2016 Teaching & Learning Forum

The Historic Roots of Downtown Greenville Tour

2016 Teaching & Learning Forum

When: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 (Study Day) 8am to 12:30pm, followed by a buffet lunch and our keynote panel from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Where: Duke Library Room 041 (concurrent sessions in 043)

Details: Our keynote session this year will be a Cothran Faculty Seminar Panel: Community Engagement or Political Activism?  Panelists: Liz Smith, Political Science; Brandon Inabinet, Communication Studies; Aaron Simmons, Philosophy; Matt Cohen, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Check out the full Forum program.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 19th, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Lilah Westmoreland.

The Historic Roots of Downtown Greenville Tour

When: Friday, April 29, 2016 from 3:45-6:30 pm

Where: Meet outside the main biology department office (mall side offices) at 3:45 pm. We’ll return to campus by 6:30 pm.

Led by: Lloyd Benson (History) and Steve Richardson (Library)

RSVP by clicking HERE. Space in the van is limited to 14 passengers, so please respond quickly to ensure a seat.

Details: Join us for the inaugural faculty-led field trip. We’re heading downtown for a history entrée with a side of socializing. The tour will explore the social, economic, and political history of the lower Main and Reedy River Falls neighborhood from the Archaic era though the 1990s, with an eye to how Greenville's story intersected with larger national and global historical trends.

We would like this to be the first of several field trips led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty across a wide range of topics. We aim to inspire interdisciplinary dialog, learn more about our community and the work of our colleagues, provide an informal opportunity to hang out with co-workers, and in this case, take a much needed break from grading. Thanks to the Faculty Development Committee for providing transportation and the first round of appetizers and beverages.

If you would like to lead a future tour, recruit a colleague (or two) from a different department and contact Lloyd Benson.

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