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September 3, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:30 PMCHASS Welcome Back Reception

Location: Caldwell Lounge

All CHASS faculty and staff are warmly invited to a reception to celebrate the start of a new semester. Come welcome our new tenure-track faculty members and visit with old friends and new colleagues. Hosted by Dean Jeff Braden.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

Join us for the first meeting of the year. This general information meeting is for new and returning members, with a fun ice breaker.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


September 4, 2014

9:00 AM - 4:00 PMSummit on U.S./China Education

Location: Friday Institute, Centennial Campus

The summit is held every other year to enable North Carolina education, government and business leaders to witness how NC has grown in Chinese language and cultural programs and to increase partnerships to meet the growing demand of Chinese language in our state. Free and open to the public, although registration is required.

Website: http://uschinasummit.org/


4:30 PM - 6:00 PMBeyond Legislative Intent

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

Barbara Levenbook (Associate Professor of Philosophy at NC State) will give a talk entitled "Beyond Legislative Intent" in the Philosophy Colloquium Series. In this talk, Dr. Levenbook will challenge the standard view that the content of a statute is determined by the intent of the legislature. All are welcome.

Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/philo/phil_activities.html


September 5, 2014

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMI Never Called It Frankenfood: An Environmental Advocate Looks at the History of Genetic Engineering

Location: 130 Park Shops

"I Never Called It Frankenfood: An Environmental Advocate Looks at the History of Genetic Engineering" will be presented by Dr. Margaret Mellon from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Website: http://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/current-future-events/


September 10, 2014

4:00 PM - 6:00 PMPope Center Forum on NC State's General Education Program

Location: Talley Student Center

A panel of faculty and students will join Jay Schalin to discuss the pros and cons of NC State's general education. Schalin is director of policy analysis at the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and author of the report, "General Education at NC State." CHASS Dean Jeff Braden has been invited to moderate the panel.

Website: http://conta.cc/1mHEtFB


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.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day

Location: Harris Field (next to Witherspoon)

Everyone is invited to the Fourth Annual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day. Please join us in remembrance and help us raise awareness about prevention resources. It takes place on Wednesday, September 10, at Harris Field. Speakers start at 7:00 PM; the candle lighting is at 8:00 PM.

Website: http://socialwork.chass.ncsu.edu/suicide_prevention/


September 11, 2014

3:30 PM - 4:30 PMEnglish Conversation Club

Location: Port City Java, Centennial Campus; Daniels Hall, Room 216

Use your native English skills to help international students, scholars, and spouses practice English at one of our weekly conversation clubs. Meet people from all over the world and begin lasting friendships. Meetings take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 at the College of Textiles Port City Java on Centennial Campus and every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 in Daniels Hall, Room 216 on North Campus. No application is needed for this program. Volunteers can simply attend any meeting that works best with your schedule.

Website: http://internationalservices.ncsu.edu/english-conversation-club-ecc


5:30 PM - 7:30 PMDiaspora Tour at NC State

Location: Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom

America's diaspora communities make tremendous contributions toward the development of their countries of heritage while they enrich their new homeland. The U.S. Department of State's Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Andrew O'Brien, leads this tour to teach students, faculty, staff and the public more about diaspora engagement. Free and open to the public, although registration is required.

Website: http://oia.ncsu.edu/diaspora


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThe Wetland Forum

Location: Hunt Library Auditorium

Just ten minutes from NC State lies a rare gift: an urban wetland. The Wetland Forum will introduce you to the nature, history and significance of wetlands in general, and Raleigh's Walnut Creek Wetland in particular. You will also learn how to get involved with this community through the Walnut Creek Wetland Center and by working with community leaders in environmental justice and sustainable community development. COME-LEARN-ENGAGE-BE-INSPIRED!


September 12, 2014

12:00 AM - 12:15 AMInternational Friendship Program Volunteers Needed - Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Location: 320 Daniels Hall, Campus Box 7222

The International Friendship Program pairs international students and scholars with American students or community volunteers for a year-long cross cultural friendship. Students are matched based on age, gender, and common interests/hobbies. We simply ask that the pairs meet once a month to hang out, see a movie, grab a coffee, go for a walk, etc. We will also host a social event once a semester for all IFP participants and send out a monthly newsletter highlighting fun things to do in and around Raleigh. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information or to apply, please visit our website.

Website: http://internationalservices.ncsu.edu/international-friendship-program


11:45 AM - 1:15 PMCleaning up Cookstoves in India: Impacts, Opportunities and Challenges

Location: Room 129 1911 Building

Dr. Grieshop will discuss problems associated with household use of solid fuels in developing countries, and his ongoing research in India studying efforts to introduce new technologies. The project sheds light on what energy security means to so many people who do not enjoy the advantages that we do in the United States. It underlines the challenges of finding clean technologies. And it reveals the crucial role played by social and cultural context in determining what can or cannot be done to introduce technological change. Lunch will be served, registration is requested.

Website: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6qfh5neab&oeidk=a07e9qbt4vcfb29cca1


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMMaster Lecture by Professor Emeritus James W. Kalat

Location: Park Shops 201

Dr. Kalat, a distinguished classroom teacher and best-selling textbook author, will lecture on consciousness. Psychology graduate students who are primary instructors for undergraduate classes will meet with Dr. Kalat afterward to discuss his approach and his perspective on the practice of teaching.


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMMedia Training Basics for Faculty

Location: Butler Communications Building

Faculty: Learn how to work with reporters, prepare for an interview and make the most of opportunities to publicize your work. NC State News Services is offering three one-time media training sessions this fall: Sept 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 13. To reserve a spot, email D'Lyn Ford at dcford@ncsu. The number of participants is limited to allow time for discussion and questions.


September 17, 2014

1:30 PM - 3:30 PMDepartment of Social Work Volunteer and Career Fair

Location: The New Talley Hall, Mountain Ballroom

The Department of Social Work Volunteer/Career Fair is open to all members of the NC State community.  Come learn about service and career opportunities. A number of networking resources from the community will be represented at this event. Learn more about what the Raleigh community has to offer. Know of an agency that can provide career and service opportunities to the NC State community? Register as a vendor at: http://tinyurl.com/mnzcdpp Questions? Contact Barbara Zelter, BSW Field Coordinator: bazelter@ncsu.edu 919-515-7503.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMNC State Literary Readings Series Presents Belle Boggs

Location: Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall

NC State Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Belle Boggs, author of Mattaponi Queen, The Ugly Bear List, and essay collection The Art of Waiting presents a reading from her work.

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


September 19, 2014

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM"Intersections of Genetics and Society" A Graduate Professional Development Workshop

Location: Talley Center Coastal Ballroom

The GES Center announces a professional development workshop for graduate students entitled "Intersections of Genetics and Society," featuring Dr. George Church and Dr. Sarah Richardson, Harvard University; Amy Harmon, The New York Times; and Dr. Paul Lombardo, JD, Georgia State University. "Intersections of Genetics and Society." Registration required; a $5 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Register at the link. Co-sponsored by NC State's W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, Genetics Program, STS Program and the NCSU Libraries.

Website: http://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/current-future-events/prodevworkshop


1:00 PM - 4:45 PMIntersections of Genetics and Society

Location: Hunt Library Auditorium

Join us for one or both sessions. From 1:00 – 2:45 pm: Eugenics: Past and Future, with Dr. Paul Lombardo, Esq., Georgia State University; and The Future of Human Genomics and Synhetic Biology, with Dr. George Church, Harvard University. From 3:00 – 4:45 pm: How Culture Impacts Choices by Genetic Researchers, with Dr. Sarah Richardson, Harvard University; and The Topsy-Turvy Debate Over Biotechnology in Agriculture, with Amy Harmon, The New York Times. This event is free and open to the public.Co-sponsored with the W.M. Keck Center, Genetics Program, STS Program and the NCSU Libraries.

Website: http://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/current-future-events


September 24, 2014

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.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


October 1, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

Join us for Game Night! We'll serve mocktails and have several games on hand to play. Spanish + Games + You = Fun.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


October 2, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMNC State Literary Readings Series Presents Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah

Location: Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall

Award-winning poets Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah present a reading from their works.

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


October 3, 2014

10:00 AM - 3:00 PMStudy Abroad Fair

Location: Talley Student Union, Mountains/Piedmont Ballroom

Learn about your study abroad options, including semester, summer and spring break programs. Talk with faculty directors, advisors, exchange students and NC State students who have been there.

Website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/2014/06/25/fair/


October 15, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCHASS Fall Faculty Meeting

Location: Park Shops Room 201

Dean Jeff Braden invites all CHASS faculty to attend. The agenda will be shared closer to the meeting date. Feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided by the dean's office.


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.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


October 22, 2014

10:30 AM - 11:45 AMMicroagressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Higher Education

Location: Hunt Library Auditorium

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or not, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages and target individuals based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Our speaker, Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, is the most cited multicultural scholar today. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Office of the Provost. Register at the link.

Website: http://oied.ncsu.edu/faculty/derald-wing-sue/


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

In honor of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), we'll decorate sugar cookie skulls and learn about this festive holiday in the Hispanic world.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


October 29, 2014

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.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


November 5, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

Noche de peliculas (Movie Night) - Join us to watch a film in Spanish. We'll bring the popcorn.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


November 12, 2014

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.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


November 19, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

End of Year Fiesta - Come celebrate the end of the semester with us!

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/642


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMNC State Literary Readings Series Presents Wiley Cash and the 2014 Fiction Contest Awards

Location: Caldwell Hall Lounge

Novelist Wiley Cash, judge of the 2014 North Carolina State Fiction Contest, reads form his work. Winners of the 2014 NC State Fiction Contest will be announced.

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


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