The 2013-2014 UNCG Think Tank Class Ecologically SANE Presents:
Spring 2014 Chautauqua at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Journey of the Universe/Journey of the University or What's an Education For?

Celebrating the Centennial of Thomas Berry's Birth

Thomas Berry Headshot

All events are free and open to the public.


Wednesday, April 2nd       Sullivan Science Building, Room 101       (park in McIver Parking Deck)

Focus: Planetary-Level Consciousness
3:15 - 5:30 pm Arts, Sciences & Nature: An Environmental Poster Session in Sullivan Science Lobby
4:00 - 4:10 pm Introduction and Think Tank Student Presentation
4:10 - 5:00 pm The State of PlanetDr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University
5:00 - 5:10 pm Poem followed by a Musical Interlude composed by William Hueholt, performed by Tyler Young
5:10 - 5:30 pm Thinking Like an Ocean - Jean Beasley, Director Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and winner of the Animal Planet Hero of the Planet Award and Ocean Hero Award
5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:00 - 8:30 pm Screening of Journey of the Universe - FILM screening of Emmy-award winning Journey of the Universe with co-executive producer Dr. John Grim, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University, who will introduce the film and afterwards lead a discussion.

Thursday, April 3rd       Curry Building Auditorium, Room 225       (park in Oakland Parking Deck)

Focus: Reimagining Undergraduate Education
2:00 - 2:15 pm Introduction and media presentation on Dr. Thomas Berry
2:15 - 3:00 pm Education for a Sustainable WorldDr. David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Advisor to the President of Oberlin College
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 3:45 pm Role of the University in the 21st CenturyDr. John Grim, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, Yale University
3:45 - 4:00 pm Undergraduates Reimagining Education – Think Tank Students' Class Project
4:00 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion – Moderator: Dr. Anthony Weston, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Elon University. Panel: John Grim, David Orr, Stuart Pimm and Think Tank Student

Friday, April 4th       Friday, April 4th Service Learning Opportunities TBA

Chautauqua Sponsors, UNCG
Lloyd International Honors College Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons Department of Interior Architecture
Department of Biology Office of Sustainability Global Village
Environmental Studies Program Ashby Dialogue Teacher Education and Higher Education
Peace and Conflict Studies University Libraries/Digital Media Commons Department of Art

Other Sponsors
The Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World Dr. Margaret Berry
Emerging Ecology, Inc. Syngenta
Well Spring Retirement Community