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October 2019

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Daniels 434, 111 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Please join NC State's Department of History for a talk by historian Kevin Levin on his recently published book "Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth."

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Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Withers 140, United States

The Department of History and Wilson College of Textiles invite you to join us for a screening of the film, "Threads."

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November 2019

Public Lecture by Rep. Donna Shalala

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunt Library Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27695-7110 United States

The Khayrallah Center welcomes U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) to NC State, where she will deliver a public talk about her life and career. Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. She was president of the University of Miami in Coral Gables from 2001 through 2015.

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Applying to Graduate School: History Information Session

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Withers Hall, Room 331, United States

Are you planning to pursue graduate study in history? Come learn about the History M.A., Public History M.A., and Public History Ph.D. programs here at NC State.

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2019 Homecoming Block Party

November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Hall, United States

Join fellow NC State alumni and their families, faculty, students, staff and friends from many NC State colleges to enjoy refreshments and watch the Homecoming Parade. We've outgrown the Nelson Hall porch, so we're holding a block party on the side courtyard of Nelson Hall. RSVP ASAP!

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Laura Severin on the Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

November 18 @ 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm
Talley Student Union, Room 4270, 2610 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

This presentation traces the history of NC State’s cluster hiring program (The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program), begun in 2011, and focuses on the challenges of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, first to be included in the program and then to establish effective partnerships with STEM faculty. Some of the difficulties have involved educating STEM faculty as to the value of Humanities and Social Sciences research, communicating across disciplinary languages, and organizing effective teams across different disciplinary cultures. Despite the challenges of working across truly disparate disciplines, the program has demonstrated, as have others nationally, that successful collaborations are possible and rewarding.

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