Week 4: September 11 – 17

Scholars Forum: Faculty Conversations – Choose one of these events to attend, either Monday or Tuesday.

Monday, September 11 

Gregg Museum Tour

Meet in the Central Lobby of Talley Student Union
3:15 PM
Take a small group tour of the newly renovated Gregg Museum of Art. There are 20 spaces. Register here.

Dr. Bill Boettcher – The Lingering Impact of 9/11 on US National Security Policy

Meet in Room 3210, Talley Student Union

3:00 PM
Boettcher will discuss the state of U.S. national security policy on 9/10 2001. He will delineate the beliefs and assumptions that guided U.S. policymakers during this era and then consider how they changed after 9/11 and whether those changes still persist today. The discussion will focus on the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We will also consider the impact of sixteen years of war on the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, both in terms of people and as institutions. There are 70 spaces. Register here.

Mark Evans – Soundscapes of 9/11, Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library

Meet in Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
3:00 PM
Mark Evans, Master’s candidate in NC State’s College of Design, will present a multi-media installation of his autobiographical memories of 9/11 delivered in a surround-sound experience. The piece is comprised of original sounds, raw news files, personal files, sound effects and various types of musical backdrops. There are 50 spaces. Register here.

Dr. Craig Friend – Do Monuments–Confederate and Otherwise–Have a Future?

Meet in Room 3222, Talley Student Union

3:00 PM
Recent events around Confederate monuments are just part of America’s tumultuous relationship with memorializing and commemorating the past. Although the fights over Civil War memory may be rooted in long-standing racial and sectional strains, they may also be part of a new wave of monument destruction that will move far beyond those erected to Confederate military and civilian leaders. There are 80 spaces. Register here.

Dr. Blair Kelly – Race Today

Meet in Room 4140, Talley Student Union
3:00 PM
Dr. Kelly will lead a discussion about the many sides of the issue of race in America in the modern day. There are 80 spaces. Register here.

Stephany Dunstan – Language as an Element of Diversity

Meet in Room 4101, Talley Student Union
3:00 PM
When we talk about diversity on college campuses, many things come to mind, but language isn’t often one that we think of or talk about specifically. However, it is an important part of the diversity on our campus and inextricably tied to so many other aspects of who we are. We will talk about language as an element of diversity, myths and truths about language, and how it shapes our lives on campus and in society. There are 80 spaces. Register here.

 

Tuesday, September 12

Gregg Museum Tour

Meet in the Central Lobby of Talley Student Union
3:15 PM
Take a small group tour of the newly renovated Gregg Museum of Art. There are 20 spaces. Register here.

Mark Evans – Soundscapes of 9/11, Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library

Met in the Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
3:00 PM
Mark Evans, Master’s candidate in NC State’s College of Design, will present a multi-media installation of his autobiographical memories of 9/11 delivered in a surround-sound experience. The piece is comprised of original sounds, raw news files, personal files, sound effects and various types of musical backdrops. There are 50 spaces. Register here.

Dr. Blair Kelly – Race Today

Meet in Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center
3:00 PM
Dr. Kelly will lead a discussion about the many sides of the issue of race in America in the modern day. There are 80 spaces. Register here.

Stephany Dunstan – Language as an Element of Diversity

Meet in the Witherspoon Campus Cinema
3:00 PM
When we talk about diversity on college campuses, many things come to mind, but language isn’t often one that we think of or talk about specifically. However, it is an important part of the diversity on our campus and inextricably tied to so many other aspects of who we are. We will talk about language as an element of diversity, myths and truths about language, and how it shapes our lives on campus and in society. There are 200 spaces. Register here.

 


Makiko Matsuo: Gene Editing and Agriculture in Japan

Room 129, 1911 Building

Tuesday, September 12

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 a USP staff person.

USP Film Series: Yi Yi

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, September 12
6:30 PM
Okay. This is just about the best movie ever. Seriously. Top 5, easily. The film follows a middle-class Taiwanese family over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral. Young Yang-Yang, the precocious son, steals the film–and to save yourself some time, go ahead and consider your heart stolen.

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.

 

NCMNS: Wake Audubon Society – Falling in Love with Lemurs

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, September 12
6:45 PM
Lemurs are among the most threatened mammals on Earth. The Duke Lemur Center has the largest lemur population outside of Madagascar. Scientists, conservationists, and staff work to discover their secrets and protect them from extinction, engaging students and the public. Join Chris Smith, lemur enthusiast and curator of the Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Theater, to learn about lemurs and the Lemur Center’s work. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

 

NCSU Libraries Author event: Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s Podcast “Note to Self”

Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall
Tuesday, September 12
7:00 PM
Has your smartphone become your BFF? Do you feel bored when you’re not checking Facebook or Instagram? In Manoush Zomorodi’s new book, Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out, she explains the connection between boredom and original thinking and explores how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive selves. 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.

 

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, September 13
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.

 

USP Book Club: The Three-Body Problem

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, September 13
6:00 PM
Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. 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 Chester Brewer.

 

Climate Change Intersectionality Talk

Room 210, Park Shops
Wednesday, September 13
6:30 PM
This event, sponsored by the Climate Reality Project Campus Corps, features a panel discussion on the intersectionality of climate change. We will be discussing a variety of perspectives on climate change, and its potential impacts. It will feature speakers from the fields of environmental justice, ecofeminism, and religion. 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.

Film Screening: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 PM
In celebration of Austen 200 at NC State, watch as Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, joins forces with the handsome but arrogant Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) to fight the undead. (Runtime 1 hour, 48 minutes). 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 Activities Board present a Poetry Slam

One Earth Lounge
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 PM
Join the UAB for an evening of exciting slam poetry. Who knows, maybe you’ll even drop a line or two? The theme is ASPIRATIONS. 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.

*Makerspace: Intro to E-Textiles

D.H. Hill Makerspace
Thursday, September 14
3:00 PM
In this session, you’ll learn how to combine electronics with textiles to create a unique wearable project. We’ll teach you how to sew a circuit, and then you’ll design and develop your own creative project. Throughout this session, you’ll gain practical knowledge about electronics prototyping, learn the basics of sewing by hand, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components. There are 9 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin.

 

*Gregg Museum: Ceramic Show & Tell

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 14
5:15 PM
Renowned Seagrove potter Daniel Johnston talks about his career, influences, and latest work. After early years as master potter Mark Hewitt’s apprentice, he has shaped his own way in the world of clay. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn. Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

Amazing USP Alumni: Peace Corps Talk

Bragaw Activity Room
Thursday, September 14
6:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what it is like to serve in the Peace Corps? Peace Corps Volunteer and alumnus Loren Reese explores the challenges and successes within life in rural Jamaica during her current service including day to day life, language and cultural gaps, working in her local primary school and with farmers, living on a Peace Corps budget, and more! Come learn what other students are up to and how you can do similar things.  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.

 

Coffee & Viz – 3D Modeling Strategies

Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab
Friday, September 15
9:30 AM
Today’s digital 3D modeling technology delivers incredibly effective and user-friendly systems, targeting many industries from science and engineering to entertainment and design.The range of tools and techniques can seem overwhelming and the first steps are very challenging when it comes to deciding what application, method, and tool should be learned. The good understanding of the desired outcome’s technical parameters is critical in choosing the correct path. These include the extent of editing needs, metric precision, deformation needs, real-time performance and many others. This presentation by Emil Polyak, Assistant Professor of Art + Design in NC State’s College of Design, is about modeling techniques, tools, and tips for those who are interested in learning more about the process. 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 Bryana Polk.

 

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, September 15
3:00PM
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 Alex Hsain.

 

*NC State LIVE presents: Lucky Plush Productions – Work in Progress

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, September 15
7:15 PM
Ever wanted a sneak peek into the artistic process? Now’s your chance. Join NC State LIVE favorite, Lucky Plush Productions, as they develop their newest dance/theatre work, Rooming House, which is set to have its premiere later this year in Chicago. There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum.

 

NCMNS: BugFest

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 16
10:30 AM
Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games, and activities. The museum provides the opportunity for you to interact with entomologists and other scientists so you can continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. Make sure to visit Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

 

*NCMNS: BugFest – Evening Insectival

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 16
4:30 PM
Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games, and activities. The Evening Insectival takes the bug party outside of the museum where visitors can visit bug-themed attractions and enjoy live music. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

*Yoga for Every Body with Jessamyn Stanley

102 Sullivan Hall

Sunday, September 17

1:15 PM

Enjoy an afternoon with NC native Jessamyn Stanley, an internationally recognized yoga instructor whose book Every Body Yoga offers an inclusive, empowering, and body-positive approach to yoga that really is for everybody. There are 9 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.