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September 2019

How Does the Government Actually Work? Theory vs. Practice

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Talley Student Union 3223, United States

This workshop, facilitated by NC State political scientist Andy Taylor, highlights how complex and intricate the three branches of government are, and how they work together. Many of us are taught in basic civic and U.S. History courses that each branch of government has a set list of duties that they are restricted to, when in actuality they are very intertwined. Come gain a more holistic understanding of the United States government on the federal, state and local levels. Registration requested.

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Book Discussion: “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605 United States

Come discuss this 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning work in advance of NC State's History Weekend, when author and historian David Blight is our keynote speaker. This book discussion will be facilitated by David Zonderman, head of NC State's Department of History.

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Practical Approaches to Message Testing, with Andy Binder

September 30 @ 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm
Talley Student Union, Room 4270, 2610 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

If you’re doing public-facing science, you likely want to engage your audiences more deeply. We all tend to fall back on intuition and experience when designing our messages. But why not throw a little science at the problem? Communication professor Andrew Binder will provide practical advice on message testing you can adopt for improving your science communication. Learn about the kinds of message features you might vary, the kinds of responses you might measure, and how to interpret the results.

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Psychology ‘Getting Into Graduate School’ Workshop

September 30 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Poe Hall, Room 120, 2310 Stinson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

The Department of Psychology advising office is hosting a "Getting Into Graduate School" workshop for any undergraduate students interested in graduate school in psychology. Different levels of training, types of graduate programs, how to choose a program, how to be competitive when applying and taking the GRE will be covered. Come hear from graduate students and academic advisers about graduate school! All undergraduate students are welcome. For more information, contact psychadvise@ncsu.edu

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October 2019

“Your Funeral is Very Important to Us:” Poetry Reading by English Prof. Allen Stein

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tompkins 123, United States

NC State English Professor Allen Stein reads from his new collection of poetry, "Your Funeral is Very Important to Us."

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Religion and Its Despisers in America

October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Withers Hall, Room 331, United States

Jason C. Bivins, Professor of Religious Studies at NC State, will give a talk entitled "Embattled Majority: Religion and Its Despisers in America" in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series.

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The Role of Sociology in Data Science and Civic Tech

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1911 Building Room 129, United States

Chris Dick, managing director of Civis Analytics, will discuss how quantitative sociology and social science contribute to advanced analytics in the public, private and nonprofit sectors of industry.

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David Blight: Frederick Douglass’ Vision of a Multi-Ethnic America

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - October 5 @ 7:30 pm
Withers Hall (Main Lobby), 101 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

History Weekend features 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Blight, who will speak about Frederick Douglass' vision of a multi-ethnic America.

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Fall Break

October 10 @ 12:00 am - October 11 @ 11:59 pm
Raleigh, NC United States

No classes.

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Bill of Rights Lecture: Clark Neily, “How America’s Criminal Justice System Hacked the Bill of Rights and Became a Conviction Machine”

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Winston Hall 029, United States

Clark Neily of the Cato Institute will speak about "How America’s Criminal Justice System Hacked the Bill of Rights and Became a Conviction Machine." Free and open to the public.

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