Week 10: October 23 – 29

Scholars Forum: Canceled
Witherspoon Campus Cinema

Monday, October 23 & Tuesday, October 24

We ask that instead, you please attend the following event:

Fall Campus Diversity Dialogue featuring Franchesca Ramsey: Your Powerful Online Voice: Social Media for Social Change

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, October 23
6:30 PM
Whether it’s online or on your television, Franchesca Ramsey is using her voice and unique brand of comedy to prompt new dialogues about race, gender, feminism, and equality in America. Juggling her unique brand of information-via-comedy between national television and social media platforms, Franchesca Ramsey is an important voice and face in our society’s ever-changing and expanding collective conscious about equality and social justice. As social media continues to change the way we talk about the things that matter- Franchesca Ramsey, writer, actress/comedian and host of MTV’s Decoded, shares how a viral video changed her life, kick started her career and helped her become a leading voice for social justice. Most importantly, she discusses how what she’s learned along the way can help each one of us amplify our voices for social change. 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 a USP staff person.


Genetic Engineering & Society presents Sally Van Wert

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, October 24
12:00 PM
The GES Center provides mechanisms for discussion and rigorous, trustworthy analyses about how products of genetic engineering and synthetic biology may impact society and the environment. The GES Colloquiums provide campus members an opportunity to hear about a variety of topics related to genetic engineering from experts in the field. 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 Alex Hsain.

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series: Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Engineering Building 2, Room 1231
Tuesday, October 24
6:00 PM
With a global legal database 150 times the size of Wikipedia and technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, LexisNexis Legal & Professional is working to advance the rule of law through our core business operations and the efforts of our people. In this talk, we’ll look at how the rule of law is defined, how it’s measured, why it’s so important, and explore what’s possible in the world if we work together to advance the rule of law through information and analytics. 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 Wojciechowski.

 

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, October 25
12:25 PM
Join your fellow Scholars for a 50-minute discussion of local, national and international events.  Free copies of the New York Times will be distributed. There are 24 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

*University Theatre presents The Exonerated

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, October 25
6:45 PM
This deeply affecting play combines first-person narrative with legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted inmates and their paths to freedom. The accounts of the freed convicts emphasize their lives after being sentenced to death, including much of the legal proceedings that gained their exoneration. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Scarlett Lucas.

Film Screening: The Descent

D.H. Hill Library, Auditorium
Wednesday, October 25
9:00 PM
Six women become trapped in an unmapped cave system and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids. 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 a Lila Crick.

Prairie Ridge Guided Walk

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 26
2:15 PM
Prairie Ridge is a 45-acre reserve that includes Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape. We’ll tour the reserve and learn about the natural history of the Piedmont and the plants and animals that make this landscape unique. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristof.

*Gregg Museum: Life, Death & Art: Back from Death with Inspired Art

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 26
5:15 PM
As Halloween approaches, Sandra Martin and Susan Amsden of the International Association for Near-Death Studies talk about remarkable individuals who have “seen the light” and somehow came back from the brink to make art galvanized by their Experiences. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein. Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

NCSU Women’s Center Film Screening: Escalation

Women’s Center, Talley Student Union
Thursday, October 26
6:00 PM
Escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates your community about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. Following the film The Movement Peer Educators will lead a debriefing. 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 Helen Glazunov.

*NC State LIVE: Harold López-Nussa Trio with Ruy López-Nussa and Julio Cesar Gonzalez

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 26
7:15 PM
“El Viaje (The Journey),” the title track of Cuban pianist and composer, Harold López-Nussa’s latest record seems to sway gently like a boat in the water – as if readying for a voyage or returning to port after arrival. This scene aptly describes López-Nussa’s experiences of traveling throughout the world, yet always finding his way back home. This journey of body and spirit has led simultaneously to a musical exploration where he visits various genres and ideas while staying true to his foundational roots. There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin.

Coffee & Viz – Art at the Atomic Scale: Probing the Natural Material Properties with Electron Microscopy

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, October 27
9:15 AM
To explore the atomic scale, scientists use very large and powerful microscopes that can capture pictures of atoms. Like looking through the telescope to see the stars, these electron microscopes make it possible to see how atoms arrange themselves to form a material. In this seminar, Dr. James LeBeau, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will discuss works from an exhibit aimed to translate science to the general public through an artistic expression of the arrangement of atoms in materials, as captured with the scanning transmission electron microscope. This “atom art” shows people that we can directly see atoms and the orderly, often beautiful, way that atoms are arranged in materials. How those atoms are arranged, and the patterns they make, is key to understanding a material’s properties – and how engineers can control those properties. 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 Jamal Alexander.

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, October 27
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 Andrew Kristof.

*University Theatre presents The Exonerated

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, October 27
6:45 PM
This deeply affecting play combines first-person narrative with legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted inmates and their paths to freedom. The accounts of the freed convicts emphasize their lives after being sentenced to death, including much of the legal proceedings that gained their exoneration. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis.

*Raleigh Little Theatre presents: Perfect Arrangement

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, October 29
2:20 PM
It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover-up. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.