Week 5: September 18 – 24

Scholars Forum: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar – Dr. Thomas W. Laqueur

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19
3:00 PM
Dr. Thomas W. Laqueur is the the Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History at UC, Berkeley, and specializes in the cultural history of the body, and in the history of humanitarianism and of popular religion and literacy. His books include Work of the Dead; Solitary Sex; Making Sex; and Religion and Respectability. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. Monday’s lecture is entitled Dogs, Horses, and Cows in the History of Humanitarianism. Tuesday’s lecture is entitled The Vivisection Debates: Dogs, Darwin, and Feminism. 

 

 


*Chamber Music Raleigh

102 Sullivan Hall
Monday, September 18
6:45 PM
Acclaimed pianist Lara Downes will present a program of Bernstein’s “Anniversaries for Piano” along with 20 newly commissioned Anniversaries on the occasion of the composer’s Centennial. Downes will be accompanied by Bernstein’s son Alexander who will provide narration to the works. Come out for the wonderful music and an excellent experience. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jamal Alexandar.

 

Jayce Sudweeks: GM Mosquito Research

Room 129, 1911 Building

Tuesday, September 19

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.

Making Space: Helena Price, NC State Alumnae, Creative Survival: Building Your Career in the Modern World

D.H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum
Tuesday, September 19
4:00 PM
In 2013, NC State alumnae Helena Price quit her desk job to try and make photos for a living. Within two years, she was named “Silicon Valley’s Most Wanted Photographer,” and was working on projects with Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and more. Price will share the lessons she learned building a career by her own rules, as well as the strategies to survive long-term in the modern job market. 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.

 

NC State Music: Faculty Recital by Kathryn Mueller, Soprano

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, September 19
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by NC State Music faculty member Kathryn Mueller. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

USP Film Series: Moonlight

D.H. Hill Auditorium
Tuesday, September 19
6:30 PM
This stunning film drew rave reviews this past winter and won the Academy Award for Best picture. A coming-of-age drama, looking at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.
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 and Jamal Alexander.

 

USP Discussion Series: In The Headlines This event is canceled.

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, September 20
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.

 

Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Guided Prairie Walk

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, September 20
2:15 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 Andrew Kristof.

 

*University Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice

Thompson Hall Titmus Theatre
Wednesday, September 20
7:00 PM
A unique experience for students to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at a University Theatre performance dress rehearsal.
In a world obsessed with marriage, the charming, independent-minded, and very single Elizabeth Bennet knows that options are limited for a girl of no fortune. But that won’t stop her over-zealous matchmaking mother who’s determined to find suitors for Elizabeth and her four sisters, however unsuitable they may be. Lizzie’s determined not to let her feelings triumph over good sense, especially with the handsome but proud Mr. Darcy. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to find real happiness? There are 48 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

 

NCMNS: Science Cafe: Saving the Puerto Rican Parrot

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 21
6:15 PM
The Puerto Rican Parrot is an important symbol of beauty, culture, and inspiration in Puerto Rican society, yet there are fewer than 100 in the wild. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this Science Cafe will address the rigorous breeding program and efforts to save Puerto Rican Parrots, and how this program can serve as a template for the recovery of other endangered species. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis.

 

*Counter Culture Coffee: Coffee Cupping

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, September 22
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 Justin Kuhn.

 

Super Scholars Stories This event has been canceled.

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, September 22
3:00 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 Alex Hsain.

 

A/V Geeks presents: Teaching Sex Ed to your Grandparents

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, September 22
6:00 PM
Dr. Kami Kosenko of NC State’s Department of Communication joins A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer to discuss the changing norms of sexual education in educational film throughout the 20th century. 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 Alex Hsain.  

 

*University Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, September 22
6:45 PM
In a world obsessed with marriage, the charming, independent-minded, and very single Elizabeth Bennet knows that options are limited for a girl of no fortune. But that won’t stop her over-zealous matchmaking mother who’s determined to find suitors for Elizabeth and her four sisters, however unsuitable they may be. Lizzie’s determined not to let her feelings triumph over good sense, especially with the handsome but proud Mr. Darcy. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to find real happiness? There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.

 

Lake Crabtree Orienteering

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 23
12:30 PM
Join us at Lake Crabtree to learn the basics of orienteering in a fun outdoor environment. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

 

*Carolina Ballet: The Ugly Duckling

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 23
1:15 PM
This performance tells the tale of an ugly little duckling’s adventures, misfortunes, and ultimate transformation into a beautiful swan. This classic fable will warm the hearts of the entire family! There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.

 

*NC Museum of Art: Angelique Kidjo with Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 23
6:00 PM
The NCMA presents a free concert by Angélique Kidjo, hailed by Time magazine as “Africa’s premier diva.” Kidjo blends the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk, and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. A three-time Grammy winner, Kidjo is admired throughout the world. Opening for Angélique Kidjo is Diali Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, who currently makes his home in North Carolina. Cissokho is a master of the kora, a traditional West African instrument with strings and a skin-and-gourd resonator. Cissokho and his band Kaira Ba have created an electrifying style of West African dance music that has attracted a fervent following. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Chester Brewer.

 

*NC State Live presents: John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell – Billie & Blue Eyes

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 23
7:15 PM
In Billie & Blue Eyes, Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats:  Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. This unforgettable evening features soulful interpretations of chart-topping classics like “All of Me,” “God Bless the Child,” “Witchcraft,” and “One More for My Baby.” Instead of stepping back in time, these artists pull the music gracefully into the present and do it all with their signature panache. There are 15 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum.

 

Lake Crabtree Service: Invasive Species Removal

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, September 24
1:15 PM
Join us at Lake Crabtree for an interesting and exciting service opportunity. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas.

 

La Fiesta Del Pueblo

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, September 24
3:30 PM
La Fiesta del Pueblo is back on Fayetteville Street for another daylong celebration of Latinx food, music, art, and culture. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.