Dr. Carol Quillen, Davidson College President, will present an update on Davidson and advantages of a liberal arts education.
Dr. Quillen came to Davidson in August 2011 from Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she had served as vice president for international and interdisciplinary initiatives. Dr. Quillen earned a B.A. degree in American history from the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with special and general honors, then received a Ph.D. degree in European history from Princeton University. In the fall of 2012 Dr. Quillen announced a transformational gift from The Duke Endowment: $45 million to support the development of an Academic Neighborhood, a project that is intended to re-imagine the possibilities of an interdisciplinary liberal arts education in the 21st century.
Join us for our monthly Meet and Mingle for new members at 9:30AM on January 6.
Meet back by the coffee pots prior to the meeting to a Meet & Mingle with other new members and board members. We are continuing this informal get-together to provide new members with an easy way to meet other new members. Come join in the fun. Get the conversation started to make new friends who share your common interests and thirst for a new learning adventure. Meet fellow members who might be participating in an upcoming field trip. All members are welcome to join us. ------ Drexel Andrews, Arrangements and Social Chair
Senior Scholars Program Friday, January 13, 2017
Dr. Julia M. Robinson, associate professor of African-American Religions and Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Charlotte will present “The Violent Intersection of Race and Religion in America”.
Dr. Robinson’s first book, Race, Religion and the Pulpit: Reverend Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit, explores how Bradby’s church became the catalyst for economic empowerment, community building in Detroit. Her second book project, United in Faith Overcoming Race in the City of Charlotte, speaks to complexities of black and white race relations in the New South through the sacred context of the Presbyterian Church.
Senior Scholars Program Friday, January 20, 2017- A Great Decisions Topic
Omar Kazzaz will present the Great Decisions topic “Trade and Politics.”
Mr. Kazzaz is the founder of Kazzaz & Company, a supply chain management consulting firm specializing in global business strategy, global supply chain management, leadership and sales development, and geopolitics. He is also the Chairman of the Supply Chain Management program at Central Piedmont Community College. Mr. Kazzaz earned his MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and his BA in German and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Besides his native Arabic language, he speaks French and German.
Senior Scholars Program Friday, January 27, 2017
Dr. John Gardella, will present “Medicine in Nazi Germany."
The talk will cover the ways in which German doctors designed and carried out key elements of the Nazi program - namely, forced sterilization, euthanasia and ultimately the Holocaust. It will also focus on eugenics as the foundation of the Nazi programs. Dr. Gardella is a board-certified internist and pulmonologist who currently serves as Vice President for Clinical Improvement for Novant Health in Charlotte. He is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and did his post-graduate training in internal medicine at the N.Y.U. Medical Center. He subsequently did his pulmonary fellowship at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte