Tar Heel Talks – Carolina’s Impact on the World

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Wednesday, March 29 | 6-8 p.m.
Sola Coffee, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
Cost is $15; GAA members pay only $5.

Online registration has closed. Walk-up registrations are welcome.

We’re taking over Sola Coffee on March 29 for a relaxed evening to learn how Carolina’s faculty, staff and students are making a positive impact on the world. Hear brief talks from faculty and staff (bios below) about their fascinating work. See examples of how the Be A Maker program is creating a culture of collaboration among faculty, staff and students to bring ideas to life as tangible objects. Hear about students spending summer in Malawi to get hands-on experience with the culture they learn about in the classroom.

Light appetizers provided. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase. This event is limited to the first 75 people who register. Everyone in attendance receives a “Tar Heel Born” or “Tar Heel Bred” GAA coffee mug.


Claude Clegg ’89, Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

Claude Clegg

Claude received his bachelor’s degree in Afro-American studies and political science from UNC and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. His work focuses on the African diaspora of the Atlantic world, exploring the ways in which people of African descent have created and imagined communities and identities outside Africa. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled “A President and a People,” which examines the ways African Americans have experienced and interpreted the Obama presidency. Learn more about Claude.

Charlie Cummings, BeAM Makerspace Program Director

Charlie CummingsCharlie received his bachelor’s degree in art from Berea College in Kentucky and his MFA from the University of Florida. His artworks can be found in notable collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Crocker Museum and the Dalai Lama’s personal collection. Over the past five years, Charlie has taught digital fabrication, interdisciplinary collaboration and other art and technology courses at the University of Florida and the College of Central Florida. Learn more about Charlie.

Andrew Reynolds, Professor of Political Science

Andrew ReynoldsAndrew Reynolds received his bachelor’s degree from the University of East Anglia, a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town and his Ph.D. from the University of California – San Diego. His research and teaching focus on democratization, constitutional design and electoral politics. He is particularly interested in the presence and impact of minorities and marginalized communities. He has worked as a consultant with numerous foreign governments and international agencies. He has received research awards from the U.S. Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Ford Foundation. Learn more about Andrew.