     lin Street, videos help fill the gap, such as           ning on the part of the University, Town of Cha-      lane and street closures starting at 9 p.m. Park-
                                     this one showing students boarding a bus dressed for                pel Hill and downtown businesses to be ready to       ing essentially will be unavailable downtown.
                                     the evening’s festivities. Safe Ride buses will operate on          safely accommodate the throngs of party-goers.        There will be no special event park-and-ride bus
                                     Sunday for students from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.                          Town Manager Roger Stancil initiated Home-         shuttles, although Safe Ride buses will operate
                                                                                                         grown Halloween in 2008 as a way to return the        for Carolina students. Chapel Hill Transit will
                                                                                                         Halloween celebration to its roots as a small-town    discontinue the NU Route at 9:02 p.m. at the
                                     INteRNS gaIN INteRNatIONal                                          community gathering and to reduce the size of         PR Lot and EZ Riders services will end at 9 p.m.
                                     expeRIeNCe IN ChINa                                                 the crowds, which were becoming unmanageable.            To limit alcohol sales downtown, restaurants
                                     Senior Miranda garrison, among others, talks about
                                                                                                            At a joint news conference on Oct. 18, Dean        and bars will close to new patrons at 1 a.m., and
                                     her experience last summer as part of a group of 13
                                                                                                         Blackburn, assistant dean of students, said, “One     downtown convenience stores that sell alcohol
                                     students from the Minor in entrepreneurship who
                                     traveled to beijing to work at a start-up organization
                                                                                                         way that we are partnering in this effort is our      will either close or stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m.
                                     in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.                    Carolina Cares Program, a group of volunteer             Police will begin to open Franklin Street to
                                                                                                         students trained to serve as safety spotters for      traffic at 11:30 p.m. with the expectation that it
                                                                                                         the evening. The volunteers will be partnering        will be fully opened by midnight.
                                     lIbRaRIeS IN the dIgItal age                                        with student affairs professionals and canvass-          For information, see
                                     Chris batt, former chief executive of the Museums,                  ing the campus community offering support and         halloween. For Carolina-specific information,
                                     libraries and archives Council in london, gave the 2010             assistance for students in need and alerting pub-     see and click on Breaking
                                     henderson lecture Oct. 5 at the School of Information               lic safety to suspicious behaviors or other mat-      News. For questions about Chapel Hill Tran-
                                     and library Science. batt presented his thoughts about              ters that may warrant their attention.                sit, call 969-4900 or e-mail chtransit@townof
                                     the future of libraries in the digital age.                            “We want to make sure that this annual event
                                                                                                         remains a safe and fun celebration for our stu-          To watch the news conference, see http://bit.
                                                                                                         dents and for our community members.”                 ly/9NeEFd.

                                                         morrison residence Hall reduces energy use,

                                                         wins EPA’s first National Building Competition
    Patty Courtright (962-7124)                                The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday
                                                         that Morrison Residence Hall won the first-ever EPA National Building
    mANAgiNg EDitor
    Gary C. Moss (962-7125)                              Competition. The competition, launched April 27, challenged teams                                    from 14 buildings across the country to measure their energy use and
    ASSoCiAtE EDitor                                     reduce consumption with help from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.
    Susan Phillips (843-9846)                               The Carolina team, the Watt-Busters, reduced energy use at Morri-                               son by 36 percent in just one year, saved more than $250,000 on energy
    PHotogrAPHEr                                         bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity use
    Dan Sears (962-8592)                                 of nearly 90 homes for a year.
    DESigN AND LAyout                                       UNC reduced energy use through a combination of energy efficiency
                                                                                                                                        ENErgy mANAgEmENt

    UNC Design Services                                  strategies, including improved operations and maintenance as well as
    Linda Graham
                                                         outreach to Morrison residents.
    CoNtriButorS                                            A computer touch-screen monitor in the lobby helped residents and
    News Services
    Susan Houston
                                                         the Carolina energy team keep track of energy consumption. Competi-
                                                         tions between residence hall floors to see who could save the most energy
    EDitoriAL offiCES
    210 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599
                                                         encouraged students to turn off lights and computers, and friendly
    fAX 962-2279 | CB 6205 |             reminders were posted in elevators, bathrooms and common areas.                   “EPA is pleased to recognize Morrison Residence Hall at the Univer-
                                                            Improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system,       sity of North Carolina as the winner of the National Building Competi-
    make changes at:                   optimizing the solar heating water system and improving lighting helped        tion,” said Maura Beard, communications director for the commercial
    rEAD tHE gAzEttE oNLiNE At
                                                         to increase the building’s energy efficiency and maximize savings.             buildings branch of EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. “The achieve-                                         Winning the competition was an honor, said Chris Martin, director           ments of UNC are a great example of how energy efficiency is good
    The University Gazette is a University
                                                         of energy management. “The University is committed to energy effi-             business and helps Americans fight climate change while saving money
    publication. Its mission is to build a sense         ciency, and we received strong support from EPA’s ENERGY STAR                  on their energy bills.”
    of campus community by communicating
                                                         program throughout the competition,” he said.                                     Representatives from EPA were scheduled to present the award to
    information relevant and vital to faculty and
    staff and to advance the University’s overall           “We have expanded our energy efficiency initiatives to the whole            the University at a ceremony at Morrison Residence Hall on Tuesday
    goals and messages. The editor reserves              campus and are excited to deliver even greater results as a community of       morning, after the Gazette went to press. For information about that
    the right to decide what information will
    be published in the Gazette and to edit              students, staff and faculty.”                                                  event, refer to
    submissions for consistency with Gazette                In the past year alone, UNC reduced its greenhouse gas emissions               Other competitors were also scheduled to send representatives to the
    style, tone and content.
                                                         by 20 percent, and the UNC Energy Conservation Measure project,                ceremony, including Sears and JC Penney, which came in second and
                                                         including the Morrison initiative, saved nearly $4 million in utility costs.   third place, respectively, and N.C. State University, which came in eighth.
                                                                                                                                                                              october 27, 2010     3

     Faculty/Staff and Student Central                                                           ConnectCarolina, for class roster infor-
                                                                                                 mation and communicating with stu-
                                                                                                                                                  through the “centrals.” Official and unof-
                                                                                                                                                  ficial transcripts will remain available from
                                                                                                 dents. They will post final grades in Peo-       the Office of the University Registrar.
functions merge into ConnectCarolina                                                             pleSoft. Also this fall, the functions for          “It has been a challenge for all of us to
                                                                                                 graduate admissions and advising staff           work out of two systems since July of last
                                                                                                 went live.                                       year, and the entire campus has responded
   As of Nov. 1, the familiar Faculty/          located on the “centrals.”                          Since the “centrals” pull data from the old   incredibly well,” said Chris Derickson, assis-
Staff Central and Student Central will             The transition to ConnectCarolina has         Student Information System (SIS), the data       tant provost and University registrar.
be decommissioned.                              taken place in stages. The portal, undergrad-    do not include anything after the second            “In many ways, this marks the beginning
   Most of the functions from the “cen-         uate admissions, online campus directory         summer session 2010. Data beginning in fall      of the last step in the transition to Con-
trals” are being moved – or have already        and behind-the-scenes components of the          2010 must come from ConnectCarolina.             nectCarolina. All of these functions will
been moved – to ConnectCarolina, the            student records systems went live in Con-           A guide for finding items previously avail-   be fully available in December through
University’s massive endeavor to replace        nectCarolina first.                              able in the “centrals” is available at http://   the Self Service Centers, and my office will
its aging administrative systems. And in           In the spring, student services systems for                                   do everything we can to assist faculty, staff
November, the servers on which Faculty/         fall course registration and processing finan-      A few functions will not be available in      and students.”
Staff Central and Student Central reside will   cial aid applications came on board, and this    ConnectCarolina on Nov. 1 when the “cen-            Questions about the decommissioning
be turned off.                                  summer Student Financials (the Cashier’s         trals” are decommissioned, but should be         of the “centrals” can be sent to connectcaro-
   People should log in at the MyUNC por-       Office) went live.                               available in December. These include aca- Technical issues
tal ( to access ConnectCaro-            This fall, faculty members began using        demic eligibility, historical grades and the     should be directed to 962-HELP or help.
lina and to find information formerly           PeopleSoft, the software that underpins          unofficial transcripts previously available

                                                                                                                       SCHooL of mEDiCiNE
‘kick up your Heels’ under Carolina Blue skies
                                                                                                                       EStABLiSHES two
                                                                                                                       rEgioNAL CAmPuSES
                                                                                                                          The School of Medicine will expand to two regional campuses in Ashe-
                                                                                                                       ville and Charlotte, enabling the school to increase its class size from
                                                                                                                       160 students to 170 in 2011 and to 180 in 2012 by sending some third- and
                                                                                                                       fourth-year medical students to Asheville and Charlotte to complete their
                                                                                                                       clinical education.
                                                                                                                          The expansion is expected to help combat the anticipated shortage of
                                                                                                                       physicians in the coming years by increasing the University’s capacity to
                                                                                                                       train more physicians, with a focus on training for practice in underserved
                                                                                                                       areas. The need is most urgent in these areas.
                                                                                                                          According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the number
                                                                                                                       of providers is expected to decline by approximately 30 percent in the next
                                                                                                                       decade. Yet, as the population grows and ages, there will be more people
                                                                                                                       who need care for longer periods of time.
                                                                                                                          “We hope the exposure opportunities provided by our partners’ net-
                                                                                                                       works throughout the Carolinas will inspire more graduates to pursue
                                                                                                                       career opportunities in under-served communities,” said Bill Roper, dean
                                                                                                                       of the medical school and CEO of UNC Health Care.
                                                                                                                          The Asheville Regional Campus, now in its second year, will operate in
                                                                                                                       collaboration with Mission Health System and the Mountain Area Health
                                                                                                                       Education Center. Mission will also commit $7 million to establish a dedi-
                                                                                                                       cated center for all medical education activities on the hospital campus.
                                                                                                                          Currently 10 medical students are enrolled at the Asheville campus,
                                                                                                                       which uses an innovative patient-centered curriculum now being repli-
                                                                                                                       cated across the state.
                                                                                                                          The Charlotte Regional Campus will operate in collaboration with Caroli-
                                                                                                                       nas HealthCare System and UNC-Charlotte. The campus will be located at
                                                                                                                       Carolinas Medical Center, which has provided clinical education for third-
                                                                                                                       and fourth-year UNC medical students for more than 40 years.
                                                                                                                          Currently, 22 medical students are enrolled at the Charlotte campus.
                                                                                                                       Carolinas HealthCare will spend $4 million to renovate facilities for the
EmPLoyEE APPrECiAtioN DAy was celebrated in the Pit oct. 22, and employees took advantage                              medical students.
of perfect weather to enjoy al fresco food, games, karaoke, a DJ and department fair. Held for the                        The expansion plan was originally developed in 2007 and included a full
first time, a talent show drew in a wide variety of acts, from a band to storyteller to ming Jing wu,                  expansion of the school to 230 students, but the plan was put on hold for
above, senior laboratory technician in the School of Nursing, who performed a tribal belly dance.
                                                                                                                       two years because of economic hardship. Full expansion to 230 students
                                                                                                                       would require additional capital and operational investments from the state.
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outreach effort brings russian language to N.C. middle schools
   Sixth-graders throughout North Carolina study Russia as             Karla Nagy, CSEEES department
part of the world history curriculum, but few have any first-       manager, culled through the list of
hand knowledge of the Russian culture or language.                  North Carolina schools that World
   Slavic languages such as Russian aren’t common in the far        View provided and secured the materi-
reaches of the state, so there are very few opportunities to pick   als to be included in the mailing.
up the sounds and syntax of the language. And Russian, with its        When the books arrived, they were
Cyrillic alphabet, has a reputation for being difficult to learn.   stored on the Bull’s Head loading dock,
   That’s why, when the opportunity presented itself this sum-      and bookshop staff members added the
mer to give middle-school students across the state a way to lis-   CSEEES bookplate, a letter to the school
ten to the Russian language, Jacqueline Olich, associate direc-     principals and a Slavic Collection book-
tor of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Stud-      mark before mailing the books statewide.
ies (CSEEES), capitalized on it.                                       While the shipment was on the load-
   The most recent edition of “Usborne’s First Thousand             ing dock, the project’s unofficial mid-
Words in Russian” included an Internet pronunciation guide to       dle school focus group – consisting
enable readers to hear the words. With funding from the U.S.        of Olich’s son, Jackson Kennedy, and
Department of Education, and in partnership with the Bull’s         Olivia Jenkins, the daughter of CSEEES
Head Bookshop, Duke University’s CSEEES and World View,             director Robert Jenkins – inspected it
an international program for educators based at Carolina,           and gave it the green light.
Olich spearheaded the UNC center’s effort to send copies of            “This was a unique opportunity
the book to all public and federally funded middle schools in       to have an immediate and long-term
North Carolina – 698 schools in all.                                impact on a grand scale,” Olich said. “I Bull’s Head Bookshop manager Erica Eisdorfer, left, and Jacqueline olich, associate
   “The old version of the book – my personal copy – lay on         believe that people should engage with director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, review the latest
                                                                                                                edition of “usborne’s first thousand words in russian” at the Bull’s Head.
my FedEx Global Education Center office bookshelf,” Olich           a variety of perspectives, ideas and lan-
said. “When I saw that there was a zippy purple, Internet-linked    guages – the earlier in life, the better –                              Natalie Gilliam, media coordinator at East Forsyth Mid-
updated version, I was excited. We had some outreach funding,       and I am very grateful to everyone involved for their enthusiasm dle School, said foreign language books, particularly those
and I thought this would be a way to have Russian represented       and generosity of time.”                                             in the Usborne thousand-word format, were very popular at
in every North Carolina county.”                                       From start to finish, the project took about two months and her school.
   The effort was a true collaboration.                             cost around $14,000, she said, and the U.S. Department of               “I am confident that students at EFMS will adore this book
   Erica Eisdorfer, manager of the Bull’s Head, negotiated a        Education plans to use it as a model of best practices for inter- and check it out many times!” she said. “I agree with you in
significant discount with the book’s publisher on the center’s      national education activities.                                       hopes that it will inspire students to further their bounds out-
behalf, shaving one-third off the list price.                          Around the state, feedback has been positive.                     side of our state and our country.”

                                                                                                     T         he General Alumni Association has honored
                                                                                                               young leaders of a pioneering online TV
                                                                                                               show distributor and the agency that polices
                                                                                                     doping by Olympic athletes.
                                                                                                                                                               “The New Establishment.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Tygart oversees the nonprofit organization in Colo-
                                                                                                                                                               rado Springs, Colo., that investigates Olympic athletes
                                                                                                                                                               suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs. The

                      Kilar and Tygart                                                                  Jason Kilar, left, CEO of, and Travis
                                                                                                     Tygart, right, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency,
                                                                                                                                                               agency also reaches out to young athletes and elite
                                                                                                                                                               amateurs to educate them on making healthy, ethical

                           honored by
                                                                                                     received the association’s 2010 Distinguished Young       choices and funds research related to deterring drug use
                                                                                                     Alumni Awards earlier this month in honor of their        in sports.
                                                                                                     achievements.                                                Also a 1993 graduate, Tygart earned a philosophy

                    alumni association                                                                  After graduating from Carolina in 1993 with a
                                                                                                     double major in business administration and journal-
                                                                                                                                                               degree at Carolina, then a law degree in 1999 at South-
                                                                                                                                                               ern Methodist University. He became outside counsel
                                                                                                     ism and mass communication, Kilar began his career        to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency when it was formed in
                                                                                                     with the Walt Disney Co., where he worked for Disney      2000, shortly after the Sydney Olympics. He became
                                                                                                     Design & Development.                                     its director of legal affairs in 2002 and CEO in 2007.
                                                                                                        He earned a master’s in business administration           Tygart has testified before Congress several times
                                                                                                     from Harvard Business School, then spent nearly a         about issues related to illegal use of performance-
                                                                                                     decade at, serving in a variety of key lead-   enhancing drugs and the pressures on those who want
                                                                                                     ership roles. As vice president and general manager of    to compete fairly without jeopardizing their health or
                                                                                                     Amazon’s North American media businesses, he over-        compromising their integrity.
                                                                                                     saw its books, music, video and DVD categories. He           His testimony before the Senate Foreign Rela-
                                                                                                     later became senior vice president for Amazon’s world-    tions Committee in 2008 helped achieve Senate rati-
                                                                            CAroLiNA ALumNi rEviEw

                                                                                                     wide application software.                                fication of the UNESCO anti-doping convention, an
                                                                                                        Kilar helped lead the creation of Hulu in 2007. The    international treaty.
                                                                                                     Los Angeles-based website – a joint venture of News          Tygart returns to the University at least once a year
                                                                                                     Corp., NBC Universal, the Walt Disney Co. and Provi-      to speak to journalism, law and philosophy students
                                                                                                     dence Equity Partners – offers thousands of TV shows      about ethics.
                                                                                                     and movies for free.                                         Since 1989, the General Alumni Association’s Dis-
                                                                                                        Fortune and Rolling Stone magazines have included      tinguished Young Alumni Awards have recognized
                                                                                                     Kilar on their “40 Under 40” lists of top young busi-     alumni aged 40 or younger whose accomplishments
                                                                                                     ness and media leaders. In its October issue, Vanity      have brought credit to the University. Refer to alumni.
                                                                                                     Fair placed him among the top 100 of what it calls for additional information.
                                                                                                                                                                                     october 27, 2010    5


                                                              Terri Houston, director of recruitment and multicul-
                                                                                                                                        Seitz, from ECU,
                                                           tural programs within the Office of Diversity and Multi-
                                                           cultural Affairs, will become interim chief diversity officer                named associate vice
                                                           and interim executive director of the Office of Diversity
                                                           and Multicultural Affairs on Jan. 1.
                                                              She will lead the University’s diversity initiatives while a
                                                                                                                                        chancellor for finance
                                                           national search is conducted to replace Archie Ervin, asso-
                                                                                                                                                                    Kevin Seitz has been named the Uni-
                                                           ciate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs since
      HouStoN SELECtED                                                                                                                                           versity’s new associate vice chancellor for
                                                           2005. Ervin will become the first vice president for insti-
                                                                                                                                                                 finance, effective Dec. 1. Seitz currently
                                                           tute diversity at Georgia Tech at the beginning of the year.
      AS iNtErim to LEAD                                      “We are fortunate that Terri will step in to lead our
                                                                                                                                                                 serves as vice chancellor for administration
                                                                                                                                                                 and finance at East Carolina University.
                                                           ongoing efforts to encourage diversity and inclusiv-
    DivErSity iNitiAtivES                                  ity across campus,” said Bruce Carney, executive vice
                                                                                                                                                                    “Kevin brings to this position key
                                                                                                                                                                 leadership experience in implementing
                                                           chancellor and provost, in announcing Houston’s
                                                                                                                                                                 e-procurement and other Oracle business
                                                                                                                                                                 applications,” said Dick Mann, vice chan-
                                                              “A familiar face at Carolina since 1999, she works tire-                  SEitz
                                                                                                                                                                 cellor for finance and administration, in
                                                           lessly to ensure that the University is a place where diver-
                                                                                                                                        announcing the appointment. “He has expertise with managing
                                                           sity is not only accepted, but embraced, and we are fortu-
                                                                                                                                        the university’s capital project program, the debt service program
                                                           nate to have someone with her commitment and experi-
                                                                                                                                        and developing a transparent budget process. He knows the situ-
                                                           ence leading our diversity initiatives,” he said.
                                                                                                                                        ation the state universities are facing with budget reductions and
                                                              Houston, a veteran of higher education, has been rec-
                                                                                                                                        will join the University at a critical time.”
                                                           ognized for the personal focus and attention she affords
                                                                                                                                           Seitz, a veteran of higher education, replaces Roger Patterson,
                             HouStoN                       people, whether she is speaking to a packed auditorium or
                                                                                                                                        who this fall became vice president for business and finance at
                                                           meeting individually with a student.
                                                                                                                                        Washington State University. Before his appointment at ECU,
                                                              She earned a 2008 C. Knox Massey Award in honor of
                                                                                                                                        Seitz worked in various positions at the State University of New
                                                           her service to the University. “There is not one person,
                                                                                                                                        York at Buffalo since 1974 and rose to the position of vice presi-
                                                           especially minority students having any connection to the
                                                                                                                                        dent for university services before moving to North Carolina.
                                                           Office of Minority affairs these past nine years, who has
                                                                                                                                           He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree
                                                           not been touched by Ms. Houston’s impeccable charac-                         in business administration from the State University of New York.
                                                           ter, loving heart and dynamic spirit,” said one person in                       “I am confident Kevin will continue the strong leadership and
                                                           nominating Houston for the award.                                            service expected from the Finance Division,” Mann said. “I am
                                                                                                                                        excited to welcome him to Chapel Hill.”


  shrikaNt i. baNgdiwala, research professor of bio-                 Environmental Health Sciences’ Falk Award Oct. 4 in Research         Research in Recorded Country Music. Neal is associate profes-
statistics, was invited to give a state-of-the-art plenary lecture   Triangle Park. He presented the Hans L. Falk Memorial Lec-           sor of music and adjunct associate professor of American studies.
at the Safety 2010 World Conference that took place in Sep-          ture, “Nutrigenomics, Estrogen and Environmental Chemicals
tember in London. Bangdiwala’s lecture was titled “Measures,         Influence the Dietary Requirement for Choline.”                         The third class of the Faculty Engaged Scholars Program
Designs and Statistical Methodology for Evaluation of Injury                                                                              began work on its projects at the beginning of the semester. An
Prevention in Communities.”                                             howard aldrich, Kenan Professor of Sociology, par-                initiative of the Carolina Center for Public Service, participants
                                                                     ticipated in an Oct. 4 White House Women’s Entrepreneurship          are awarded a financial stipend for participation and to develop
  beN maJor, assistant professor of cell and developmental           Conference in Washington, D.C. The White House Council on            their scholarly projects.
biology, was awarded one of 33 National Institutes of Health         Women and Girls sponsored the meeting, which, Aldrich said,             The eight scholars selected are: harriet able, associ-
Director’s New Innovator Awards, one of the NIH’s most presti-       “was called to provide feedback on a number of Obama admin-          ate professor of education; betsy crais, professor in Allied
gious grants. Major was honored for his achievement at a Sept. 30    istration initiatives in support of women entrepreneurs.”            Health Sciences; patricia garrett-peters, research
meeting in Washington, D.C.                                                                                                               assistant professor of psychology; richard goldberg,
                                                                       The national Association for Recorded Sound Collections            research associate professor of biomedical engineering;
   stepheN piZer, Kenan Professor of Computer Science,               has awarded certificates of merit to works by two scholars at        maliNda mayNor lowery, assistant professor of his-
has been named a fellow of the Medical Image Computing and           the University.                                                      tory; ashley lucas, assistant professor of dramatic art;
Computer-Assisted Intervention Society, the premier organiza-          “Give My Poor Heart Ease,” the book, CD and DVD by wil-            laurie maffly-kip, professor and chair of religious studies;
tion in the field of medical image computing.                        liam ferris, was honored in the category Best Research in            and della pollock, professor of communication studies.
                                                                     Recorded Blues, Rhythm & Blues or Soul Music. Ferris is the Joel
   steVeN Zeisel, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Nutri-            Williamson Eminent Professor of History.                               aNNe duNlap, nurse clinician in obstetrics and gynecol-
tion and director of the University’s Nutrition Research               “The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Legacy in Country Music,”          ogy, received the Alumna of the Year Award Oct. 15 from the
Institute in Kannapolis, received the National Institute of          by JocelyN Neal, received a certificate in the category Best         Carolina School of Nursing Alumni Association.
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                                                       of the students has been remarkable.
  BuiLD A BLoCk from page 1                               On Oct. 15, an information video for Build
                                                       a Block aired during the Late Night with Roy
place,” Thorp said. “But as my husband has basketball kickoff. Vance’s sister, Katherine,
said, we can’t solve the world’s greatest prob- a senior majoring in journalism, created the
lems while ignoring the problems in our video (see
own backyard.”                                            On Oct. 18, UNC Habitat held the second
                                                       annual “Rock the House” concert in Memorial                                                                                    Jonathan reckford, CEo of the na-
ShaRed OblIgatIONS                                     Hall to raise funds and awareness. And UNC                                                                                  tional Habitat for Humanity and a Caro-
   Another part of Jones’ vision, Thorp said, was Habitat has staffed a concession booth during                                                                                    lina alumnus, recites a franciscan bene-
                                                                                                                                                                                   diction at the kickoff that asks, “… may
to tear down the invisible walls on campus that home football games, raising about $7,000 per                                                                                      god bless you with enough foolishness
often have kept faculty, students and staff apart. game to contribute to the cause.                                                                                                to believe that you can make a differ-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ence in this world, so that you can do
   “Megan wanted us to see that we are all part           “There is no model for them to follow, but                                                                               what others claim cannot be done.”
of the same University family and all of us their enthusiasm has been infectious,” Bourner
have an obligation to each other,” Thorp said. said. “They are in the process of creating some-                                                                                       Patti thorp, at right, speaks at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   official kickoff of uNC Build a Block,

“What I love about this project is how it invites thing that I believe could turn into a national                                                                                  which was held oct. 10 in the Phoe-
people to work side by side with people they model for other universities to follow.”                                                                                              nix Place subdivision. Beside her are,
                                                                                                                                                                                   at left, Jackie overton, chair of the
have never met before, for the same purpose.”             In years past, UNC Habitat has built one                                                                                 Employee forum and Angel Napit,
   Jones’ original vision is now being carried house per semester, which required students                                                                                         co-chair of uNC Habitat for Humanity.
forward by a team of students, including Leah to raise the $35,000 needed for sponsorship
Vance and Lauren Blanchet, who serve as the plus recruiting the volunteers.
student co-directors for Build a Block.                   But recruiting enough volunteers to build five
   Vance, a friend and sorority sister of Jones, houses per semester called for reaching out to
said when she saw Jones’ e-mail asking stu- everyone on campus, the students leading Build
dents to carry this idea forward, she felt com- a Block understood. At the same time, they
pelled to respond.                                     needed to identify 10 “champions” – Univer-
   Blanchet, now a junior, has been an active sity groups or organizations that would donate
member of UNC Habitat for Humanity and the $35,000 needed for each house. (See
has first-hand knowledge of the process – box at lower left).
from fundraising to wielding a hammer or                  UNC Habitat committed $70,000 to cham-
a paintbrush.                                          pion two houses, with $10,000 coming from
   “I know that this is being called a student- the proceeds of Tar Heel Treasure, the Univer-
led initiative, and we are proud that so many sity’s spring fundraiser that sells items the stu-
students have stepped forward to help put dents would otherwise throw away at the end
everything in motion,” Blanchet said. “But of the semester.

what this is really about is campus unity.”               The UNC Greek community also commit-
a SeaSON FOR ChaMpIONS                                 ted $70,000 to champion two houses.
                                                          Other champions that each have committed
   Susan Bourner, Orange County Habitat’s
                                                       $35,000 to sponsor a house are Kenan-Flagler        in a project that will benefit University staff,”       “One of the mottos of Habitat is that it is
liaison to the project, said the resourcefulness
                                                                              Business School, UNC         Overton said.                                        ‘a hand up, not a hand out,’” Blanchet said.
                                                                              Health Care, UNC Ath-           “I think it is important, particularly during     “These are all hardworking people who work
                                                                              letics and The Rams          tough times when many people are hurting, for        for us every day. This is a chance for the rest
      habItat FOR huMaNIty OF ORaNge COuNty has
                                                                              Club, the Carolina           staff, faculty and students to come together to      of us to devote one day from our lives to give
      always been about bringing people and resources together
                                                                              Library Community            do something good for other people. Build a          back to them.”
      to help families build and own quality affordable homes,
                                                                              (the School of Informa-      Block is the perfect opportunity to do that on          The Campus Y and other University organi-
      said Susan levy, executive director.
         the build a block initiative is possible because of the con-
                                                                              tion and Library Science     a grand scale.”                                      zations have been enlisted to figure out how to
      tributions of people and organizations from outside the uni-            and University Librar-          Already, Overton has joined forces with           begin a broader conversation on campus about
      versity community in partnership with the campus fundrais-              ies), and the Employee       Faculty Chair McKay Coble and Student                social injustice, Vance said.
      ing efforts, she said.                                                  Forum partnering with        Body President Hogan Medlin to spearhead a              That conversation may have already started
         the cost to fully fund a habitat house in phoenix place              the Board of Trustees.       Nov. 6 workday that they are calling “Building       at the Oct. 10 kickoff, Blanchet said, when Jon-
      is about $155,000, levy said. this figure includes habitat’s               Thorp said Trustee        Blitz for Build a Block.”                            athan Reckford, CEO of the national Habitat
      costs for materials, labor, volunteer supervision and over-             Chair Robert Winston            The final champion, which Thorp                   for Humanity and a Carolina alumnus, read
      head, as well as the cost of the lot. the complete construc-            jumped at the chance         announced last week, is “Friends of Erskine          this Franciscan benediction:
      tion costs for each house run from $75,000 to $80,000,
                                                                              to join with the forum       Bowles,” a group of people who want to honor            “May God bless you with discomfort at easy
      depending on the number of bedrooms.
                                                                              when she suggested the       Bowles’ legacy as president of the UNC system        answers, half truths and superficial relationships,
         Other contributors working to make the build a block
                                                                              idea several weeks ago,      and believe that sponsoring a Build a Block          so that you may live deep within your heart. May
      homes possible are the Chapel hill town Council and the
      Orange County board of Commissioners, who have pro-
                                                                              and he is contacting         house to benefit a worthy University employee        God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression
      vided funds to pay for 70 percent of the land and infrastruc-           other trustees to raise      is a fitting way to do that. Bowles is leaving the   and exploitation of people, so that you may work
      ture costs for phoenix place.                                           the money needed.            post at the end of the year.                         for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you
         to supplement other contributions, habitat raises money                 Jackie Overton, chair                                                          with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain,
      from individual donors, foundations and corporations, and               of the Employee Forum,       ‘dISCOMFORt at                                       rejection, starvation and war, so that you may
      from habitat homeowners themselves.                                     said she is excited about    eaSy aNSweRS’                                        reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn
         In addition to the “sweat equity” they pay by helping to             the partnership. “We           Vance and Blanchet said they would be dis-         their pain in to joy. And may God bless you with
      build their homes, each family pays a mortgage, with no                 are very grateful to Patti   appointed if Build a Block is viewed strictly        enough foolishness to believe that you can make a
      interest. this year, habitat homeowners will contribute close           and Holden and the           in a utilitarian way. Yes, it is about building      difference in this world, so that you can do what
      to $400,000 through their mortgage payments to help build
                                                                              University trustees for      homes for people who need them, they said,           others claim cannot be done.”
      other habitat homes.
                                                                              putting the Employee         but it should be about raising social conscious-        To donate or serve as a volunteer for Build a
                                                                              Forum front and center       ness as well.                                        Block, refer to
                                                                                                                                                                                        october 27, 2010    7

  CoLLABorAtioNS from page 1

California, Irvine, her labs were spread across four buildings.
   “Without the new complex, I would not have been hired
here,” she said. “Having nice space is a huge lure.”
   Her colleague David Lawrence agreed. Lawrence, Fred
Eshelman Distinguished Professor, came to UNC from the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where
his shared lab space constantly risked being cited for fire
code violations.
   Both pointed out how rare it is to have such strong science
departments grouped together in a collaborative atmosphere.
“You have really strong colleagues around you to call when you
run into a problem,” Lawrence said. Even the interior architec-
ture of the new buildings, with wide window-lined corridors,
                                                                            MakINg waveS the 13,000-gallon wave tank in the basement of Chapman Hall opens up research possibilities for
encourages collaborations, the scientists said.                             diverse departments on campus, as evidenced by the specialties of, from left, master’s student Sungduk yu, marine sci-
   Equally unusual is the proximity to related resources. “There            ences; master’s student Jeffrey olander, physics; and keith mertens, post-doctoral researcher in mathematics.
are so few places that, in addition to a world-class chemistry
department, have a world-class school of medicine, school of
pharmacy and cancer center within a 10-minute walking dis-             full-scale wave tank, he realized.                                       Having a wave tank in the basement is fun. “It’s much more
tance,” Lawrence said.                                                    The rest of Chapman was already under construction, so             stimulating,” McLaughlin said, adding that it attracts a broader
   Although Allbritton and Lawrence knew of each other’s work          the unfinished space was “entombed” for a year before it could        range of students. “We’ve even got an MFA student in art get-
before they met, it wasn’t until they both came to Chapel Hill         be finished.                                                          ting involved in the lab.”
that they realized how much their work had in common. “They               The new lab is a dream come true for Roberto Camassa,
                                                                       Kenan Professor of Mathematics and director of the Carolina           eNeRgy FRONtIeRS
could have gotten me much cheaper if I knew he was coming,”
Allbritton quipped.                                                    Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, and Rich               But perhaps the most dramatic change in collaboration oppor-
   Both Allbritton and Lawrence are looking at ways to diag-           McLaughlin, professor in the mathematics department.                  tunities can be seen in the Energy Frontiers Research Center.
nose and treat cancer more quickly and effectively. Their first           With a 13,000-gallon capacity, the new wave tank is divided           When Tom Meyer, the center’s director and Arey Distin-
collaboration, funded by the University Cancer Research Fund,          into different modules so separate experiments can be con-            guished Professor of Chemistry, arrived from Los Alamos
was the invention of a tool to do a blood test for leukemia that       ducted at the same time. The “deep” module on one end is              National Laboratory to set up a new lab here in 2005, he was
could also determine which combination of drugs would work             three meters high, nine meters long and 75 centimeters wide.          given space in the deteriorating structure of old Venable.
for that particular patient.                                           The “wide” module is one meter high, nine meters long and                “Venable was a nightmare,” said Kyle Brennaman, Meyer’s
   The pair now have two National Institutes of Health grants,         three meters wide. The two are joined by two center modules,          first post-doc and now the director of the center’s laser facility
totaling nearly $5 million over five years, to apply the same strat-   each nine meters long and 75 centimeters wide.                        in Caudill. “The electricity was unstable. When it rained, you
egy to prostate cancer (Lawrence) and breast cancer (Allbritton).         All sides of the tank, even the bottom, are made of glass for      had to put out buckets. And the day after I moved out, there
   “We are very interested in the same problem, but coming at it       ultimate visibility. When the gate holding back the water is          was a sign on my door that said, ‘Toxic levels of mercury have
from different directions,” Lawrence said.                             released, a powerful wave rushes through the narrow modules           been found.’”
                                                                       and crashes against the back wall, sloshing onto the floor.              Meyer’s center moved into Caudill in 2007, and most of the
FluIdS lab SCaleS up                                                      Even working in fish tanks, the fluid dynamics team received       group has now relocated to the new Venable and Murray halls.
   For the fluid dynamics team, the complex provides the space         national attention for its work, especially during the BP oil spill      The center boasts its own corner suite, with office, lab
to scale up their fish tank experiments and to be taken more           in the Gulf of Mexico, when the scientists were among the first       and conference room space. There, chemists, physicists and
seriously when they submit grant proposals.                            to point out how the plumes of oil being released were dispers-       researchers from other disciplines combine their skills to create
   “We work on problems where fluid dynamics, physics and              ing beneath the surface instead of shooting to the top.               synthetic materials.
biology come together,” said Brian White, assistant professor             Now that they can claim access to the only large-scale, mod-          Brennaman’s responsibility is to shine pulsed laser light on
of marine sciences. “The fluids lab has helped us to get the col-      ular wave tank in the area, they have pressed that advantage in       the material to see how it responds, both to the light’s intensity
laboration up and running and helps with grant proposals when          multiple new grant proposals.                                         and to different colors in the light spectrum. “With blue light, a
we can say we have the resources to do the work.”                         They have been rewarded so far with several grants from the        lot of good things happen, but with red light, not a lot of good
   The new fluids lab came about through serendipity and               National Science Foundation, including a five-year renewal of         things happen,” he said.
quick-thinking academic leadership, the team said.                     a $1.7 million training grant from its Training Research Group,          He gets kidded about his job as sun simulator in a window-
   When breaking the ground for Chapman Hall, the contractor           a new Rapid Response Research grant to study the oil spill fur-       less lab filled with lasers. But he loves the reliability and power
strayed a little outside the building’s intended footprint. The        ther, and a grant worth more than $900,000 from its Collabo-          of the electricity in Caudill, the chilled water system that keeps
extra excavated space was about to be filled in when the archi-        ration in Mathematical Geosciences to study the carbon cycle          the lasers cool and the protection of his lasers when it rains.
tects and contractors pointed out that the space could be useful       and the settling of organic matter in the ocean.                         Brennaman is also a lot easier to find in Caudill than in the
in the future.                                                            The next big step for the wave tank will be the introduction       labyrinth that was old Venable.
   Cisco Werner, chair of the marine sciences department at            of saltwater, to aid stratification and oceanic studies. Another         “Now guys in physics can just walk down the hall and show
the time, spotted the space during a tour of the site. The long,       grant, this one from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, will be       me their microscope slides,” he said. “It’s a no-brainer. Why
narrow underground space was the perfect size and shape for a          used to develop ways to recycle saltwater used in the tank.           wouldn’t you want to come to talk with us?”

                                                     Information security awareness is a year-          for the entire campus, said Larry Conrad,            training and invested in additional informa-
           iNformAtioN                             round responsibility, especially with the num-       vice chancellor for information technology           tion security tools. This summer, the Uni-
                                                   ber of ways information can be transmitted.          and chief information officer.                       versity implemented eight new information
                     SECurity                        Whether using desktops, laptops, PDAs,                Information Technology Services (ITS)             security policies.
                                                   smartphones or countless other devices, people       estimates about 30,000 attempts to hack into            “This is a community challenge and we have
         iS yEAr-rouND                             should do everything possible to protect the         University systems every day. To minimize the        to address it collectively and motivate everyone
        rESPoNSiBiLity                             security of that information technology.             University’s risk of exposure, ITS enhanced          to work together,” Conrad said.
                                                     Information security is a shared responsibility    its security awareness program and security             To learn more, refer to
    8   u niversity gazett e

                      in brief

latIN aMeRICaN FIlM FeStIval                                          Kasson, Adam Persky and Michael Waltman.                          and his work. The free public program, sponsored in part by the
   Every fall since 1986, the Latin American Film Festival has           “Finding a Mentor and Getting the Most out of the Men-         UNC Friends of the Library, will begin at 3 p.m. For informa-
welcomed filmmakers and film lovers from around the region            toring Relationship” is meant for early-career faculty and will   tion, contact Liza Terll ( or 962-4207).
to North Carolina for three weeks of films, panel discussions,        be held Nov. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Pleasants Fam-
seminars and cultural events that take place in Chapel Hill,          ily Assembly Room at Wilson Library. Panelists will be Jane       paSSpORt dRIve Set FOR NOv. 17, 18
Carrboro, Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro. All festival activi-        Brown, Kelly Scolaro and Douglas Shackelford.                        Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on hand
ties are free and open to the public.                                    The final workshop, “Designing and Implementing Early          to accept passport applications Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 from
   Events at Carolina will be held in the Mandela Auditorium of       Career Faculty Mentoring Programs,” will be held Nov. 19          10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 4003 of the FedEx Global Educa-
the FedEx Global Education Center. The first event, on Nov. 7,        from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock            tion Center. Passport photos will be taken at the event or can
will be the Raúl Ferrera Balanquet Series that begins at 7 p.m.       Room. This session is meant for chairs, deans and other aca-      be taken ahead of time at the UNC One Card Office. global.
   The festival is organized and sponsored by the Consortium          demic leaders. Panelists who will discuss features of their
in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC and Duke.              mentoring programs will be Cynthia Bulik, Mark Fraser,                                               Cecil Wooten and Ruth Walden.                                     gRIFFey teaCheS MaSteR vOCal ClaSS
                                                                         To register for any of these CFE events, refer to cfe.unc.       Grammy Award-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will
CeNteR FOR FaCulty exCelleNCe eveNtS                                  edu/events.html.                                                  present a master vocal class Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in Person Recital
n   The Center for Faculty Excellence will host two concurrent                                                                          Hall. Griffey, a High Point native who has performed in operas
    sessions on Oct. 28 for faculty members in their first five     vISualIzINg huMaN RIghtS                                            and concerts around the world, is artist-in-residence in the
    years at Carolina.                                                 The third Visualizing Human Rights forum will be held            music department this year. The class is free and open to the
       Pre-tenure faculty members are encouraged to attend          Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education         public.
    “The Tenure and Promotion Process at Carolina” from 4 to        Center. The forum will bring together painters, photographers,
    5 p.m. in the Anne Queen Faculty Lounge of the Campus Y.        writers, poets, filmmakers and printmakers to put a human face      leCtuReS, SeMINaRS, dISCuSSIONS
    Participants will learn how the promotion and tenure system     on human rights in an effort to reach beyond traditional aca-       n   Oct. 28 – Chancellor Holden Thorp will share his ideas for
    at UNC works, with talks from Ron Strauss, Margaret Leigh       demic approaches.                                                       inspiring innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in a talk,
    and Melanie Joyner.                                                The day will start with an interview of John Conroy – best           “Beyond the Sciences: Why the World’s Problems Need the
       “What Fixed-Term Faculty Should Know about the               known for his books “Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The             Whole University,” that will be held in 111 Carroll Hall at
    Review and Evaluation Process” will address evaluation,         Dynamics of Torture” and “Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life”          7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Hall of Fame Room.
    renewal and promotion processes for fixed-term faculty. This    – by Dick Gordon, host of WUNC-TV’s “The Story.”                    n   Nov. 3 – A panel discussion with historians will commem-
    session will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 307 of South Build-       As the kickoff for the forum, on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., the Visual-       orate the 100th birthday of Pauli Murray, an activist, poet,
    ing. Panelists will be Anna Scheyett, Jean DeSaix, Beverly      izing Human Rights movie night will present “The Yes Men Fix            lawyer, feminist, teacher and Episcopal priest. A reception
    Taylor and Warren Newton.                                       the World” in the FedEx Global Education Center’s Mandela               will be held at 5:15 p.m. in Wilson Library; the program will
n   The center will host three workshops during November as a       Auditorium.                                            begin at 6 p.m.
    part of the Mentoring Series for UNC faculty.                                                                                       n   Nov. 4 – The Office of Technology Development’s Caro-
       The first workshop, “How to be an Effective Mentor”          tIM MClauRIN tO be ReMeMbeRed NOv. 7                                    lina Innovations Seminar, “Carolina Seeds of Innovation,”
    and intended for associate and full professors, will be held      Author and alumnus Tim McLaurin will be remembered                    will be held at 5:30 p.m. in 014 Sitterson Hall.
    Nov. 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Con-         with a symposium, film screening and music on Nov. 7 at The             d31mFv
    ference Center in Carroll Hall. A panel of experienced fac-     Barn at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro.                           n   Nov. 5 – Walter Dellinger of O’Malveny & Myers in Wash-
    ulty mentors will share their lessons learned as mentors and      Writers Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith, Hal Crowther and Jill              ington, D.C., will provide his insights on the complex rela-
    respond to questions from the audience. Panelists will be Joy   McCorkle will be among those who will speak about McLaurin              tionship between public administrators and those who pro-
                                                                                                                                            vide legal advice to them. Dellinger has served in the White
                                                                                                                                            House as an adviser on constitutional issues and acting solici-
                                                                                                                                            tor general for the U.S. Supreme Court. The talk will begin at
                                                                                                                                            9 a.m. at the Knapp-Sanders Building.
                                                                                                                                        n   Nov. 5 – Alumnus Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic for
                                                                                                                                            The New York Times, will give a talk titled “An Extraordi-
                                                                                                                                            nary Journalistic Adventure” at 4 p.m. in Carroll Hall.
                                                                                                                                        n   Nov. 6 – The Program in the Humanities and Human Val-
                                                                                                                                            ues will present “Nature from Four Perspectives: Philoso-
                                                                                                                                            phy, Biology, Literature and Art” with four panelists who will
                                                                                                                                            explore the many ways nature is defined, interacted with and
                                                                                                                                            depicted. The program will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30
                                                                                                                                            p.m. in the Center for School Leadership Development. An
                                                                                                                                            optional lunch is available. Registration is required, with fee.
                                                                                                                                            See or call 962-1544.
                                                                                                                                        n   Nov. 6 – Frank Bruni will give a talk at the Sixth Annual
                                                                                      far left, detail of photograph by Ber-                UNC Conference on Eating Disorders, to be held at noon at
                                                                                      nard faucon, who lectures at Hyde Hall
                                                                                      Nov. 15. Left, Joseph flora gives the E.m.            the Friday Center. He will discuss some of the themes from
                                                                                      Adams Lecture Nov. 14 at the tate-turner-             his book, “Born Round.”
                                                                                      kuralt Building. Above, the Latin American        n   Nov. 8 – Biographer Howard Covington, author of the
                                                                                      film festival comes to Carolina Nov. 7.
                                                                                                                                            newly released “The Good Government Man: Albert Coates
                                                                                                                                            and the Early Years of the Institute of Government,” will talk
                                                                                                                                                                                       october 27, 2010    9

                                                                                                                      Left, “to kill a mockingbird” screens
                                                                                                                      at the varsity oct. 28. Below, a record
                                                                                                                      sale will be held Nov. 6 at wilson Li-
                                                                                                                      brary. right, “fences”runs through
                                                                                                                      Nov. 14 at the Center for Dramatic Art.

    about the professor of law who founded the Institute of Gov-
    ernment – now the School of Government. A reception will
    begin at 5 p.m. in the atrium of the Knapp-Sanders Building;
    the program will follow at 5:45 p.m. in the Wicker Class-
    room. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Col-
    lection and the School of Government. For information, call
    Liza Terll (962-4207).
n   Nov. 8 – Averil Cameron, a historian of Late Antiquity and
    the Byzantine Empire, will speak at 5:30 p.m. in a free talk
    in the Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education
    Center. Cameron will discuss “Empire, Empires and the End
    of Antiquity” as the John W. Pope Lecture in Renewing the
    Western Tradition.
n   Nov. 9 – In a talk titled “In the Long Shadow of the Civil
    War,” Victoria Bynum, professor emerita of history at Texas
    State University, will speak at 4 p.m. about three regions of          4:15 p.m. in the Center for School Leadership Development            are available during the Varsity’s normal hours.
    the South where physical conflict and intense political debate         with optional lunch. Registration is required, with fee. See     n   Oct. 30 – As part of the Roman Polanski Screening Series,
    continued well into Reconstruction and beyond. Bynum’s        or call 962-1544.                          “Rosemary’s Baby” will be shown at the Varsity Theater at
    Hutchins Lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Study of                                                                                  9 p.m. with an introduction and Q&A by Shayne Legassie.
                                                                       ‘RebOuNdS aNd RhINeStONeS’ gala                                      n   Nov. 3 – In conjunction with the James Philips lecture on
    the American South, will be held at the Hill Alumni Center.
                                                                          Friends and supporters of women’s basketball forward Jes-             Nov. 4, “The Marquise of O…” will be shown in 116 Mur-
n   Nov. 10 – Clara Sue Kidwell, director of the American
                                                                       sica Breland, who was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago,               phey Hall at 7 p.m. The next day, Philips, with the Univer-
    Indian Center, will moderate a panel discussion at Wilson
                                                                       will gather Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Club to kick off a       sity of New South Wales, will speak on “Eric Rohmer’s Die
    Library about the current lives and culture of American
                                                                       fundraising effort in her honor.                                         Marquise von O…, or Marriage Under Ambiguous Circum-
    Indians in North Carolina, which will kick off the exhibit
                                                                          Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell will host the                stances.” Philips’ talk will be held in Hyde Hall at 5 p.m. For
    “Unearthing Native History: The UNC Catawba Archaeo-
                                                                       gala “Rebounds and Rhinestones” dinner to benefit the Jes-               information, e-mail
    logical Project.” The talk will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleas-
                                                                       sica Breland Comeback Kids Fund to support cancer research           n   Nov. 5 – Polanski’s “The Pianist” will be shown at the
    ants Family Assembly Room, preceded by a reception at
                                                                       and treatment at UNC’s pediatric oncology program. Keynote               Varsity Theater at 9 p.m. with introduction and Q&A by
    5 p.m. For information, call Liza Terll (962-4207).
                                                                       speaker will be ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” anchor                   Richard Cante.
n   Nov. 14 – Joseph Flora, professor emeritus of English and
                                                                       Robin Roberts. Chapel Hill native Mike Cross will provide the
    comparative literature, will give the E.M. Adams Lecture in
                                                                       dinner’s entertainment with fiddling and storytelling.               ‘NIght COuRt’S’ MaC IN ‘FeNCeS’
    the Humanities and Human Values on the subject “Teacher!
                                                                                                           Charlie Robinson, an actor best known for his role as Mac on
    Teacher! Professing the Humanities in a Postmodern
                                                                                                                                            the TV series “Night Court,” will be the character Troy Maxson
    World.” It will be held at 4 p.m. at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt        ReCORd Sale NOv. 6                                                   in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Fences,”
    Building, followed by a reception and dinner at the Carolina         A record sale to benefit the Southern Folklife Collection in       playing through Nov. 14.
    Inn in Flora’s honor. For information, call Caroline Dyar          the Wilson Special Collections Library will be held Nov. 6 at
    (962-1544), the Humanities Program (962-1544) or visit             Wilson Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items consist of LPs, 45        talkINg MuSIC FeStIval E-mail to register             and 78 rpm records of bluegrass, blues and rock recordings.             A new series of lecture-recitals will take place Nov. 15–17
    for the dinner.                                                    Call Liza Terll (9620-4207) or see                  with Stefan Litwin, George Kennedy Distinguished Professor
n   Nov. 15 – Visionary French photographer Bernard Faucon                                                                                  of Music, and guest artists. The first event, a pre-concert talk
    will discuss “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth” in the           peRFORMaNCe tO INteRpRet lIveS OF                                    with the artists, will begin Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., followed by a con-
    University Room of Hyde Hall. Faucon has not presented             wOMeN OF COlOR                                                       cert, “Talking Music I: Concert I: Karlheinz Stockhausen Man-
    any new work since he stopped taking pictures in 1995.               “The Ladies Ring Shout,” a new work from a trio of perform-        tra for Two Pianos and Electronics.” All performances will be
n   Nov. 16 – Sybil Kein, professor emerita at the University of       ing artists by the same name, will be presented Oct. 29-30 as a      held in Hill Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
    Michigan-Flint, will give a Hutchins lecture titled “Louisiana     part of the 2010-11 Process Series. It will be held at 8 p.m. in        Concert II will be held Nov. 16, titled “The Bells. Music by
    Creole Culture and its Significance in the 21st Century” at        Gerrard Hall.                                                        Nono, Gielen and Litwin. Stefan Litwin, Detlef Heusinger and
    4 p.m. in the Royall Room of the Hill Alumni Center. http://         Felicia Holman, Abra Meredity Johnson and Meida Teresa             the Experimentalstudio SWR Freiburg, Germany.”                                                      McNeal combine spoken word, movement and an original                    Concert III, on Nov. 17, also will begin with a pre-concert
n   Nov. 17 – John Ratey, associate clinical professor of psychi-      soundtrack to meditate on aspects of the lives of women of
    atry at Harvard Medical School and co-author of “Drive to          color today.
    Distraction,” will present the Burnett Seminar for Academic          For more information, contact Joseph Megel (843-7067 or                                                 See NEwS iN BriEf page 11
    Achievement at 1:30 p.m. at the Hill Alumni Center. Ratey
    will discuss how aerobic exercise enhances brain functioning
    in a way that is especially helpful to students with learning      SCReeNINgS
    and attention disabilities.         n   Oct. 28 – The film version of Harper Lee’s book “To Kill a       NewS IN bRIeF SubMISSIONS
n   Nov. 20 – The Program in the Humanities and Human Val-                 Mockingbird” will be shown at the Varsity Theater at 5 p.m.      Next issue includes events from Nov. 18 to dec. 15.
    ues will present a seminar on “The Past and Future of Ameri-           followed by a discussion by writers Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle,    deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 8.
    can Capitalism” that features two historians of business               Randall Kenan, Minrose Gwin and Jaki Shelton Green,              e-mail the gazette events page
    and an economist to provide a historical and contemporary              with Gene Nichol serving as moderator. A reception at the        includes only items of general interest geared toward
    context for capitalism and offer their prognosis for its con-          Ackland Art Museum will follow at 8 p.m. Admission to the        a broad audience. For complete listings of events, see
    tinued success. The program will be held from 9:15 a.m. to             movie will be free with a UNC One Card. Advance tickets          the Carolina events Calendars at
  10   u niversity gaze t t e

                  working                  at

NatIONal bReaSt CaNCeR awaReNeSS MONth

Following cancer treatment, hard work remains for Denzler
  It appeared as an odd red rash on her breast, but she knew      looking, Denzler called her friend Nancy, a breast cancer survi-        through the lymphatic system. (This spreading process, Denzler
enough about mastitis to know it wasn’t an infection. So Brenda   vor, to ask her opinion.                                                said, is what made the red area appear, one of the major warning
Denzler dismissed it as a bug bite.                                 “It sounds like IBC – inflammatory breast cancer,” Nancy              signs of IBC.)
  After two weeks, when the rash became redder and angrier        said without hesitation. “You need to get on the Internet, and             After her incision healed, she drove to the N.C. Cancer Hos-
                                                                                     on Monday, you need to get to the doctor.”           pital every day for six weeks to receive high-dose radiation
                                                                                        Ten days and three doctors later, Denzler         intended to kill any remaining cancer cells. The treatments
                                                                                     got the official diagnosis from the N.C. Can-        were brutal physically and psychologically, but they gave her
                                                                                     cer Hospital that it was indeed IBC, a rare          something: the chance to live.
                                                                                     and aggressive form of breast cancer.
                                                                                        That was on June 30, 2009, which also             COuNtINg heR bleSSINgS
                                                                                     happened to be her last day as a member and             This October, during National Breast Cancer Awareness
                                                                                     officer of the Employee Forum, a campus              Month, Denzler returned to the Employee Forum to share
                                                                                     organization she had come to love.                   her story – and to use it to emphasize the importance of early
                                                                                        “It was a bad day,” Denzler said.                 detection.
                                                                                                                                             As bad as her ordeal was, Denzler said, she considers herself
                                                                                     StuCk betweeN                                        lucky.
                                                                                     hOpe aNd deSpaIR                                        Lucky because, thanks to her friend’s warning, the doctors
                                                                                                                                          caught IBC at Stage IIIB, the earliest this virulent form of can-
                                                                                       Within a month, she was taking high, fre-
                                                                                                                                          cer can be caught – and just before Stage IV, when the cancer
                                                                                     quent doses of powerful drugs that kill both
                                                                                                                                          is considered too advanced to be curable.
                                                                                     cancerous and healthy cells. She lost her hair,
                                                                                                                                             Lucky because she has very good health insurance. And lucky
                                                                                     battled nausea and had the nerve endings in
                                                                                                                                          because she lives and works in the front yard of a comprehen-
                                                                                     her hands and feet set on fire by the chemo.
                                                                                                                                          sive cancer center that provided excellent treatment.
                                                                                       She struggled against mounting fatigue,
                                                                                                                                             As she spoke to the Employee Forum, Denzler appeared to
                                                                                     and twice wound up in the hospital when
                                                                                                                                          be a pillar of strength, but she said there have been many days
                                                                                     her white blood cell count plunged danger-
                                                                                                                                          when she has been anything but that.
                                                                                     ously low.
                                                                                                                                             “When I spoke to the forum, I tried to keep my message as
                                                                                       After four months, Denzler underwent a
                                                                                     modified radical mastectomy and lost all of
                                                                                     the underarm lymph nodes since IBC spreads                                                    See DENzLEr page 11

publIC INFORMatION ChaNgeS weNt                                                                                                           Records section under Policies, Procedures and Systems (refer
INtO eFFeCt OCt. 1                                                                    hu MaN                                              to
  In July, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an                         R eSOu RC eS bRIe FS                                        Direct any questions about these changes to HR Records &
ethics reform bill that included changes to the State Person-                                                                             Information at 843-2300.
nel Act. These changes, which make additional personnel           n  Current position;
information about state employees available to the public on      n  Current salary;                                                      aNNual eNROllMeNt deadlINe IS OCt. 29
request, were designed to provide more complete infor-            n Title;                                                                  The annual enrollment for NCFlex and University benefit
mation about salary, position and employment history of           n Terms of any contract by which the employee is employed,              programs ends Oct. 29.
public employees.                                                    whether written or oral, past and current, to the extent that          Benefits consultants are available to assist employees with
  This newly added public personnel information includes:            the agency has the written contract or a record of the oral          the enrollment process in the Office of Human Resources com-
n Date and amount of each increase or decrease in salary;            contract in its possession;                                          puter lab this week:
n Date and type of each position change, and the date and gen-    n Date and type of each promotion, demotion, transfer, sus-             n Oct. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and

  eral description of the reasons for each promotion; and            pension, separation or other change in position classifica-          n Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n Date and type of each disciplinary action taken by the Uni-        tion; and                                                              People who need assistance should check in either day at the
  versity that affects the employee’s position (dismissal, sus-   n Office or department location to which the employee is cur-           Administrative Office Building, Suite 1100 (the main entrance
  pension, demotion), whether the disciplinary action was a          rently assigned (this includes contact information for the           of the Office of Human Resources. Employees also may call
  dismissal and a copy of the final decision.                        employee at the University).                                         Benefits Services at 962-3071 for assistance.
  The following personnel information was already listed in          These changes to state employee public information became              One important update about the Health Care Flexible
the State Personnel Act and, in addition to the changes listed    effective Oct. 1. The full legislation is available online at http://   Spending Accounts (FSA) that employees should consider
above, continues to be available to the public upon request:                                                          when participating and making choices for 2011 concerns over-
n Name;                                                              You can find the updated public personnel information pol-           the-counter (OTC) drugs.
n Age (not date of birth);                                        icy, which covers SPA, EPA non-faculty and faculty employees,
n Date of original employment or appointment to state service;    on the Office of Human Resources website in the Employee                                             See HumAN rESourCES page 11
                                                                                                                                                                                            october 27, 2010       11

                                                                                                                                                  expenses in 2011. People must pay for these items out of pocket
  DENzLEr from page 10                                          HumAN rESourCES from page 10                                                      and submit a claim for reimbursement, along with documenta-
                                                                                                                                                  tion from the physician.
                                                               In accordance with federal regulation, OTC drugs will not be                          Refer to for a brief overview of what’s
upbeat, positive and informative as possible,” Den-
                                                            eligible for FSA reimbursement in 2011, unless prescribed by                          covered by FSA for the upcoming plan year. Also, re-enrollment
zler said. “But the reality of being a cancer patient is
                                                            a doctor.                                                                             is required every year for the Health Care and Dependent Day
more daunting than that. There are many days when
that reality has left me feeling depressed, anxious            The NCFlex Convenience Card cannot be used for OTC                                 Care flexible spending accounts.
and angry.”
   She rails against cancer’s injustice and the seeming
randomness of who lives and who dies.
   Denzler’s friend Nancy, who she calls “the first per-
son who saved my life,” was diagnosed with recurrent                                                                                                   gOveRNOR’S CONFeReNCe ON
breast cancer in May and is now battling Stage IV. And                                                                                                 agINg addReSSeS State pOlICy
in September, a friend Denzler met during her radia-                                                                                                   uNC President Emeritus william friday and gov. Bev-
                                                                                                                                                       erly Perdue share a greeting during the governor’s
tion treatments was rushed to the intensive care unit                                                                                                  Conference on Aging, held oct. 13 –15 in Durham. Per-
because she couldn’t breathe. She died on Oct. 11.                                                                                                     due and friday spoke at the opening session. friday
She was 33.                                                                                                                                            was introduced by Barbara Entwisle, interim vice chan-
                                                                                                                                                       cellor for research and economic development.
   Getting to know such women, Denzler said, has                                                                                                          more than 650 service providers, seniors, advocates
helped her understand that she isn’t traveling the road                                                                                                and other experts in the field of aging attended the
alone. But there is an emotional cost that inevitably                                                                                                  meetings, sponsored by the uNC institute on Aging
                                                                                                                                                       and the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services.
results from such closeness, especially when some of                                                                                                      william Lamb, associate director for public service of
those friends become ill again or die unexpectedly.                                                                                                    the institute, was the program chair. the primary goal

                                                                                                                                                       of the conference was to develop recommendations to
FIghtINg the OddS                                                                                                                                      guide future state policy to strengthen North Carolina’s
                                                                                                                                                       response for its aging population.
   Twenty years ago, women diagnosed with IBC had                                                                                                         to watch a video of friday’s and Perdue’s addresses,
up to a 5 percent chance of living for five years. Today,                                                                                              see
there is a 50 percent chance of living five years, and a
25 percent chance of surviving for 10 years. A rare few
have even survived disease free for nearly 20 years.
   Denzler is determined to beat the odds by
doing everything she can to tweak them in
                                                                                                                                                  also be available until Dec. 21. For more information, refer to
her favor.                                                      NEwS iN BriEf from page 9                                               
   For the past five months, she has participated three
times a week in “Get Real and Heel,” a UNC-based                                                                                                  COMMuNICatION StudIeS pReSeNtS
                                                            talk with the artists at 7 p.m. It is titled “Music by Bach, Debussy,
after-care exercise and biofeedback program for breast                                                                                            ‘veRtIgO’
                                                            Ravel, Messiaen and Zimmerman.”
cancer patients.                                                                                                                                    The Department of Communication Studies will stage the film
   She has also dropped 65 pounds by consulting with        CaMpuS ReCReatION SpeCIal eveNtS                                                      masterpiece “Vertigo” in performances at Swain Hall’s Studio 6
a nutritionist to change the way she eats and devise a      n   Campus Recreation will sponsor the Halloween Hash Run                             on Nov. 12–21. Show times will be 6 p.m. on Nov. 18, 8 p.m. on
personal supplement regimen, all designed to help her           Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. The mystery fun run will be 3–5 miles, start-                   Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets ($10 for
body heal from the cancer treatments and fight off any          ing in front of the Student Recreation Center. No registration                    the public) can be purchased at the door or by calling 962-2311.
remaining cancer cells.                                         is required for the free event. Prizes will be given, including
   Denzler uses a single line in her private e-mail sig-        best costume.                                               walk-IN Flu ShOt ClINICS added
nature from “The Bald-Headed Blues,” sung by Saffire        n   The next Kids ROCK! Activity will be jumping rope, to be                             Walk-in seasonal flu clinics have been added Nov. 2–4,
– the Uppity Blues Women – that says it all: “I didn’t          held Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Lucy Shimmelfing and the nation-                           Nov. 9–11 and Nov. 16–18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pit
battle cancer; cancer battled me.”                              ally ranked SkipSensations Jump Rope Team will teach and                          entrance of Lenoir Hall. No appointment is necessary. These
   But for Denzler, surviving cancer has become more            entertain children and their parents with their tricks. To regis-                 clinics are for faculty, staff and students only. Family members,
than a battle. It’s a different way of being, a way of          ter, e-mail Aaron Stern (                                  retirees, volunteers and others who do not qualify as employees
rediscovering the little things in life that she was too                                                                                          or students can find a local flu clinic by going to
busy to notice before. Like watching her dogs running       ChOpIN-SChuMaNN FeStIval NOv. 4 –7                                                       There is no charge for employees with insurance through
through the woods. Or enjoying the dark beauty of a           UNC and Duke will sponsor the Chopin and Schumann                                   the State Health Plan or for students who are insured through
rainy day.                                                  Festival this fall, a series of performances Nov. 4–7 at UNC                          BCBS or Pearce and Pearce. People should bring their health
   At the top of her list of things to look forward to is   and Duke. The opening concert will be Nov. 4 when the cham-                           plan cards and their UNC One Cards to the clinic.
her first grandchild, due in March.                         ber music of Schumann will be presented in Memorial Hall at                              Employees who are not State Health Plan members can
   Life can be good, she has learned, even after it has     7:30 p.m. A single ticket – $10 for faculty, staff and students –                     receive a flu shot by paying $30. They will receive a form to file
turned hard.                                                provides admission to the entire festival.                       with their health insurer, who should be contacted about pos-
   In her talk to the forum, Denzler said she was                                                                                                 sible reimbursement.
forever grateful that so many people at UNC have            e-pROCuReMeNt veNdOR CatalOg                                                             The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza
reached out to help her by donating shared leave.           pIlOt StaRtS OCt. 25                                                                  viruses that are expected to be most common during the
Denzler, who has worked at the University for nine             The new PeopleSoft eProcurement (ePro) system is being                             upcoming season: 2009 H1N1 and two other influenza viruses.
years, now works at The Medical Foundation of               rolled out in two phases: Vendor Catalog Orders and Small                                Antibodies that provide protection against influenza viral
North Carolina Inc.                                         Order Process.                                                                        infections develop about two weeks after vaccination.
   She also said it had been a privilege to serve with         The ePro vendor catalog pilot began Oct. 25, when 32 par-
forum members to try to make Carolina a better place        ticipants began making purchases from seven vendor catalogs,                          FOR the ReCORd
to work.                                                    including new catalogs Grainger and MSC Industrial Supply.                              The Oct. 14 On the Web column on page 2 that referred to
   “If I die tomorrow, or if live to be 90, my service on   Hands-on training sessions and computer-based training for                            “The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes” – the book written by Randi
the forum will have been one of the highlights of my        remaining campus units will start Nov. 8; training opportunities                      Davenport, executive director of the Johnston Center – incor-
life,” Denzler said. “You all have wonderful jobs here      also include user guides and auditorium-style demonstrations.                         rectly described Davenport’s son. The write-up should have said
on the forum. Make the most of it.”                            To allow time for training, the current eCommerce site will                        he has a neuro-biological illness.
  12   u niversity gaze t t e

  Bob Anthony’s charge
      is to preserve the
‘conscience of the state’

B        ob Anthony began patrolling the stacks of North Caro-
         lina Collection in January 1979 when he was pursuing
         his master’s degree in library science here. After receiv-
ing his degree in 1982, he kept working at the collection as a
librarian I for another three years.
                                                                      University’s Carnegie Library, which is now Hill Hall. A year
                                                                      later, Louis Round Wilson, who served as University Librarian
                                                                      from 1901 to 1932, gave an impassioned speech to convince
                                                                      the Board of Trustees to spend $20,000 to acquire the Stephen
                                                                      Beauregard Weeks Collection, which at the time was the largest
                                                                                                                                            “conscience of the state.”
                                                                                                                                               It includes the Durant family Bible, published in 1599, the
                                                                                                                                            book that has been in North Carolina longer than any other,
                                                                                                                                            and a book of poetry by George Moses Horton, a slave who
                                                                                                                                            once sold his poems (for 25 cents) to lovesick college students.
   There was something about the idea of the collection and its       accumulation of “North Caroliniana” in private hands.                    The largest body of manuscripts is the Thomas Wolfe Col-
vastness that fascinated him, and after a one-year hiatus, it drew       With that purchase, the North Carolina Collection doubled          lection, which includes the scolding note that Margaret Rob-
him back. He returned as the collection development librarian         in size.                                                              erts, Wolfe’s third-grade teacher, wrote to him: “Your work
in December 1986, a position he held until his appointment as                                                                               since Christmas has not been satisfactory. …”
                                                                      eNduRINg legaCIeS
curator in 1994.                                                                                                                               The Wolfe manuscripts are an exception, since nearly all
                                                                         If Swain was the spiritual father of the collection, its most
   Even after 30 years, Anthony still peruses the stacks in wide-                                                                           other manuscripts held by the University Libraries, including
                                                                      enduring fixture was Mary Lindsay Thornton, who became the
eyed wonder and takes delight in stumbling upon something                                                                                   North Carolina-related ones, are housed in the Southern His-
                                                                      collection’s first curator in 1917. She would serve for 41 years,
old about North Carolina that is new to him – and he still                                                                                  torical Collection, which was established in 1930.
                                                                      scouring the state for new materials and then returning to cata-
pinches himself to be so lucky. He grew up in a rural stretch of                                                                               What began in 1844 with 32 publications is now the reposi-
                                                                      logue them.
eastern North Carolina where – for a boy who loved to read                                                                                  tory for more than 282,000 books and pamphlets, 6,000 maps,
                                                                         Her successor, William Powell, history professor emeritus,
– seeing a bookmobile rolling down the road every couple of                                                                                 and 1.3 millions photographs. Anthony said the collection is
                                                                      credits Thornton for being ahead of her time in collecting items
weeks was cause for pure joy.                                                                                                               believed to be the largest of its kind in the country.
                                                                      for, about and by black North Carolinians.
   Today, every morning that Anthony goes to work he is                                                                                        He said that approximately 10 percent of the collection cov-
                                                                         In 1919, the last year of his life, the 89-year-old Battle
reminded that he is in a special place, and holds a sacred trust,                                                                           ers University history, including archival copies of all graduate
                                                                      climbed the steps to the collection to tell Thornton he was leav-
as he walks down the hall and passes the framed portraits of the                                                                            theses and dissertations and undergraduate honors essays dat-
                                                                      ing his books and materials to the collection.
three other people who have served as curator.                                                                                              ing back to 1894.
                                                                         Perhaps the person most responsible for making sure the col-
                                                                                                                                               He is equally proud of the fact that “lowbrow” materials have
huMble begINNINgS                                                     lection did not remain a minor University department was John
                                                                                                                                            found refuge in the collection as well. The guiding principle is to
   After Louis Round Wilson became University Librarian in            Sprunt Hill, an 1889 graduate of Carolina who began endowing
                                                                                                                                            find and preserve everything ever written about North Carolina,
1901, he forged the collection into existence when he orga-           the North Carolina Collection in 1905 when he was elected to
                                                                                                                                            or by a North Carolinian – not to pass judgment on its worth.
nized all North Carolina materials into a special department,         the Board of Trustees.
                                                                                                                                               Perhaps the best example of that is The Buccaneer magazine,
Anthony said.                                                            It was his funds that paid Thornton’s salary as curator in 1917.
                                                                                                                                            a short-lived and controversial parody published during the
                                                                      In 1935, Hill gave the University the Carolina Inn, with the stip-
   But the collection’s roots run even deeper, to 1844, when                                                                                Great Depression.
                                                                      ulation that earnings from it be used to support the collection.
David Lowry Swain established the Historical Society of the                                                                                    “They did one issue with jokes and drawings that were con-
                                                                         In 1952, when the collection moved to more accessible quar-
University of North Carolina with the stated purpose of collect-                                                                            sidered a little too risqué,” Anthony said. “The magazine had to
                                                                      ters within the newly expanded Wilson Library, Hill selected and
ing “copies of every book, pamphlet and newspaper in this state                                                                             produce a substitute issue, and the library was forced to turn in
                                                                      paid for the Chippendale reproduction furnishings in the North
since the introduction of the printing press among us.”                                                                                     the old issue to be destroyed.”
                                                                      Carolina Collection Reading Room that remain in use today.
   Swain served as governor of North Carolina from 1832 to                                                                                     Not long after Anthony became curator, an elderly man
                                                                         Also installed that year and made part of the collection were
1835 and president of UNC from 1835 to 1867. But it was in                                                                                  came to his office and identified himself as someone who had
                                                                      the Sir Walter Raleigh Rooms, with paneling and furnishings
1831, while traveling the state as a judge on the North Caro-                                                                               worked for The Buccaneer. The man told Anthony he had been
                                                                      from 16th-century England, and the Early Carolina Rooms, with
lina Supreme Court, that Swain concluded the state was in “an                                                                               forced to accompany a University official to the county landfill
                                                                      paneling and furnishings from 18th-century Pasquotank County.
intellectual stupor” about itself and conceived the idea of put-                                                                            where the magazines were to be buried – and forgotten. But
                                                                         Two new rooms later were added to create the gallery. One
ting together a collection of materials.                                                                                                    when the official wasn’t looking, the man pushed some of the
                                                                      was a replica of the octagonal antebellum Hayes Library at Eden-
   That first year, Swain acquired 32 publications and 11 manu-                                                                             magazines off to the side to save.
                                                                      ton, which houses more than 1,800 books from the library of
scripts. But when he died in 1868, his collection and the society’s                                                                            He told Anthony, “I will give you one of those issues if you
                                                                      James Catheart Johnston and his forebears. The other features
future remained in question, and it was not until two years later                                                                           agree never to tell my name.”
                                                                      the story of Hill and his many contributions to the University.
that a group of men, joined by Cornelia Phillips Spencer, sought                                                                               The man has long since died, but Anthony said he will take
to obtain the society’s resources and give them to the University.    ‘the CONSCIeNCe OF the State’                                         the man’s identity to his own grave. A deal is a deal, and a man’s
   Part of Swain’s original collection, however, was never recov-        After Powell left in 1973 to join the University’s history         word, especially in Anthony’s line of work, is always his most
ered and the mission of collecting North Carolina materials           department, H.G. Jones, the state archivist of North Carolina         prized possession.
did not resume until the N.C. Historical Society was founded          from 1956 to 1974, became curator and served for 19 years.               And one of Anthony’s most prized acquisitions for the col-
in 1875, with strong backing from University President Kemp              Through each change of leadership, continuity of purpose           lection remains that purloined copy of The Buccaneer, which
Plummer Battle.                                                       remained the core of the collection’s strength, Anthony said.         will forever grace its shelves.
   By 1917, the collection of “North Caroliniana” was big             That purpose, he said, has been to remain true to Swain’s 19th-          To learn more about the collection, refer to www.lib.unc.
enough to be organized as a separate department in the                century charge to create a collection that could serve as the         edu/ncc.

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