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March 30, 2015

5:00 PM - 5:00 PMStudent Ambassador Applications for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: 106 Caldwell Hall

Are you passionate about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences? Do you wish to share this enthusiasm with others? If so, please apply to be a college student ambassador for 2015-16. Ambassadors are a select group of responsible student leaders who assist with the college's functions, including recruiting events, alumni functions, and other special occasions. Applications are available in the Dean's Office, 106 Caldwell Halll, and are due Monday, March 30.

March 31, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of School Assignments

Location: 512 Poe Hall

Sociologist Toby Parcel and political scientist Andy Taylor will discuss their forthcoming book "The End of Consensus" concerning Wake County public school assignment policy, with particular attention to the years 2009-15.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PMWomen in Greco-Roman Comedy, History, and Social Life

Location: Withers 331

You are invited to "Women in Greco-Roman Comedy, History, and Social Life," a lecture by Sharon L. James, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discussing how female characters and the things that happen to them vary between Greek and Roman comedies. Learn how studying comedy can speak to larger social and cultural issues and how these plays can be used as primary source material for humanities scholars. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the NC State Society of Ancient and Classical Studies, Program for Classical Studies, and Department of History.


April 1, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:30 PMSouth Asia Faculty Brown-Bag Lunch Series

Location: 331 Withers Hall

Join us for a talk and discussion led by Joy Davis entitled "Trial and Error: Facilitating Sustainable Research in Rural India." The presentation is based on Joy's experiences interning with an NGO in southern India last summer.

April 6, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:30 PMFaculty and Student Forum on Research and Underrepresented Populations

Location: Caldwell Hall Lounge

Join us for a forum that highlights our college's faculty and students' research with under-represented populations.  Panelists and poster presenters are humanities and social sciences faculty and students who are engaged in various research areas. Find out how you can get involved in similar types of research.

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.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMNo More Road Trips? -- Screening Q&A With Filmmaker

Location: Witherspoon Campus Cinema

NC State Film Studies and The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Present "No More Road Trips?," an interactive, nonfiction film experience comprised entirely of amateur film shot from the 1920s-1970s. By turns surprising and expected, this exceptional film offers a unique and fascinating view of our collective travels along the American road. After the screening, we'll have a Q&A with the filmmaker, Rick Prelinger. Free and open to the public.


April 9, 2015

3:30 PM - Sunday, April 12, 2015, 5:30 PMWelcome to the World of Noh

Location: Carmichael, Talley, Japan Center

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, in cooperation with Theatre Nohgaku,  presents 'Welcome to the World of Noh,' April 9-12, 2015. Enjoyed by the samurai class in 14th century Japan, noh is one of the oldest stage arts in the world and among the first declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Thurs, April 9:Performance Workshop, 3:30-5:30 pm (free; Space limited; reserve soon); Free Lecture-Demonstration, 7:00-9:00 pm. Fri, April 10-Sun, April 12:Playwriting Workshop, 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily ($150; free to NC State faculty, staff and students; space limited; reserve soon). For information/reservations: Gary Mathews (


April 10, 2015

9:00 AM - 5:00 PMBuchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology, and Human Values

Location: James Hunt Library Auditorium

This symposium is designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Rolf Buchdahl, by spotlighting the interdisciplinary teaching and research on the issues of science, technology, and human values at NC State. It will feature panels on contemporary scientific and engineering controversies in the areas of computing, nuclear power and ethics education in the sciences and engineering. For more details on the day's speakers, please see: 


April 11, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMTangible Things: The Many Lives and Histories of Objects

Location: Withers Hall 232A

NC State's Public History Program invites you to the symposium, 'Tangible Things: The Many Lives and Histories of Objects." Guest lecturers are Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Harvard University 300th Anniversary University Professor) and Sarah Anne Carter (Director of Research, The Chipstone Foundation), leading material studies scholars and authors of the recently published Tangible Things. Hosted by the NC State History Department and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Free and open to the public. Please visit the site for more information and to register.


April 12, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMemorial Service for Jonathan Ocko

Location: SAS Hall, 2311 Katharine Stinson Drive

We lost an esteemed colleague and an exceptional human being in January when Jonathan Ocko, head of the Department of History, passed away unexpectedly. Please join family, friends and colleagues to celebrate Jonathan Ocko's spirited life and work on April 12.


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 18, 2015

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMHistory Weekend 2015 -- Climate Science: Whom do you Trust?

Location: Withers 232A

The History Department welcomes Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, as the featured speaker for History Weekend 2015 -- Climate Science: Whom do you Trust? A Historian's Perspective. Join us for her lecture on Sat., April 18, 10:00 am in Withers Hall 232A. In addition, we will screen Disruption, a documentary featuring an interview with Oreskes, on Thurs, April 16, at 7:00 pm in Withers 140. Oreskes' visit and the film are co-sponsored by the NC State Department of History, the Climate Science Center, and the Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. All events are free and open to the public.


April 21, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMGenetic Engineering in a Land Grant University

Location: Park Shops 130

The GES Center is welcoming Dr. Tony Shelton, applied insect ecologist and international professor at Cornell University, for a public talk.

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 22, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMNC State MFA in Creative Writing Program Graduate Reading

Location: Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall

2015 Graduates of NC State's MFA Program in Creative Writing read from their work. Past readers have included Michael Begnal (Ancestor Worship), Kij Johnson (At the Mouth of the River of Bees), Noel Crook (Salt Moon), and Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald). Open to the public.


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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