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Four to five times each academic year, Shared Learning presents experts from academia, journalism, and other professions who give talks geared towards a literate adult audience. These are free and open to the public.  The schedule for the current year is coming soon but includes:

October 22nd at 11:15 a.m. via Zoom on “Epigenetics and the Histone Code or ‘Things Mom Didn’t Have to Teach Me.'” with Professor Brian Strahl, Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UNC School of Medicine

Other talks are planned for the 4th Mondays in January, February, and March, 2022.  Note the change to Mondays for our future lectures.

Previous speakers and topics have included Katie Ziglar, Director of the Ackland Art Museum speaking on Behind the Scenes at the Ackland; Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke, speaking on Democracy in Chains; Jason West, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC, speaking on Global Climate Change: What it Is, Why it Matters, and What We Should Do About It; Paul Cuadros, Assoc. Prof. of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC and author of “A Home on the Field” speaking on Immigration: A Perspective of Multi-generational Hispanics in Siler City.

Other previous speakers include many other UNC and Duke faculty including Eric Meyers, Gerhard Weinberg, Jonathan Weiler; William Ferris; Daniel Ariely; Gene Nichol; William Leuchtenberg; Richard Kohn; Klaus Steiner and James Stimson.