The Burnett Seminars are held annually and feature a keynote speaker related to the field of learning differences. These popular events, free and open to the public, are made possible by a gift to UNC by The Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement. This fund was started in 1998 by Mrs. Juliet H. Davis, Mr. Burnett’s mother, and her late husband, W. Burke Davis ‘37 and continues to be supported by Timothy and Jane Burnett, both of whom graduated from UNC-CH in 1962. All are from Greensboro, NC.
See below for more information and videos of past Burnett seminars.
2016: Dr. Patricia Quinn: Transition to College for Students with ADHD/LD: Passport for Success
2015: Dr. Ned Hallowell: Superparenting: An Innovative Approach to Raising Teens and Young Adults with ADHD
2014: Dr. Thomas E. Brown: Understanding Emotions and Motivations in young adults
2013: Dr. Sharon Field: The Science and Art of Self-Determination
2012 Dr. Russell Barkley: ADHD, Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning
2011 Dr. Patricia Quinn: Girls and ADHD, The Hidden Disorder
2010 Dr. John Ratey: The Science of Exercise and The Brain
2009 Jonathan Mooney: Learning Outside the Lines
2008 Dr. Ned Hallowell: Unwrapping The Gifts of the Mind