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A Priest Walks Into A Bar (3/16)
Thomas Lees presents Prophets & Zombies: Apocalypses as Social Critiques
Guilford Technical Community College
3/16/2016 5:50:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 2
In preparation for the midterm elections in November we are excited to hold the 2014 GTCC North Carolina Political Forum Series. Part 2 features Democratic candidates Pricey Harrison and Alma Adams. The forum series allows our students, our faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet various political candidates running for national, state, and local office. The first 30 minutes are devoted to candidate speeches with the remaining 30 minutes devoted to questions from the audience.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/15/2014 3:55:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 3
In preparation for the midterm elections in November we are excited to hold the 2014 GTCC North Carolina Political Forum Series. Part 3 features Republican candidates as well as non-partisan candidates running in the local High Point elections. See Vince Coakley (US Congressional candidate), Jon Hardister (NC State Rep. 57th Distrcit), and Jason Ewing (High Point City Council) For many interested High Point residents, we've brought those candidates to the forum due to the critical topics being decided in this year’s election. The forum series allows our students, our faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet various political candidates running for national, state, and local office. The first 30 minutes are devoted to candidate speeches with the remaining 30 minutes devoted to questions from the audience.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/22/2014 3:55:00 PM
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ACR Picking Cotton: Mythbusting Incarceration (20160902-00019)
This year's All-College Read is Picking Cotton. Picking Cotton is a powerful book dealing with issues of sexual assault, racism, wrongful conviction, incarceration and ultimately forgiveness. This panel discussion deals with incarceration.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/27/2016 3:55:00 PM
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ACR: Jose Galvez
Guilford Technical Community College
3/27/2014 4:10:00 PM
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All College Read Guest Speaker (20160705-00034)
All College Read Guest Speaker (20160705-00034)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/19/2016 2:55:00 PM
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Astronomy in Chile: Clear Skies, Monster Scopes, and Astrotourism
Jack Howard (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)
Lai'Anna D Martin
3/7/2020 8:25:00 PM
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Astronomy Lecture (20161215-00043)
Guilford Technical Community College
4/21/2017 10:30:00 PM
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Astronomy Lecture: Tom Brown
Astronomy Lecture with Tom Brown
Guilford Technical Community College
3/6/2015 11:55:00 PM
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Barbara Becker “’I am almost certain…’: William Huggins and the First Attempts to Measure Stellar Motion in the Line of Sight”
Guilford Technical Community College
3/3/2018 8:25:00 PM
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Cathy Olkin: Exploring the Outer Reaches of Our Solar System
This talk discusses two separate NASA missions: the New Horizons mission that has explored Pluto and the Kuiper Belt and the Lucy mission that is in development now and will explore the Jupiter Trojan ices. After traveling for more than 9 years, NASA’s New Horizons mission accomplished its prime objective – the initial reconnaissance of the Pluto system. On July 14, New Horizons passed about 12,500 km from Pluto’s surface, flying between Pluto and the orbit of Pluto’s large moon Charon. I will discuss highlights of the mission results including the discovery of a deep basin containing glacial ices. Another three and a half years later after the Pluto encounter, on New Year’s Day 2019, New Horizons accomplished the prime goal of its extended mission, a flyby of the cold classical Kuiper Belt Object (486958) 2014 MU69. Little was known about this object before the encounter on New Year’s Day. The team had searched for an object to fly past in the Kuiper belt for years with the largest ground-based telescopes. In 2014, the target for our flyby was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope. Stellar occultation observations of 2014 MU69 refined our knowledge of its ephemeris and led to debate if 2014 MU69 was a single object or a binary. We now know, from the New Horizons images, that MU69 is a contact binary. This talk will discuss the challenges of a planetary encounter at a distance of 43 AU and also the results from the MU69 encounter. Finally, I will describe the upcoming NASA mission to the Jupiter Trojan asteroids: Lucy. This mission will encounter 7 asteroids in 12 years with 1 spacecraft. Cathy Olkin is a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. Her main topic of research is the outer solar system, specifically planetary atmospheres and surfaces. She carries out ground-based observations to learn about the size and atmospheres of small worlds. She also works on NASA’s New Horizons mission that provided the first close up images of the Pluto system and was the Deputy Project Scientist. Cathy is also the lead of one of the scientific instruments, the color camera and composition mapper. Dr. Olkin is the Deputy Principal Investigator for NASA’s Lucy mission, which will launch in October 2021. In her free time, Cathy mentors FIRST robotics programs providing hands-on STEM education for students from 4th grade to 12th grade.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/27/2019 11:30:00 PM
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CFL Speaker Series Presents Katherine Moore (20180103-00001)
Katherine Moore, daughter of Katherine Johnson, featured in the boor "Hidden Figures" speaks and answers questions about her mother's experiences at NASA, helping put the first Americans into space.
Guilford Technical Community College
2/27/2018 4:55:00 PM
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CFL Speaker Series: Daniel Gray, also known locally as "Uncle Cheesecake" (20190909-00037)
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10/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
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CFL Speakers' Series (1/30)
The Communication and Foreign Language Speaker’s Series presents Mrs. Julia Humbles, a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement
Guilford Technical Community College
1/30/2014 4:58:00 PM
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CFL Speakers' Series (9/26)
Communication and Foreign Language Speakers' Series
Guilford Technical Community College
9/26/2013 3:58:00 PM
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CFL Speaker's Series Please Join us as We Answer One of Life's Most Essential Questions... (20160205-00014)
How does Facebook know I am shopping for that? The Communication and Foreign Language (CFL) Department is proud to present a panel discussion on the "behind the scenes" aspect of social media. Our panel of experts is comprised of Kevin Lee, Claire McCaskill, and Renard Spratling. This presentation includes three social media discussions: Social Media, Friend or Foe?; Consumer Marketing, and Managing Your Message; as well as a question and answer session with the audience to conclude the presentation.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/30/2016 2:55:00 PM
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Class Speaker: Mental Health Resources (20190206-00004)
Guilford Technical Community College
2/15/2019 4:00:00 PM
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Communication Speaker Series: Luka (20190821-00002)
GTCC is pleased to welcome Luka Kinard to speak with our students, faculty, and staff about the growing vaping epidemic. Luka has been traveling around the country explaining his story and the dangers of vaping, garnering attention from national media and publications. In this presentation, Luka will detail the financial, academic, and health costs associated with the practice of vaping. Please view this important discussion on this emerging health and societal crisis.
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9/12/2019 4:00:00 PM
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Conflict in Africa - Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (20180808-00023)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/24/2018 4:00:00 PM
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David Baron: Nature’s Grandest Spectacle: How, Where, and Why to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
TriStar kicks off with “Nature’s Grandest Spectacle: How, Where, and Why to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse,” a lecture by David Baron, science journalist, author, and broadcaster. Baron is a long-time eclipse chaser and author. In the course of his reporting, Baron has visited every continent and earned some of the top honors in journalism. His written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Outside, Lonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/3/2017 11:55:00 PM
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David Charbonneau: How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet
Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planet candidates around other stars. The recent announcement of an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our solar system, highlights the fact that these other solar systems are common. Watch as one of the pioneering scientists in the field of exoplanet detection and characterizations shares the details of this exciting research. GTCC’s Cline Observatory and the GTCC Foundation present the 2016 Jo Cline Astronomy Lecture, “How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet,” by Dr. David Charbonneau. The NASA Kepler Mission taught us that Earth-sized planets are a commonplace throughout the Galaxy. But did life take root on any of these distant worlds? Using upcoming large telescopes, astronomers will search the atmospheres of Earth-like planets for the telltale chemical fingerprints of life. For more information about Charbonneau and his projects, visit: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~dcharbon/Site/Welcome.html.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/23/2016 11:25:00 PM
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Debris Fields in the Solar System- Patrick Miller, Hardin-Simmons University
Guilford Technical Community College
3/5/2016 6:45:00 PM
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Disability Rights NC (20161216-00017)
Disability Rights NC (20161216-00017)
Guilford Technical Community College
2/1/2017 5:25:00 PM
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Dispatches from a Dark Universe
There’s more to the Universe than we can see -- even more than we can ever see. I’ll give a tour of the edges of our knowledge of the cosmos, including where the frontiers are, and what might remain unknowable forever. Come for the Big Bang, stay for the possibility of the ultimate destruction of all of reality!
Guilford Technical Community College
4/13/2018 11:00:00 PM
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Domestic Violence Presentation (20190918-00008)
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10/11/2019 4:30:00 PM
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Domestic Violence Speaker (2014-AAFOFV)
Domestic Violence Speaker (2014-AAFOFV)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/30/2014 3:55:00 PM
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Don Smith: What Can Globular Clusters Tell Us about the Universe?
TriStar Astronomy Conference Don Smith, Guilford College "What Can Globular Clusters Tell Us about the Universe?" The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute's Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (PARI's APDA) contains over two hundred thousand glass plate photographs of the sky. In particular, there are several thousand plates from the University of Michigan's CTIO survey. Instead of focusing the stellar light to points, these plates had a prism in the optical path that smears the stars' light into rainbow-like spectra. From these spectra, the type of star can be identified through the presence (or absence) of atomic energy lines. In total, these plates contain hundreds of thousands of stars that have not been classified - a daunting prospect for any individual. PARI has established a crowd-sourcing web site (scope.pari.edu) that offers anyone the opportunity to try their hand at classifying a small sample of these stars. However, in principle, an artificial neural network could be trained to carry out the classification en masse. I will describe my ongoing project to process these glass plates: to extract stellar spectra from scanned, digitized versions of the images and to train an artificial neural network to classify the extracted spectra. The results of this project could be interesting from an astronomical point of view, extending our knowledge of the demographics of nearby stellar populations, as well as from an artificial intelligence standpoint, providing a way to compare the results of artificial and biological neural networks' efforts to solve the same task.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/1/2014 2:30:00 PM
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Don Winget: "Small Starts In A Large Context: All Things White DWARF"
Cline Observatory and The GTCC Foundation Presents The 17th Annual Fall Astronomy Day Lecture Astronomy, in contrast with other sciences, has traditionally been considered an observational science; it has not been possible to perform experiments on the objects we observe. This situation has changed in a way that is transformational. Although laboratory astrophysics has long been an important part of astronomical research, what has changed is the ability to produce large enough chunks of a star that we can make measurements and perform experiments on it. We are now able to make macroscopic quantities of star-stuff in the lab: plasmas created under conditions that are the same as the plasmas in stars; we can now examine, on Earth, matter under more cosmically “normal” conditions. The presentation will describe how this came about, the technology behind it, recent results, and the potential impact of our recent laboratory experiments done at Sandia National Laboratories on Z, the most powerful x-ray source on Earth. We will close with a summary of recent discoveries at the telescope that extend the scope of this work and outline how all this will change our understanding of the white dwarf stars and, through them, what we know about the content and evolution of the cosmos. Don Winget received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Illinois, and his masters (physics) and doctorate (physics & astronomy) from the University of Rochester. Today, he studies white dwarf stars, using them to study the physics of matter at high temperatures and densities, the structure and evolution of galaxies and their stars, and even to search for planets. Recently, he has begun a project making macroscopic chunks of star stuff, reproducing the conditions at the surfaces of white dwarf stars, in the laboratory on the Z-machine at Sandia National Laboratories. Don has won many awards for his teaching at Texas, including the 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, as well as several prizes for his scientific work. He is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/4/2013 11:30:00 PM
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Don Winget: A Close-up Look at White Dwarf Stars: From Kiloparsecs to Centimeters
Don Winget, University of Texas-Austin White dwarf stars, dubbed "Impossible Stars" by Eddington, are the simplest stars with the simplest surface chemical compositions known. We will examine the potential offered by the white dwarf stars in the context of both astrophysics and fundamental physics. This potential includes studying cosmochronology--establishing the age and evolutionary history of our galaxy and an independent lower limit on the age of the universe, constraining the properties of axions and WIMPS in the context of dark matter models, constraining dark energy by establishing the properties of the massive progenitors of type Ia supernovae, studying nucleosynthesis from their internal composition structure, and crystallization in dense Coulomb plasmas, among many others. Realizing this tremendous scientific potential depends on the determination of two boundary conditions for each star: the surface gravity and effective temperature. To do this, we must establish the photospheric plasma conditions, density and temperature, using observations of the stellar absorption spectra. Our understanding of line broadening appears to be an obstacle, at present. We will discuss the evidence for past theoretical inadequacies in line broadening theory and the hope for recent and future calculations. We will discuss how the experiments underway on the Z-facility at Sandia National Laboratories --where we can create macroscopic uniform plasmas under white dwarf photospheric conditions-will provide the benchmarks for improving our understanding of line broadening under white dwarf photospheric plasma conditions. These experiments will guide future theory and improve our understanding of the white dwarf stars and all we can learn from them.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/6/2013 1:30:00 AM
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Donovan Domingue “The Universe at a Longer Wavelength: Lessons from the Infrared”
Guilford Technical Community College
3/3/2018 3:55:00 PM
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Dr. John De Beer South Africa Presentation (20200107-00008)
Lai'Anna D Martin
3/12/2020 4:00:00 PM
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Founders Day (20160310-00024)
Did you know that the gazebo that decorates the front of our Jamestown campus was once a bus stop for nurses? Did you know that our lovely little lake was originally built for a family to use for fishing and swimming? Did you know that our little farmhouse on the front of the property is protected by legal documents? If any of these facts “intrigue” you, please watch this presentation on GTCC’s fascinating roots.
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4/1/2016 3:55:00 PM
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Founder's Day Speaker
Founder's Day Speaker- Berri Cross (2014-AAFGDL)
Guilford Technical Community College
4/3/2014 1:58:00 PM
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Friends of the Library Welcome Carole Weatherford (20160511-00009)
GTCC Friends of the Library present Author Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrator Jeffery B. Weatherford. Co-Sponsored by GTCC’s Office of Organizational Development, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Early Childhood Club.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/21/2016 3:55:00 PM
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From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, and How We’ll Learn More with the James Webb Space Telescope- Dr John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
John Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope. His research centers on infrared astronomy and cosmology. He was Principal Investigator for the Far Infrared Absolute Spectrophotometer (FIRAS) on the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), which was used to show that the cosmic microwave background radiation has a blackbody spectrum within 50 parts per million (ppm), confirming the Big Bang theory to extraordinary accuracy. For this work he shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/23/2017 1:25:00 PM
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Gabriela Gonzalez Einstein: Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Other Matters
Cline Observatory and the GTCC Foundation present The 2018 Jo Cline Memorial Astronomy Day Lecture "Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Other Matters" by Dr. Gabriela González, LSU/LIGO About the Talk: More than a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted that there were ripples in the fabric of space-time traveling at the speed of light: gravitational waves. On September 14 2015, the LIGO detectors in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana in the US registered for the first time ever a loud gravitational wave signal traveling through Earth, created more than a billion years ago by the merger of two black holes. Several other gravitational waves from black holes were detected, including one by LIGO and the Virgo detector in Europe produced by two neutron stars giving birth to a black hole, generating also electromagnetic waves (light!) detected by many telescopes, and helping us understand the origin of gold. We will describe the history and details of the observations, and the gravity-bright future of the field. About the Speaker: Gabriela González is a physicist working on the discovery of gravitational waves with the LIGO team. She was born in Córdoba, Argentina, studied physics at the University of Córdoba, and pursued her Ph.D. in Syracuse University, obtained in 1995. She worked as a staff scientist in the LIGO group at MIT until 1997, when she joined the faculty at Penn State. In 2001 she joined the faculty at Louisiana State University, where she is a professor of physics and astronomy. She has received awards from the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since it was funded in 1997, served as the elected LSC spokesperson in 2011-2017, and is known for participating in the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves in 2016. Her work has focused on LIGO instrument development (especially reducing noise sources and tuning alignment systems) and LIGO data calibration and diagnostics, critical to increasing the astrophysical reach of data analysis methods.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/21/2018 11:30:00 PM
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Gabriela Gonzalez: Gravitational Waves Astronomy
Gabriela Gonzalez: Gravitational Waves Astronomy
Guilford Technical Community College
9/22/2018 1:30:00 PM
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Guest Speaker: Deonna Kelli Sayed
Guilford Technical Community College
3/2/2017 3:30:00 PM
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Halloween Book Event: Looking for Lydia: The Thirty-Year Search for The Jamestown Hitchhiker
Join authors, Michael Renegar and Amy Greer as they discuss their new book.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/30/2018 4:00:00 PM
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Jay Pasachoff: "Stellar Society Lecture: Transits of Venus"
Noted astronomer Jay Pasachoff gives a lecture, “Transits of Venus: Science and History.” Perhaps the rarest scheduled astronomical event comparable to human lifetimes is a transit of Venus. Not a person on Earth was alive when the previous transits occurred before the 2004-2012 pair. Pasachoff will describe the interesting history of transits, from Jeremiah Horrocks's view of the first observed one in 1639 through Captain Cook's voyage to Tahiti for the transit of 1769 and through the current efforts. With support from the National Geographic Society, he extensively observed the 2004 transit from Greece and the 2012 transit from Haleakala, Hawaii. He also used the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini Mission at Saturn to observe transits seen on other solar-system bodies. Jay Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Eclipses. He is the world’s most distinguished researcher of solar eclipses and has observed 58 eclipses of the sun during his career. Pasachoff has received the Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society and the Janssen Prize of the Société Astronomique de France. He’s also the author of the popular “Petersen Field Guide to the Stars and Planets.” Pasachoff’s lecture is presented by GTCC’s Student Astronomy Club, The Stellar Society, whose mission for the past decade has been to support public outreach activities at Cline Observatory.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/28/2014 11:00:00 AM
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Jesus Nebot: Issues Impacting Immigration (20180618-00021)
The Global Education and Literacy Committee has partnered with Student Life to present our International Education Week and Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker, Jesus Nebot, to discuss his experiences as a former undocumented immigrant and to bust some myths about immigration in this 2018 International Education Week event: “Illegal Immigration: A Humanitarian Perspective” This social justice presentation will allow the audience to transcend their limited beliefs and obtain a wider perspective about how to deal with one of the greatest social challenges of our time. You will: 1. Get real facts about the origin and history of illegal immigration and its current economic and social impact in the US. 2. Voice your opinion and find out what politicians and newscaster are not telling you. 3. Gain greater understanding for people on all sides and explore effective, comprehensive and long lasting solutions that you can help implement to make a difference in your community. Sponsored by the Global Education and Literacy Committee and GTCC International Students Association
Guilford Technical Community College
9/26/2018 4:00:00 PM
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Mid-Morning Presentation
Mid-morning presentation
Guilford Technical Community College
10/4/2014 3:00:00 PM
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NC Astronomers Meeting (20150106-00029)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/3/2015 1:00:00 PM
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OSIRIS-REx Arrival at Asteroid Bennu
Mike & Larry Puzio (OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors)
Guilford Technical Community College
3/2/2019 2:15:00 PM
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Part 3 ACR Panel Discussion: What do YOU Want to Know about INCARCERATION?
The All-College Read committee proudly presents part 3 of a three-part panel discussion series, aimed at answering audience questions on some of today’s most important issues.
Guilford Technical Community College
2/14/2017 4:55:00 PM
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Stellar Society Lecture- Titan: Ingredients for Life by Sarah Hörst
Johns Hopkins University Planetary Scientist Sarah Hörst gives this year’s Stellar Society Lecture "Titan: Ingredients for Life" About the Talk: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is unique in our solar system. Below Titan's thick organic haze layer, rivers of methane carve channels into an icy bedrock and flow into large hydrocarbon seas. Across the landscape, water ice mountains and extensive organic sand dune fields are simultaneously alien and reminiscent of Earth. Titan’s lake mottled surface and thick, organic rich atmosphere may be an ideal setting for life as we do not know it and there is certainly much yet to be learned about our own home from the study of Titan. About the Speaker: Sarah Hörst is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Her primary research interest is atmospheric chemistry, particularly the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere or on the surface of bodies in the solar system. Previously, Dr. Hörst was a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado. She is a recipient of the Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. She has a BS in Planetary Science and a BS in Literature from the California Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona. Her research page is here: http://www.sarahhorst.com/research.html
Guilford Technical Community College
4/22/2016 10:50:00 PM
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Stellar Society Lecture: Killer Death Rocks from Outer Space! -Michael Solontoi
How close do asteroids and comets come to Earth? Just how common are planetary impacts, and what are the effects? Michael Solontoi, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Lynchburg College, discusses the study of our neighbors in space.
Guilford Technical Community College
4/17/2015 10:55:00 PM
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The AAVSO for the Amateur Community
Dr. Stella Kafka (American Association of Variable Star Observers)
Guilford Technical Community College
3/2/2019 6:55:00 PM
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TriStar Astronomy Day- Morning Session
TriStar Astronomy Day- Morning Session
Guilford Technical Community College
3/7/2015 2:20:00 PM
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Valiant Women of Strength Series: Voter ID Law Changes and the Importance of Voting Locally (20191105-00004)
Learn how new voter ID law changes and voting locally affects you. Plus, hear more about the 19th Amendment, and why women voting is vital to our democracy. Facilitated by Ricky Baker, GTCC Librarian, Public Services
Lai'Anna D Martin
3/25/2020 4:00:00 PM
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