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November 2017

USP Breakfast Thurs. November 2

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the University Scholars for a our second USP Breakfast of the fall semester Thursday, November 2!  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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‘Fire at Sea’: Migration, Transit and Outcomes in the Mediterranean, Thurs. Nov. 2, Smith Warehouse Bay 4

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse – Bay 4, 114 South Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, 27708
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The University Scholars are joining the Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Duke Human Rights Center @FHI for a special film screening, photo exhibition, and post-film discussion, Thursday, November 2, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Franklin Humanities Institute in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall. The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rose masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today. The screening will be accompanied by an exhibit of works by photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who will participate in a post-screening discussion. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and…

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USP Seminar with Prof. Jessi Streib on “Social Class Origins and the Transition from College to Work,” Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7-9 pm, Franklin Center

November 15 @ 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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Jessi Streib is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Duke University. Her research uncovers mechanisms and builds theories about how social class inequality is experienced, reproduced, and alleviated. Her book, The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages, builds a theory of how love crosses class lines, uncovers a new way that culture systematically varies by class, and demonstrates that the class does not come out of the person after the person comes out of the class. Her articles illuminate how childrearing strategies vary by parents' class background, how four-year-old children engage in class reproduction, how movies portray social class inequality, and how culture facilitates social mobility. Professor Streib's work has been recognized by awards from the American Sociological Association, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and has been supported by the Spencer Foundation. Her research has been featured in The Washington Post, New York Magazine, NPR, The Atlantic, and The Boston Globe. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2013.

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USP Seminar with Prof. Diego Bohórquez, “Where the Gut Meets the Brain,” Tues. Nov. 28

November 28 @ 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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Diego Bohórquez is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology and a faculty member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS).  Prior to his appointment as assistant professor at Duke, he earned a PhD in Nutrition at North Carolina State University, was a Grass Fellow in the Neurosciences at the prestigious Marine Biological Laboratory, and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology at Duke University Health System. Diego Bohórquez ’s expertise is a rare, but synergistic, blend of nutritional biochemistry, gastrointestinal physiology, and sensory neurobiology. His ambition is to uncover the neural circuits that allow the brain to perceive what the gut senses. He believes that this knowledge will serve two purposes: 1_it will be a foundation to treat the brain from the gut, and 2_ it will uncover routes through which pathogens may access the brain and cause neurodegenerative diseases. For more on the Bohórquez lab's work, see: http://www.gutbrains.com/

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USP Breakfast Thurs. November 30

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join the University Scholars for a our last USP Breakfast of the fall semester Thursday, November 30!  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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January 2018

USP Seminar Thursday, Jan. 11, 7-9 pm, Franklin Center

January 11, 2018 @ 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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USP Seminar Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-9 pm, Franklin Center

January 24, 2018 @ 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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