Week 10: March 12 – 18

 


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.

Selling Dreams: Economic Racism’s Impact on African American Progress

Room 356, Witherspoon Student Center
Tuesday, March 13
6:30 PM
Mainstream America would have us believe that every individual has an equal opportunity to achieve economic prosperity. Selling Dreams is an interactive discussion which explores how various systems in America (education, criminal justice, housing, health, and employment) interact to hinder Black people, and strategies to succeed despite it. 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.

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.

Middle East Film Series: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Wednesday, March 14
6:30 PM
Join the 18th Annual Middle East Film Festival, showcasing films pertinent to the issues embedded in the Middle East. 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 Graham Whitehouse.

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.

Andrew Martinez presents Corps de Blanco

Room 2014, Carmichael Gym
Thursday, March 15
2:00 PM
“Corps de blanco” explores the present day issue of women’s assembly in the revolution. This paper specifically examines the non-violent protests of the Damas de blanco (Ladies in white), an unauthorized women’s group forged in response to the 2003 Black Spring incarcerations of political dissidents. Today, the Damas de blanco group mobilizes through marches and sit-ins and are subject to arrests, battery, and detention. Using dance studies theorist Susan Foster’s concept of “choreography” as a way to understand how the Damas de blanco strategize their approach to protests, this paper endeavors to understand the way the corps de ballet of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba embodies a state-sanctioned image of how women are to assemble and participate in the revolution. Considering the history of the revolution’s efforts to incorporate women into the state project, one of which resulted in the Federación de Mujeres Cubanas (Federation of Cuban Women), this paper offers a new way of illustrating the revolution’s efforts to define and right and wrong way for women to assemble in public. There are 19 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Alex Hsain.

Society for Politics, Economics and the Law 
With Telemedicine You’ve Got a Doctor in Your Pocket

Room 4210, Nelson Hall
Thursday, March 15
4:30 PM
Dr. Katherine Restrepo, Director of Health Care Policy with the John Locke Foundation, will give a talk about the future of telemedicine. 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.

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.

Decolonizing Feminism: Examining Native Feminist Theory

Currituck Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Thursday, March 15
6:00 PM
Western concepts of feminism have roots in settler colonialism, often highlighting the experiences and ideals from a westernize lens. Native feminist theories critique and dismantle the links between heteropatriarchy and settler colonialism on feminist ideology. Join the GLBT Center and the Women’s Center as we host Dr. Chris Finley, to discuss how the examination of settler colonialism within feminism exposes the current structure of settler colonialism and its impact on indigenous communities. 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.

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.

2018 Buchdahl Lecture: Calling Bull: Thinking Critically About Data

Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library
Friday, March 16
5:30 PM
The 2018 Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology & Values presents a lecture by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West entitled Thinking Critically About Data in the Social and Natural Sciences. This lecture will highlight the reality of fake news and biased data as well as how to critically decipher the accuracy of information in general. 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.

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.

Arts NC State presents Artists Panel

Room 3285, Talley Student Union
Friday, March 16
6:00 PM
Four professional artists talk about their work and give advice to upcoming artists. Light 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 Justin Kuhn.

The Gregg Museum presents Navajo Weaving Demonstration

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Saturday, March 17
10:00 AM
Navajo wool rugs and blankets are famous the world over for their vibrant patterns and intricate designs, as well as the depth of knowledge it takes to make them. Navajo baskets are equally complex art forms, filled with hidden meanings woven into their coils. Come meet Navajo master craftspersons Mary Keahey and Betty Hawley, who will be actively demonstrating their expertise at making rugs and baskets at the Gregg Museum. 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.

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.

Graphic Differences: Adapting a Jewish-Christian Disputation to Comic Form

Sunday, March 18
Room 434, Daniels Hall
5:30 PM
Prof. Caputo of the University of Florida will be speaking on the graphic history she produced of a theological debate between Jews and Christians in medieval Spain. More about the graphic history can be learned at the Oxford site: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/debating-truth-9780190226367?cc=us&lang=en&. 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.