related servi.ces on campus. The improve- ments include office and work space, lockers, conference rooms and meeting rooms. The Laundry Building was completed in 1926 and housed UNe's laundry operation. It had been expanded in 1942 and 1952. The University closed the laundry in 1988. It is the second building on campus to be named for black employees. In 1992 the Monogram Club building, which ouses undergraduate admissions, was renamed Blyden and Roberta H. Jackson Hall in honor of two of the University's first black faculty members.
NURSING SCHOOL DEAN
Cynthia Freund ' 73 (MSN), dean ofUNe's School of Nursing since 1992, has announced she
will step down in July 1999.
Freund is resigning before the end of
her term to give UNC administrators
time to recruit a new dean before the
school's 50th anniversary in 2000 and its
next fund-raising campaign.
"It has been my good fortune to have
been associated with UNC for over 20
years, and the time has come for me to
continue my work in a different capacity,"
Freund said. "We have achieved the goals
established at the outset, and the School
of Nursing is very well-positioned to
attract a new dean."
Freund became dean six years ago after
serving for two years as acting dean; she
had served as a department chair and fac-
ulty member at UNC since 1985.
Freund's tenure as dean has been marked
by several accomplishments:
• The school consistently ranks as one of
the top five nursing schools in National
Institutes of Health-sponsored research
funding; its graduate programs are
ranked sixth nationally.
• Six nationally prominent professors,
three holding distinguished professor-
ships, have joined the faculty, and
Freund is credited with recruiting more
than a dozen promising junior faculty
and an equal number of expert clinical
faculty and advanced practitioners.
CONFERENCE ABOUT POET
INVOLVES 8 UNC FACULTY
Eight faculty members from UNC are playing key roles in an inter- national conference to be held in
May celebrating the art of American poet
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Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and Nobel
laureate, will be a keynote speaker for the
event, which is being planned by UNC
professors Connie Eble, George Lensing
and Weldon Thornton from the English
department; Beverly Whitaker Long of
communication studies; and Monica Rector
from Romance languages. Three additional
faculty members- Paul Ferguson from
communication studies and Alan Shapiro
and Joe Flora from English- also will be
participating in the event.
The idea for the conference came about
because of the long, shared interests of
faculty and graduate students at Brazilian
universities and at UNC, which for
nearly 30 years has been a center in the
United States of the study of Brazilian
language and literature.
The event is jointly sponsored by UNC
and two Brazilian institutions, including the
Universidade de Ouro Preto in the colonial
capital where Bishop lived in the 1960s and
where the conference will be held. For
details, visit the conference's Web site
< www.lIDc.edu/depts/english/bishop>. 1Dl
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