UNC Today: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Lumineers Luminary

The stars of UNC alumna Neyla Pekarek and the rest of the Grammy-nominated Lumineers continue to rise with the inclusion of the group's "Gale Song" on the soundtrack for the box-office hit movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Read about her in the cover story of the fall/winter edition of Northern Vision magazine. Continue Reading

UNC Speaker Series Concludes Nov. 7 with Renowned Animal Behaviorist

The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series concludes its fall schedule Thursday, Nov. 7, with a renowned animal behaviorist whose 25 books include one co-authored with Jane Goodall.

Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, will present "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation" at 7 p.m. in the ballrooms of the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Ave. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In addition to co-authoring The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love with Goodall in 2002, the two co-founded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000, and Bekoff is an ambassador for Goodall's Roots & Shoots educational program and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute.

In 2000 Bekoff was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior.

He has published more than 800 essays and 25 books on animal behavior, cognitive ethology, compassionate conservation, the human-animal bond and animal protection. His work has been featured on 48 Hours, NPR, BBC and Nat Geo, and in Time magazine, Life magazine, BBC Wildlife and National Geographic for Kids.

More information about Bekoff is available at www.literati.net/authors/marc-bekoff.

To see a recent article on the emotional lives of animals, see http://www.care2.com/causes/in-a-move-surprising-no-one-animals-feel-emotions-making-humans-feel-threatened.html?cid=email_na.

His appearance is co-sponsored by the Schools of Psychological Sciences and Biological Sciences.

Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

Classified Staff Mid-Year Reviews Due Dec. 15

Human Resources reminds supervisors that mid-year reviews of classified employees are due in the HR office no later than Dec. 15. A mid-year review is the time to make any changes in a classified employee's plan as appropriate. Please contact Sue Stone, 351-2631 if you have any questions.

First Wednesday Book Sale

Friends of UNC Libraries will host the First Wednesday Book Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6 on the first floor of Michener Library. A wide variety of books and music will be available, and a special focus table will feature seasonal and holiday books. Proceeds benefit projects and events of University Libraries. For more information, call 351-2640.

Undergraduate Research Journal Call for Manuscript Submissions

All undergraduate researchers are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for inclusion in the spring 2014 issue of UNC's Undergraduate Research Journal. Manuscript submissions will be accepted until Dec. 1. The URJ is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to recognize UNC undergraduates for their scholarly accomplishments and to stimulate their future scholarly activity. Research from any discipline will be considered for publication.

For additional publication guidelines and to submit your research, visit http://journals.sfu.ca/urjnc/index.php/urjnc.

Contact Lyda Ellis for more information.

Examples of Students' Transformative Research, Creative Works Available Online

The Office of Research has posted summaries of UNC students' research and creative works on its website. Profiled students have approached their work with inspiration, analysis with meticulous care and interpretation with insight. In each case, one or more faculty members encouraged students, behind the scenes, to ask big questions and to think optimistically about how they might integrate their interests into plans for the future.

Correction: NASS 'Thanksgiving is Everyday' Celebration

The correct date for Native American Student Services' "Thanksgiving is Everyday" celebration is Wednesday, Nov. 13. A previous announcement contained the incorrect date. All members of the campus community are invited to the celebration from 5-6:30 p.m. at Kohl House.

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