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February 2017

USP Fourth Friday Breakfast February 24

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the University Scholars for a our second USP Fourth Friday Breakfast.  Come stop by the Edge Kitchen (aka Lounge) in Bostock Library to grab some fruit, a bagel, and say hello or hang out with fellow Unis for longer to talk about anything ranging from the (seemingly) mundane to the esoteric.

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March 2017

USP Spring Symposium “Relativity” Sat. March 4

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop and Lounge, The Edge, Bostock Library, West Campus
Durham, 27705
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9:00am: Donuts/Bagels/Fruit/Coffee/Tea 9:20am: Introduction 9:30am: Panel 1.  Scientific Relativity Monica Arniella (Trinity ’18), Eleanor Caves (Biology), Tamra Nebabu (Pratt ’17), Chelsea Southworth (Trinity ‘19) 10:15 am – 10:45: Panel Keynote:  Sheila Patek, Biology 10:45 Break 11:00am: Panel 2. Economic/Political Relativity Bobby Harris (Environmental Policy), Zach Heater (Trinity '17), Greg Lyons (Trinity ’17), Alexandra Oprea (Political Science), Kavya Sekar (Sanford MPP ‘18) 12:00pm – 12:30: Panel Keynote:  Patrick Bayer, Economics 12:30pm: Lunch 1:00pm: Panel 3. Social/Cultural Relativity Amy Jiang (Trinity ‘20), Daniel Kwon (Trinity '19), Kezia Matson (Trinity '20), Attyat Mayans (Trinity '18), JJ Moncus (Trinity '19), Ha Nguyen (Trinity '18), Liam Pulsifer  (Trinity ’20) Brian Smithson (Cultural Anthropology),  Dolores Villar (SOM ’18),   2:10pm: (Interactive) Break Kezia Matson and Martin Cala (Trinity ’20)  2:25pm-2:55pm: Panel Keynote:  Linda Burton, Dean of Social Sciences, James B. Duke Professor of Sociology 3:00pm: Ice Cream 

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USP Fourth Friday Breakfast March 24

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the University Scholars for a our third USP 4th Friday Breakfast.  Come stop by the Edge Kitchen (aka Lounge) in Bostock Library to grab some fruit, a bagel, and say hello or hang out with fellow Unis for longer to talk about anything ranging from the (seemingly) mundane to the esoteric.

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USP Seminar on “Wealth Inequality” with Sandy Darity, Professor of Public Policy, AAAS, Economics

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall RM 240, 2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke. Previously he served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. Click here for Professor Darity's full bio.

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April 2017

USP Seminar with Tyler Walters, Assoc. Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall RM 240, 2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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As a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, Tyler Walters was featured in over a thousand performances at major venues across the United States and around the world. During his twelve years with the Joffrey he also appeared on national and international television including in three of the "Dance in America" series. His performing career also included Principal Dancer and Principal Guest Artist appearances with such companies as Pennsylvania Ballet, National Ballet of Iceland, and Atlanta Ballet. Mr. Walters’ choreography has gained national recognition including a Choo-San Goh Award, and a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute (New York City Ballet affiliate). He has created nine commissioned dances for Carolina Ballet and has had ballets commissioned by Oregon Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the Joffrey Concert Dancers, and Ballet Theatre of Chicago. His choreography has also been in the repertory of Pennsylvania Ballet and Lexington Ballet. Additionally, he has created over 50 dances for pre-professional and university dance programs including Duke University Ballet Repertory, Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, and North Carolina Dance Theatre School, and The Julliard summer program among many others. Founding Director of the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, Mr. Walters developed and…

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USP LDOC Breakfast! April 26

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the University Scholars for a our final USP Breakfast of the spring semester with a special LDOC breakfast, Wednesday, April 26!  Start the day off right at the Edge Kitchen (aka Lounge) in Bostock Library to grab some fruit, a bagel, and say hello or hang out with fellow Unis for longer to talk about anything ranging from the (seemingly) mundane to the esoteric.

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