Week 10: March 12 – 18

Scholars Forum Lecture: Dr. Damon Tweedy

Witherspoon Student Cinema
Monday, March 12
3:00 PM
Damon Tweedy is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center and a staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He is the author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, which was a New York Times best-seller and TIME magazine selection as one of the best nonfiction books of 2015.


NCSU Film Studies Spiritual Film Series: Why has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

Auditorium, Hunt Library
Monday, March 12
7:00 PM
Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment – Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok has brought to the monastery to raise as a monk. The story is mostly Yong Nan’s, told in flashbacks: how he came to the monastery, his brief return to the city, his vacillation between the turbulence of the world and his hope to overcome passions and escape the idea of self. We also see Hyegok as a teacher, a protector, and a father figure, and we watch Haejin make his way as a curious and nearly self-sufficient child. (IMDB). This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Anna Stewart.

NCSU Libraries Making Space: Caroline Sniders and Mani Nilchiani

Fishbowl Forum, DH Hill Library
Tuesday, March 13
4:00 PM
Caroline Sinders and Mani Nilchiani will discuss their work on Dark Patterns — a web VR interactive story that explores the future of a surveillance state and IOT devices through the perspective of the main character, Alice, when her friend is arrested at protest. The game imagines what the feature of IOT devices and UX will look like, what internet regulation looks like to a user, and what the future of protest can be. Making Space is generously sponsored by Pentair. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Marian Fragola.

USP Service Event: Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, March 14
5:15 PM
Join us for an afternoon of service fun helping to sort and organize food for those in need at the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

Gregg Museum: ETHEL with Robert Mirabal

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Wednesday, March 14
7:20 PM
In conjunction with Treasures of Native America, NC State LIVE presents indie-classical quartet ETHEL with three-time Grammy Award-winning Native American musician and instrument maker Robert Mirabal. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristoff.

NCSU Libraries Women in Data Science Panel Discussion

Fishbowl Forum, DH Hill Library
Thursday, March 15
5:30 PM
Organized by graduate student Maria E. Adonay at NC State’s Bioinformatics Research Center,
a panel of data scientists will discuss the skills needed in this growing specialty, and how data science manifests in different disciplines. Panelists include Dr. Alyson G. Wilson, Department of Statistics, Heidi J. Tebbe, NCSU Libraries, Dr. Laura Tateosian, Center for Geospatial Analytics, all of NC State, and Dr. ClarLynda Williams-DeVane of NCCU. The panel discussion will follow a broadcast of the Women in Data Science conference from Stanford. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Marian Fragola.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences  Science Cafe: Brain Awareness Night

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, March 15
6:15 PM
Learn the in’s and out’s of the human brain at this engaging and informative talk by Harvard professor Jeff Lichtman. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis. Please note: The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

 

NCSU Libraries Coffee & Viz: Visual Mathematics

Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Friday, March 16
9:30 AM
While mathematics is used to create scientific visualizations of all kinds, it’s a two-way street. Dr. Radmila Sazdanović, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at NC State, will present vignettes illustrating the role of visualizations in algebraic topology and topological data analysis, knot theory, and a new and rapidly developing mathematical discipline, diagrammatic categorification. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

University Scholars Program: Super Scholars Stories Kayleigh Jernigan: Medical School Behind the Scenes

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Friday, March 16
12:00 PM
University Scholars are an awesome group of individuals (as you probably guessed since you yourself are a University Scholar). This series highlights the amazing things that students just like you are doing; from cutting edge research to backpacking around the world and more. Come learn what other students are up to and how you can do similar things. There are 18 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum.

NCSU Libraries A/V Geeks: School Spirit – Friend or Enemy?

Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Friday, March 16
6:00 PM
Dr. K.C. Busch of NC State’s Department of STEM Education joins A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer to discuss educational films about school spirit and when it goes too far. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum.

NC Museum of Art: Guided Tour of the African Collection

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, March 17
1:15 PM
Join an expert docent for an in depth look at the stunning array of art contained in the museum’s African art collection. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk. Please note: The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the NC Museum of Art.