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Duke Presents Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y

Duke Presents Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y

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Durham, NC - In collaboration with Duke University, the Carolina Theatre presents Live from NY's 92nd Street, a series of educational and cultural programs viewable through satellite broadcast. The second set of the series that began this past fall, the program features some of the nation's foremost leaders and thinkers such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Al Gore. The program began Sunday, January 27, with Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman discussing the causes and solution to the Great Recession.

The series presents a unique opportunity to hear many world-class speakers without traveling far. What separates Live from NY's 92ndStreet Y from a recorded video of the speech is that it is live feed in which students submit questions that will be sent to NY and potentially be asked in the broadcast. 

Duke's Office of Student Affairs, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations sponsored the Carolina Theatre's participation in the 92 Y Live program in effort to promote intellectual stimulation for Duke students as well as the whole Durham community.

"It's good for our students to know about the cultural legacy of the 92nd Street Y," said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. "Thanks to technology, this series offers students access to some of the world's compelling thinkers in the cool venue of Durham's historic Carolina Theater. I hope students will take advantage of this opportunity to get off campus, and while they're at it test out some of the downtown restaurants that are making Durham so popular with 'foodies.'"

Tonight at 8 pm, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will share her story on how she rose from the Bronx housing projects to rise to achieving a glowing legal career and the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.

Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for adults.

List of Live from NY's 92nd Street Y events

January 27, 8 pm - Paul Krugman's Economy Fixes

January 29, 8 pm - An Evening with Al Gore

February 5, 8 pm - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with Thane Rosenbaum

February 27, 8 pm - Brian Williams with John Tisch

March 4, 8:15 pm - Jeffrey Sachs: Global Issues with Claudia Dreifus

March 12, 7:30 pm - Joy Behar with Judy Gold

Find more information at http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events?tid=52