Around Campus: Monday, November 12, 2012

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Unique Play at UNC Women’s Conference Open to All

You don't have to be registered for the third annual UNC Women's Conference to attend "That Takes Ovaries! Bold Women, Brazen Acts," from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the University Center ballrooms. The play is a chance to hear and share real-life stories from women and girls about the courageous, outrageous things they have done.

Co-writer Bobbi Ausubel will be present and you don't need to be registered for the conference to attend.

Those who choose to present get a chocolate egg wrapped in gold foil to symbolize a Golden Ovary.
For more information, visit the Women's Resource Center website or contact the center at 970-351-1492.

Director of ‘Gasland’ Anchors Speaker Series at UNC Nov. 13-15

A presentation by the maker of an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas will anchor three events this week that are part of a popular interdisciplinary speaker series at the University of Northern Colorado.

Filmmaker Josh Fox will discuss hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, in the Colorado, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the University Center ballrooms, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Fox chronicled the cross-country trip he took to understand the concerns posed by the controversial drilling process in Gasland, which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award in the Documentary Feature category.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but free tickets must be obtained through the UNC Ticket Office by calling 351-4849 or stopping by the information desk in the UC.

Fox's appearance is the final event in a trifecta of events that are part of UNC's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series. The other events include:

  • The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will perform a live musical score to the 1927 silent film Chicago beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Milne Auditorium (room 2050) in Kepner Hall, intersection of 8th Avenue and 17th Street. The event is free and open to the public. More information
  • A presentation by University of Georgia Professor Lorilee Sandmann on the importance of community-engaged scholarship, especially in times of shifting economic and social landscapes. "Cracks in the Ivory Tower" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center's Panorama room, also is free and open to the public. More information

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

The series is sponsored by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind Program.

UNC Student Art Sale Nov. 12-16

UNC art students will hold their annual fall art sale Nov. 12-16 in in the University Center. Stop by from 10 a .m.-3 p.m. to purchase affordable art that includes ceramics, prints, photographs, sculptures, paintings and more.

Two Days Left in Dietetics Students’ Supply Drive to Benefit Victims of Domestic Abuse

Only two days left in the senior Dietetics majors supply drive to benefit the Colorado Crossroads Safehouse, a nonprofit shelter for adults and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Supplies needed include diapers, prepaid phone cards, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items.

Donations can be placed in boxes located in Kepner, Gunter, McKee, the University Center and the Recreation Center or brought to the Dietetics department on the second floor of Gunter Hall.

View the supply drive flyer here.

Call for Submissions to UNC's Undergraduate Research Journal

The Undergraduate Research Journal is calling for submissions for its spring 2013 issue, with a deadline of Dec. 1. The URJ is an interdisciplinary refereed journal that strives to recognize UNC undergraduates for their scholarly accomplishments and to stimulate their future scholarly activity. Authors must be undergraduates at UNC or must have conducted research considered for publication while an undergraduate at UNC. For more information, visit the URJ website.

French Film Series Continues with 'Julie et Julia'

UNC's French Club and the Department of Modern Languages will show Julie et Julia at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Candelaria 0025. This is the French version with English subtitles. The film is free and open to all.

Psi Chi to Host Session on Advanced Degrees in Psychology

Psi Chi, UNC's psychology honor society, will host an informational session for students interested in graduate degrees in psychology from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in McKee 282. Four faculty members from UNC's Psychology Department will cover topics ranging from preparing for the GRE, to the application process, to the grad school experience.