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January 2017

USP Seminar with Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, Tues. Jan. 31

January 31 @ 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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Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, became chief of police of the Durham Police Department on June 6, 2016. Chief Davis comes to Durham from the Atlanta Police Department, where she most recently served as deputy police chief. She has served in many varied assignments during her career with the Atlanta Police Department and was named Supervisor of the Year in 1998. Chief Davis has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University, a master’s degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University and is currently a Northcentral University doctoral candidate in Business Administration. She is a graduate of many leadership programs including the 225th session of the FBI National Academy, PERF/Senior Management Institute for Police, Leadership Atlanta, Mercer University Public Safety Institute, Emergency Preparedness College, Anti-Defamation League and Advanced Leadership School. Davis, Durham’s first African-American female police chief, currently sits as a national board member and officer of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and has served as Legislative Liaison for the Atlanta Police Department and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP).

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April 2017

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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USP Seminar “Movement Through Media” 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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March 2017

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

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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University Scholars Program Finalists’ Campus Visit 2017

March 29 - April 1

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Wednesday, March 29 All Day: Arrivals (Office of Undergraduate Scholars & Fellows, Smith Warehouse, Bay 8, 2nd Floor) Meet & Greet, find your dorm room, hang out, explore campus with current University Scholars 5:oo pm:  University Scholars Program finalists meet current scholars and learn about the University Scholars Program. (240 John Hope Franklin Center - take C2 bus and get off at Trent Hall bus stop) 6:00 - 8:00 pm - USP Seminar with Dr. Zoila Airall, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life (240 John Hope Franklin Center) Experience a USP Seminar with our focus on interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge. Dr. Airall's work exemplifies interdisciplinarity, bringing together research and teaching in anthropology as well as work experience in higher education administration to address issues of diversity. 8:30 pm: Momentum, Deja Blue, Duke University Improv, Pitchforks A Capella Show (Nelson Music Room, East Campus) 10:00pm:  Uni/Reggie CookOut Run - grab a yummy milkshake at one of the Southeast's go-to late-night joints Thursday, March 30 ALL DAY: Attend Classes with current scholars - (various locations) ALL DAY: Individual Meetings with USP Director, Victoria Lodewick (see individual schedules) (106 John Hope Franklin Center) 8:30 - 10:00 am -…

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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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USP Relativity Symposium Schedule 9:00am: Donuts/Bagels/Fruit/Coffee/Tea 9:20am: Introduction 9:30am: Panel 1.  Scientific Relativity Monica Arniella (Trinity ’18) – "Senses and the Magnetic Field" Eleanor Caves (Biology) – “The Relativity of Vision: Do You See What I See? Probably Not.” Chelsea Southworth (Trinity ‘19) – "The Relativity of Humanity: How We Draw the Line Between Humans and Other Animals." Tamra Nebabu (Pratt ‘17) – “Superposition” 10:15 am – 10:45: Panel Keynote:  Sheila Patek, Biology "Impact" 10:45 Break 11:00am: Panel 2. Economic/Political Relativity Alexandra Oprea (Political Science) – “Does Moral Diversity Imply Moral Relativism?” Zach Heater (Trinity ‘17) – “When Slaves Write the Laws: Snapshots of Slavery from Athens and Rome” Bobby Harris (Environmental Policy) – “The Relative Tautology of Rationality” Greg Lyons (Trinity ’17) – “Show me the money! - Relativity in Sports Business” Kavya Sekar (Sanford MPP ‘18) – “Trade Negotiations - The Heart of the Deal” 12:00pm – 12:30: Panel Keynote:  Patrick Bayer, Economics "Divergent Paths: Structural Change, Economic Rank, and the Evolution of Racial Earnings Inequality Since 1940" 12:30pm: Lunch 1:00pm: Panel 3. Social/Cultural Relativity JJ Moncus and Liam Pulsifer (Trinity ’19, Trinity ’20) – "Only a Sith Speaks in Absolutes: Moral Relativism" Brian Smithson (Cultural Anthropology) – "The Relativity…

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