Monday, December 14, 2015

ON HOLD: Request for Proposals: NC State Extension, Engagement, & Economic Development Seed Grant (Due January 29th)

ON HOLD. Per this note received December 16

The SEED Grant program is temporarily on hold, while Dr. Terri Helmlinger Ratcliff, Vice Provost for the Office of Outreach & Engagement, and Dr. Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development have time to review the current program guidelines, past results and identify and secure appropriate funding resources.  Helmlinger Ratcliff and Rebar are committed to refocusing the SEED Grant program for greater impact in line with Pathway to the Future and institutional priorities moving forward.

Funding Opportunities (some are limited submission)


Following are funding opportunities of interest to our faculty. The first two are limited submission opportunities, so you will need to indicate your interest (not the full application) by this Friday, December 18. Others are open submission. Let me know if you have any questions about this, and let me and Missy Seate know if you intend to apply.

Limited Submission Announcements

Monday, November 9, 2015

New Research Funding Opportunities in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Colleagues, the Office for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development has shared with us these funding opportunities, which will be of considerable interest in the college. Please share with interested parties and let my office know if you plan to apply.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award--Call for Nominations

Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award Rules


Dr. Opal Hurley Mann Green, former faculty member and leader at the county, state, and national level within Cooperative Extension, led an illustrious professional career spanning from 1943 to 1982, and then served as a community leader until 2009.  Her lifelong teaching, leadership, and positive modeling to others was congruent with John Dewey’s ideas of democracy in education, and in the community. (See: She exhibited these values throughout her career, family life, and community volunteer life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Proposal Preparation Program (New for 2015-16)

Proposal Preparation Program (New for 2015-16)

Is your proposal almost ready to submit, but you need to do some work to complete it? Do you need support to resubmit a promising but so-far unfunded proposal?

To facilitate the timely completion of proposals for external funding, the College’s Research Office may be able to offer up to $3000 in funding for a range of activities that would help to strengthen a grant or fellowship proposal. Such activities include supporting pilot studies, travel to archives or other facilities, funding grad students for data entry for a pilot study, visits to a program officer or other funding official, or engaging a consultant to evaluate the proposal, manuscript, data analysis, and the like.

You may apply for support by providing the following information in a form found at

Submission Guidelines
Applications are accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis. The applications will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research, who may call upon members of the research committee for advice and input.

Please be sure to submit your PPP application to the research office no later than 7 months before your grant proposal deadline. This is a firm deadline.

Data management support from the NCSU Libraries

Colleagues, I received this from Hilary Davis in the NCSU Libraries. The libraries have done some great work in helping faculty with data management planning. Please share the following information with your colleagues.

More and more funding agencies require researchers to include data management plans with their grant proposals and share articles and data resulting from funded research.  

The NCSU Libraries provides free guidance to NC State faculty, staff, post-docs, and students on creating and implementing data management plans and meeting public access compliance requirements.  Our consultation includes advice on data types and standards for describing data, options for short-term storage and long-term preservation, and considerations for sharing research outputs and public access compliance.

As a starting point, visit the NCSU Data Management Planning guide:  

If you or your colleagues are interested in one-on-one consultation or a group workshop, feel free to let me know.  We'd be happy to customize a presentation or a hands-on workshop to meet your needs.



Hilary Davis
Head of Collection Management & Director of Research Data Services
NCSU Libraries
Box 7111
2 Broughton Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
fax: 919-515-7854
phone: 919-513-0654

Monday, October 26, 2015

Restricted Data Application System

The college's IT staff have worked with us to develop an on-line tool for faculty who are applying for the use of restricted data sets. 

This tool will be used by our faculty when they apply to obtain a set of data, such as from a government agency, that carries with it important restrictions, such as who can access the data, in what form it is made available to us (CDs, online, etc.), and, when the data access agreement expires, how the original dataset is returned or destroyed. 

College faculty must complete a simple on-line form when applying to use such data. This system will also help alert us when the data use agreement requires a university signature. 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this system. Day to day management of this system will be Joyce Christian's responsibility.

Writing a Research Grant Application: Tips for Success

On October 23rd, Dr. Marie Davidian presented a webinar entitled "Writing a Research Grant Application: Tips for Success."  If you, or someone you know, did not get the chance to attend, the recording of the webinar, along with Dr. Davidian's slides, can be found at the link below (under the "Webinars" heading at the bottom of the webpage).  You can access the site using your unity ID and password (that is, it is only available to NC State users)

Friday, October 23, 2015

ACLS Public Fellows Call for Applications

ACLS is currently accepting applications from organizations wishing to host a 2016 ACLS Public Fellow. Online applications will be accepted from recent PhDs starting in January 2016.

The ACLS Public Fellows program places recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.
This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the reach of doctoral education in the US by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
The ACLS Public Fellows program involves two separate application processes each program year:
In the fall, nonprofit and government organizations apply for the opportunity to host an ACLS Public Fellow, who will take up his or her appointment in the following year. For more information, visit 
In the spring, recent humanities PhDs who meet the program's eligibility requirements apply for two-year fellowship placements at one of the year's selected host organizations. For more information about becoming an ACLS Public Fellow, visit
Questions about this program may be directed

Friday, October 9, 2015

Chancellor's Innovation Fund Lunch and Learn - Writing a Winning Proposal

Chancellor's Innovation Fund Lunch and Learn - Writing a Winning Proposal

National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program

I received this interesting opportunity from the NSF. Note that the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences are considered part of the S in STEM (NSF is good about this).


Dear Colleagues:

Please feel free to share this resource for graduate students. We look forward to receiving proposals from your graduate students. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Research opportunities with the Veterans Administration (VA)

One of our colleagues pointed me to two documents that the VA would like to share with you. The VA is interested in partnering with university researchers. They have no funding of their own, but they are interested in working with researchers to seek other sources of funding and undertake research.

The first, summary document is on "Research and Analysis Initiatives," at

The second is a longer document, "Veterans Policy Research Agenda," at

Given the large number of veterans who live and retire in our state, there are likely some excellent opportunities for research and engagement with which you might want to partner with VA. Of course, I will help facilitate these discussions if you like.

Updates from Humanities Indicators

I receive periodic updates from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), called "Humanities Indicators." I believe you will find these indicators interesting in your scholarship. There are trends that should concern us, but there's also information here that can help us build confidence in the value of humanities scholarship and of a degree in the humanities--news our students can use. The latest update follows. The images are a bit fuzzy, but you can click on them to see them more clearly.

Over the past few months, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has been active in its support for the humanities, with new reports on the employment status and earnings of humanities majors, the financial health of not-for-profit humanities organizations, metrics on the qualifications of school teachers, international comparisons of levels of adult literacy, and trends in public reading rates.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

RTI University Scholars Program

Colleagues, I received this very exciting announcement today. Please share it with your colleagues. Let me know if you have any questions--I have begun some discussions with RTI that may help sharpen our focus on opportunities there, and I will share what I learn when I learn it.

RTI University Scholars Program

Information for Applicants – 2016-2017 Academic Year

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to
improving the human condition
 by turning knowledge into practice.
The RTI University Scholars Program provides support—one-half of each Scholar’s salary and fringe—for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI International, actively collaborating with our experts.
The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint projects in the future.

General Qualifications

The ideal applicant is an academic faculty member with a commitment to collaboration and a strong research record in one of the following fields:
• Health and pharmaceuticals
• Education and training

• Surveys and statistics

• Advanced technology
• International development

• Economic and social policy

• Energy and the environment

• Laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

2016-2017 Eligibility and Priority Areas

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Call for Applications: Mark L. Sosower Fund to Support Faculty Research Travel

Call for Applications
Mark L. Sosower Fund
to support faculty research travel

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for support for research travel as called for in the terms of the Mark L. Sosower Fund. The purpose of the fund is:

To provide support for faculty travel for research. Awards will be available to all CHASS faculty. Awards will be made by a committee, to be chaired by the head of the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures

A review committee has been formed, consisting of Dr. Ruth Gross, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and chair of this committee, Drs. Martha Crowley (Sociology and Anthropology), Akram Khater (History, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies), and Shevaun Neupert (Psychology). Dr. Tom Birkland, Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, will staff the committee, but is not a member.

The committee seeks applications for support for research and scholarly travel. This call for applications is not for conference travel. Rather, the fund was intended to assist faculty in funding travel for doing research and scholarship, including but not limited to fieldwork, visits to libraries and archives, and similar research-related travel expenses. We will consider funding to work with collaborators, although such proposals will need to be well justified. We will not fund visits to research funders under this call—the college will soon inaugurate a separate program for this.

Priority will be given to projects that show high scholarly promise, and for which travel is a necessary element of the research or scholarship. Such funds will not be granted to faculty with existing external or internal funding. Scholars who have applied for this year’s round of SRA’s are eligible to apply, and may be funded through one program or the other, but not both.

How to apply:

Grant opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Colleagues, this comes to us from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please let me know if you are interested in pursuing these opportunities. 

Dear Colleagues:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applications that address specific challenges defined in the grant programs below. For details and application instructions, please visit the new Grand Challenges website. Please note that descriptions of the challenges are available on the website in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Writing a Research Grant Application: Tips for Success (WEBINAR)

Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm EST (45 min presentation, 45 min Q&A)
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Marie Davidian (William Neal Reynolds Professor, Department of Statistics, NC State University), and hosted by the Proposal Development Unit. Writing grant applications for external funding is a key expectation for faculty at all levels. Success in securing grant awards provides critical resources to support one’s research and is a form of peer recognition. This webinar will review general strategies for writing a high-quality, successful grant application.

To register for the webinar, click on the Registration Link provided above (registration is required).  After you register, a WebEx link to the webinar will be provided a few days before the event.

If you have questions, please contact Patrick Crowley in the Proposal Development Unit at (919) 515-7585 or by e-mail at

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Chancellor's Innovation Fund - preproposals due November 4th

Dear Colleagues,
The Office of Technology Transfer is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for the next funding cycle of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Established by Chancellor Randy Woodson, this fund serves as a resource to assist NCSU innovators with reduction to practice or technology/product development needed to strengthen the commercial potential of intellectual property disclosed to OTT.
CIF awards of up to $75,000 are designed to support short-term (one year or less) commercially-focused research projects. Proposed CIF projects ideally incorporate study endpoints designed to directly address license-enabling milestones required by potential licensees.  Anticipated outcomes include new licensing opportunities or the launch of a new university startup company.
The submission deadline for preproposals is November 4th.   Please note that all preproposal submissions must be associated with an invention disclosure on file with OTT.  For additional details related to eligibility, proposal process, criteria, and submission, please visit our CIF homepage
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Please forward this solicitation as we would like a wide range of applicants from across NCSU's vibrant innovation landscape.

Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D.
Office of Technology Transfer
North Carolina State University
(919) 515-7199 (phone)
(919) 515-3773 (fax)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Research and Innovation Seed Funding: Deadline October 2, 2015

ORIED is accepting proposals for the Fall 2015 cycle for RISF until October 2, 2014 [I think they mean 2015].  For details please go to or

Applications are accepted through CompetitionSpace at (log in with unity ID is required to apply).

For questions, please contact Bonnie Aldridge at

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scholarship and Research Award (SRA) RFP for 2015-16

Humanities and Social Sciences
 Scholarship and Research Award (SRA)
Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Announcement, Proposal Guidelines, and Procedures
Key Dates:
Proposal Deadline: September 23, 2015. 9:00 PM
Research Committee Review: September 23, 2015 to October 5, 2016
Awards Announced: No later than October 12, 2015
Spending on awards completed by: May 31, 2016
Maximum Budget:  $4000

The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Office is pleased to announce the call and guidelines for the CHASS Scholarship and Research Awards (SRAs). These awards are intended to assist faculty in their scholarly pursuits. Applications are due electronically (in PDF format) to the Research Office by 9:00 PM, Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The SRA cover page and CV page must be included (see Please email your complete application to  and to Tom Birkland ( Awards will be announced in mid-October.

Please note: This will be the final year in which the SRA program is offered. Starting in Spring 2016, the College will be making these awards as part of the Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program. This change will enable faculty to use funds across an entire fiscal year. Details will become available in the Spring.

Monday, August 24, 2015

“Lightning Rod” Events Call For Proposals

College of Humanities and Social Sciences “Lightning Rod” Events
Call For Proposals

Proposals Due: November 1, 2015

Interdisciplinary Studies and the Office for Research invite proposals to host a major interdisciplinary scholarly event on behalf of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences during 2016. We are calling these activities “lightning rod” events—that is, events that gain a lot of attention on campus and throughout the region. The goal of such an event is galvanize interdisciplinary and, where appropriate, inter-college groups to tackle major research problems, and to share ideas with the broadest possible audiences, both on and off campus, and do lay the foundation for significant ongoing research activities.

We invite proposals for a speaker, colloquium, or other public event or series of events over a day or several days that would attract a broad interdisciplinary audience that would address “big questions” about the most important issues of the day. The topics are wide open, but should derive from the College’s strengths and should support its strategic plan. The event should also attract interest from the widest possible audience from NC State as a whole, from regional colleges and universities, and from the region as a whole.

Jefferson Science Fellows Program--Call For Applications

Colleagues, I believe this is an excellent opportunity for faculty working at the intersection of science, policy, international development, and society. Please share this with your colleagues and let me know if you know of anyone who would be a solid candidate for this program. Thanks!

I hope the semester has gotten off to a good start for you. I wanted to share an opportunity for some of your engagement- and policy-minded faculty. The Jefferson Science Fellows program was established to engage U.S. faculty in science, technology, engineering, and medicine in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Each year, Jefferson Science Fellows are selected based on their stature within their scientific or disciplinary communities, their ability to integrate scientific knowledge into international policy discussions, and their experience in areas that are important to policy discussions and processes going on at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Fellows are selected through a competitive process and, if selected, spend one year at the State Department or at USAID. Their assignment may also include extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. Up to 15 Fellows are expected to be selected in the 2016 competition.

Drs. Jean Ristaino and Mohammed Zikry here at NC State have served as Jefferson Science Fellows.

The application deadline for the 2016 competition is November 2, 2015. Application information can be found at Please distribute this information as appropriate to your faculty, and of course please let me know if I can assist in some way, should a faculty member wish to apply.

Katharine E. Stewart, PhD, MPH
Professor & Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
NC State University

210A Holladay Hall

Friday, August 7, 2015

New Limited Submission and Non-Limited Research Funding Programs

The following are opportunities for research funding from various federal agencies, primarily NSF and NIH. These opportunities fall into two categories, limited submission, and non-limited submission programs.

I strongly encourage you to look at both categories. You may not be interested in being the lead on a limited submission proposal, but your expertise may strengthen a larger team's proposal, and I can help you connect with these teams. I am particularly familiar with the Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CNH) program at NSF. And one other note: if you see the term STEM in these announcements, remember that, from most funding agencies' perspectives, the social and behavioral sciences are STEM disciplines.

As always, please let Missy know if you plan to pursue one of these as soon as possible, and be in touch with me so that I can help. The announcements follow the jump.

The Research Office Has Moved!!

As you may already know, the college research office has moved to its new location, 2526 Hillsborough Street, Suite 102. This was the former Sir Speedy print shop. Contrary to rumors, I will not be the new "Sir Speedy."

Missy, Paula, and I are still getting settled in, and Joyce rejoins us at the end of the month. We don't have phones hooked up yet, but hope to as soon as today (August 7), or early the following week. But we have email, and are readily available.

While the bad news is that we're a bit further from the Dean's office and the main college buildings, the good news is that we're between a sushi restaurant and a frozen yogurt shop, so if either motivates you to visit us (besides the excellent service our staff provides for grant seekers!), feel free to stop by and say hi. We will have, very soon, an intercom and buzzer on the front door, but it will be easy to come in and see our new digs.

Yet more exciting is the Khayrallah Center's impending move into "our" space on the third floor of Withers. Akram Khater and his group are already doing fantastic interdisciplinary work, and now will have a home for Akram and his staff. The move will occur later this month, and I am sure that the college and the Khayrallah Center will announce when they've settled in.

We're looking forward to the beginning of the new academic year, and are eager to see you and to support your research and scholarship.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Three Limited Submission opportunities, including NEH Summer Stipends

Colleagues, if you are interested in any of these funding opportunities, please contact me for additional information about the limited submission process. Full details of these opportunities follow the jump.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities: Update

Many interesting opportunities here for colleagues in Digital Humanities and related fields.  This is a long note, so click to read the whole item. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges

Leveraging Computational Social Science
to Address Grand Societal Challenges
Thursday June 18, 2015, 3-4:30 p.m.
 Lecture Hall Room 4016 Hunt Library 

Professor Noshir Contractor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University

Abstract- The increased access to big data about social phenomena in general, and network data in particular, has been a windfall for social scientists. But these exciting opportunities must be accompanied with careful reflection on how big data can motivate new theories and methods. Using examples of his research in the area of networks, Contractor will argue that Computational Social Science serves as the foundation to unleash the intellectual insights locked in big data. More importantly, he will illustrate how these insights offer social scientists in general, and social network scholars in particular, an unprecedented opportunity to engage more actively in monitoring, anticipating and designing interventions to address grand societal challenges.

Sponsored by the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Department of Communication.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Early Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for Infant/Toddler Center-based Programs

Early Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for Infant/Toddler Center-based Programs

The full announcement for “Early Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for Infant/Toddler Center-based Programs” is available online at: OPRE intends to award up to four cooperative agreements to fund projects that will contribute understanding and knowledge of how Early Head Start and other early care and education programs can promote and improve early child development by supporting both parenting and caregiving.
Projects must be led by researchers working in partnership with one or more EHS center-based programs and/or EHS-CC Partnership programs. Together, they will identify or develop, implement and examine promising integrated parent and teacher intervention models, curricula, or programs. Evaluation activities will include an implementation study and a rigorous test of the effectiveness of the intervention in one or more settings. Results of these studies are expected to provide valuable information that can help guide center-based programs in their decisions regarding interventions to promote and improve early child development.
Applicants may apply for project periods up to 60 months with five 12-month budget periods. Up to $500,000 may be awarded for each budget period. Letters of intent are dueJune 5, 2015 and applications are due July 6, 2015.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Register Now for Data Matters Short Course Series at RENCI (UNC Chapel Hill)

This appears to be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning about data analytics and "big data." Your colleagues and graduate students might find this useful. 

Important Update: May 16, 2015: In response to faculty interest in this training, my office will make available up to $3000 total to support faculty who wish to attend these workshops. To request the funding, please send an email message to and include in your note the following: (1) the course you plan to register for (I will fund no more than one two-day course per person), (2) the reason why you believe taking the course will be valuable to you, (3) how the course will enable you to expand your research skills and capabilities and (4) how you plan to bring back what you learned to the college to teach and mentor graduate students and colleagues. I will accept applications until the funds are spent. I will favor support for departments that offer to share the costs of registration, but will not require cost sharing. 

Register Now for Data Matters Short Course Series

Early registration discounts last through May 15 for the second annual Data Matters Short Course Series, courses aimed at business managers, data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators, and anyone else who grapples with big data issues. The courses will be held June 22 – 26 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill.

Last year’s workshop series attracted participants from across the country, including academics, business professionals, and government officials. Data Matters will feature two-day courses on Monday and Tuesday (June 22 and 23) and Thursday and Friday (June 25 and 26), and one-day courses on Wednesday (June 24).  Participants will be able to choose from topics such as Information Visualization, Data Sharing and Reuse, the Internet of Things, Data Creation and Use, Big Data in Health and Medicine, and more.

Data Matters is sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Odum Institute for Social Science Research at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI).  Registration includes lunch each day and an evening reception with food and refreshments at the DuBose House on Thursday, June 25.  For course descriptions, registration, and more information, visit
Karen Green
Director, Communications and Outreach
Renaissance Computing Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517-7583
ph: 919-445-9648
mobile: 919-619-8213

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Water Resources Research Institute Request for Faculty Pre-Proposals and Student Proposals for the FY 2016-2107 Competitive Grants Program

Annual Request for Proposals

The FY 2016-2017 request for proposals is now open.  For reference and preparation for this year's call, please see the document linked here.  Note that WRRI is accepting both faculty and student submissions for this call.

For questions, please contact:

John Fear, Deputy Director, 919-515-9104

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Useful Listing of Federal Administrative Data Sets

Colleagues, I received an excellent list of data sources from a representative of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS), at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting last month. This list contains links to federal data sets on a very wide range of topics. You and your students may find this very useful.

The list is in a PDF document here. COPAFS's website is Let me know if you find this helpful.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Resources to help with human subjects reviews (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) has developed a set of resources that you can use to navigate the human-subjects review process, including the use of the new eIRB submission system. Those resources are at

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Science and the Humanities in Dialogue: Important Event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Colleagues, Missy Seate (a UNC CH alumna) tipped me off to this event. I think it's very relevant to our work and experiences here, and I think many of us would profit from attending.

Science and the Humanities in Dialogue
Thursday, April 23 | 6-8 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Complimentary and open to the public, pre-registration preferred.

RSVP online today!

Recently science and the humanities have been portrayed as adversaries in the search for knowledge despite the fact that both are considered “liberal arts.” The evening will feature a moderated conversation between Joe Templeton, Francis Preston Venable Professor of Chemistry, and Lloyd Kramer, professor of history and faculty director of the Humanities Program, who will explore the relationship between these two areas of human inquiry. Topics for discussion will include: What are the roles of the humanities and sciences in the production of human knowledge? What can they learn from each other? How can these two fields of human inquiry be reconciled in a balanced model of education? The panelists will also take questions from the audience. We invite all alumni and science fans to join us from 6-7 p.m. for a reception.  The formal program will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, and for the link to RSVP, please visit

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fascinating Event Coming Up: Buchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology, and Human Values -- This Friday, April 10.

Please see information below on Buchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology, and Human Values to be held on Friday, April 10th, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, James Hunt Library Auditorium.  The information for the symposium, including the agenda, can be also at:

One of our symposium speakers, Peter Galison, Physicist and Historian of Science, Harvard University will be speaking on U.S. nuclear materials management at the symposium and will also be premiering his related film, "Containment" at the Full Frame documentary film festival on the evening of Friday, April 10th.  

Please feel free to share this information freely with colleagues and students.

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