Apr 14 2014

2nd Annual Color The Hill 4K and Fun Run on May 3

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The 2nd Annual Color the Hill 4K and Fun Run will be taking place on Saturday May 3 at 10:00 AM at the UNC Cross Country Course at Finley Fields. All ages, skills, sizes and shapes are welcome to run, walk, skip or dance their way to the finish line while moving through a rainbow of colorful fun. White attire is encouraged for all runners.

The adult registration fee includes a free t-shirt, color packet, sunglasses and more and the proceeds from the run will benefit three local non-profits: the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, UNC’s A Drink For Tomorrow, and SKJAJA Fund.

For more information and to register:  http://www.colorthehill.com/.

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Apr 13 2014

Aveda Fashion Benefit for Water Institute at UNC on April 15

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The Water Institute at UNC has partnered with the Aveda Institute at Chapel Hill to be the beneficiary for their annual Earth Month campaign, culminating with the Annual Earth Jam Fashion Benefit on April 15 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. For tickets, or more information, visit: http://www.avedainstitutechapelhill.com/earth-jam-fashion-benefit/.

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Apr 09 2014

Finding fresh water

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A UNC Homepage story on Tamlin Pavelsky, a global hydrologist in the UNC Geological Sciences Department, and his efforts to develop accurate estimates of Earth’s freshwater supply. Dr. Pavelsky will accept a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House this month for his work in this area. For more information: http://unc.edu/spotlight/finding-fresh-water/.

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Apr 09 2014

Carolina’s IMS divers pitch in with sea turtle transport

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A University Gazette write-up chronicling a team of students and researchers from the UNC Institute for Marine Sciences and their role in transporting a group of rehabilitated sea turtles for release in the Gulf Stream. For more information: http://gazette.unc.edu/2014/04/01/carolinas-ims-divers-pitch-in-with-sea-turtle-transport/.

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Apr 07 2014

Location change for Water Colors concert on April 12

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The venue for Water Colors, the UNC Music Department Scholarship Benefit Concert featuring the Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers, has been changed from Memorial Hall to Hill HallThe event will proceed as scheduled on April 12 at 8:00 PM. $15 general admission pre-sale tickets ($10 seniors, $5 students with ID) are available from the Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333) or at the door on the night of the event.

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Apr 03 2014

How ocean warming will affect global patterns of diversity

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In a recent edition of the academic journal Nature, UNC Biology professor John Bruno and his colleagues describe how ocean warming will affect global patterns of biodiversity. For more information: http://college.unc.edu/2014/03/27/brunowarming/.

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Mar 31 2014

Campus Earth Week Keynote Address by Alexandra Cousteau

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Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker, explorer, activist, and granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau will speak at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 16 to deliver the Campus Earth Week keynote address, “This Blue Planet:  Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth.”   This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required as space is limited:  http://tinyurl.com/qc3glgu.

This event is sponsored by UNC Institute for the Environment, the “Water in our World” campus water theme, and the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Sustainability Office. For more information: http://www.ie.unc.edu/news_and_events/special_events.cfm.

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Mar 31 2014

An innovative approach to improving water quality

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A recent opinion editorial published in The Herald-Sun by Larry Band and Steve Wall of the UNC Institute for the Environment advocating for the use of green infrastructure as a low-impact development tool, particularly as it concerns stormwater pollution control. For more information: http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/guestcolumnists/x2025290480/An-innovative-approach-to-improving-water-quality.

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Mar 31 2014

Buoys to Capture Weather Data for Offshore Wind Energy Research

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The UNC Institute for Marine Sciences, in partnership with the National Weather Service and National Data Buoy Center, will be deploying two large data buoys off the North Carolina coast in late March to early April to measure wind, temperature, and barometric pressure data for ongoing offshore wind energy research. For more information: http://dailyfusion.net/2014/03/weather-data-offshore-wind-energy-research-27473/.

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Mar 31 2014

2014 Water Microbiology Conference Early Registration Deadline

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The 2014 Water Microbiology Conference: Microbial Contaminants from Watersheds to Human Exposure is fast approaching. The early bird registration deadline for the Conference is March 31. Register before this date to take advantage of the reduced Conference registration rate.

The Conference, on May 5-7 in Chapel Hill, will be a forum for researchers and practitioners focused on the intersection of microbiology and public health. For more information: http://watermicroconference.web.unc.edu/.

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