Dunlevie Honors Colloquium

Honors Carolina students meet on weekday evenings each semester to discuss a broad interdisciplinary topic of their own choosing.

The sessions begin with a social gathering, followed by a presentation from a distinguished faculty scholar who shares ideas, discoveries, and challenges related to the topic at hand. The presentation is followed by small student-led discussion groups.

Fall 2015

Poverty, Race and Politics

(HNRS 325.001, Tuesdays)

In this seminar, eight speakers from a wide range of academics and community leaders will help us explore the challenge of persistent poverty in North Carolina and throughout the nation. These distinguished guests from the faculty and community-level antipoverty programs will lead us through a discussion of key questions: Where does poverty come from? How is it (mis) understood and explained in the public forum? And why is it so intractable?

September 1: Deborah Stroman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Kenan-Flagler Business School. “Leading for Racial Equity: Examining Structural Issues of Race and Class.”

September 15: Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Professor of Law, UNC School of Law. “Poverty and Prosperity in North Carolina.”

September 17: William “Sandy” Darity, Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. “Persistent Inequality: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States.”

October 6: Victor Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health. “Health, Race, and Poverty.”

October 20: James Johnson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School. “The Economic Impact of North Carolina’s Hispanic Population.”

November 3: Sherick Hughes, Associate Professor, UNC School of Education. “Race, Poverty and Education.”

November 10: Kathleen Harris, James Haar Distinguished Professor, Sociology. “Poverty and Health Disparities.”

November 19: James Leloudis, Professor, History and Robert Korstad, Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke. “To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960’s America.”


Translational Skills: From Academy to Market

(HNRS 325.002, Wednesdays)

August 26: Advanced Resumes

September 2: Building and Managing your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

September 9: Interviewing Skills for Today’s Job Search and Graduate/Professional School

September 30: Writing Effective Cover Letters and Personal Statements

October 7: Conversations with Alumni – Teresa Artis ’87

October 21: Conversations with Alumni – Chesca Colloredo- Mansfield ’87

November 11: Young Alumni Panel

November 18: Conversations with Alumni


Click here to see a list of previous colloquium topics.