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Free Events At Duke This Week: Spring Plant Sale And More
Durham, NC - This week's picks from the Working@Duke staff for five free things to do at Duke include a film that's part of the Iranian Cinema Series and a spring plant sale at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, among other possibilities.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 26
Free Public Bus Pass
Pick up a free public bus pass that allows eligible faculty and staff to ride local and regional buses at no charge. The GoPass Distribution Event is on the West Campus Plaza outside the Bryan Center. Bring your DukeCard.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27
As part of the Iranian Cinema Series, catch the screening of "Tehran Has No More Pomegranates," which blends satire with history to paint a portrait of the metropolis and its transformation into a "mega[lo]polis" of increasing urban mess, inadequate housing and the fatal destiny of its once delicious pomegranates. The screening is in the White Lecture Hall.
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28
Wednesdays at The Center
Attend a presentation by Emily Butera, senior program officer for the Detention and Asylum Program at the Womenâs Refugee Commission. The topic is, "In Whose Best Interest: Immigration Law, Child Welfare and the Families Caught in Between."
"Wednesdays at the Center" is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. The series is jointly organized and presented by the John Hope Franklin Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and coordinated by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo. The event is in the John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240.
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29
Global Health Lecture
The Duke Global Health Institute and the Sanford School of Public Policy host a talk to learn how mobile phones can be powerful tools for improving global health. The presenter is Nithya Ramanathan, an assistant research professor at UC Los Angeles and co-founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics. Her work on wireless sensor networks for the study of water has led to key advances in combating groundwater contamination. The talk is in Perkins Library 217.
8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 31
Spring Plant Sale
Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with the spring plant sale at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The event features plants ideal for this region and from Duke Gardens, as well as unusual cultivars and plant vendors and free expert advice.
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