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March 2017

USP Seminar on “Anthropology of Education” with Zoila Airall, Assoc. VP of Student Affairs for Campus Life

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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Please join us for a special USP Seminar with Dr. Zoila Airall, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life. Zoila Airall, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in student affairs and institutional diversity. She arrived at Duke in 2002, and oversees eight departments within Student Affairs. Airall began her career in student affairs in 1981 as assistant dean and coordinator of counseling and testing services at Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va., where she served for four years. After that, she took a job as Assistant Dean in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, which she held for three years. In 1988, Airall was promoted to Associate Director, where she managed Residence Life Staff and developed a residential judicial board. In 1996, Airall joined Bryn Mawr and became Director for Institutional Diversity. At Bryn Mawr, she developed an infrastructure to address diversity challenges across the institution, established the college’s first multi-cultural center and developed of a women’s leadership course. Airall holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ed.M. in Counseling and Human Development from Teachers College of Columbia University, and a B.A. in U.S. History and Sociology from Douglass College, Rutgers…

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USP Fun-with-Finalists Breakfast March 30

March 30 @ 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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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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