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November 2019

Google Earth Tour: Race, History, and Politics in Trevor Noah’s South Africa

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

Using Google Earth technology and historic photographs displayed on Hunt Library’s large-scale Game Lab screen, NC State’s Timothy Hinton will provide a historical framework for issues Trevor Noah tackles in his book "Born a Crime," this year’s Common Reading selection.

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“What Makes Writing Meaningful for University Students?”

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tompkins G125, 2211 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC United States

Registration is now open for the Campus Writing and Speaking Program’s fall workshop: “What Makes Writing Meaningful for University Students?” with Anne Ellen Geller, director of Writing Across Communities at St. John’s University.

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Technical Tools for Humanities and Social Sciences

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riddick Hall, Room 451, United States

This workshop, aimed at students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will include an introduction to relevant yet sometimes daunting technical tools such as Github, Trello and Google Apps Scripts.

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Study Abroad Info Session: “Spain: Language and Culture in Valencia”

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
150 Withers Hall, Withers Hall
Raleigh, NC United States

Are you planning to study abroad next summer?  Program director, Samuel Sotillo, will be leading an information session for all students interested in participating in the Summer 2020 "Spain: Language and Culture in Valencia" program.

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Stand Out Through English Honors, Caldwell Fellows and the Honors College

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tomkins Hall G118, 2211 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Join us for a panel discussion about how you can enhance your degree by involvement in the English Honors, Caldwell Fellows and Honors College programs. We'll address the application processes, eligibility and requirements.

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Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Training

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sigma Phi Epsilon – NC Beta House – Chapter Room, 2310 Greek Village Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

This two-hour course is intended to teach individuals, who have contact with students, how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral and situational clues.

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An Evening with Margaret Atwood

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Talley Student Union, State Ballroom, United States

Literary legend Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, comes to NC State on Friday, November 15. Presented by the Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center and Friends of the Library.

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Laura Severin on the Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

November 18 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
Talley Student Union, Room 4270, 2610 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

This presentation traces the history of NC State’s cluster hiring program (The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program), begun in 2011, and focuses on the challenges of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, first to be included in the program and then to establish effective partnerships with STEM faculty. Some of the difficulties have involved educating STEM faculty as to the value of Humanities and Social Sciences research, communicating across disciplinary languages, and organizing effective teams across different disciplinary cultures. Despite the challenges of working across truly disparate disciplines, the program has demonstrated, as have others nationally, that successful collaborations are possible and rewarding.

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SPEL Talk: “Warren’s Medicare For All Plan”

November 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
4210 Nelson Hall, Nelson Hall, NCSU
Raleigh, NC United States

Join us for a talk titled "Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan: Five Reasons Why It's a Bad Idea" with Christopher Conover (Center for Health Policy, Duke University). Pizza will be served.

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NC State Literary Readings: Stephanie Powell Watts; 2019 NC State Fiction Contest Awards

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hunt Library Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27695-7110 United States

A literary reading by Stephanie Powell Watts, guest judge of the 2019 NC State Fiction Contest and author of "No One is Coming to Save Us." Winners of the Fiction Contest will be recognized at the event.

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