The Commons sets Red Hot Research dates for fall 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

LAWRENCE — Red Hot Research returns this fall with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through discussion across perspectives.

The first event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Commons and will focus on work related to Care & Well-being, in conjunction with the launch of a new programming theme at The Commons this year.

In keeping with the goals of this series, presenters are asked to consider how other disciplinary perspectives could contribute to their research, the likely next steps for the research and challenges that they face in conducting the research. In turn, audience members are asked to, from their own perspectives, offer insights, questions and ideas.

Save the date for Red Hot Research sessions this fall. All events begin at 4 p.m.

Sept. 6: Care & Well-being


  • Hannah Park, assistant professor of design and associate director of the Center for Design Research
  • Michael Riquino, assistant professor of social welfare
  • Elaina Sutley, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering
  • Jason Raibley, associate professor of philosophy
  • Steve Ilardi, associate professor of psychology

Sept. 20: Graduate Research

Oct. 18: Public Scholarship


  • Robert Hurst, associate professor of film & media studies
  • Katie Batza, associate professor of women, gender & sexuality studies and Nicole Reiz, program manager, College Office of Graduate Affairs
  • Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science and senior faculty associate for the Center for Service Learning
  • Tera Fazzino, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment
  • Mary Hill, professor of geology

Nov. 15: Loss, Adaptation, Climate

Nov. 22: Graduate Research

Dec. 6: Across Borders.