Public memorial to Smith Sunday at UNC
UNC will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Seating for Sunday’s celebration service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smith Center doors will open at 1 p.m. The program will feature remarks from several of Coach Smith’s lettermen, close friends and coaching colleagues. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will provide a welcome, and Woody Durham, former Tar Heel sports announcer, will introduce the speakers.
The service will be carried live on GoHeels.com, ESPN3 and on UNC-Chapel Hill’s YouTube channel. It also may be seen and heard on many television and radio affiliates across the state.
Attendees are encouraged to use designated, free park and ride shuttles from the Friday Center across from Meadowmont on N.C. 54. The shuttles will begin running at 12:30 p.m. and will continue until service attendees depart the Smith Center (approximately 4:30 p.m.).
Public parking on campus will be available in the Craige deck (http://tinyurl.com/qhovmeg), the Jackson Circle deck (http://tinyurl.com/ksk4edj), the Bell Tower deck (http://tinyurl.com/qzdlnhw) and the Cardinal deck (http://tinyurl.com/loomyfb). Disability parking will be in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) lot (http://tinyurl.com/lx6tjml) with shuttle service to the Smith Center. Shuttles from the ACC lot and Cardinal deck will begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue until approximately 4:30 p.m. Those who drive to campus should expect a traffic pattern similar to that used for men’s home basketball games and proximate parking to the Smith Center will be restricted.
Individuals wishing to make a contribution in Smith’s memory should feel free to give to one of following organizations:
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, based in Chapel Hill. The organization lives out Smith’s values of caring for the poor and those in need. For more information, contact The IFC.
The Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund will support talented undergraduate students who need significant financial assistance to attend Carolina. It will also provide financial support to graduate students in education and social work — two fields close to Smith’s heart. For more information on the fund, contact UNC Development.
Individuals may also give to the charity of their choice to honor Smith and the values he exemplified.
Time scribe Klein to speak at Duke
Author, political pundit, and TIME Magazine political columnist Joe Klein will speak at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons and is free and open to the public.
As a columnist for TIME, Klein writes about national and international affairs, and recently authored the cover story “The New Greatest Generation” about young war veterans redefining leadership. Klein’s lecture, which will focus on veterans and the 2016 election, is part of the Hart Leadership Program’s Connect to Politics/Veterans Continuing Public Service speaker series.
Klein is the author of six books, most recently, Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You’re Stupid. In that book, Klein criticized the U.S. political system, calling it the "pollster-consultant industrial complex," and arguing that politics is now less about ideas and more about strategies to gain and keep power.
The lecture is presented by the Hart Leadership Program and the Sanford School of Public Policy. Scheduled speakers in the politics series include former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) on March 17 and U.S. Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on April 16. Murphy, now a host on MSNBC, was America’s first Iraq veteran to be elected to Congress. Gabbard is the first member of the Hindu faith to be elected to the chamber and one of the first female combat veterans ever to hold a seat.
Parking for the event is available in the Science Drive Visitor Lot or the Bryan Center parking garage.
Historian to speak on WWI’s legacy
University of Toronto professor emeritus of history Modris Eksteins will discuss the legacy of World War I in a free public lecture Wednesday, Feb. 25, at UNC.
Eksteins will discuss the “The Great War: The Great Divide” at 7:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library for the 2015 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture. A Q&A session and reception will follow. The talk is sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Eksteins’s discussion is a part of the “World War I: The Legacy” initiative sponsored by the Institute and King’s College London that spans the 2014-2015 academic year.
In his talk, Eksteins will examine how World War I evoked a “crisis of authority” in the Western world. This crisis, evident in politics and daily life, also had a dramatic impact on the arts. Eksteins is the author of “Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age,” a cultural history of World War I.