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Thursday, Nov. 7
Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2009-2013
“Insights from a Cabinet Secretary on Leadership and Transformational Change”
3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8
Tom Ross, President, University of North Carolina
“The University of North Carolina and North Carolina’s Future”
2:45 p.m.

School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building, 400 South Road
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Media representatives are invited to cover these events, which are part of the 2013 Public Administration Conference at the UNC School of Government. LaHood will deliver the Deil S. Wright Lecture on bipartisanship and the impact of the recent government shutdown. Ross will provide an update on the University’s five-year strategic plan and the importance of renewed state investment in the public university system.

Media availability: LaHood will be available 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7). To schedule an interview, contact Jean Coble, School of Government, (919) 962-0426,

Seating and parking: Media representatives should RSVP no later than Wednesday (Nov. 6) to reserve a seat and parking. Contact Becky Carter, (919) 843-2556, Metered parking is also available along South Road, at the Highway 54 Lot on Raleigh Road or in the Rams Head Parking Deck on Ridge Road.

Twitter: For lecture updates, follow @UNCMPA or use #unclahood

School of Government contacts: Jean Coble, (919) 962-0426, and Sonja Matanovic, (919) 966-4178,

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