Event Archive

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, December 4, 2018 The Commons

Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut up & Write TuesdaysShut 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 https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
on Memory and Cultural Hybrid Identity
10:00am-11:00am Friday, November 30, 2018 The Commons
Supported by the Photography Program in the Department of Design and The Commons

Kambli began her career in 1993 at age 18 after emigrating to the States. The death of her parents, her experience as a migrant, and her photographic inheritance
have consistently informed her work. She received the Book Award through PhotoLucinda’s Critical Mass for her 2010 series Color Falls Down, which was inspired by the questions Kavi, her son, asked at age three. Biculturality and being bilingual influence Kambli’s work to this day.

She is a professor of art at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.

Priya Kambli will speak at 6:00pm on November 29 in Budig Hall, as part of the Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series.

 

 

Framing the Dialogue, Public Event, The Future University
11:30am-1:00pm Friday, November 30, 2018 The Commons
Supported by the Project on the History of Black Writing and The Commons


A celebration of the poet Ntozake Shange. Presentations, followed by audience reading of Shange’s famous choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

Darren Canady, English/Hall Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellow
Maryemma Graham, English/Project on the History of Black Writing
Nicole Hodges-Persley, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
 

Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue
5:30-7:00pm Thursday, November 29, 2018 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and The Commons

A new style for the traditional CLACS merienda, which centers a topic in Latin America and the Caribbean informed by current affairs and research across disciplines. Charla de Merienda is hosted with The Commons and models critical debate, moderated by Lawrence Talks! co-founder David Tamez.

Featured speakers:

Caio De Castro, Spanish & Portuguese
Rafael Martins, Philosophy
Laura Herlihy, Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Prior to the event, read the speakers’ statements on the Lawrence Talks! blog: https://www.lawrencetalks.org/charla-de-merienda

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The Commons

Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut up & Write TuesdaysShut 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 https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

Faculty Event, Red Hot Research
4:00pm Friday, November 16, 2018 The Commons

Red Hot ResearchRed Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Presenters:
Mazhar Arikan, Business, Airlines, Baggage Fees, Departure Delays, Passenger Behavior
Ben Eggleston, Philosophy, Risk, Uncertainty, Expected Utility
Leo Smith, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Biodiversity Institute, Fish, Convergence, Evolution, Weaponry, Venom

Dialogue, Discussion, Faculty Event, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Meeting, Public Event
9:00am-12:30pm Friday, November 16, 2018 The Commons

The Second Annual Conversation on Community-Driven Research on Food offers local community members and university researchers to identify and address local issues related to food. This year’s event centers:
food insecurity, food waste, and student access to food at school and beyond.

AGENDA
9:00a    Registration/Gathering: Community & Research Collaborators
9:15a    Welcome
9:25a    Introductions: Get to Know Your Colleagues in the Room
9:40a    Food Insecurity
                 Cheryl Gibson (General, Geriatric, & Hospital Medicine, KU Medical Center);
                 Susan Harvey (Health, Sport, & Exercise Science, KU School of Education)
10:30a  break
10:45a  Food Waste
                 Michael Steinle (Douglas County Food Policy Council/City of Lawrence Sustainability Advisory Board)
11:30a  Food in Schools
                 Suzanne Rice (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, KU School of Education)
11:40a  IPSR Research Development
                 Whitney Onasch (Research Development, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research)
11:45a  Identify Next Steps
12:15p  Tour Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers
                 Kate Meyer, (Spencer Museum of Art)

Discussion, Panel, Public Event
6:00pm Monday, November 12, 2018 The Commons

Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
4:00pm Friday, November 9, 2018 The Commons

Red Hot ResearchRed 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.

Presenters:
David Tamez, Philosophy, Interpretation in Law
Rene Martin, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Bioluminescence in the Sea
Max Murphy, Bioengineering, Open Source Tools for Neurophysiologists
Heather Lassmann, Social Welfare, Disability & the Child Welfare System
Emcee: Alysha Griffin, Theatre
 

Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Panel, Public Event
2:30pm Thursday, November 8, 2018 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and The Commons

A new style for the traditional CLACS merienda, which centers a topic in Latin America and the Caribbean informed by current affairs and research across disciplines.
Charla de Merienda is hosted with The Commons and models critical debate,moderated by Lawrence Talks! co-founder David Tamez.

Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English/CLACS/Hall Center for the Humanities
Araceli Masterson-Algar, Spanish & Portuguese
Rafael Martins, Philosophy

A discussion about migration, border crossings, identity, and tensions that arise in contested spaces.
How does human movement alter a region’s landscapes?
How does it shape individuals?
And how does it affect societies?

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