Week 12: March 26 – April 1

Scholars Forum canceled.
Please attend the Yuval Levin lecture listed below instead.


School of Public and International Affairs Lecture: Yuval Levin: In Search of Solidarity in the Age of Trump

Room 232A, Withers Hall
Monday, March 26
6:00 PM
Yuval Levin is the founding editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics, and author of The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Right and Left. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review and The Weekly Standard. His most recent work is The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. 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.

University Scholars Program Film Series: Summer Hours

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Monday, March 26
6:00 PM
Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother’s succession. (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 Ken Johnson.

NCSU Libraries presents: Making Space-Carla Gannis

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Tuesday, March 27
4:00 PM
Carla Gannis, originally from Oxford, North Carolina, today lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A visual storyteller, she works in a variety of media including digital painting, animation, 3D printing, drawing, video projection, interactive installation, performance, and net art. Gannis will describe her creative process and techniques, and how she draws inspiration from her North Carolina childhood. 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.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Film Screening and Post Discussion

Room 2203, SAS Hall
Tuesday, March 27
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join the Women’s Center and the African American Cultural Center for a viewing and post film discussion of “The Immortal Life of Hernrietta Lacks,” a film that addresses most important scientific contribution that you never heard about. In the words of Rebecca Skloot, author of the book by the same name, “Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.” A facilitated discussion will follow the film. 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 representative.

Arts Now: Coastal Winds

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, March 27
6:15 PM
The Coastal Winds wind quintet will join us for an evening of contemporary music for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn. Composed of faculty members of the East Carolina University School of Music, the Coastal Winds quintet has been active in Eastern North Carolina for over two decades performing music that ranges from works composed in the 18th century to pieces composed last year. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick.

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Wednesday, March 28
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 18 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Ken Johnson.

NCSU Libraries presents: Why would a microbe poop gold?

Fishbowl Forum, DH Hill Library
Wednesday, March 28
4:00 PM
This spring the NC State campus has been on a treasure hunt for Delftia acidovorans, a crafty little microbe that actually poops gold! We took samples and analysed them in classes and labs, and now we’re one step closer to understanding these wacky organisms. Our next question, after “Where do they live?” well it’s one you’ve probably already asked yourself — “Why do they poop gold?” Join NCSU Libraries for an exploration of the molecular sequence data we’ve collected as we leverage bioinformatics tools to better understand the variation, and therefore the importance, of Delftia’s bizarre ability. We’ll be using advanced and powerful analytical tools, but absolutely no previous experience or subject expertise will be necessary! All that participants need is their curiosity! 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.

Lake Crabtree: Evening Canoe Paddle

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, March 28
5:15 PM
Enjoy an evening on the water at Raleigh’s Lake Crabtree Park. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum. Please note: The event will begin at 6:00 PM at Lake Crabtree.

NC State LIVE presents: Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s peh-Lo-tah

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, March 28
7:15 PM
A favorite on NC State LIVE’s stage and across the globe, writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph has garnered countless awards and critical acclaim for his passionate productions that seamlessly weave spoken word, contemporary movement and hip-hop (most recently he was selected as a prestigious TEDGlobal 2017 Fellow and Dance Magazine named him one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today.”). Joseph is at it again. With /peh-LO-tah/, he pairs soccer with performance to create a powerful effect. Camaraderie, pride and tradition across cultures are all in play. There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein. Please note: The event will begin at 8:00 PM at Stewart Theatre.