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January 2018

USP Seminar with Jory Weintraub, “Effective Public Speaking”

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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Please join us for a USP Seminar with Jory Weintraub on "Effective Public Speaking." Jory Weintraub is the Science Communication Program Director and a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. In this position, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication and runs science communication workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs.  He is also the Director of the Duke Broader Impacts Resource Center, which he established to support the Duke University research community in its efforts to develop, implement, assess and disseminate broader impacts activities and initiatives. Prior to this, he served for over 10 years as the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center), where he developed and ran programs in evolution education/outreach for K-12 students and teachers, undergraduates, and the general public. He also served on NESCent’s management team. Before coming to NESCent, Jory taught undergraduate biology courses at UNC Chapel Hill and ran science outreach programs for underrepresented minority students. Jory received his BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from The University of California at San Diego, and his PhD in Immunology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing his graduate studies, he…

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USP Seminar with Sheila Patek, “The Interplay of Physics and Evolution”

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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Please join us for a USP Seminar with Sheila Patek, Associate Professor of Biology at Duke University.  Prof. Patek received her A.B. with honors in Biology from Harvard University followed by a Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University. She was then awarded a Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. She has received several honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the George A. Bartholomew Award for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a NSF CAREER award, and the Brilliant 10 award from Popular Science magazine. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, Hellman Family Foundation, Armstrong Fund for Science, Department of Defense, and others. Patek currently leads a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) funded by the Army Research Office. She serves as Monitoring Editor for the Journal of Experimental Biology and Associate Editor for the journal Evolution. She is Director of the Physical Biology of Organisms consortium as well as for the program Matching Undergraduates to Science and Engineering Research (MUSER). Patek is Chair of the Biomechanics Division at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. In addition to training graduate and postdoctoral scientists, Patek teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in animal physiology, biomechanics,…

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February 2018

USP Seminar with Prof. Michael Klien

February 6, 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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Professor Michael Klien is Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance in the Duke Dance Program.  Klien explains that his "teaching offers students the chance to experience and define dance and choreography against the backdrop of wider ecological, social and political structures. I approach both disciplines as distinct, nonetheless deeply entangled fields of perception and practice. Dance as an artistic discipline defines itself predominately through its institutional arrangements, through the historical development of certain techniques and abilities to manipulate and master aspects of bodily, physical exertion and exhibition.” Kliën's choreographic work has been situated around the world. He has been commissioned by leading institutions such as Ballett Frankfurt, Martha Graham Dance Company, New Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Hayward Gallery. As Artistic Director/CEO of Daghdha (2003-2011, Ireland) he developed notions of an extended, socio-politically engaged choreography often referred to as ‘Social Choreography’. Kliën’s artistic practice encompasses interdisciplinary thinking, critical writing, curatorial projects, and centrally, choreographic works equally at home in the Performing as well as the Fine Arts. He has been awarded a PhD from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and has been lecturing about his findings at various distinguished academic and national institutions. Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Scotland) 2009 B.A., Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (UK) 1996

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USP Undergraduate Enrichment Seminar 2, Monday, Feb. 19, 7-9 pm, Franklin Center

February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall RM 240, 2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708

Undergraduate University Scholars are eligible to apply for grant funding to support a research project, unpaid internship, summer study abroad, or service project that will advance them towards their academic and/or career goals.  These "enrichment" projects are unique opportunities to explore or expand upon interests in a way that students would not ordinarily be able to investigate through coursework at Duke during the academic year.

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March 2018

USP Spring Symposium, Saturday, March 3, 9 am – 4 pm, Bostock Library

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop and Lounge, The Edge, Bostock Library, West Campus
Durham, 27705
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USP Seminar with Prof. Deondra Rose, “At the Intersection of Identity, Politics, and Higher Education”

March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 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 USP Seminar with Prof. Deondra Rose on "At the Intersection of Identity, Politics, and Higher Education." Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy with a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.  In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Rose's research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality. Her first book, Citizens by Degree (Oxford University Press, 2018), examines the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies--including the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments--and their impact on the gender dynamics of American citizenship. Rose's research has appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the Journal of Policy History, the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and PS: Political Science & Politics. For more details, please see Prof. Rose's bio at https://sanford.duke.edu/people/faculty/rose-deondra EDUCATION Ph.D., Cornell University (2012) M.A., Cornell University (2010) A.B., University of Georgia at Athens (2005)

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April 2018

USP Seminar Thursday, April 12, 7-9 pm, Franklin Center

April 12, 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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