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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

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.


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMThe Goodnight Scholars Program Presents: Fredi Lajvardi

Location: Talley Union Mountains-Piedmont Ballroom

Fredi Lajvardi - 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) National Outstanding Educator award winner; Phoenix high school teacher; and inspiration for the 2015 major motion picture Spare Parts starring George Lopez and Marisa Tomei - will engage the NC State community with his presentation Improbable to Unstoppable: a 45-minute, first-hand account of Lajvardi and his students’ incredible journey that brought national attention to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. After the presentation, Lajvardi will engage the audience in a candid Q&A session. More information regarding the event can be found here.

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 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.

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.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMFree In Plain Sight Documentary Screening

Location: Witherspoon Cinema

A local nonprofit, ENDcrowd, will be hosting a screening of In Plain Sight - Documentary, a documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who are fighting human trafficking across America. Through engaging interviews with survivors, the documentary brings to light the force, fraud, and coercion used against women and children victims. Despite the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of an aftercare home.


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.

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