Week 4: January 29 – February 4

Scholars Forum Documentary: FRONTLINE: Poor Kids

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, January 29
3:00 PM
FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world.
It tells the stories others can’t or won’t — from the rise of the NSA’s domestic surveillance dragnet to the hidden history of the NFL and concussions to the secret reality of rape on the job for immigrant women. In this episode, FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children in America through the stories of three families told over the course of half a decade.


University Scholars Program Film Series: Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Monday, January 29
6:00 PM
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63-year-old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another… As the night unfolds and they can’t find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast. ~IMDB.com. 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.

Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium
Larissa Rudenko: Regulation of Biotechnology Products

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, January 30
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 Alex Hsain.

NCSU Department of Computer Science Fidelity Investments Leadership Series presents: Opal Perry: Digital Forces for Good

Room 1231, Engineering Building 2
Tuesday, January 30
6:00 PM
For over 86 years the Good Hands of Allstate have served customers in their time of need and restored their lives after the unexpected happens. Leveraging a host of technological advancements in mobile, analytics, machine learning and other areas we are creating software to revolutionize the claims experience and our industry. In this talk we’ll share more about Allstate, talk about recent innovations and their application in recent hurricane disaster response and talk about how many individual efforts in academia and industry over the past decades build upon each other to create increasingly advanced capabilities and customer experience. 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 Kristof.

Goodnight Scholars presents Jer Thorp: Living in Data

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, January 30
6:30 PM
‘Big data’ is more than numbers and formulas. Within each data point is a story about humanity and culture. National Geographic Fellow and data artist Jer Thorp helps us understand our evolving relationship with data by creating vibrant artwork using billions of data points that touch on everything from economic trends and ethics to social justice and technology. In his presentation “Living in Data”, Jer will reveal what we could never see in big data, all with the quirky charm and enlightening intellect that has earned him acclaim as the most-respected data artist in America. 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.

Park Scholarships presents:
2018 William C. Friday Award Presentation Amy Gage-Wright, Found and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Mountains-Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, January 31
5:00 PM
The William C. Friday Award is given annually to an individual that exemplifies the legacy of former UNC System President, William C. Friday. Amy is the Founder and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, NC, which employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also been honored as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2017 and has been featured in many national media outlets. 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.

NCSU Athletics department presents: Human Trafficking Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, January 31
5:00 PM
Join the discussion on Human Trafficking after watching the brief documentary Not My Life. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life shows viewers the reality in which millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and children associated with armed conflict. Following the film, a panel discussion will be led by Human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social issues, scholar, and author Richard E. Lapchick. 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 Katie Lucas.

NCSU Libraries Drones From Here to Africa: Recent Student Experiences

Teaching & Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Wednesday, January 31
7:00 PM
Drones have enormous potential to benefit society — from surveying wildlife to agricultural innovation to use in rescue missions. Students at NC State will discuss how they used drones during a cross-disciplinary, two-month field experience in Namibia, Africa. Dr. Larry Silverberg of the College of Engineering will also share how NC State is teaching students about drone technology and its exciting current and future applications. This program is co-presented by the NCSU Libraries, the Global Training Initiative, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State. 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.

NCSU Athletics department presents: Human Trafficking Lecture

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Thursday, February 1
5:00 PM
Join the NCSU Athletics department for a Keynote Lecture about human trafficking, social justice, and what you can do to make an impact. The keynote will be given by Richard E. Lapchick a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social issues, scholar and author and Eitan Peled, An End Trafficking Fellow at UNICEF USA. 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.

Global Training Initiative presents: Tournee Film Festival: April and the Extraordinary World

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Thursday, February 1
7:00 PM
This one-of-a-kind animated adventure film ushers the viewer into an alternate reality in which the Bonapartes still rule France, electricity was never discovered, trees are a distant memory, and a steam-driven cable car connects Paris to Berlin. In this dystopic steampunk landscape, scientists have mysteriously disappeared for decades and April Franklin, the brilliant young descendant of a long line of chemists is in danger of being next. There are 49 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin.

University Scholars Program Super Scholars Stories Jennifer DeLacey: Study Abroad in Botswana

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Friday, February 2
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.

NC State LIVE: Birdland All-Stars

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, February 3
7:15 PM
Remember when jazz clubs were smoky places you stumbled upon by following your ears down a dim staircase? Birdland, known as “The Jazz Corner of the World,” is one of those clubs. And the Birdland All-Stars, led by the great jazz drummer Tommy Igoe, have been thrilling audiences for a decade from their New York haunt. Returning to the road for the first time in five years, the Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police, and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. 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 in Stewart Theatre.

NC State Music Faculty Recital Olga Kleiankina on Piano

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, February 4
3:15 PM
Enjoy a piano recital by NC State Faculty member and accomplished pianist, Dr. Olga Kleiankina. There are 9 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristof. Please note the performance will begin at 4:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.