Week 8: October 9 – 15

Scholars Forum: Mohammad Moussa – Shattered Glass

Talley Student Union, Stewart Theatre
Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10
3:00 PM
Mohammad Moussa’s multimedia and spoken word performance honors the memory of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Deah’s wife, Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, members of the Wolfpack community who were killed in Chapel Hill in 2015.  In this powerful performance, Moussa reflects on how communities confront grief in the wake of tragedy, and how the narrative of minority communities is shaped by the media and other entertainment 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 a USP staff person.


Film Screening: Dalya’s Other Country

Room 201, Park Shops
Monday, October 9
6:30 PM
The Khayrallah Center and NC State’s Honors and University Scholars Programs invite you to attend the premiere screening in North Carolina of Dalya’s Other Country, and to a conversation with the co-producer Moustafa Zeno. 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.

 

Cyber Security: The Ultimate Joint Mission

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, October 10
9:30 AM
In celebration of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Cheri Caddy of the National Security Agency (NSA) will deliver the keynote address, “Cyber Security: The Ultimate Joint Mission,”. Advance registration is required at http://go.ncsu.edu/csam2017keynote. More information is available at NC State’s Cyber Security Awareness Month website: go.ncsu.edu/csam2017. Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

 

Steven Druker: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, October 10
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.

 

*NCMNS: Wet Collections Tour

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, October 10
2:30 PM
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has a vast collection of preserved specimens that rotate in and out of display at the museum. Come see where all the preserved animals are stored. Everything from insects to sharks lives under this one roof. Amazing! There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a Scarlett Lucas.

 

USP Alumni Talk: Keersten Ricks and Infectious Diseases

Honors Village Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 PM
Dr. Keersten Ricks was born in Paterson, NJ but was raised in Rocky Mount, NC. She
graduated from NC
State in 2010 (Go Pack!) with a BS in Chemistry after spending four amazing years as a part of the Scholars program. She moved to Nashville, TN to begin a graduate program in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University (Yes, Nashville in fact has more than country music good food for starters). She defended her dissertation entitled “Development of Rapid Immunoassay for Improved Point-of- Care Malaria Diagnostics” to then receive a PhD in Chemistry in 2015. During her graduate work, Keersten traveled all over the world to do research in the field of infectious diseases, including Haiti and South Africa, and communicate her work at conferences in Canada, Portugal, Mexico, and Spain. She started her postdoctoral work at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases in late 2015, where she currently designs and fields assays for the identification of a wide range of emerging infectious diseases. 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 Rachel Finkelstein.

 

Crossroads Series: Science + Design

Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, October 11
3:00 PM
In the inaugural event of the College of Science’s new Crossroads Series, artist and scientist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya will discuss the interconnected relationship of science and design. 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 Book Club: Last Days

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, October 11
6:00 PM
Last Days by Brian Evenson. “When Kline is kidnapped by a dark sect that believes amputation brings you closer to God, he’s tasked with uncovering who murdered their leader. Will he uncover the truth in time to save himself, take on the mantle of prophet, or destroy all he sees with a rain of biblical violence?” from Amazon.com.

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 Ken Johnson.

 

Windhover Open Mic Night

Caldwell Lounge
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 PM
NCSU’s Literary Magazine, Windhover, is hosting an open mic night. There will be readings and performances, as well as work displayed around Caldwell Lounge. It’s going to be a relaxing night filled with student art and pizza! Great way for students to get involved with student media and art on NCSU campus. 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 Jazzlyn Hill.

 

Film Screening: I Know What You Did Last Summer

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Wednesday, October 11
8:00 PM
This classic penned by Kevin Williamson depicts four friends who are being stalked by a killer, one year after covering up a car accident in which they were involved. 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 Caleb Drum.

 

Lake Crabtree: Outdoor Survival Skills

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 12
12:15 PM
Join us at Lake Crabtree for an interesting lesson on a few outdoor survival skills. Conjure up your inner Bear Grylls and come share an experience with the University Scholars Program. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

 

*Gregg Museum: Meet the Director Film Series

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 12
5:15 PM
Obsessive savant Richard McMahan is on a quest to create the world’s greatest art museum—but in mind-blowing miniature. Exactly replicating Van Gogh’s brushstrokes, Rothko’s ravishing colors and the gilding on King Tut’s coffin, McMahan’s Mini-Museum outdoes the Louvre, the Met, MoMA and the Prado, but at only 5% scale. Olympia Stone’s film, The Original Richard McMahan, tells the story. Stone will be on hand to introduce it and The Cardboard Bernini (about the equally intriguing artist, James Grashow) on the same evening, followed by Q&A. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristof. Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

 

Author Event: John Kessel

NC State Bookstore, Talley Student Union
Thursday, October 12
7:30 PM
The event will have John Kessel as a guest. John Kessel is an author and his latest novel is The Moon and the Other (2017). His other novels are Good News from Outer Space and Corrupting Dr. Nice and in collaboration with James Patrick Kelly, Freedom Beach. 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.

 

Modern Homes Realty Architecture Movie Series: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future

Hunt Library Auditorium
Thursday, October 12
7:30 PM
Learn about the genius who gave us Dulles Airport, the TWA Terminal, and the St. Louis Arch. 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.

 

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, October 13
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 Anna Wojciechowski.

 

Lake Crabtree Service: Invasive Species Removal

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 14
12:45 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 Ali Davis.

 

*Gregg Museum: Drum Session

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 14
1:15 PM
In conjunction with Hillsborough Street’s Art It Up! celebration and the Gregg’s current Treasures of Native America exhibition, NC State’s Native American student drumming group, Miska Waya (“Red Wolf”), will perform on the front lawn of the new museum. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse. Please note the event itself begins at 2:00 PM.

 

*Burning Coal Theatre: Darkside

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 14
6:45 PM
Join us as we head to the Burning Coal Theatre to watch a performance of “Darkside” where a young woman and a young man go on a journey of discovery.  In this whimsical tale by the master of witty wordplay, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead) joins up with the chief purveyors of Mood Rock, the legendary Pink Floyd, whose album Darkside of the Moon stayed on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart an astonishing 14 years, to create a fast and funny ride that will leave you guessing, laughing and listening in equal measures. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.