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Williams, Schwinn named to Institute of Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences announced Monday the appointment of School of Medicine Dean Dr. Sandy Williams and Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Debra Sch-winn to the Institute of Medicine.

The IOM is one of three institutes within the NAS, and it is considered a high honor by medical professionals to be included in the organization, which consists of national scholars and leaders in health and medicine, behavioral and social sciences, administration, law, the physical sciences and engineering.

Dorfman to give reading

Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page research professor of literature and Latin American Studies, will read from two of his books at 4:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the John Hope Franklin Center today. One is a book of poetry in Spanish and English, In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land: New and Collected Poems from Two Languages (Duke University Press, 2002). The other, Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of Augusto Pinochet (Seven Stories Press, 2002), is Dorfman's personal account of Pinochet's trial.

Pinsky to speak

Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will speak on campus Oct. 26 about the relationship between poetry and modern American culture. The free, public event will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Page Auditorium on West Campus. Pinsky's talk will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session and a book-signing and reception.

Pinsky, who was poet laureate from 1997 to 2000, is author of The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems, 1965-1995, which received the Lenore Marshall Award and the Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union, and of the book-length poem An Explanation of America.

Dawson's Creek to film concert

Dawson's Creek will be filming parts of one of its episodes in the Triangle between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. The show will be filming a concert scene that will require hundreds of concert-goers. The casting company Fincannon & Associates is looking for people of all ages, races and types.

Anyone interested in being considered as an extra during the filming in Raleigh should attend one of the open casting calls at The Crabtree Valley Mall, Friday and Saturday between noon and 6 p.m. All applicants should bring a recent Polaroid-sized photograph of themselves or have one taken there for $2.


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