Amanda Graham, Associate Director of Engagement, Carolina Performing Arts
Amanda Graham, Associate Director of Engagement at Carolina Performing Arts

We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Graham as our speaker for the Worlds Collide with Science and Art Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Amanda will speak on April 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Bondurant 2030.


*Light refreshments will be served!

As a reminder, you must attend 4/6 events to earn the certificate.

Some science stories are better told using art. Join us for a workshop showcasing the use of different types of art media to convey science to broad audiences.

Amanda Graham is the Associate Director of Engagement at Carolina Performing Arts. Previously, Amanda was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance Studies at Northwestern University. In 2014, Amanda graduated from the University of Rochester with her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies. Her graduate research focused on the relationship between site-specific postmodern dance, urban planning, and architecture in 1970s New York City. Amanda has also worked as a public school art teacher, dramaturg, community organizer, and university gallery director. Her writing on performance has been featured in Art Journal, Dance ChronicleASAP/J, and in a number of curatorial catalogues.

This workshop is sponsored by UNC Training Initiatives of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF).

Graduate and Professional Student Federation


Writing Workshop: Inspiring Storytelling
Date: April 17th from 2-3:30 pm
Location: Marsico Hall 2004
Registration Link:
This year, we are putting a spin on our traditional blog writing workshop with a theme on
storytelling. Why is storytelling important in science communication? How does one tell a good story? How can we use our own stories and experiences to communicate science beyond traditional reporting? During this interactive workshop, participants will not only go over best writing practices, but learn how stories can play a big role in their own work, produce a story-based blog post, and have the option to publish on SWAC’s blog The Pipettepen!

New: Special Summer Event! SWAC will host 1 event in the summer months that will count towards the required attendance. More details to come. If you are only one event short of earning the certificate, keep this in mind!

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