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February 2015

USP Annual Spring Symposium, “Fundamentals”

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop and Lounge, The Edge, Bostock Library,
West Campus, Durham, 27705
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  8:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 Introduction: Tori Lodewick 9:05 Keynote: Ronan Plesser, Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics – Fundamental or Fundamentalist:  Particles, Strings, and the Search for an Ultimate Theory 9:45 Break 10:00 Introductory Activity to Definitions: Jenny Chang (Pratt ’17) and Greg Lyons (Trinity ’17)- Fundamentals of Physics Demonstration 10:15 Definitions (Ana Ugarte, Spanish): Zach Heater (Trinity ’17) -Proscription, Description, and Definition: Approaches in the Oxford English Dictionary Jonathan Schaefer (Psychology and Neuroscience) – Defining Mental Illness: How “Abnormal” is Abnormal Psychology? Cesar Aviles (Nursing) – Pancreatic Cancer… THE TRUE DEFINITION 11:00 Break 11:10 Introductory Activity to Discovery: Julia Mikhailova (Pratt ’16) and Michaela Walker (Pratt ’16) Discovery as a Fundamental of Design (Hands-on team activity) 11:20 Discovery (Chris Paul, Environmental Policy): Bryce Gessell (Philosophy) – Emilie Du Chatelet’s Return to Certainty Tamra Nebabu (Pratt ’16) – Physics Fallacies: How Mistakes Have Shaped Human Progress Nicole Solomon (Biostatistics) – Distributions and Discoveries: The Role of Statistics Nicolas Sanchez (Spanish) – Discovering Latinidad: Junot Diaz and the American Dream 12:10 Lunch 1:10 Introductory Activity to Dialogue: Wanyi Ng (Pratt ’16) and Nikki Pelot (Biomedical Engineering) – Building Movement 1:20 Dialogue (Alex Oprea, Political Science): Bailey Ryan (Trinity ’15) –…

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March 2015

USP Seminar with Provost Sally Kornbluth, Thursday, March 19

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road, Durham, 27708
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April 2015

USP Seminar with Robin Kirk, Duke Human Rights Center, Wednesday, April 1

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road, Durham, 27708
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USP Seminar – Tuesday, April 14

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road, Durham, 27708
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