University Scholars Program events include regular seminars featuring Duke faculty and students sharing their research, lunches and special events with visiting writers, scholars, scientists, and artists, and public events to which members of the Duke community and Durham residents are encouraged to attend.
USP Seminars typically meet in 240 Franklin Center and meet on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
USP Seminars Fall 2016
Check back here for speakers/topics and dates for Fall 2016 USP Seminars.
- Wednesday, September 21: Prof. Kristin Goss on “Guns, Gender, and Giving: Politics, Policy-Making, and Philanthropy”
- Tuesday, October 4: “The Wandering Path: Perspectives on Changing Directions in College, Grad School, and Beyond“
- Wednesday, October 19: Dr. Arya Roy, Duke Math and Physics on “Einstein’s Special and General Relativity”
- Thursday, November 3: Larry Moneta on “Making Duke More Inclusive: Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Hate and Bias”
- Tuesday, November 15: “Undergraduate Enrichment Presentations” with Zach Heater (Trinity ’17), Greg Lyons (Trinity ’17), Ryan Meingasner (Trinity ’17), Shadman Uddin (Trinity ’18)
- Wednesday, November 30: Lydia Greene on “The Relativity of Lemurs: Our Primate Relatives Through Space and Time”
USP Seminars Spring 2017
Check back here for speakers/topics and dates for Spring 2017 USP Seminars.
- Wednesday, January 18 – Graduate and Professional School University Scholars’ Work-in-Progress with Jorge Cardenas (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Zach McDade (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Nathan Walker (Nicholas School of the Environment)
- Tuesday, January 31: Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis
- Monday, February 13: “Undergraduate Enrichment Presentations” with Jihane Bettahi (Pratt ’18), JJ Moncus (Trinity ’19), Ha Nguyen (Trinity ’18), Sakura Takahashi (Trinity ’17)
- Saturday, March 4: USP Annual Spring Symposium on “Relativity” (9:00 am – 4:00 pm, The Edge Workshop, Bostock Library)
- Wednesday, March 29: Prof. Sandy Darity, Public Policy, AAAS, and Economics on “Wealth Inequality”
- Thursday, April 13: Tyler Walters, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance