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Campus People – April 28, 2010

011310CampusPeopleGraphicFeatured this week: Betty Carter – Dr. Michael J. Kane – Dr. Susan Calkins – Dr. George Michel – Robin Gee – Carol Peschel

042810CampusPeople_CarterUniversity Archivist Betty Carter will retire April 30. The faculty and staff of the University Libraries invite you to attend a retirement reception for her on Friday, May 7, from 3-5 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. Carter first joined the staff of Jackson Library in 1974, becoming University Archivist in 1997. During her career she has been a champion of the university’s history, and has developed and grown the university archives, the manuscripts collection and the Women Veterans Historical Project that bears her name.

042810CampusPeople_KaneDr. Michael J. Kane (Psychology) gave an invited address on April 15 at the annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) in Atlanta, Ga. The presentation was titled “Working memory and wandering minds: Thought content as a window into executive-control variation.”

042810CampusPeople_CalkinsDr. Susan Calkins (Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies), edited a special issue of the professional journal “Developmental Psychobiology” (Dr. George Michel, editor-in-chief) on “Psychobiological Models of Adolescent Risk”, in which nine international experts examine the developmental causes of the increased risky behavior apparent during the period of adolescence.

042810CampusPeople_Gee“A Walk to Beautiful,” a dance choreographed by Robin Gee (Dance) and inspired by her research in Guinea, West Africa, was performed April 5 in New York City at the Skirball Theater as part of the Maimouna Keita Conference and Concert. This piece was inspired by events that occurred during field research in Guinea. In February 2007 Gee traveled to northern Guinea, hoping to document the rich and dynamic movement practices of the Malinke and Sosso ethnic groups. In particular, she visited the small village of Kato in the Kouroussa prefecture to focus on Doundunba and Menjiani, dances that originated in the area. The work was performed in Aycock Auditorium during the Department of Dance Faculty Concert in February. She received the West African Research Association’s Post Doctoral Fellowship in African Research in 2005 and the Central Piedmont Artist’s Hub Grant for her work on dance and music in West Africa. She is the recipient of The American Association of University Women’s Post Doctoral Research Award (2006-07) for her work on The Mande Legacy – A Multimedia Dance Documentation Project for which she spent six months in Guinea in 2007.

042810CampusPeople_PeschelAssociate head women’s basketball coach Carol Peschel was recognized by the Greensboro YWCA with the organization’s Empowerment Award for Coach/Teacher in Sports. Peschel works primarily with the perimeter players and has seen several student-athletes register 1,000-point careers. Off the court, she is the Spartans’ recruiting coordinator and organizes UNCG’s summer camp program. As a player at UNCG, Peschel became the Spartans’ first female All-American in any sport in 1981-82.

WithTheStaffHello: Sharon Howard, Housekeeping

Good-bye: Currissa Townsend, Nutrition; Rachel E. Cable, Office of Research