Week 13: November 13 – 19

Scholars Forum: Final Business Meeting

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14
3:00 PM


Undergraduate Research Slams

D.H. Hill, Fishbowl Forum
Tuesday, November 14
4:00 PM
NC State undergraduate students will present lightning talks on their exciting research and projects. Co-presented by the NCSU Libraries, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Student Advisory Council. 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.

 

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series: Robert Martin, Co-Founder of Cleancoders.com

Engineering Building 2, Room 1231
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 PM
For the last 50 years, we’ve been exploring language after language. Now many of the “new” languages are actually quite old. The latest fad is “functional programming”, which got its roots back in the 50s. Have we come full circle? Have we explored all the different kinds of languages? Is it time for us to finally decide on a single language for all software development? In this talk, Uncle Bob walks through the history of programming languages and then prognosticates on the future of languages. 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 Jazzlyn Hill.

 

USP Film Series: 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM
A gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania. Is it always winter in Communist countries? Maybe. Is it always this bleak? Sure seems like it. Is it a difficult but dang good movie? No doubt.

This semester the film series is focused on the best films of the 21st century so far. Join us for a film screening followed by a discussion of the film. Be prepared to share your thoughts. 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.  

 

Undergraduate Research Slams

D.H. Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum
Wednesday, November 15
4:00 PM
NC State undergraduate students will present lightning talks on their exciting research and projects. Co-presented by the NCSU Libraries, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Student Advisory Council. 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.

 

USP Book Club: Emma

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
Emma by Jane Austen.  Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work. From Amazon.com.

Interested in reading this book and signing up for this event? If so, please stop by the USP Office [102 Sullivan Hall] to pick up a copy of this book and sign-up with Ken Johnson (kejohns2@ncsu.edu; 513-2449) as soon as you can. Attendance will be taken by filling out a USP Attendance Card which will be distributed at the beginning and collected at the end of the event.

 

NCSU Women’s Center presents Unpacking the Bags We Carry: Violence Against Women in Indigenous Nations

Room 201, Witherspoon Student Center
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
Presented by Vivette Jeffries-Logan (Occaneechi). In order to end domestic violence in all its forms, we must understand why it exists in Indian Country today, and assess our current challenges in addressing the issue. When we examine the reasons behind the presence of domestic violence in Native communities, we must first consider its historical origins. Native American women experience domestic violence more than twice as often as any other ethnic group. This is astounding, considering that the general population of women in the United States already experiences high rates of domestic violence. Most researchers who examine domestic violence in Native communities agree that this is a relatively new phenomenon, and the common denominator is colonization. Most tribes did not experience domestic violence, many were matrilineal and matrilocal, and all tribes valued every member of the tribe. 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.

 

*University Theatre presents Beowulf Lord of the Bros.

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, November 16
6:45 PM
Loosely based on Beowulf, University Theatre presents the world premiere of this modern, musical bro-mantic rock comedy for the ages. Ross Garth is a 20-­something bro who throws BOMB parties. His best bro/roommate is moving, his neighbor Sam Grendelstein keeps ruining the parties and, despite her hints, he’s not ready to have Cass, his girlfriend, move in yet. Enter Beowulf, Lord of the bros, savior of parties, and the embodiment of charisma. Ross and Beo face the childish adulthoods they’ve led and try to grow up. When Beo’s methods prove too extreme, friendships are tested, parties are busted, and jokes abound. Adult language and innuendo. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Scarlett Lucas.

 

Student Presentations:  Found Sounds from the NC Coast

D.H. Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum
Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Students from the University Scholars Program will debut their original creations developed using sounds they recorded at Hammocks Beach State Park and re-mixed using technology from the Libraries. 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 Chester Brewer.

NC State Dance Fall Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, November 16
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Dance program. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

 

*Counter Culture Coffee: Coffee Cupping

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, November 17
9:00 AM
Rain or shine, Counter Culture Coffee stops and tastes coffee together at the Durham headquarters. They love to welcome our students to this free coffee tasting. Immediately following each tasting in Durham, they will also offer cupping participants a free, guided tour of our roastery and headquarters. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

 

Coffee & Viz – A Tour of the Solar System

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, November 17
9:30 AM
NASA spacecraft have returned a wealth of image, topographic, and chemical data of planetary bodies across the Solar System. By integrating these data sets in the freely available Google Earth platform, we can now visit these planets and moons in a way never before possible. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Byrne will take you on a planetary journey from Mercury to Pluto, stopping at the sweltering lava plains of Venus, the barren surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and the methane lakes of Titan. 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.

 

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, November 17
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 Jamal Alexander.

 

A/V Geeks presents: How to Survive Thanksgiving

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, November 17
6:00 PM
A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer and Dr. Kim Allen of NC State’s Department of Youth, Family, and Community Services share films from the 1940s-1970s about Thanksgiving, families, and proper table manners. 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.

 

NC State Dance Fall Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, November 17
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Dance program. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

 

*NC State Music: Wolfgang A Cappella

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, November 18
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the a cappella group, Wolfgang A Cappella. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

 

*University Theatre present Beowulf Lord of the Bros.

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, November 18
6:45 PM
Loosely based on Beowulf, University Theatre presents the world premiere of this modern, musical bro-mantic rock comedy for the ages. Ross Garth is a 20-­something bro who throws BOMB parties. His best bro/roommate is moving, his neighbor Sam Grendelstein keeps ruining the parties and, despite her hints, he’s not ready to have Cass, his girlfriend, move in yet. Enter Beowulf, Lord of the bros, savior of parties, and the embodiment of charisma. Ross and Beo face the childish adulthoods they’ve led and try to grow up. When Beo’s methods prove too extreme, friendships are tested, parties are busted, and jokes abound. Adult language and innuendo. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick.

 

*NC State Music: Raleigh Civic Symphony

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, November 19
3:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Raleigh Civic Symphony. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.