Coming Events

Coming Events

Friday, April 26, 2019
4:00-5:30pm The Commons

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate 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, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.


Dana Peterson, Geography
Neill Kennedy, American Studies
Pietro de Mello, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Uzair Latif, Physics and Astronomy

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students

Red Hot Research
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:00am-12:00pm The Commons

Exploring Connections Between Music & Politics.

Brad Osborn, Music
Sherrie Tucker, American Studies
Shawn Alexander, African & African-American Studies
Dylan Fox, KJHK Radio, Community Engagement

How might we consider music as a tool to examine political topics?
This discussion will explore how performers and organizations have used music from a variety of genres as a way of entering into political and social activity in American history as well as locally, in Lawrence.

Of interest to:

All Ages

Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:30-11:00am The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person. The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at

Of interest to:

Graduate students

Graduate Student Event