Dinner Discussions

Check out the 2018-2019 lineup below:

Enjoy casual conversation around some of today’s most relevant issues, and share your thoughts at New Student Dinner Discussions. Dinner will be provided at no cost to participants. Each discussion will be guided by an NC State faculty member, and open to a small group of students.

Dr. Kristen Turner, Anything but Rap….Anything but Country

Department of Music
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
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 Join in this conversation to discuss how musical taste is one of the ways that group identity is shaped, how often this becomes a seemingly “neutral” proxy for race, and what that means moving forward.

 

Dr. Jamila Simpson, The Importance of Revealing Hidden Figures

College of Sciences

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6:00pm- 7:00pm  Rescheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | | 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
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This conversation will delve into the power of elevating those whose stories are often hidden and the tangible effects on individuals and society.

Dr. Kyle Bunds, Sports as a Vehicle for Social Change

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, College of Natural Resources

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
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 Join in this conversation to talk about how sports can serve as so much more beyond entertainment, but serve as vehicles to propel society and our environments forward.

 

Dr. Martha Reiskind, Evolution & Conservation: What the past tells us about the future

Department of Applied Ecologry,  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
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 Join in this conversation to discuss how environmental change is affecting our evolutionary trajectory and what that means for us today.

 

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