Water at the Well event hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association on August 20 from 7:00-9:00 AM at the Old Well on Cameron Avenue. Tradition says a drink from the Old Well on the first day of class will bring academic success.  Stop by the Old Well and take a drink for good luck and learn more about UNC’s Water in Our World theme. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

 

EcoReps Information Fair hosted by the UNC Sustainability Office on August 20 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Rams Head Plaza on South Campus. EcoReps is a student led organization that is committed to providing campus-wide peer-to-peer outreach in support of UNC’s many sustainable practices, programs, and initiatives. For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/uncchecoreps/.

 

Sustainability Features Campus Tour hosted by the UNC Sustainability Office on August 21 from 4:00-5:30 PM beginning at the FedEx Global Education Center. Learn how Carolina is going green in energy, building design and practices, recycling and waste management, and sustainable fresh food choices. The tour will begin on the green roof of the FedEx Global Education Center and end at Rams Head Plaza.

 

Carolina Green Sustainability Social hosted by the UNC Sustainability Office on August 22 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Art Gallery. Representatives from sustainability-related student groups and campus departments will briefly describe their activities and priorities to help you decide where you want to focus your efforts. Sustainable refreshments will be served while you mingle. This event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Affairs Committee of Student Government.

 

Energy and Environment Lunch hosted by the Institute for the Environment at UNC featuring Billy Edge on September 24 at 12:30 PM in Dey Hall Toy Lounge. A professor at NC State University and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, Dr. Edge, will be speaking on the topic of ocean energy. He has worked extensively on studies of the feasibility of renewable energy off the coast of North Carolina, including wind, wave, and tidal energy potential. Lunch will be served and RSVP is required to attend this event to Katie Hall at mchall@email.unc.edu.  Please note if you require a vegetarian meal.

 

Lecture by Tom Earnhardt, author of Crossroads of the Natural World, on September 24 at 6:00 PM as part of the North Carolina Literary People: Conversations with River Writers Series presented by The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The session will include an overview of Earnhardt’s new UNC Press-published book, other prominent literature about rivers, and a discussion of the importance of rivers to North Carolina’s ecology and identity. For more information: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/riverwriters/.

 

UNC Department of Marine Sciences Guest Seminar Lecture by Dr. Jeffery White scheduled for October 2 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall G201. Dr. White, a professor at Indiana University, will be speaking on the topic of methane in Greenland. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/files/2013/09/9-25-13_White.jpg.

 

UNC Varsity Women’s Soccer Water Awareness Game scheduled for October 10 at 7:00 PM at Fetzer Field. Please join A Drink For Tomorrow (ADFT), UNC Athletics, and the University’s pan-campus “Water In Our World” theme as the defending National Champion Varsity Women’s Soccer team takes on the N.C. State Wolfpack to raise awareness and funds to combat the global water crisis. All proceeds from merchandise and donations will fund ADFT’s sustainable clean water project in South America next summer. Visit www.ADFT.org for more information about the water crisis, ADFT’s mission, and past projects.

 

Academic panel on Water as part of activities related to Chancellor Carol Folt’s installation scheduled for October 11 at 3:00 PM in the Carolina Inn. Terry Rhodes, Music Dept. professor and Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the moderator for this discussion. The featured panelists will be Jamie Bartram, Water Institute director and the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Dept. of the Gillings School of Global Public Health; Carol Seagle Hee, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; and Donald Thomas Hornstein, the Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law. For more information: http://installation.unc.edu/panels/.

 

2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy hosted by the Water Institute at UNC and the Institute for the Environment at UNC scheduled for October 14-18 at The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This annual gathering will consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. For more information: http://whconference.unc.edu/.

 

“Who Determines the Demand for Food and Who Manages Water?”, a free lecture by Tony Allan, head of the London Water Research Group at King’s College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, is scheduled for Tuesday October 22 at 3:30 PM in Dey Hall Toy Lounge. Professor Allan, who has been credited with introducing the concept of “virtual water” into global water discussions, will highlight the role of the demand for food in determining whether society can sustainably manage the water resources on which food security depends. This lecture is sponsored by the UNC Global Research Institute as part of its Water Nexus Speaker Series.

 

UNC World View Program Global Education Symposium on October 23-24 at The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. This symposium offers general and concurrent sessions and support for school-based teams of K-12 administrators and teachers in all disciplines to aid in integration of global themes into their schools and classrooms. The theme of this year’s symposium is population and global migration with special emphasis on impacts to water resources. Bob Walker, president of The Population Institute in Washington, DC, will serve as keynote speaker for this event and the title of his lecture is “The Perfect Storm: Population, Water, and Global Resources.” For more information: http://worldview.unc.edu/files/2013/08/2013-k12-symp-Flyer.pdf.

 

Catarina de Albuquerque, leading human rights expert and the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, will be the second speaker in the UNC Health and Human Rights Lecture Series scheduled for Friday October 25 at 5:30 PM in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, the Department of Public Policy, the Water Institute at UNC, and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC.

De Albuquerque will give her talk on “Implementing Human Rights to Eliminate Inequalities in Water and Sanitation.” Her work is concerned with human rights violations as they relate to water and access to water, addressing the stigma that is behind many of these violations, which excludes and disadvantages entire populations.

 

UNC Department of Marine Sciences Guest Seminar Lecture by Dr. Gary Dickinson scheduled for October 30 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall G201. Dr. Dickinson, a professor at the College of New Jersey, will be speaking on the effects of ocean acidification, temperature, and salinity on shellfish.

 

 

“What Is The Link Between Water and Health?”, a free lecture by Dr. Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision and a Distinguished Visiting Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute, is scheduled for Monday November 4 at 5:30 PM in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. Dr. Allgood’s talk will highlight the critical link between provision of clean water and effectively addressing major global health priorities including malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. This lecture is sponsored by the UNC Global Research Institute as part of its Water Nexus Speaker Series.

 

Productions of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” performed by Playmakers Repertory Company. “Metamorphoses” (http://www.playmakersrep.org/metamorphoses) is slated to premiere on November 2 and play through December 8 while “The Tempest” (http://www.playmakersrep.org/tempest) will open on November 3 and be performed through December 7.

 

UNC Department of Marine Sciences Guest Seminar Lecture by Dr. Sean Place scheduled for November 6 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall G201. Dr. Place, a professor at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, will be speaking on the effects of high carbon dioxide environments on high latitude fish and the energetic cost of their adapting to warmer, more acidic polar oceans.

 

Lecture by Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life, on November 12 at 6:00 PM as part of the North Carolina Literary People: Conversations with River Writers Series presented by The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. An American novelist and short story writer, Jill McCorkle will talk about the influence of the Lumber River in her works. For more information: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/riverwriters/.

 

UNC Department of Marine Sciences Guest Seminar Lecture by Dr. Molly Redmond scheduled for November 13 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall G201. Dr. Redmond, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will be speaking on her research into methane.

 

UNC Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day scheduled for November 15

 

UNC Department of Marine Sciences Guest Seminar Lecture by Dr. Mary-Alice Crofforth scheduled for November 20 at 3:00 PM in Murray Hall G201. Dr. Crofforth, a professor at the University of Buffalo, will be speaking on early ontogeny of coral-algal symbiosis.

 

DRAM FYS 088: Ecology and Performance student presentations on the theme of water in support of UNC’s pan-campus initiative “Water In Our World” scheduled for Tuesday December 3 from 2:15-3:00 PM in Room 102 of the Center for Dramatic Art.
The works to be presented are as follows:

A Soupy Situation: Plastics in the Ocean

Our focus is on the negative side effects that plastics in the ocean have on the environment and our health. Plastics photo-degrade in the ocean and can be hard to see. Our goal is to educate the public to stop allowing plastic waste in the ocean. We promote sustainable practices by encouraging the usage of less plastics and more reusable products:

Featuring: Thomas Alligood, Ezra Baeli-Wand, Jack Cordes, Anderson Tran, Lexi Valenti, and Cason Whitcomb

A Water Carol: Sustainable Consumption

In this updated version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, spectators learn to be conscious about water consumption, lest they end up like Scrooge Le’Douje, the representative model of an average wasteful American. In the performance, Scrooge is visited by a ghost who shows him what life would be like without water.

Featuring: Leslie Cao, Ladarius Davis, Jessica Fintak, Antonio Hernandez-Blanco, Zain Syed, and Colleen Watson

Fashion Flo-Ward: Consumerism and Water

Our performance targets the fashion industry to inspire companies to think about their productions choices. This industry is very destructive to society and the world, creating dreadful consequences for our water supply. By using various aspects of fashion, such as the assembly line, the runway, and a fashion company’s office, we are hoping to inspire the shopper to rethink their clothing and accessory choices.

Featuring: Erik Avellaneda, Holden Ehlinger, Chrissy Garwood, Taylor Howard, Lauren Ossler, and Annie Scheffer.

All performance projects are directed by Nilan Johnson and Karen O’Brien. For more information or to RSVP, contact Karen O’Brien at obrien@unc.edu.