Happy March, everyone. The local higher ed lecture circuit gets off to a slow start because of spring break. UNCG and N.C. A&T and some others are off next week; everyone else is closed sometime later in the month.
But things pick back up later this month. There's a journalism conference at Guilford College, the next Chancellor's Town Hall at N.C. A&T and this year's edition of TEDxGreensboro. A couple of high-profile journalists are in the area this month, too — Lawrence Wright of The New Yorker on the 5th and Robert Lipsyte, a former N.Y. Time sportswriter, on the 22nd.
Everything's free unless otherwise noted.
March 1: The Tannenbaum-Sternberger Colloquium at Greensboro College continues with Mike Crombie, an assistant professor of business at the college (3 p.m., Campbell Lyceum in 109 Proctor Hall West). Crombie will talk about the challenges and opportunities of economic globalization.
March 5: Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker, will speak at Elon University (7:30 p.m., Whitley Auditorium). Tickets are $13; call (336) 278-5610 for details.
March 13: Best-selling author Kate Moore and local author Megan Bryant will talk at Salem College about young women who worked in radium dial factories during World War I (7 p.m., Hanes Auditorium of the Elberson Fine Arts Center). Moore wrote "The Radium Girls." Moore is a Salem faculty member and author of the new YA book "Glow." A book sale and signing follows. On March 14, Moore will be at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch of the Greenboro Public Library (7 p.m., 1420 Price Park Road).
March 15: Price V. Fishback, an economics professor at the University of Arizona, will speak at UNCG (5:30 p.m., Room 120 of the School of Education Building). He'll talk about the effect of war on the economy. A reception follows.
March 15: UNCG's Sustainability Film Series will screen "In Pursuit of Silence" (6:30 p.m., Room 101 of Sullivan Science Building). The 2017 documentary explores silence, sound and the impact of noise in our lives.
March 16-17: Guilford College will host a two-day journalism conference and multimedia workshop entitled "The Journalist as Witness: Politics, Protests and Displaced Peoples." Speakers are Chip Somodevilla, a senior staff photographer for Getty Images (7:30 p.m. Friday), Richard Tsong-Taatarii, a photojournalist with the Star Tribune in Minneapolis (10:30 a.m. Saturday) and Carrie Kahn, an international correspondent based in Mexico City for National Public Radio (2 p.m. Saturday). All lectures will be held in Dana Auditorium on campus.
March 20: Toril Moi, a Duke University professor, will talk about her latest work at High Point University (7 p.m., Plato S. Wilson Commerce Ballroom). “Revolution of the Ordinary” which rethinks literary studies and political activism through ordinary language philosophy.
March 21: The next Chancellor’s Town Hall at N.C. A&T features actors Larenz Tate, Joseph Sikora and Michael Rainey Jr. (6 p.m., Harrison Auditorium). The three actors — who star in the TV series "Power" on the Starz! network — will talk about the power of men. Former student government president Rasheed Ali Cromwell, a 1997 graduate, will moderate. Tickets are free and available at the University Ticket Office in Brown Hall on campus.
March 22: This year's edition of TEDxGreensboro explores the theme of wonder (8 a.m., Triad Stage). Five of the speakers have higher ed connections. That number includes Joseph Starobin (associate professor of nanoscience at JSNN in Greensboro), Nir Kshetri (professor of management at UNCG's business school) and Stephen Sills (director of UNCG's Center for Housing and Community Studies). Tickets are $80 and include a March 21 reception and lunch on the day of the event.
March 22: Author and former New York Times sportswriter Robert Lipsyte will visit Winston-Salem to talk about Dick Gregory and Muhammad Ali (6 p.m., The Enterprise Center, 1922 MLK Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem). Lipsyte in 1964 was co-author of Gregory's autobiography and covered Ali's first fight with Sonny Liston. Click here for more details.
March 27: Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will deliver the keynote at the 2018 Harriett Elliott Lecture Series at UNCG (6:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall). A reception follows. Click here for more details.
March 29: Author and UNCG writing professor Michael Parker will read from his work at UNCG (7 p.m., Faculty Center). His latest work, a collection of short fiction, is "Everthing Then and Since." A book signing follows. (Note that this is a rescheduled event; Parker's reading in January was snowed out.)
March 29: Eric G. Wilson will read from his first novel, "Polaris Ghost," at Scuppernong Books (7 p.m., 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro). Wilson is an English professor at Wake Forest University and the author of several other books.
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