Lectures/Conferences

RecTalks | Technology in Recreation & Fitness

RecTalks are a free webinar series designed to engage our community in conversations around different health-related topics. Sponsored by HydroFlask.

The rapid evolution of technology has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we exercise and recreate. Technologies like virtual reality, fitness trackers, and video games create exciting opportunities to deepen the impact of physical activity and expand our reach. Join our panel of experts to explore how technology has impacted the recreation and fitness industry and what the future looks like!

iMED: So You Want To Start A Company

We are lucky to have Dr. Anthony G. Visco, MD, Professor and Chief of the Urogynecology Division and Chair of the DUH Robotic Committee, speak with us about his process of founding NinoMed. Dr. Visco is the President and CEO of NinoMed, which is a medical device and business analytics company that provides a wide variety of healthcare products including:

Injustice has a Cure: Paul Farmer & Duke Global Health Projects in Latin America & the Caribbean

We welcome Duke Trustee and co-founder of Partners In Health, Dr. Paul Farmer '82, P'19, who has been recognized internationally for his impactful work at the intersection of public health and human rights.

For this exclusive discussion, Dr. Farmer will be joined by top faculty from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), who are re-imagining solutions to the most pressing medical challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/wjq4g3/

Google v Oracle: Copyright and Fair Use Examined

On April 5, 2021 the US Supreme Court in a 6-2 decision in the copyright case of Google v Oracle found that Google's use of the APIs from 37 Java packages in the Android platform was legally a "fair use", thus deciding the case in favor of Google. This decision was the culmination of more than ten years of litigation and two jury trials whose decisions were each overturned on appeal, before being ultimately determined by the Supreme Court.

Film Discussion: Beyond Zero

The film Beyond Zero chronicles the sustainability journey of industry pioneer Ray Anderson (CEO, Interface). After a life-changing epiphany in 1994, Anderson embarked on a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative environmental impacts of the company he helmed-at a time when few companies had ever heard the term "sustainability." In the process, he ignited a new industrial revolution.

The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation, and Strategy

RSVP for this webinar on Mon. 4/19 (4-5 p.m. EDT) to fuel up on the context for the uphill climb of electric vehicles... and to get insights about where they're headed next.

Registration required: https://bit.ly/april19ev

Duke alumnus John D. Graham (O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University) will chat with Lori Snyder Bennear (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) about his latest book. Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law, Duke Center on Risk) will introduce Graham.

Pages