Periodic Tables: Science Goes Public @ MotorCo
Jan 10 all-day

Researchers at N.C. State are busting science out of the lab and into the public sphere. Learn how, why, and where they’re headed next. Dr. Holly Menninger is director of public science for the College of Sciences at N.C. State.

More on Dr. Holly Menninger: An entomologist by training, Dr. Holly is a science communicator by passion and practice. She has worked at the intersection of science and society – in policy, natural resource management, and public engagement in science.

Blue Devils vs. Cancer: Sixth Annual Sweet Night in Durham @ Duke Cancer Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

A night of unlimited desserts dedicated to raising money to donate toward cancer research at the Duke Cancer Institute. All proceeds will go to the Duke Cancer Institute. The event will include a silent auction of autographed Duke gear, guest speakers, and musical performances by Duke’s famous a cappella groups! Enjoy desserts from Rise Biscuits and Donuts of Downtown Durham, Saladelia, Smallcakes Durham, Insomnia Cookies Chapel Hill, Three Seasons Catering, Mithai House of Indian Desserts, The Catering Company of Chapel Hill, Locopops and more! Business casual dress requested. Free parking available in Duke Hospital’s parking garage located off of Trent Drive.

Duke Performances Presents Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Drone Mass featuring ACME and Theatre of Voices @ Baldwin Auditorium - Duke University
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is joined by American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Theatre of Voices and conductor Donato Cabrera to present his 2015 composition Drone Mass, based on the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians. The hour-long work was commissioned by ACME for its 10th anniversary season and premiered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

DIBS Discovery Day @ Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) to experience family-friendly demonstrations and conversations about how brain science is used to help solve society’s most pressing challenges. Activities include measuring electrical activity in live crickets, brain teasers, concussion prevention demos, holding brain specimens and more. A kids’ corner will be available to help satisfy the minds of young tots! Free and open to the public.

Walk for the Animals @ Duke University East Campus Lawn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Head over to Duke’s East Campus for a one-and-a-half-mile morning walk with your furry companion and raise funds
to help provide a safe, clean shelter and medical care for the animals at Animal Protection Society of Durham. There will be pet contests, more than 50 vendors, a kids’ zone, food trucks and more.

Periodic Tables: RAREFIED Documentary Screening @ Motorco Music Hall
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Periodic Tables explores the powers and limits of genome sequencing with a documentary film screening of “RAREFIED”.