2022 Common Read Events – Girl Decoded

MONDAY OCTOBER 10:

  • THE BEGINNING – This life-size crossword puzzle activity will contain clues in the first third of the book that focus on how a computer scientist, who is a Muslim woman, becomes interested in Emotional Intelligence.
    • Time: 8:30-9:45am | Place: East Campus Atrium
  • EMIGRATION AND PERSONAL JOURNEY – Born and raised in Morocco, Hanane Mahla emigrated to the US speaking little to no English. While raising her two children and having family responsibilities, Hanane decided to continue her education and ultimately studied ESL at NCC. Last spring, she received her Associate Degree in Accounting with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Hanane proudly wears the Hijab as a practicing Muslim and will share her story, both the similarities with Rana el Kaliouby’s journey as well as the differences.
    • Time: 10:00-11:15am | Place: W130 – West Campus
  • HOW DOES THIS COMPARE – Computer Science, Girls Who Code, and What is the Leap Really Like? Join Kaelei Lewis for a discussion of computer science at Norwalk Community College while working with young women and girls who code. There will also be an explanation of her current work at Manhattanville College.
    • Time: 11:30am-12:45pm | Place: W249

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11:

  • AN IMMIGRANT’S JOURNEY…. TO AI – Content will point the crossword puzzle solver more specifically toward the life and mechanisms needed as an immigrant to become an entrepreneur within the field of artificial intelligence.
    • Time: 8:30-9:45am | Place: East Campus Atrium
  • GIRL DECODED TRIVIA – Trivia is back! Grab up to three friends, brush up on your Girl Decoded knowledge, and come to answer questions for a chance to win a trip for your team to the MIT Media Lab or $100 in gift cards!
    • Time: 11:30am-12:45pm | Place: West Campus Cafeteria
  • GIRL DECODED OPEN MIC COME ONE, COME ALL!
    SHARE YOUR CREATIVE REFLECTIONS – poetry, speeches, short stories, skits, and music reflections on the characters and/or themes in Girl Decoded are all welcome! Please submit your reflections to your FYE Professor by September 27 to participate. Refreshments will be served.

    • Time: 1-2:15pm | Place: East Campus Gallery

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • WHERE ARE WE NOW? – On this final day of crossword fun, the clues will lead you to identifying AI and emotional intelligence in our own lives.
    • Time: 8:30-9:45am | Place: East Campus Atrium
  • WHAT DO READING, NEUROSCIENCE, AND
    COMPUTER SCIENCE HAVE TO DO WITH ALL OF THIS? – Alexandra Kleinman will discuss her ongoing research with the SOLVE Team at NCC and her computer science work at Yale University.

    • Time: 10-11:15am | Place: H201 – Health and Sciences Building
  • GIRL DECODED TRIVIA – Round TWO!
    • Time: 1-2:15pm | Place: West Campus Cafeteria
  • CAN YOU READ MY FACE? – Yale University’s Dr. Adam Naples will provide an overview of face recognition research in autism and discuss new neuroscience research in face and eye-contact perception in autism.
    • Time: 4-5:15pm | Place: GenRe Forum