UNC Today: Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Engaged Scholarship Symposium Nov. 12

All members of the university community are invited to attend the Community Engaged Scholars Symposium from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the University Center ballrooms. The symposium, which features presentations about regional or global community-based research, partnerships and other activities that connect academic knowledge to practice, will also include the announcement of the 2013 Engaged Scholars Awards.

Additional information about the symposium is available on the event website.

Video of New Athletics Director News Conference

Video from a news conference introducing new UNC Athletics Director Darren Dunn is available for viewing on Athletics' YouTube channel.

International Film Series at UNC Ends Fall Season with 'Moonrise Kingdom'

The University of Northern Colorado's International Film Series wraps up its fall schedule Nov. 13-14 with director Wes Anderson's comedy-romance, Moonrise Kingdom, the American Film Institute's 2013 Movie of the Year.

Starring Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Wllis, with outstanding performances by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as two quirky teens on a journey of discovery, Moonrise Kingdom will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, and at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium.

Admission is free for UNC students and $3 for all others. Tickets are available only at the screening. Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

For more information about the IFS, including movie synopses, visit the series' website.

IT Group Warns Against Installing New Apple OS

UNC's Innovative Technology Group recommends that university computer users do not install Apple's latest operating system -- OS X Mavericks. The ITG, a subsidiary of the Information Technology Committee, is currently reviewing the software, which was released last week as a free upgrade. The group tests all new software in a controlled environment prior to campus-wide deployment. If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357.

Geography Program Selling Photography to Help UNC Disaster Relief Funds

A variety of photographs taken by Geography/GIS faculty are available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting UNC's Disaster Relief Funds for employees and students. The suggested donation for an unframed 8x10 print is $10 and $25-30 for 8x10 for a print with a frame handmade by Professor Charles Collins. Cash or checks made to the UNC Foundation will be accepted.

View photography samples.

All proceeds will go to the UNC's Disaster Relief Funds. Sale ends Dec. 31.

For more information about the sale or to order a print, contact Karen Barton or speak with Brooks Pardew in the Geography/GIS Department in Candelaria 2200, 970-351-2715.

United Black Government Students to Host Awareness Event

United Black Government, a chartered student organization at UNC, will raise awareness of unhealthy relationship habits in the Black community during "iKnow My Worth" from 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the University Center's Spruce A/B.

Free and open to the public, the evening of education, monologues, poetry and song demonstrating the value of healthy relationships will include a presentation by Mitchell Gardner of UNC's Africana Studies program.

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