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February 2020

Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life: A Field Guide for Evaluating Extraordinary Claims

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Ridge Conference Center, 225 Brown Hall 1 University Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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General/public talk: Thursday evening talk Feb 6., 6:00-7:30 in Blue Ridge Conference room at WCU. Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life: A Field Guide for Evaluating Extraordinary Claims Description: The everyday world is a bewildering mixture of claims, some of them well-supported but many others - such as conspiracy theories and misinformation - poorly substantiated.  In this talk, Dr. Lilienfeld will discuss the prevalence of pseudoscientific and otherwise questionable beliefs in contemporary life, and explore why all of us are susceptible…

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Scaled up Seminar *invitation only

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Biltmore Park Instructional Site, Asheville Asheville, + Google Map

Scaled-Up Seminar gathers economics researchers within driving distance of WCU to economize on scheduling demands and accomplish more than a series of individual research seminars could. The goal is to leverage the concentration of scholars in the region to: 1) provide mutual feedback on current research projects; 2) gain exposure to each other’s research agendas thus sparking collaboration on future research projects; and 3) facilitate informal discussion leading to collaboration on research, teaching, and program building.  

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April 2020

Free Enterprise Speaker Series | Magatte Wade, Sustainable People

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise is excited to present another excited installment of the 2019-20 Free Enterprise Speaker Series, Magatte Wade speaking about Sustainable People. About Magatte Wade: I fight for the freedom of the individual because it all starts with the individual. My ideas are grounded in reality and my lived experience. I was born in Senegal but spent much of my childhood in France. Growing up, I saw the extreme differences in wealth between Africa and…

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