UNC Today: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Copyright and Open Access Workshop Offered by University Libraries

The University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week by offering an online workshop titled "Open Access and Your Publications: What's Copyright Got to Do with It?" from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in room 303 in Michener Library.

The workshop will be conducted by Kenneth Crews, an authority on copyright who directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School.

The open access movement has enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications. However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements between authors and publishers.

Workshop participants will become familiar with publishing agreements and learn about wording that can be used in agreements to facilitate access.

Faculty Bookshelf: Bakers and Basques

Assistant Professor of History Robert Weis has authored Bakers and Basques: A Social History of Bread in Mexico.

In addition to examining the Basque domination of the bread trade from the 1880s well into the 20th century to the detriment of small Mexican bakers, the book takes readers inside Mexico City's colorful panaderías (bakeries), which have long been vital neighborhood institutions and reveals why authorities and organized workers supported the so-called Spanish monopoly in ways that countered the promises of law and ideology.

More than a book about bread, Bakers and Basques places food and labor at the center of the upheavals in Mexican history from independence to the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution.

Weis teaches Latin American history in UNC's School of History. He earned his master's degree in Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

Indian Taco Lunch Canceled

Due to circumstances beyond its control, Native American Student Services has canceled the Indian Taco Lunch scheduled for today, Oct. 19. NASS plans to hold the event at the beginning of spring semester and will announce the new date in UNC's e-newsletters.

Reminder: RSVPs for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Due Oct. 23

If you haven't already, don't forget to RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 23, for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Nottingham Field. You'll receive two free tickets to the pre-game tailgate lunch (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and two tickets to the football game between UNC and Northern Arizona (1:35 p.m. kick-off). For details, see the event flyer.

New UNC Poster Available

Take a walk through UNC with the new colorful poster that incorporates fun illustrations and UNC colors to not only give a sense of the campus landscape, but a sense of its spirit, as well. One side features a skyline of instantly recognizable campus landmarks, while the other side offers fun and interesting facts about campus buildings and traditions.

Bulk orders for your department or event can be made through the university's promo store and single posters are available at the information desks at the University Center and Carter Hall, and other locations throughout campus.

Hear the Words of Presidents at Election Day Read-In

Although the Election Day Read-In from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Michener Library has a full complement of readers, it needs listeners. Also, readers are still needed for the Pearl Harbor Day Read-in from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.. 4, in Michener Library. Visit the Read-In website to sign up for one of the remaining 15-minute slots to read words written about or spoken about World War II and the "Greatest Generation."

Read-Ins are held the first Tuesday of every month November-May (except January). To view monthly topics and sign up to read, visit the Read-In website.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jeri Kraver.

Free Online Training Available to UNC Researchers

UNC faculty, staff and students can take advantage of free online training about human subject research, UNC's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), good clinical practices, health information, and privacy and laboratory animal welfare via the Office of Sponsored Programs website.

Institutional Research Board training is required for instructors supervising classroom research as part of the omnibus IRB application process, externally funded investigators and members of the IRB.

For additional information about RCR training, including instructions on how to register and select training modules by the Collaborative Institution Training Initiative, visit the OSP website.

Please direct your questions to Michele Schwietz or Sherry May.

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