College of Arts & Sciences

UNCWednesdays

UNCWednesdsay

UNC Wednesday is a speaker’s series presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW that provides faculty to discuss, with the local and regional community, a range of issues from across our College. Each year we will draw upon scholarship in the areas of the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and the Social Sciences to provide engaging lectures on topics within our fields. We hope to use our speakers series as a way to build an enlightened life for all who live in the Lower Cape Fear region.

Event Schedule for Spring 2017:         

Date
Event Information
January 25
“Early Adopters: The Irish and Globalization” Paul Townend (UNCW Department of History), Jill Bender (UNCG), and Kevin Kenny (Boston College).

This group will discuss Paul Townend’s newly published work: The Road to Home Rule: Anti-Imperialism and the Irish National Movement (University of Wisconsin Press)

Location: Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher Student Center 

Reception: Clocktower Lounge

February 22
“Moral Reasoning” (formal title forthcoming) Dale Cohen (UNCW Department of Psychology)

Location: Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher Student Center 

Reception: Clocktower Lounge

March 22
Location: Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher Student Center 

Reception: Clocktower Lounge

April 19
Joseph Pawlik (UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology)

Location: TBD

Reception: TBD

For 2017-18 we will host 4 events during the year: Sept., October, February, and April. These dates are tentative. The idea is to hold the event every third Wednesday (based on the university schedule). We plan to reserve two additional times in the event of an emerging issue where a response from UNCW experts would be needed.

Each event includes a Speaker(s) talking on an area of research they do that has resonance with people in the community. The talk is about 45-60 minutes with a Q&A that may go an additional 15 minutes.

Each event is followed by a reception for those on an invited guest list.