Week 2: August 28 – September 3

Scholars Forum: Elliot Engel – The Brilliance of Jane Austen

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, August 28
3:00 PM
Dr. Elliot Engel returns to Scholars Forum to remember the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s passing by celebrating her work and her life. 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.

 

Scholars Forum: Elliot Engel – The Vanderbilts: All of Them!

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Tuesday, August 29
3:00 PM
Dr. Engel brings his signature humor and lecture style to Forum as he traces the interesting lives of the infamous Vanderbilt family.  From Cornelius to Gloria (of the designer jeans!), Dr. Engel will have you wanting to learn more about this iconic American family. 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.


*Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Guided Prairie Walk

102 Sullivan Hall
Monday, August 28
2:30 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 Caitlin Cassidy. Please note: The event will begin at 3:00 PM at Prairie Ridge.

 

USP Film Series: In the Mood for Love

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, August 29
6:30 PM
Wong Kar-wai’s moody period drama about unrequited love. Set in a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962, the film centers on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. That’s what the box says. What Ken says is, you will love this beautiful movie, full of saturated colors–visually stunning, it’s heartache in a box.  
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.

 

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, August 30
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 Ken Johnson.

 

*North Carolina Museum of Art: Self-guided tour

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, August 31
2:30 PM
Spend an hour with the collection at the NCMA and go at your own pace to discover the treasures on display. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

 

Beyond symbolic math; an overview of new Wolfram Language based tools for Librarians, Educators, and Researchers

Creativity Studio, Hunt Library
Thursday, August 31
4:00 PM
Dr. Daavid Vaananen, presents his reflections from this year’s Wolfram Summer School with an overview of tools for Science, Technology, and Educational Innovation. Two citizen science projects under development will be discussed: a plant identification project with a web deployable user interface that incorporates machine learning for image recognition and a connected community garden project utilizing a Raspberry Pi powered gardening system, automatically integrated with a computable open access data repository. These projects apply computational thinking to empower local communities and provide educational opportunities towards acquiring higher level skills related to emerging technologies. 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.

 

Hearing it From the Other Side

Room 4140, Talley Student Union

Thursday, August 31

6:00 PM

Join CSLEPS for a screening of Bring It To The Table, a film aimed at bridging political divides and breaking down partisanship. There will be dialogue after the film that encourages us to examine our own assumptions and truly engage in civil discourse to help move democracy forward. 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.

NCMNS: Town Hall: (W)Rap on Race – Where do we go from here?

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, August 31
6:15 PM
Forty years after Margaret Mead (anthropologist) and James Baldwin (author) met to have a “Rap on Race,” we bring their conversation into the 21st Century. Guest speakers will reflect on what the future holds for public education and race, the role of race in medicine, the potential dangers of using biology to explain the behaviors of certain racialized groups, and where do we go from here? Moderated by WRAL’s Greg Fishel. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn.

 

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, September 1
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.

 

Documentary Film Screening: Chasing Trane

Hunt Library Auditorium
Friday, September 1
7:00 PM
The life and work of legendary jazz musician and North Carolinian John Coltrane, including commentary from Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornel West, Bill Clinton, and others. Come early for live jazz. Co-presented with NC State’s African American Cultural Center and the nonprofit service organization Black Jedi Zulu. 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.