Event Archive

Care & Well-being, Public Event
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Commons

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 January 22, the event will focus on Positive Psychology and feature a new hope-based psychotherapy clinic in the School of Education, with an opportunity to practice some of the techniques. Led by Matthew Kane (Counseling Psychology), Brian Cole (Educational Psychology), and Scott Ploharz (University Career Center).

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

 

Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 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 Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, 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 December 11, the session explores Softening Mindfulness Practice. Learn how to practice softening around physical and emotional sensations. Led by Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services, KU.

Light snacks provided.

Public Scholarship, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, December 6, 2019 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:
Maki Kaneko, Art History, Japanese American Art, Transpacific, Diaspora
Araceli Masterson-Algar, Spanish & Portuguese, 15M, Immigration, Ecuador, Madrid, Transnationalism, Housing Rights, Sumak Kawsai
Hong Tien Vu, Journalism, Climate Change, Communication, Media
Melissa Birch, Business, Exports, International Trade, Economic Development
Daniel Tapia Takaki, Physics, Binational Research, Interuniversity Alliances

Emcee: Brian Rosenblum, KU Libraries / Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 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 Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, 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 December 4, the session explores Communication for Intimacy: Revolutionary Tools for Incredible Relationships. Learn powerful communication tools to heal, strengthen and uplift your relationships. Led by D.A. Graham, KU University Ombuds.

Light snacks provided.

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 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.

Care & Well-being
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Commons

There are no classes on the KU Lawrence Campus today! Enjoy some unstructured time!

Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, November 22, 2019 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. Red Hot Graduate Research features 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:
Bryce Heesacker, Visual Art, Interactive Art, Belief, Music Performance
Allison Lewis, African and African-American Studies, Black Studies, Music, Sound Studies, Afrocentricity
Amittia Parker, Social Welfare, Organizations, Spirituality, Substance Use
Justin Preddie, Social Psychology​, Immigration, National Identity, Symbolic Threat
Moderator: Alessandra Jacobo, Department of English

Artist Talk, Care & Well-being, Dialogue
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 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 Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, 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 November 20, the session explores Ceramics & Intersectionality. Using her own life experiences as a starting point, Ashlyn Pope discusses how she uses social and historical information to bring awareness to and acknowledgment of intersectionality through her artistic research and practice. This discussion will center the intersection of clay and healing. Led by Ashlyn Pope, 2019-2020 Ceramics Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Light snacks provided.

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 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.

Humans in a Changing Climate, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, November 15, 2019 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:
Megan Kaminski, English, Plant Thinking, Poetics, Healing, Interdependence
Gina Westergard, Visual Art, Endangered Species, Grief, Memorial, Florida Panther
Amy Hansen, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, Wetlands, Agriculture, Nitrate, Water Quality
Bruce Lieberman, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Biodiversity Institute, Natural Selection, Adaptation, Survival
Gregory Cushman, History / Environmental Studies Program, Anthropocene, Great Acceleration, Colonialism

Emcee:
Kate Meyer, Spencer Museum of Art

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