The Hettleman Lectures are presentations by some of UNC’s most distinguished young scholars – winners of the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in G100, Bondurant Hall

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Headshot of Spencer Smith

It’s Full of Stars: Telescope-like Optics for Panoramic Views of Neurons in Action in the Living Brain

Spencer Smith, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
1:00 p.m.


Headshot of James Cahoon

Architectural Nanomaterials: Designing Semiconductors So Form Follows Function

James Cahoon, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
2:00 p.m.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Tate Turner Kuralt Auditorium

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Headshot of Mara Buchbinder

Assisting Death in America: A Cultural Account of a New Medical Frontier

Mara Buchbinder, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine
1:00 p.m.


Headshot of Stephanie Wheeler

Survival of the Richest: How Wealth, Race and Place Affect Cancer Outcomes

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in University Room, Hyde Hall

Headshot of Jillian Dempsey

Modulating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Mechanisms for the Efficient Production of Fuels

Jillian Dempsey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
1:00 pm


Headshot of Lee Weisert

Scoring Brakhage: An Experiment in Frame Rate Composition

Lee Weisert, D.M.A
Associate Professor of Music
2:00 pm