UNCG Campus Weekly

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Notes: February 16, 2011

NotesIconPre-‘Pericles’ play discussion Hours before Tuesday’s production of “Pericles” in Taylor Theatre, there will be a lecture/discussion, “‘Pericles’ in Perspective.” It will be 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Brown Building Theatre. Three faculty members – Michelle M. Dowd and Jennifer Feather of UNCG and Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University – will present their research about Shakespeare’s “Pericles,” followed by a Q&A with attendees, who are encouraged to attend the evening’s performance of the play by UNCG Theatre. Audience members are also invited to stay for a post-performance discussion with the presenters and selected cast members. For more information about this Frame/Works event, contact Chris Woodworth at cewoodwo@uncg.edu.

Sustainable book club The Office of Sustainability in partnership with the Green Library Group invite you to join the Sustainable Book Club. It starts today, Feb. 16. The first book is “Twelve by Twelve” by William Powers. (They encourage you to borrow a copy, or purchase a used copy.) The first meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Bean downtown. Those with questions may contact Sarah Dorsey at sbdorsey@uncg.edu.

Joint school The UNC Board of Governors approved a master’s degree program in nanoengineering at NC A&T State, in their meeting last week. It will be offered through the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and students will enroll next fall. Last fall, the first cohort of JSNN students enrolled in the master’s program in nanoscience at UNCG, offered at the joint school. In additional news, the BOG approved a tuition and fees increase, which now goes to the General Assembly for approval.

Making food industrial The talk “Making Food Industrial and the World Hungry: U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy” will be given Monday, Feb. 28, at noon in Room 136, Petty Science Building. The speaker is Dr. Bill Winders (Emory University).

More Dance Department Black History Month events An Open Forum Discussion, featuring dancer, choreographer and producer Jeffrey Page whose credits include Fela!, Cirque de Soliel and the Image and NAACP Awards shows, will be Feb. 23, 5 p.m., UNCG Dance Theatre. Also, a lecture featuring “Pape” Assane Mbaye, current musical director for Kankouran Dance Company and former lead musician for Ballet Mansour Gueye, Thione Seck, Ballet Noir, will be Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m., UNCG Music Building, Room 217. There is an admission charge for each.

Why educators love ‘The Daily Show’ The lecture “The Critical Need for Media Literacy, or, Why Educators Love ‘The Daily Show’” will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Elliott University Center, Claxton Room. Geoffrey Baym, associate professor of media studies, will deliver the lecture. He is the author of “From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News,” winner of the 2010 Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Political Communication Division. Contact:

Clothing styles of the ’20s The exhibition “What They Were Wearing When They Were Reading: The 1920s” is on display on the first floor of Jackson Library. See details here. This exhibit focuses on the fashions, literature and cultural aspects of the 1920s. It features the textile collection of Dr. James Carmichael, professor of the UNCG’s Library and Information Studies program.

Basketball Pink Zone The women’s basketball team downed College of Charleston in overtime in front of a school-record crowd of 713 Saturday in their annual Pink Zone contest. The special Pink Zone game raised $386 through donations and ticket sales, all of which will go toward breast cancer research. “It was an unbelievable crowd, the most people ever in this gym to watch us, to watch the women play,” Coach Agee said. “We put on a show for them, and I’m just so proud that we, with that crowd, we fought like Spartans.”

Award management workshop Learn the strategies and techniques for successfully managing external awards. A workshop will be Tuesday, March 1, 2-4 p.m.. MHRA Room 2711. It will be led by Lloyd Douglas, associate director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, and William Walters, associate director of the Office of Contracts and Grants.

Human subject research Have you ever wished you could get answers to your research questions directly from the federal government agency that oversees human subject research? Here is your chance. Freda Yoder, from the Office for Human Research Protections, will be on our campus March 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. She will give an informational presentation on various hot topics and answer your questions. This session will be held in 1607 MHRA. All UNCG faculty, staff and student researchers/administrators are invited to attend. Seating is limited, so email your name to smritter@uncg.edu to reserve a seat.

White? Nonwhite? The talk “‘What Are You?’ Traveling across racial and gendered borders in France and the United States,” will be presented on Monday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in EUC’s Kirkland Room. Judith Ezekiel (Université de Toulouse le Mirail, France, will be the speaker. Born white in an archetypical Middle-American city, Judith Ezekiel recounts the geographical and cultural travels that have, in different times and places, racialized her as nonwhite. Her memoir highlights the simultaneous rigidity and fluidity of “race” in recent French and U.S. history, as well as in her transnational feminist organizing. The talk is sponsored by the departments of Romance Languages and History, the International Programs Center and the International and Global Studies Program.

First Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Oscar Hijuelos will present a reading 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Faculty Center. Hijuelos is a first-generation Cuban American and the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. He has written six novels, the most recent of which is “A Simple Habana Melody.”

New Faculty/Staff Bike to Work “Shower Pass” Program Do you ride your bike or walk to campus each day? Do you need a place to take a shower after your commute? The Department of Campus Recreation is now allowing faculty and staff who walk or bike to campus access to the Student Recreation Center to utilize the locker room facilities following your commute. For additional information regarding the program, please visit http://campusrec.uncg.edu/facilities/rec/showerpass/index.html.