Week 6: September 25 – October 1

Scholars Forum: Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Monday, September 25 & Tuesday, September 26
3:00 PM
Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory—literally, the North Carolina Piedmont.  The repertoire is pure Manding, the centuries-old musical culture of Cissokho’s ancestors. It’s reformulated with modernizing impulses in a rock band format: Agile basslines interweave with the melodic twins of kora and electric guitar, undergirded by an explosive rhythm section of djembe and trap set drums. Kora master Cissokho is also the group’s vocal frontman. His electrifying voice propels songs old and new about timeless themes of mythology, migration and universal love. Irrepressible dance grooves, serpentine guitar work, and Cissokho’s soulful vocals and kora playing illuminate stories of ancient West Africa in a globalizing world. In fact, “universal love” is a rough translation of “Kaira Ba,” a promise the band communicates live. (from http://www.kairabamusic.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 a USP staff person.


 

Daniel Charles: Myths, Memories, and History of Agricultural Biotechnology

Room 129, 1911 Building

Tuesday, September 26

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.

The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library

Tuesday, September 26

5:30 PM

We are living in a genetically modified world, and the science is advancing faster than public understanding can keep up. Join us for Dan Charles’ talkMyths, Memories, and the History of Agricultural Biotechnology, at the public unveiling of the GES Center, in collaboration with NC State Libraries and the History Department, oral history archive of Agricultural Genetic Engineering and Society (AGES). The evening will include a panel discussion from some of the world’s foremost experts on the history, safety, concerns, governance, and advancement of genetic engineering in society. This event does require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn.

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series: John Pence, CEO of Sunrise Technologies

Engineering Building 2, Room 1231
Tuesday, September 26
6:00 PM
ERP software has a reputation as dull and boring. After all, how exciting can accounting software be? But, did you know that ERP is the backbone for eCommerce, customer relationship management, global trade, manufacturing efficiency, advanced distribution center logistics, and so much more? ERP has become so broad that it is literally the conduit for most advanced business processes in the modern enterprise. In this talk, John Pence, a leading expert in ERP software implementations, will open your eyes to just how crucial these business solutions have become. If you are considering a career in IT Consulting, you will not want to miss this. 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.

 

African American Cultural Center presents NOW: Race, Implicit Bias, Social Justice

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Tuesday, September 26
6:00 PM
“NOW” is a new series on race and its intersections in society. Presented in association with the Black Male Initiative and co-sponsored by Paul’s Barbershop (Knightdale, NC) and The Bar Ber Shop (Raleigh, NC), the September forum will provide participants with an open discussion on race, implicit bias and social justice.
The forum will be moderated by NCSU scholars and include invited panelists. Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James will provide guidance/assistance in creating the series’ format and coordinating the collection of audience responses. 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 Jamal Alexander.

Arts Now! Jennifer Curtis

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, September 26
6:15 PM
Violinist Jennifer Curtis will perform a variety of new works for violin alone and violin with electronic music.
The New York Times described violinist Jennifer Curtis’s second solo concert in Carnegie Hall as “one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs.” She was celebrated as “an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out for.”
Curtis is a memeber of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and founder of the group Tres Americas Ensemble. She plays on a 1777 Vencenzo Panormo violin. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum.

Evening with the Electorate

Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center
Tuesday, September 26
7:30 PM
Government Relations at NC State is having a campaign forum that will include Raleigh City Council candidates running for an at large seat and mayors. This will be a great opportunity for students to interact with and meet the leaders of our community. 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.

 

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, September 27
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.

 

*Makerspace: Intro to Arduino

D.H. Hill Makerspace
Wednesday, September 27
3:00 PM
This workshop will cover the basics of Arduino a microcontroller circuit designed to make creating interactions between computers and the physical world easy for everyone. In this workshop, we’ll create some simple example circuits and talk about how to check out electronics kits from the Libraries. There are 9 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristof.

 

*University Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, September 27
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 Ali Davis.

 

Banned Books Onstage

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Wednesday, September 27
7:30 PM
In celebration of national Banned Books Week, talented NC State students will perform reader’s theatre-style scenes and monologues from banned and challenged books. Celebrate your freedom to read! Co-presented with University Theatre and NC State’s GLBT Center. 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.

 

NC State Crafts Center: Joumana Medlej – Art in Times of Crisis

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 28
5:00 PM
Join us at the NC State Crafts Center to explore the exhibition of Joumana Medlej which will display art that encompasses the theme of art’s impact on people, cultures, and communities during times of crisis. There are 19 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

 

*Gregg Museum: The Bees’ Needs

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 28
5:15 PM
Professor Anne Spafford of NC State’s Horticultural Science Department talks about the aesthetic and functional aspects of designing gardens for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, with an emphasis on native bee populations. The program takes place in the Gregg’s Jackson-Thiem formal garden where students have created a beautiful pollinator haven. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

 

*Theatre In The Park: Playing with Fire

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 28
6:45 PM
Join us on our excursion to the Pullen Arts Center where we will see the play “Playing With Fire”. This performance is about an exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein who has finally tracked down his Creature in the lonely, frozen tundra of the North Pole. Determined to right the wrong he has committed by, at last, destroying the malignant evil he believes he has created, Frankenstein finds that he must first deal with his own responsibility and guilt—for, as their fascinating confrontation develops, it is evident that the Creature has become a pathetic, lonely and even sensitive being who wants only to find love and that he, Frankenstein, by intruding into the very secrets of life, is truly the evil one. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.

 

*University Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, September 28
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 Katie Lucas.

 

Service: Special Olympics – Over the Edge

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 30
6:30 AM
Participants will be on hand to assist rappellers and event organizers at this unique fundraising experience in downtown Raleigh. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick.

 

*University Theatre presents Pride & Prejudice

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, September 30
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 Graham Whitehouse.