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 Caitlin Cassidy.


Documentary film screening: The Lavender Scare & Scenes from “Perfect Arrangement”

Hunt Library Auditorium
Monday, October 23
7:30 p.m.
With the United States gripped in the panic of the 1950s Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and vows to rid the federal government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Tens of thousands lose their jobs. But the mass firings have an unintended effect: they stir outrage in the gay community and thrust an unlikely hero into the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement. In addition to illuminating a little-known chapter of American history, The Lavender Scare is a timely reminder of the value of vigilance and social action when civil liberties are under attack.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.

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.

Educate, Encounter, Engage: Worldview Diversity Panel and Mixer

Caldwell Lounge
Tuesday, October 24
4:30 PM
In today’s social and political climate, interbelief friendships and cooperation are needed more than ever. At this event, a diverse panel of local religious and secular leaders will discuss how their diverse worldviews inform their efforts to cooperate with their neighbors of different beliefs for the common good. Attendees will be encouraged to identify ways that they could help make interbelief cooperation a social norm at NC State. A mixer with refreshments will follow after the panel, giving attendees an opportunity to meet one another and build new bridges of friendship. 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 Kelsey Shevlin.

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 Andrew Kristof.

Porsha O. Show

State Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, October 24
6:00 PM
Porsha O. is a black, lesbian, hip-hop feminist, and womanist who uses spoken word performances to examine injustice while providing perspective on concrete solutions. This is sure to be a unique and exciting performance! 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 Katie Lucas.

The Islam Fair

Riddick Hearth
Tuesday, October 24
6:00 PM
To convey the basics of Islam to the general student population, working to remove stereotypes by educating the audience about how women in Islam have played a crucial role, providing the knowledge of the role of Jesus in Islam and how Islamic theology views the role of Jesus, having an exchange of thoughts by promoting group discussions on every topic being discussed at the Islam Fair. 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.

CSLEPS Social Justice Book Chat

Room 5105, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, October 24
7:00 PM
Bring your favorite social justice book(s) and join CSLEPS Leaders for Change for a discussion about social justice issues! Refreshments will be provided. 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 Caitlin Cassidy.

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.

HorrorFest Special Effects Makeup with Gregory FX

D. H. Hill Library, Auditorium (West Wing)
Wednesday, October 25
4:00 p.m.
As a special guest of HorrorFest, Gregory FX (Gregory Hewitt), a special effects makeup professional who specializes in film, television, commercial, event, scenario and live performance makeup, will talk about the art of special effects makeup and its importance to the entertainment industry as well as other areas of professional service. During the talk, Hewitt will present a live makeup demo so you can see the transformation in front of your eyes! 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.

Special opportunity:  In addition to this event, Gregory FX will lead a 2-hour, hands-on FX workshop where attendees will create and apply a prosthetic from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  This extra workshop will NOT count as a Scholars Forum event and requires pre-registration through the NCSU Libraries website: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/special-effects-make-up-workshop-0.

Evolution of Legal Protections for the GLBT Community

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, October 25
5:00 PM
Over the past two decades, there have been many advances in legal protections for the GLBT community. While there has been an increased number of laws, policies, and guidance that protect the rights of the GLBT community, there has been a significant backlash and many needs left unmet. Join the GLBT Center as we explore the successes and losses in legal protections for the GLBT community within the United States of America. 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.

NC State School of Public & International Affairs and University Scholars Program presents
Dr. Jay Rosen: Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Media

Dabney Hall Auditorium
Wednesday, October 25
6:00 PM
Jay Rosen has been teaching journalism at New York University since 1986. From 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the program. Rosen is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism and its ordeals (www.pressthink.org), which he introduced in September 2003. In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For?, which is about the rise of the civic journalism movement. In 2008 he was the co-publisher, with Arianna Huffington, of OffTheBus.net, which allowed anyone who was interested to sign up and contribute to campaign coverage for the Huffington Post. He is also a press critic with a focus on the coverage of politics, and an adviser to media companies. On Twitter he is @jayrosen_nyu. 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 Ali Davis.

*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.

Student Government Film Screening The Hunting Ground

Room 2014, Carmichael Gymnasium
Wednesday, October 25
7:00 PM
Join the NC State It’s On Us Sexual Assault Prevention Team for a screening of the film Hunting Ground, a film that looks a sexual assault survivors fight for justice on college campuses. Following the film, a short discussion will be held.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.

Film Screening: Footprints of Pan Africanism

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Wednesday, October 25
7:00 PM
The documentary ­­Footprints of Pan-Africanism revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and cultural revolution. Footprints ultimately celebrates the challenges young generations continue to pose to those who have yet to pick up the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers.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 Caitlin Cassidy.

Joseph Millar Poetry Event

Caldwell Lounge
Wednesday, October 25
7:30 PM
This event features Joseph Millar as a guest. Joesph Millar is a NC State MFA faculty member and his latest collection, Kingdom, was released in early 2017. His first collection, Overtime, was a finalist for the 2001 Oregon Book Award. His second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007, followed by a third, Blue Rust, in 2012. 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.

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 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.

Society for Politics, Economics & the Law presents Dr. Karen Palasek

Room 1140, Nelson Hall
Thursday, October 26
5:30 PM
Professor of Management at the Barton College School of Business and Director of the Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders. Her talk is entitled Leadership at any level. 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 Sean Cassidy.

NCSU Women’s Center Film Screening: Escalation

Room 210, Park Shops
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.

CSLEPS presents Overcoming Adversity & Advocating for Diversity

Caldwell Lounge
Thursday, October 26
6:00 PM
This program will be an opportunity for students to learn more about the adversity faced by minority groups and how to become more active and effective advocates for groups they may not identify with. The program will help students to better understand what adversity and advocacy really are and how it impacts minority groups. Followed by that will be small group discussions about gender, race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientations, identities, and expressions. To conclude this event there will be a debrief period which will give students the opportunity to share what they have learned and/or their own personal experiences. 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.

Film Screening and Discussion: Retracting the Khmer Rouge

Room 160, Withers Hall
Thursday, October 26
7:00 PM
This event will include a showing of the film, ” First They Killed My Father,” directed by Angelina Jolie. The film describes the true story of the Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian Genocide between 1975 and 1979 led by communist political leader Pol Pot. Survivors will be present to participate in the discussion of the film and answer questions.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 Katie Lucas.

*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.

Scholars Council Presents: Get to Know Raleigh

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, October 29
1:00 PM
Come and take a walking tour of downtown Raleigh and get a glimpse of places to visit and explore! Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle as you get to know downtown Raleigh. Advance registration is required for this event.

*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.