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UNIVERSITY BRIEFS

Search committee solicits input

The chair of the search committee to identify candidates for Duke's next president has begun soliciting the faculty and others for advice on the kind of leader the University needs at this stage of its history.

Chair Robert Steel said the responses, which are needed by April 30, would assist the committee in preparing a "criteria and qualifications statement" to share with candidates.

Suggestions for the presidential search committee can be sent to: Presidential Search Committee, Box 90871, Durham, N.C. 27708-0871 or by e-mail to pres-search@duke.edu.

Panel to address FCC rules

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open hearing at the School of Law from 12:30 to 5 p.m. today to discuss an FCC review of rules that seek to protect localism, competition and diversity in the media.

The discussion will address, among other things, the rules that limit dominance in local television markets and the merger of major television networks and community media outlets.

The event is one of about a dozen hearings being held across the country to elicit public comment on key media topics, including panels in Chicago, Phoenix, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Today's hearing will be held in Room 3043 of the School of Law. FCC commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein are expected to attend.

The hearing is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Duke, UNC collaborate on Brazil series

The Consortium in Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke is hosting a two-part speaker series March 31 and April 1 on the new Brazilian government of Luis InA¡cio Lula da Silva. The events are free and open to the public.

Alexandre Fortes will address "Lula's Victory and the Challenges Facing the Workers' Party" at UNC's Gardner Hall room 105 today from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fortes coordinates the Documentation and Memory Program of the Workers' Party national Perseu Abramo Foundation.

On Tuesday, April 1, Paulo Fontes, an historian of contemporary SA£o Paulo, will address "Labor and Social Movement under Lula's Administration: Rising to a New Challenge" from 7 to 9 p.m. at the White Lecture Hall on Duke's East Campus.

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