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March 3, 2015

11:00 AM - 2:00 PMMadrid Chamber of Commerce: Spanish Language Certificates Registration

Location: 225 Withers

Madrid Chamber of Commerce Spanish-Language Certification is available. Take an exam to earn a Spanish-language certificate in business, tourism or health services. Register March 3 (11:00 - 2:00) for testing Apr. 14. NC State is the only location in the southeast to offer testing through the internationally recognized Madrid Chamber of Commerce Program. For information, contact Program Director Ana E. Gray in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at To view sample proficiency questions or register for the exam, see

March 4, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PMReappointment, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) General Information Session

Location: Monteith Research Center Room 136

The Office of the Provost will offer a general information session on the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure process. The session will include information about the process, an overview of the website ( and a question and answer period. New tenure track faculty, those who will soon be entering the RPT cycle, and anyone involved in the 2015-2016 RPT process are encouraged to attend. Please familiarize yourself with the Promotion and Tenure website prior to the session.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

Learn some Merengue moves from Dancing with Wolves, our campus Ballroom Dance Club! No previous experience needed!


March 5, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:15 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering Technologies

Location: Room 129, 1911 Building

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar with Andrew Binder who will present "Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering Technologies: What We Know and Where We Need to Go." This presentation will focus on preliminary results from a larger meta-synthesis and -analysis of published research on public perceptions of genetic engineering. Results will also describe the nature and robustness of important relationships such as those between trust in science, scientific literacy, and opinions on genetic engineering.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM'Against Rules' An Invited Talk by Internationally Renowned Dr. Bill VanPatten

Location: Withers Hall, Room 140

'Against Rules' an invited talk by the internationally renowned Dr. Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies, Michigan State University.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMThe Metaphysics of Grounding

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

Jonathan Schaffer of Rutgers will give a talk entitled "The Ground Between the Gaps" in the Philosophy Colloquium Series. All are welcome.


March 17, 2015

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM'Savor the Harlequins: Patchwork Eating in 19th century Paris

Location: Withers 331

The Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites you to a talk by Janet Beizer, professor of French and director of graduate studies in Harvard's Department of Romance Languages. The author most recently of Thinking through the Mothers: Reimagining Women’s Biographies (2009), Beizer's current book in progress focuses on "the harlequin": recomposed leftovers, as an alimentary and aesthetic figure of modernity. For more information, contact Prof. Michael Garval:


March 18, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. Open to all students; all levels welcome. Organized by the Spanish Club. 


March 19, 2015

12:15 PM - 12:16 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Laws of Nature

Location: Room 129, 1911 Building

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar with John Carroll of the Department of Philosophy. Presenting "Laws of Nature," he will address such questions as: do the laws of nature govern the universe? Or are they mere summaries of what happens in the universe? After a review of some recent philosophical accounts, Carroll will provide an overview of the governing laws of nature.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMutations of ‘The People’ and The State in Contemporary Venezuelan Politics

Location: Withers 140

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites the NC State Community to attend the conference "Lumpen Sovereignty: Mutations of ‘The People’ and The State in Contemporary Venezuelan Politics," by Rice University's Associate Professor Luis Duno-Gottberg. Dr. Duno-Gottberg is the author of La humanidad como mercancía: La esclavitud moderna en América (2014) among other books, and specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century Caribbean culture. 

March 24, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM"I Am A Girl"

Location: Cameron Village Regional Library, 2nd Floor

Join us for a screening of an inspirational feature-length documentary that portrays the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Presented by the African Diaspora Film Festival Series and co-sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Women's Center, and the NC Chapter of UN Women.


March 25, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:30 PMThe First Christian Superheroes: Reading the Acts of the Apostles

Location: Park Shops 201

In this talk, Jason Sturdevant (Religious Studies, NC State) investigates how the five earliest non-canonical Acts of several apostles recount legendary events surrounding Jesus’ earliest followers as they spread the gospel. While the events may appear as "mere legends," the high-stakes conflicts and theologically rich speeches of the apostles play an important role in reflecting and shaping the lives of Christian communities in the second and third centuries.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

Dr. Jillian S. Haeseler, Director of English as a Second Langauge in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will be speaking about her time in Chile last year. Come join us!


April 7, 2015

1:30 PM - 4:00 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Reading Group on Peter Galison's work

Location: Winston 209

Science, Technology and Society (STS) hosts a special faculty-graduate student reading group on Peter Galison's work. In preparation for Galison’s April 10th talk during the Buchdahl symposium (details to be announced soon), this STS seminar will be held during CRD 791 class time, and will involve a discussion of certain articles which can be made available by contacting Kathleen Vogel (

April 8, 2015

1:00 PM - 1:45 PMForeign Languages and Literatures Brownbag Talk: A Fulbright in Chile

Location: Withers 331

Dr. Jillian Haeseler will speak about her Fulbright experience as an EFL teacher trainer at the Universidad de la Serena in Chile. To meet the need of Chilean English teachers to learn new ways to teach English to adolescent learners, she created a series of nine two-hour workshops that covered language learning theory, current trends in foreign language methodology, and teaching language skills.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. Open to all students; all language levels welcome. Organized by the Spanish Club.


April 15, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMCoffee Chat: Brown Bag Lunch with the Dean

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all faculty and staff from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to join him for coffee and conversation. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your colleagues and catch up on campus and college news. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch. Soft drinks and water will be served.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PMReassessing Evidence for Phoenician Religious Practice in the Iron Age

Location: Withers 334

Most of our evidence for Phoenician religious practice in the Iron Age comes from outsiders—the historical and prophetic books of the Hebrew bible and writings of Classical authors have historically been the primary source for reconstructing religious worship in the northern coastal Levant. In this presentation, Dr. Dixon will reexamine the picture these texts paint of Phoenician ritual practice and religious change in light of archaeological and inscriptional evidence from coastal Syria, Lebanon, and Northern Israel. 


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

After electing our new officer team for the next academic year, we will walk over to La Rancherita for dinner. Come join us for our final meeting of the semester!


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMHolocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

Location: SAS 2203

Morris Glass, Holocaust camp survivor, and co-author of Chosen for Destruction, will talk about his teenage years spent in concentration camps, how he was able to survive, and his experiences in coming to the United States. Scheduled for the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, this talk concludes the spring lecture series in Jewish history. Free and open to the public.

April 16, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:30 PMForging Faith: Ritual Creativity, Wonder and Ethical Inquiry in Contemporary India

Location: Withers 140

In a deep ethnographic exploration of Bangalorean temple publics set against the economic changes in India, Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College) examines the local moral ecologies through aesthetics and affect. She will orient discussion towards an unpacking of futurity and intimacy through the exploration of the creativity inherent in contemporary Indian ritual improvisations. 


April 21, 2015

4:30 PM - 4:32 PMFaculty Awards Reception

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all Humanities and Social Sciences faculty to join him in honoring the colleagues who are being recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and extension. A reception will follow the program.

April 28, 2015

12:00 PM - 12:02 PMSpring 2015 Faculty Meeting

Location: Winston 029

Faculty, mark your calendars! Look for the agenda and other supporting documents in the near future.

November 2, 2015

1:30 PM - 2:00 PMForeign Languages and Literatures Brownbag Talk

Location: Withers 331

Dr. Aubrey Kubiak, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in French, NC State, will present his work titled Material Subjectivity in Claire Martin and the Quebecois Canon.

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