Week 7: October 2 – 8

Scholars Forum: Desiree Sanchez, Executive Artistic Director of Aquila Theatre: On Jane Austen

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, October 2 & Tuesday, October 3
3:00 PM
Aquila Theatre, under the executive artistic direction of Desiree Sanchez, is one of the foremost producers of touring classical theatre in the United States, creating bold reinterpretations of classical plays and literature. The New Yorker hails Aquila’s productions as “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect…” while the New York Times calls the company, “an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.” On October 3 at 8pm NC State LIVE will present Aquila Theatre’s newly-staged adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. In advance of the performance, Desiree Sanchez will offer two lectures for the Scholars Forum. In these talks Ms. Sanchez will explore the importance of Jane Austen and why her writing is still relevant 200 years after her death. And as the production’s director, she will speak to the joys and challenges of staging Austen for contemporary audiences.


IoT Talk with Brian Beach

D.H. Hill Multimedia Seminar Center
Monday, October 2
10:00 AM
The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical, smart devices, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In this workshop, Brian Beach, Cloud Architect at Amazon Web Services(AWS), will introduce participants to the IoT ecosystem and demonstrate how you can roll your own IoT services. 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.

 

GES Colloquium Speaker TBD

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, October 3
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.

 

African Diaspora Film Series: Wilmington on Fire

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Tuesday, October 3
6:30 PM
The Wilmington Massacre was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a coup d’état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. “Wilmington on Fire” gives a compelling historical and present day look at this event showing how the violent overthrow of an existing government not only cemented white supremacy in the city of Wilmington and the state of North Carolina but also throughout the United States of 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 a USP staff person.

 

*NC State Live presents: Aquila Theatre – Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, October 3
7:15 PM
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Aquila Theatre breathes life into one of Austen’s most beloved works in a wildly inventive new production.  Sense & Sensibility poignantly and cleverly illustrates the effects of economic uncertainty and illuminates a world in which choices are extremely limited, especially for women. Though the stakes are high, Austen’s tale is a classic romantic comedy revolving around the lives of two sisters after the untimely and unexpected death of their father.  Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak, and surprise abound! There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.

 

*Author Event: Rick Riordan

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, October 4
7:00 PM
He’s arguably the most popular author currently writing for kids. Now Rick returns with The Ship of the Dead, the third book in and the finale of his Norse mythology series “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.” There are 28 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Caitlin Cassidy & Ann Stewart.