No classes will be held Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday break. The university will remain open Nov. 27 but will be closed Nov. 28-29.
20th Anniversary Celebration: “Peru: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture”
NC State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites students, staff and faculty to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Peru: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture" study abroad program. The event will be an opportunity to meet prior participants and to honor its founders, Leo and Kay Villa-García.
Deadline: Tim Wallace Research Endowment Scholarship Application
The Tim Wallace Research Scholarship, up to $2,000, will be awarded to a Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate for travel and research-related expenses while conducting independent research in a Latin American or Caribbean country. Application deadline is Nov. 22 at 5:00 p.m.
“The Role of Future Thinking in the Self-Regulation of Behavior”
In this talk, Rick Hoyle, a social/personality psychologist at Duke University, will present findings from a line of research on the role of future thinking in self-regulation.
Media Literacy and Spotting Fake News
With so many methods and media to access world events, it is increasingly important to be wary of where your news comes from. This workshop aims to teach participants not only how important it is to stay updated on current events, but how to do it effectively.
Know-It-All Society: Digital Culture, Political Fragmentation and Democracy
NC State’s fifth World Philosophy Day Lecture will be given by Michael Patrick Lynch of the University of Connecticut on November 21. His topic is “Know-It-All Society: Digital Culture, Political Fragmentation and Democracy.” The talk is open to the entire university community.
NC State Literary Readings: Stephanie Powell Watts; 2019 NC State Fiction Contest Awards
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.
SPEL Talk: “Warren’s Medicare For All Plan”
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.
Laura Severin on the Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship
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.
An Evening with Margaret Atwood
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.