Coming Events

Coming Events

Friday, October 18, 2019
4:00-5:30pm The Commons
 

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, to reveal overlaps and connections across areas of interesting and methodological approaches. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features researchers, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.  

Presenters:

Robert Hurst, Film & Media Studies, Immigration, Politics, Public Policy, Asylum, Rural America
Katie Batza, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Nicole Reiz, College Office of Graduate Affairs, Multigenerational Research, Community Research Partnerships, Big Ideas
Jomella Watson-Thompson, Applied Behavioral Science / Center for Service Learning, Youth and Community Violence Prevention, Participatory Research
Tera Fazzino, Psychology / Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, Palatable Food; Food System; Obesity; Public Health
Mary Hill, Geology, Agriculture, Energy and Economics

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

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Red Hot Research
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On October 23, the event will be devoted to better understanding the history and benefits of yoga, with a 25-minute guided yoga session to develop tools that can be implemented off the yoga mat (at your desk, work, and in your daily life). Led by Nikki Cohen, a graduate student in the clinical psychology department.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Activity, Care & Well-being
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:30-9:00pm Abe & Jake's Landing

Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark is a free evening of immersive presentations featuring spooky stories and legends. A science fair for the humanities with a Halloween twist, Haunting Humanities ensures that individuals of all ages are able to explore the insights that the study of history, literature, language, and culture can bring to everyday life.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188144904719132/.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Activity, Public Event
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00-9:00pm Carnegie Building
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

What’s your favorite Kansas adventure story?

Humanities in the Wild teams up with 38 North to bring you an evening of celebration of adventure narratives born in Kansas.

38 North is a rag-tag group of outdoor-Kansas-loving individuals who came together to celebrate the available adventures in our region, along the 38th corridor. The group is driven by a fierce loyalty to the idea that
adventure can be found anywhere.

Join us for conversation, community, and story-sharing.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Public Event
Monday, October 28, 2019
3:30-4:30pm The Commons
Sponsored by the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and The Commons

A leading scholar in the study of patterns of species diversity, Rodolfo Dirzo has written broadly about the decline of animal life ("defaunation"), and how this affects ecosystem processes/services. He is especially well versed in the study of species interactions in tropical ecosystems in Latin America and Africa.

After his talk, questions will be moderated by Jorge Soberón, senior scientist at the KU Biodiversity Institute and Distinguished Professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
 

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Humans in a Changing Climate, Lecture
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3:30-5:00pm The Commons
Hosted with the College Office of Graduate Affairs

This interactive workshop will feature editors from the University of Kansas Press. Discussion will highlight the ins and outs of publishing your first book with a press, from learning how to find the best presses for your work to perfecting your pitch and working with an editor. Space is limited and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration required: https://kucoga.blog/event/prof2-publishing-your-first-book/

Of interest to:

Graduate students

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On October 30, the session explores resilience, which is key to enduring and bouncing back from difficulties, but it can’t be achieved alone. Led by Ward Lyles, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Activity, Care & Well-being
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019
9:30-11:00am The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

Of interest to:

Graduate students

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Graduate Student Event
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
3:00-4:00pm The Commons
Supported by the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and The Commons

This session will serve as an introduction to using Twitter as a tool to share scholarship. It will feature opportunities to engage with the platform for people who are new to Twitter, those who want to get better at it, and those who want to use it to network and connect with fellow researchers.

The panelists are local digital media researchers and experts in using Twitter to engage with the public and the science community.

  • Hyunjin Seo, KU School of Journalism
  • Yiwen Wu, School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Mike Krings, KU Office of Public Affairs
  • Jen Humphrey, KU Life Span Institute
  • Anne Tangeman, KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Rene Martin, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

You will receive expert advice and workshop your own tweets to #UpYourTwitterGame.

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Public Scholarship
Thursday, November 14, 2019
1:30-3:00pm The Commons
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This event will feature an open conversation about event triggers and how that affects students in the classroom.

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

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Care & Well-being, Discussion

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