Event Archive

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Online / By Phone

Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other and discussion around Chapters 16-17 of How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceCvqzgjG9JgyOPMWZ4QJEYjc7KnfAN_

Performance, Public Event
7:00pm CDT Friday, July 31, 2020 Online
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons.

How does drawing sound?

How do wind maps, drawings, and the sound of pencils on paper translate into music? Artist and KU Drawing Instructor Christine Olejniczak has been performing the sound of drawing on instruments o fher own making since 1994. Her most recent work takes a close look at the wind, for which she is creating a series of drawings that will be used as performance scores.

This presentation will detail the way she translates patterns in the natural world to a variety of art mediums and include a new sonic performance.

Humanities in the Wild is a 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.

Recording available here:

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other and discussion around Chapters 1-3 of How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceCvqzgjG9JgyOPMWZ4QJEYjc7KnfAN_

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Online / By Phone

Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other and discussion around Chapter 1 of Generous Thinking, by Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceCvqzgjG9JgyOPMWZ4QJEYjc7KnfAN_

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Public Scholarship, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, July 16, 2020 Online / By Phone

This is the second monthly meet-up for the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative.

For more information about the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, visit http://thecommons.ku.edu/health-humanities-and-arts-research-collaborative.

This Zoom gathering will feature:

  • results of the survey responses from across the HHARC
  • an introduction to one early-stage collaboration
  • an update from the Office of Research
  • breakout discussions around core themes

For access to the meeting, please send an email to Emily Ryan, Director of The Commons, at eryan@ku.edu.

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Public Scholarship, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other and discussion around excerpts from the Introduction of Generous Thinking, by Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Discussing pages 1-15 and 26-45.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceCvqzgjG9JgyOPMWZ4QJEYjc7KnfAN_

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Online / By Phone

The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is developing conversations around topics of common interest across disciplines and professions to respond to challenges related to health and well-being. This discussion, open to those interested, will focus on Community Partnerships & Health.

The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is a developing platform to:

  • Create connections across professionals and among researchers around affinities within the realm of health and wellness;
  • Connect researchers to funding opportunities around health and wellness; and
  • Offer a platform for collaboration around existing and emerging health-related challenges.

Register here.

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Online / By Phone

Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other, an opportunity to share ideas for reading and goals for growing, a plan for respectful discussion, and discussion around Chapter 4 and the Conclusion of The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber.

Register here.

Public Event
Andy Denning, Associate Professor of History
7:00pm CDT Friday, June 26, 2020 Online

Humanities in the Wild is presented by the the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons.

Do skiers commune with nature or conquer it?

This presentation examines a variety of historical images to show how technology, infrastructure, and the embodied experience of movement shaped the perception of nature among skiers in the twentieth century and, in turn, how their perception of nature transformed mountain landscapes.

Andy Denning is Associate Professor of History and studies 20th-century Europe. He specializes in the experiences and cultural representations of movement and their role in creating transnational and global relationships.

Humanities in the Wild is a 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.

A video of this event is viewable, here: https://mediahub.ku.edu/media/0_uc7448xs.

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other, an opportunity to share ideas for reading and goals for growing, a plan for respectful discussion, and discussion around the Introduction and Chapter 1 of The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber. Reading excerpts will be shared with those who register for the event.

Register here.

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