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January 29, 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, Professor Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College) will examine the local moral ecologies through aesthetics and affect. She will examine how newness emerges in ritual in ambivalent and unusual ways and orient discussion towards an unpacking of futurity and intimacy through the exploration of the creativity inherent in contemporary Indian ritual improvisations.

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


5:00 PM - 6:30 PMMLK Lecture: Rosalind Fuse-Hall -- The Strength of Diversity

Location: McKimmon Center

Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president of Bennett College, will give the CHASS Martin Luther King lecture on "The Strength of Diversity." Reception from 4:30-5:00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions: contact Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, CHASS Director of Diversity Programs at jmphd@ncsu.edu.


5:45 PM - 7:15 PMInformation Session-Guatemala Ethnographic Field School -Summer 2015

Location: 129 1911 Bldg

Information session about the Summer ’15 Guatemala Ethnographic Field School: Learn how the program works and how to find financial support, including scholarships. The 22nd NC State Ethnographic Field School in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, runs May 22 - July 13, 2015. While learning fieldwork methods, participants in this cultural immersion program live with a Maya family. Program director: Dr. Tim Wallace (twallace@ncsu.edu), Sociology & Anthropology.

Website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace/Guatemala index.com


6:00 PM - 8:00 PMGenetic Engineering Documentary Series

Location: Park Shops 210

Documentary Series - The NC State GES* Center and STS* Program will screen the film Percy Schmeiser: David vs. Monsanto. Guests are invited to stick around after the film for a discussion led by a panel of scientists and officials, including Dr. Keith Edmisten from the NC State Department of Crop Science and Dr. Kultaran Chohan from NC State’s Office of Technology Transfer. Subsequent screenings in the documentary series will present a variety of different views. Views and opinions expressed in all of the documentaries in the series are not necessarily shared and are not endorsed by either the STS Program or the GES Center. *GES = Genetic Engineering and Society; STS = Science, Technology and Society.


February 2, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMShattered Families in the Middle East

Location: Withers Hall Room 232A

The Middle East seems to be stumbling from one crisis to the next. Two of the most recent victims of war have been the families of Gaza and the thousands of Palestinians among the Syrians who fled to Lebanon. Both groups show the physical and psychological scars of constant violence and poverty. Bill Corcoran, President and CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), will illustrate its humanitarian efforts and provide insights regarding the future of instability in the region. 

Website: http://peace-with-justice.org/


February 3, 2015

8:30 AM - 10:00 AMCoffee Chat

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all faculty and staff from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to join him for coffee, breakfast bites, and conversation. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your colleagues and catch up on campus and college news.


February 4, 2015

10:00 AM - 8:00 PMTunnel of Oppression

Location: Talley - State Ballroom

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification, and discriminatory forms and processes. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion which allows the opportunity to process the experience. Program runs 10:00 - 2:00; 4:00 - 8:00 on Feb 4 and 5. The entire experience lasts about 60 minutes per group and is a great opportunity for students to think critically about issues that impact NC State’s campus on a daily basis.

Website: http://www.go.ncsu.edu/TOO2015


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

A meeting dedicated to Latin music! We will have an informative presentation followed by samples of popular artists and songs through the decades.

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


February 5, 2015

10:00 AM - 8:00 PMTunnel of Oppression

Location: Talley Student Ballroom

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification, and discriminatory forms and processes. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion which allows the opportunity to process the experience. The program runs 10:00 - 2:00 and 4:00 - 8:00 on Feb 4 and 5. The entire experience lasts about 60 minutes per group and is a great opportunity for students to think critically about issues that impact NC State’s campus on a daily basis.

Website: http://www.go.ncsu.edu/TOO2015


11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRESCHEDULED: Collegewide Staff Town Hall Meeting with the Dean

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Calling all Humanities and Social Sciences staff members: Come share your ideas, voice your opinions, and ask Dean Braden and fellow staff members your questions. All EPA and SPA staff are welcome to attend. (Rescheduled due to inclement weather.)


3:30 PM - 5:00 PMRPT General Information Session

Location: 434 Daniels Hall

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 (http://www.provost.ncsu.edu/promotion-tenure/) 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. http://www.provost.ncsu.edu/promotion-tenure/


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM"The Skewed View From Here" Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series

Location: Withers Hall 140

The NC State Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series presents Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University), "The Skewed View From Here." McLaughlin is an internationally known scholar in several areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science. He will address recent work on the subject of perceptual illusions.

Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/philo/cogsci/lecture_series.html


February 9, 2015

5:15 PM - 6:30 PMWhen Does Jewish Law Change? - Jewish Studies Lecture Series

Location: Daniels Hall 434

Prof. Edward Fram (Ben Gurion University, Israel) offers the first in a series of talks on Jewish history sponsored by the History Department. An expert on early modern Polish Jewry and rabbinic law, he will speak on "When Does Jewish Law Change? Some Historical Examples and Parameters." Free and open to the public.


February 11, 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 language levels welcome. Organized by the Spanish Club.

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


February 18, 2015

5:30 PM - 7:30 PMLet's Talk Fathers

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dr. Jeffrey K. Shears from UNC-G show his recently released documentary "Spit'in Anger" that highlights fatherlessness among African-American men. Shears will then lead a discussion about the epidemic of fatherlessness in America and the fatherless void felt by African-American men in society. Sponsored by the NC State Department of Social Work and the Men in Social Work student organization.


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!

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


February 19, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:15 PMMajor Contributions of Early Women Plant Pathologists to our Science

Location: Room 129, 1911 Building

Science, Technology and Society (STS) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar with Jean Ristaino, Department of Plant Pathology, who will discuss her book Pioneering Women in Plant Pathology. She will discuss obstacles that women faced, the strategies they used for success, and their scientific contributions.


4:30 PM - 6:30 PMJohn Corrigan (FSU) will speak about American Christians and the Feeling of Emptiness

Location: 140 Withers Hall

John Corrigan (Florida State University) will speak on Christians in America, and why they feel empty. A focus on emotion in American life leads to fresh perspectives on religion, society, power, and conflict. The feeling of emptiness prized by American Christians, generally overlooked in histories of American Christianity, is central to the experience of being Christian in America, and animates the American Christian practice of defining one’s community by identifying what one is not. 

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


February 20, 2015

5:00 PM - 5:30 PMTEDxNCSU Speaker Application Deadline

Location: online

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty: Have an idea worth spreading? Apply to present at the March 28 TEDxNCSU: Think and Do event that's focused on ideas and action. Inspire our community. Speaker applications and speaker nominations are available now. Questions? email tedxncsu@gmail.com.

Website: http://uab.ncsu.edu/tedx/


February 25, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMReappointment, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) Session

Location: Dabney Hall Room 220

The Provost's Office is offering a separate RPT session devoted to the promotion process for non-tenure track (NTT) faculty with professorial rank. Interested NTT faculty, department heads and RPT department and college administrators are encouraged to attend.


4:55 PM - 5:00 PMDeadline for NC State Annual Poetry Contest

Location: your desk

Send in your poetry: NC State's annual poetry contest is now open to NC State students and North Carolina residents. Submission deadline: Feb. 25. The grand prize winner will receive $500; best NC State undergraduate entry will receive $100. On March 25 at 7:30 pm, guest judge Gibbons Ruark will present the awards and give a reading in Caldwell Lounge. Check the link for details.

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


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/SpanishClub


February 26, 2015

12:00 PM - 5:00 PMMADRID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Spanish-Language Certificates Registration

Location: WITHERS 225

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 Feb. 26 (12-5) and Feb. 27 (3-5) 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 ana_gray@ncsu.edu. To view sample proficiency questions or register for the exam, http://fll.chass.ncsu.edu/spanish/exams/index.php


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 (http://www.provost.ncsu.edu/promotion-tenure/) 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. http://www.provost.ncsu.edu/promotion-tenure/


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!

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


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. 

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


March 25, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

Watch an episode from a popular Spanish TV show with us! We will practice our listening skills and then discuss what we viewed.

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


April 8, 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 language levels welcome. Organized by the Spanish Club.

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


April 15, 2015

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!

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


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.


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