Summer Listening Hours for the Duke Community: Students, Staff or Faculty

The last few weeks have been difficult ones at Duke, but the high profile incidents have merely elevated awareness of simmering problems that have long plagued our community. I tend to quickly move into problem solving mode, and my training in Public Health means that I think in terms of harm reduction–looking for small improvements or small reductions in harmful things. However, this moment in our shared history at Duke feels like a time for me as Chair of the Academic Council to listen.

In that light, I would like to invite the Duke and Durham Community to open office hours over the Summer to discuss any topic of interest to you. I set out four days between now and the middle of June below, and if there is interest I will pick some more dates for the latter part of the Summer. If you want to chat but cannot make any of these times, or if you would prefer another time, just email me and we will work out a time and place to meet. If you have an event scheduled and you would prefer me to attend that event so that we can chat, I will try and work that out as well. I will be in Durham all Summer finishing a book so I have some flexibility.

My Academic Council Office is in 203 Flowers Building, near the Chapel. We have a conference room that can seat ~12 people, and if we need a bigger room than that, we will find one.

Friday May 18, 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday May 30, Noon-2pm

Friday June 8, 9-11am

Thursday June 21, 3:30-5:30pm


About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute), and Chair of the Academic Council at Duke University . I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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