Campus Updates

UNC wins energy award

UNC recently won a prestigious award that recognizes the University’s effort to cut energy use and reduce the campus’ carbon footprint. The Association of Energy Engineers’ 2012 Region II Energy Award honored the achievements of the University’s Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) program, which has resulted in avoided energy costs of $11.4 million over a two…

Salzman to lecture on history of drinking water Jan. 31

“Drinking Water: A History” author James Salzman, who is a faculty member at UNC and Duke University, will give a free public lecture on the topics of his book at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the fourth floor conference room of the FedEx Global Education Center. Salzman is Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law…

Deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs to speak Jan. 29

Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, will visit UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 29. He will deliver a lecture on “The Balkans: from War and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Democratization and Integration into Europe” at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx…

Campus under weather condition 2

Classes will be canceled starting at noon today; offices will be open on Friday, January 25. Condition 2. Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy. Emergency employees should report for work. Other employees are responsible for their regular duties, making up any missed work time, and making their own…

Campaign promotes laboratory safety

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in Carolina’s labs is the focus of a yearlong campaign produced by the Department of Environment, Health and Safety. “Wearing gloves, safety glasses, closed-toe shoes, and a lab coat – or PPE – is critical to the safety of researchers and students working in laboratories,” says Mary Beth Koza, department…

Nominations open for Massey Awards

Nominations are due Feb. 6 for the 2013 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, given for “unusual, meritorious or superior contribution made by an employee, past or present.” Thanks to the growth of the endowment, each award is increasing from $6,000 to $7,500. Winners will be announced in late March and the six recipients will…

Eat and help! Hunger Lunch turns 10

Celebrate Hunger Lunch’s tenth year with an all-you-can-eat meal in Carolina’s Pit on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The all-you-can eat meal of rice, beans and cornbread costs $4.  Hunger Lunch, which is held on Wednesdays at UNC, helps fund community development projects all over the world by Nourish-UNC, a student-run…

Jan. 24 film part of 1990s Balkans War series

The award-winning film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 24 in conjunction with the event series “Gender, War and Violence: Remembering the 1990s War on the Balkans,” organized by the joint Duke-UNC Gender, War and Culture Project in collaboration with groups and departments across campus and in the…

Faculty Mentoring Awards nominations open

The Faculty Mentoring Awards, sponsored by the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, recognize outstanding men and women faculty members who go the extra mile to guide, mentor and lead — whether they mentor undergraduate students, graduate students or junior faculty. The council has bestowed two awards every year since 2006. This year, the council has added…

MLK celebration events run to Jan. 25

Activist, writer and entrepreneur Kevin Powell will give the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Student Union. The event, which is free, will begin with a scholarship presentation. Powell has published 11 books, including his latest collection of political and pop…