Week 3: September 4 – 10

**Scholars Forum Cancelled for Labor Day Holiday**

Monday, September 4 & Tuesday, September 5

 

 


Sumit Dhole: Population Genetics and Gene Drives

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, September 5
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 Kiera Jonson.

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, September 6
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 Natural Sciences: Wet Collections Tour

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 7
2:30 PM
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has a vast collection of preserved specimens that rotate in and out of display at the museum. Come see where all the preserved animals are stored. Everything from insects to sharks lives under this one roof. Amazing! There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

 

Building a Social Network for Data Sharing

D.H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum
Thursday, September 7
4:00 PM
More than 18 million open data sets exist today, and growth is accelerating. Open data can help us rise to humanity’s toughest challenges, but only if we maximize its network effect. Carolee Mitchell of data.world will discuss building the web of Linked Data. 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.

 

*Gregg Museum: Industrial Design Show & Tell

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 7
5:15 PM
NC State College of Design professor Russell Flinchum discusses the Gregg’s goal of building an extraordinary study collection of Industrial Design. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov. Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

 

From “A Different World” to “The Quad”: HBCUs in the Media Panel Discussion

Hunt Library, Auditorium
Thursday, September 7
7:00 PM
In conjunction with NC State’s Common Reading selection of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, the NCSU Libraries and NC State’s Black Alumni Society co-present a panel discussion about the depiction of historically black colleges and universities in the media featuring Dr. Blair Kelley (NC State), Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), Dr. Yaba Blay (North Carolina Central University), and Professor Natalie Bullock Brown (St. Augustine’s University). 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.

 

2017 Raleigh Greek Festival

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 9
11:00 AM
The Greek Festival in Raleigh, NC began in 1982 when numerous parishioners of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church expressed a strong desire to share their Greek heritage and culture with the people of this area.  As most things, in the beginning, it started small in the Scott Pavilion at the NC Fairgrounds and quickly outgrew that space and moved to its present location at the Jim Graham Building at the NC Fairgrounds. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas.