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Dr. Sampson Davis 2015

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Sampson Davis to campus to talk with students about his book Living and Dying in Brick City: an ER Doctor Returns Home. He will be speaking with the CLAS freshman class of 2019 as part of our convocation events during the freshmen meeting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Dr. Sampson Davis was raised as the fifth of six children in Newark, one of New Jersey's poorest cities. As a child, Dr. Davis grew up in cramped living quarters, surrounded by fragmented families, crime and drugs. Still, he was a good student and found ways to strike the fragile balance between being smart yet socially acceptable on the streets. It was this combination of skills, Dr. Davis says, that were most critical to his survival.

While attending University High School in Newark, Dr. Davis met Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins, two fellow students, who together made a promise to become doctors. Dr. Davis and his two childhood friends each successfully fulfilled their pact and today, he is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Michaels Medical Center in Newark, NJ.

Dr. Sampson Davis

Science, Technology and Math Open House

Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Boehm Science Center

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting an open house for prospective students who are interested in science, math and technology disciplines. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will also include opportunities to visit research and teaching facilities and to take a tour of the KU campus.

Past Events

Events 2011-2014