Thursdays at Byrum Hall

  1. Thursday, October 11th, 20124:00pm - 5:15pm


The Office of the Provost


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

invite faculty and staff to 

Thursdays at Byrum Center

Wine and Cheese Reception 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Program 4:30-5:15 p.m.


 *Event details for the upcoming program will be provided below in the special notes section, as they are received.

Event Details

  • Location:
    Welcome Center
  • Special Notes:
    Thomas Frank (University Professor, Winner of the 2012 Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize for Academic Excellence) will discuss how early Americans learned how to "do" democracy and how his experience at Oxford helped his research. This presentation explores the role of religious voluntarism in building the institutions of a free society.

    Dean Franco (Associate Professor, English) will discuss his book, Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature Since 1969," and how Jewish American literature represents the recent history of domestic civil rights and opportunity and offers surprising responses to current dilemmas of international human rights and

    Michele Gillespie (Kahle Family Professor of History) will discuss her latest book, Katharine and R.J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South, and what she learned about early 20th century society and politics in Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Piedmont.

    If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact Deb Alty, 336.758.3224,
  • Sponsor:
  • Open To:
    Faculty, Retirees, Staff
  • Facilitated by:
    Office of the Provost