Each year, members of the University Scholars Program plan, organize, and participate in a symposium of their own design. This year we have chosen the theme “Relativity.”
The event will be held on Saturday, March 4th, in the Workshop and Lounge in The Edge in Bostock Library, beginning at 9:00 am. The symposium will feature three student-led panels on scientific relativity, economic/political relativity, and sociocultural relativity. Each panel will conclude with a respective keynote speaker: Sheila Patek, Professor of Biology; Patrick Bayer, Professor of Economics; and Linda Burton, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Social Sciences.
Over the past few decades, Duke University has become renowned for its emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. The University Scholars Program explores interdisciplinary perspectives on research and knowledge production through regular seminars and an annual symposium. The members of the University Scholars Program have worked hard to assemble a multifaceted and provocative program, which addresses topics of urgency and relevance for our physical environment, our pursuit of knowledge, and our institutions. We believe this symposium has importance for academic scholars and members of the broader community.
For the full schedule, please click here to see the Relativity Symposium event schedule.