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Capstone Conference: 2017 Young Scholars Summer Research Institute

07.31.2017 @ 5:30 pm

On Monday, July 31st, 2017 student participants of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute will present individual and group research projects to Duke University faculty and staff, Durham Public School System teachers and administrators, leaders from community organizations, friends, and family members at the Nasher Museum of Art. First-year student participants will deliver individual or group oral research presentations related to the varied causes and consequences of inequality and the design of possible remedies for achieving equity and social justice. Second-year program participants will complete poster presentations, and third-year student participants will complete research papers representative of their individual research projects completed across the course of the program. Distinguished capstone speakers will include DPS leaders, program faculty, and keynote speaker Mrs. Billye Aaron.Considered a trailblazer in many of her endeavors, Aaron made her debut on WSB television's "Today in Georgia" in June 1968-becoming the first African-American woman in the Southeast to co-host a daily, regularly scheduled talk show. Simultaneous to her media career, Aaron taught on the high school and college level for 12 years before marrying Hank Aaron in 1973. She and her husband received the 2003 Martin Luther King Jr. "Salute to Greatness" Award.

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