Week 8: February 26 – March 4

Scholars Forum and OIED: Spring Diversity Dialogue

Witherspoon Student Cinema
Monday, February 26
3:00 PM
NC State University’s OIED hosts the Spring Diversity Dialogue -join a campus discussion of current and common controversial issues being discussed on campus and in the nation. This program serves to promote awareness, dialogue and understanding of diversity as it relates to recent events. This forum will allow individuals to openly disagree without being disagreeable. This is an opportunity to share your opinion, listen to the opinions of others and build skills for more effective dialogue.


*Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Guided Prairie Walk

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, February 27
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 Kiera JonsonPlease note: The event will begin at 3:00 PM at Prairie Ridge.

NC State Department of Computer Science Fidelity Investments Leadership Series presents Stacy Joines: Practical AI

Room 1231, Engineering Building 2
Tuesday, February 27
6:00 PM
Much has happened since IBM introduced Watson to the world in 2011. Watson quickly transitioned from TV celebrity to an AI system for business, research, health care, and a host of other areas. Our work in helping clients build these successful Watson solutions has shown that AI represents not only new technology, but also a new way of designing systems and considering data. This session will discuss successful strategies for introducing AI to your problem set and data, and also discuss how to help humans effectively leverage AI systems to solve problems. We’ll also show how this client work has further influenced the Watson portfolio as to cloud services and tools. And of course, a few thoughts on where things are headed in this quickly changing technology space. 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.

Multicultural Student Affairs presents Reclaiming Our Time: Be Unapologetic

Currituck Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, February 27
6:00 PM
Do you ever feel people are constantly trying to put you in a box? While it can be uncomfortable, you don’t have to shy away from your authentic self. Join us for a real conversation about how you can own your individuality and live your life without apology. 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.

Multicultural Student Affairs presents I am Not My Hair

Room 3221, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, February 27
7:20 PM
Join the Mu Xi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for a discussion about stereotypes and misconceptions associated with black hair in the contemporary. Our panel will include professionals who have experience navigating the stigma surrounding black hair. 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 Natalie Sherwood.

TUFFTalks: Trials & Triumphs

Stewart Theater at Talley Student Union
Wednesday, February 28
7:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to attend a TEDTalk?  The Union Activities Board will be hosting their third annual TUFFTalks event in Stewart Theater. Faculty and students just like yourself will share their life experiences in relation to the chosen theme of the year: Trials & Triumphs. This event will address issues and ideas that may be sensitive to some students. Find out more at https://orgs.ncsu.edu/uab/tufftalks/. 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.

NC State Music Wind Ensemble

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, March 1
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Wind Ensemble. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:00 PM.

Global Training Initiative presents: Tournee Film Festival: Mustang

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Thursday, March 1
7:00 PM
Deniz Gamze Ergüven goes beyond evoking the mystery and marvels of the world of adolescent girls to decry the denial of women’s rights the world over. Mustang begins at the point when the childhoods of five orphaned sisters in the Turkish countryside come to an abrupt end: when their grandmother and uncle learn they have been seen splashing around in the sea with boys, they lock them up inside the house.The film holds our interest and carries our hope through the unrelenting rebellion of the youngest sister, Lale, whose long-planned escape from oppression and the sisters’ unbreakable bonds and explosive liveliness in the face of a repressive society are the giddy counterbalances to a sobering account of a state of affairs that holds true for millions of young women. As such, Mustang, a French co-production and nominee for the 2015 Academy Award for the best foreign film, is not only a profoundly enjoyable viewing experience, but an essential one. There are 49 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas.