Week 9: October 16 – 22

Scholars Forum: National Geographic Photojournalist Ami Vitale – Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, October 16 & Tuesday, October 17
3:00 PM
Experience our world through the eyes of an award-winning photographer whose career has brought her face-to-face not just with violence and conflict, but also with surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Ami Vitale’s work has taken her to more than 90 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” 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.


Genetic Engineering & Society presents Keith Edmisten

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, October 17
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.

Amazing Alumni: Cyma Rubin

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, October 17
4:00 PM
Cyma Rubin is a Tony- and Emmy Award-winning producer, director, and writer. A native New Yorker, Rubin graduated from NC State and The New York School of Interior Design. Ms. Rubin will be screening and discussing segments of Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs, a film she produced and directed. 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.

 

USP Film Series: There Will Be Blood

D.H. Hill Auditorium
Tuesday, October 17
6:30 PM
To quote Roger Ebert, perhaps the greatest film critic of the past 50 years, “It is a force beyond categories. It has scenes of terror and poignancy, scenes of ruthless chicanery, scenes awesome for their scope, moments echoing with whispers…” The film follows Daniel Plainview from penniless silver miner to oil man to oil baron. 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.

Smash Talk – Smashing Eating Disorders

Room 4101, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, October 17
7:00 PM
Southern Smash is a non-profit organization that challenges men and women to redefine their worth and physical appearance by letting go of those numbers that weigh them down. They will be hosting a session to educate students about eating disorders and open the conversation to discuss prevalence, treatment and place in our society. 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 Museum of Natural Sciences Tour of the Living Conservatory

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, October 18
12:15 PM
Take a sneak peek tour behind the scenes of the live animal collections at the downtown Raleigh NC Museum of Natural Sciences. There are 13 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

 

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, October 18
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 a USP staff person.

 

Making Space: Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Co.

D.H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum
Wednesday, October 18
3:00 PM
Dr. Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Co. will share stories of her path from MIT to Silicon Valley hardware startup founder/CEO through the acquisition of her company earlier this year. Her talk will be followed up with a demo of prototyping metal parts and PCBs with the desktop milling machine her company manufactures. 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 Andrew Kristof.

African Diaspora Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 PM
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 Philadanco! And Rennie Harris Puremovement – Straight Outta’ Philly

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, October 18
7:15 PM
In Straight Outta’ Philly, two of the country’s’ premiere dance companies join forces for a timely fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance. This shared evening includes dances from each of their extensive repertories, alongside a powerful new work choreographed by Rennie Harris and danced by both companies. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.

 

Film Screening: Cabin Fever

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Wednesday, October 18
8:00 PM
A group of college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. 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.

 

*Gregg Museum: Heavy Metal Show & Tell

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 19
5:15 PM
Rocker Ben Venom recycles concert shirts from punk and heavy metal bands to make quilts that might have made your grandmother faint. Inspired by tattoos, graffiti, and the underground scene, they are the polar opposite of cute. Venom flies in from San Francisco to explain how and why he makes them. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Scarlett Lucas. Please note the event itself begins at 6:00 PM.

 

*Hemlock Bluffs Evening Hike

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 19
5:45 PM
Join the naturalists at Hemlock Nature Preserve for an enjoyable evening hike. Experience the park and get a glimpse of the wildlife. There are __ spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

 

*University Theatre presents The Exonerated

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, October 19
6:45 PM
This deeply affecting play combines first-person narrative with legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted inmates and their paths to freedom. The accounts of the freed convicts emphasize their lives after being sentenced to death, including much of the legal proceedings that gained their exoneration. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis.

 

Documentary Film Screening: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Hunt Library Auditorium
Thursday, October 19
7:00 PM
Look & See revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. Co-presented with NC State’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems. 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.

 

Lake Crabtree: Nature Hike

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, October 20
12:15 PM
Join us for a hike at Lake Crabtree and experience the nature and wildlife that’s within Raleigh, North Carolina. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk.

 

NCMA Self-Guided Tour

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, October 20
2:45 PM
Spend an hour with the collection at the NCMA and go at your own pace to discover the treasures this museum has on display. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jamal Alexander.

 

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, October 20
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 a Caitlin Cassidy.

 

A/V Geeks presents: Birth Stories

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, October 20
6:00 PM
Belle Boggs, NC State Assistant Professor of English and author of the book “The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood”, joins A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer to discuss historical portrayals of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood in film. 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.

 

*NC State Music: Jazz Ensemble I presents the Rat Pack

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, October 20
6:15 PM
Enjoy a live jazz performance by the NC State Jazz Ensemble. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

 

Lake Crabtree Service: Setting Up for Creepy Crabtree

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 21
9:45 AM
Join us at Lake Crabtree for an enjoyable service project. We’ll help Lake Crabtree get ready for the Halloween holiday. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

 

32nd International Festival of Raleigh

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 21
10:30 AM
The International Festival of Raleigh provides a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and multicultural artists to present international art in downtown Raleigh.The Festival’s artists are both professional and amateur and represent Raleigh’s diverse population. More than 71 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of high-quality arts through dance and musical performances, ethnic cuisines, dance, and global cooking workshops, visual art, calligraphy, textile design, and cultural expression from across the globe. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Andrew Kristof.

*Lake Crabtree Service: Crafts and Activities at Creepy Crabtree

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 21
12:15 PM
Join us at Lake Crabtree and help out with crafts and activities at the Creepy Crabtree event. Dinner will be provided. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis.

 

*University Theatre presents The Exonerated

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 21
6:45 PM
This deeply affecting play combines first-person narrative with legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted inmates and their paths to freedom. The accounts of the freed convicts emphasize their lives after being sentenced to death, including much of the legal proceedings that gained their exoneration. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

 

*Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, October 21
7:15 PM
Artistic Director, Robert Weiss, and Choreographer in Residence, Zalman Raffael, bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will bring just the right amount of fright to an evening of tales from the bewitched and beyond. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

 

*NC State Music: Fall Choral Collage

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, October 22
3:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Chorale. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Caitlin Cassidy.