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Feb 28, 2020

“Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising”

Come see the award-winning movie "Ascending Afghanistan," and stay for a discussion with Marina LeGree, founder of the non-profit about empowering young women through mountaineering. Free and open to the public.

Feb 27, 2020

“The 2020 Election and the Battle for the Meaning of America”

John Sides, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, presents "The 2020 Election and the Battle for the Meaning of America." Sides studies political behavior in American and comparative politics.

Feb 24, 2020

Film Screening: “Signing Black in America”

Join us for a screening of "Signing Black in America," the first documentary about Black ASL — the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. A discussion will follow the 30-minute documentary screening, led by associate producer Joseph Hill and NC State Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden, an ASL expert and an alumnus of Galludet University.

Feb 24, 2020

Deadline: 2020 NC State Poetry Contest

Calling all poets! The 2020 NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents, including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled in North Carolina universities. It remains one of the largest free-to-enter poetry contests in the South.

Feb 23, 2020

Film Screening: “Signing Black in America”

Join us for a screening of "Signing Black in America," the first documentary about Black ASL — the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. A discussion will follow the 30-minute documentary screening, led by associate producer Joseph Hill.

Feb 20, 2020

“Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower”

Please join us for a talk by Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women." Free and open to the public.

Feb 20, 2020

Ethical AI in the Context of Connected Automated Vehicles

The objective of this presentation is to stimulate discussion on the various ethical artificial intelligence (AI) issues associated with connected automated vehicles (CAVs). CAVs are an influential emerging technology expected to generate transformative improvements in the transportation system. Some of the issues that will be discussed include: Can AI algorithms foresee and avoid all potential vehicle conflicts? If not, will we be able to understand the logic behind decisions these AI systems make? How will data privacy be maintained and ensured? Who will be liable when an incident occurs?

Feb 20, 2020

The Predicament of the Ethics of AI

There is a difficult predicament for those working on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI). AI will be transformational in its effects on science, engineering, and human culture, but ethical problems stemming from AI are not likely to yield to the “common approaches” of applied ethics. Thomas M. Powers, a philosophy professor at the University of Delaware, will describe some of the challenges for the ethics of AI that are explored in depth in Powers and Ganascia (forthcoming). These challenges concern conceptual ambiguities surrounding agency, autonomy and intelligence, the over-and under-estimation of AI risks, and some hard problems in modeling and implementing AI ethics.

Feb 19, 2020

“Negotiating with North Korea: What We’ve Learned”

Join us for a talk titled "Negotiating with North Korea: What We've Learned" with Robert Gallucci, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Feb 19, 2020

Art United: In These Bodies

Register now for "Art United: In These Bodies," a generative zine-making workshop led by poet Emilia Phillips and graphic artist (and NC State alumna) Natalia Lopes. Art United is for artists and writers who want to think about, discuss and create work that reflects the body positivity movement. Participants will hone their writing and drawing techniques in a supportive, collaborative two-hour workshop. Free and open to all NC State students, staff and faculty.