May 5, 2011
Regina M. Benjamin, the United States Surgeon General, who will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena here at UNC, about the challenges of keeping Americans healthy. www.surgeongeneral.gov/about/biographies/biosg.html
May 4, 2011
Guest Host Alton Ballance and Mike Troy, Poet Laureate of Hillsborough, about his role as the official poet and his extraordinary life.
May 3, 2011
Barry Leffler, managing partner WCHL and now of the new Chapelboro.com about how this revolutionary way to use the web developed in Chapel Hill. www.chapelboro.com
April 28, 2011
Mark Nichols, President and Librarian of St John’s College, Cambridge University and author of Sir Walter Raleigh: In Life & Legend, about the new book and “How can we understand this man who was soldier, voyager, visionary, courtier, politician, poet, historian, patriot and ‘traitor’?” .
April 27, 2011
Michael Parker, teacher of writing at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and author of THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD, about the new book and
Aaron Burr’s daughter, Theodosia, who was shipwrecked off the coast of North
Carolina about 1812 and may have been taken in by the Outer Banks residents or
killed by pirates.
April 27, 2011
Michael Parker, teacher of writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and author of THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD, about the new book and Aaron Burr’s daughter, Theodosia, who was shipwrecked off the coast of North Carolina about 1812 and may have been taken in by the Outer Banks residents or maybe killed by pirates.
Web page: www.michaelfparker.com
April 26, 2011
Ben Tarnoff, author of Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters, about the new book and the history of paper money in America.
More info and short video of Ben Tarnoff at http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781594202872,00.html
April 22, 2011
Dr. Richard A. Vinroot Jr., the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 43rd Annual Fred T. Foard Memorial Lecturer, on the topic “A Public Health Physician’s Journey Through Flood, Earthquake and the Wake of War.”
April 21, 2011
Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington and longtime member of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, about the origins and development of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, the oldest student organizations on campus.
April 19, 2011
John Rosenthal and Elaine O’Neil, local artists and members of the Frank Gallery, about its first birthday celebration and fundraiser, OFF THE WALL!, at the popular gallery on Franklin Street on Saturday, April 30, at 6 pm. More info at Web page: Frankisart.com