UNC Today: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Back to UNC Today Archives

Severe Storms Researcher to Speak Oct. 25

Karen Kosiba, an atmospheric scientist well known for her appearances on the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" and her involvement in numerous studies of tornadoes, hurricanes and cloud seeding, will present about recent research experiences with the Doppler on Wheels from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Ross 3265. The event, sponsored by the student chapter of the American Meteorological Society, is free and open to the public.

Office of Research Fall Newsletter Available Online

The Office of Research's fall newsletter, which includes information about internal and external funding opportunities, research-related training, IRB regulations, recent external awards and more, is now available for viewing and downloading on the office's website (PDF).

Photographer of U.S.-Mexico Border to Present

Photographer David Taylor, internationally known for his ongoing photographic examination of the United States' border with Mexico, will talk about his work from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Guggenheim 0100. His presentation, hosted by UNC Galleries, is free and open to the public.

Taylor's work, which has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Orion Magazine and the Mexico/Latin America edition of Esquire Magazine, has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The New Mexico Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of Art.

Taylor's ongoing examination of the U.S.-Mexico border was supported by a 2008 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His monograph "Working the Line" was published by Radius Books in 2010 and has received numerous "best book" and design excellence awards.

‘Holocaust by Bullets' Subject of Seminar for Teachers

UNC's Loveland Center at Centerra will host a seminar for working and pre-service teachers about the "Holocaust by Bullets" - Jewish and Roma mass executions by Nazi firing squads in Eastern Europe during World War II -- from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in the Steamboat Room at the center.

The seminar is free and will be presented by the staff of Yahad-In Unum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to identifying execution sites and mass graves, and raising consciousness of the sites. Read more about the organization.

To register for the seminar, contact Todd Hennessy at tphennessy@hotmail.com or 720-210-4374

Seminar Syllabus

Day 1

  • Enigmas of the Holocaust by Bullets
  • Enigmas of the Roma Genocide in Eastern Europe
  • How to Investigate a Crime 70 Years Later

Day 2

  • Tools Created by Yahad-In Unum to Teach the Holocaust By Bullets
  • The Tools of the Investigator/Case Study
  • Additional Pedagogical Themes
  • Focus on Other Genocides According to Yahad-Unum's Investigations
  • Global Reflections

Application Deadlines for Catalyst Social Justice Retreat Near

Applications for UNC's annual Catalyst Social Justice Retreat Jan. 12-14 in Estes Park are now being accepted, with a submission deadline of Oct. 27 for facilitators and Nov. 3 for participants. The opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in conversation around issues of inclusion and social justice is free.

Participants and facilitators will examine their personal identities; the dynamics of oppression on an individual, systemic and institutional level; and be introduced to concepts of advocacy for oneself and others. Catalyst's ultimate goal is to give participants the skills to act on the issues and causes that they're most passionate about.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to apply as facilitators or participants. Students can apply as participants, while returning students can apply as facilitators. You must apply in order to participate.

Applications are now available on the Catalyst website.

Facilitator applications are due Oct. 27. Participant applications are due Nov. 3.

View the event poster (PDF).

Read Out Loud at Michener Library: Diversity Awareness

Join the University Libraries at the next Read Out Loud session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Mari Michener Gallery in Michener Library. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read selections from individuals who have experienced difference based on any dimension of their identity. Find reading suggestions on this UL library guide.

IDD Offering Another Round of Canvas Training Workshops

The Instructional Design and Development team will be offering multiple sections of Canvas workshops starting this week, including Getting Started in Canvas, Gradebook: Assignments and Grading in Canvas and Setting Up Quizzes in Canvas. Register for them or other workshops on the IDD Workshop Registration site. To learn more about how Instructional Design can help with your online courses, visit their website or call 970-351-2370.

Today's Events