Event Archive

Discussion, Panel, Public Event
2:30-4:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 The Commons
Supported by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Lawrence Talks!, and African & Caribbean Student Association.

Join us for a discussion on Caribbean Carnival Culture as we celebrate Trinidad Carnival!

Speakers:
Giselle Anatol, English Department
Timmia Hearn, Theatre and Dance Department
Cécile Accilien, African and African-American Studies Department


 

Coffee @ The Commons, Discussion
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 20, 2020 The Commons
Supported by the Photography Program, the Department of Design, the School of Architecture & Design, and The Commons

Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a photographer who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues.

At Coffee @ The Commons, Cartagena will focus on the topic of “The Dream of Homeownership: A Copy Paste Cultural Phenomenon that Mexico Adapted from the US.” Later that evening, he will speak as part of the Hallmark Lecture Series at 6:00pm in Budig Hall 110.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 19, 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 February 19, the event will focus on efforts to incorporate compassion into training for the next generation of scientists. Led by Jay T. Johnson (Geography & Atmospheric Science / Environmental Studies Program).

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, the Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 12, 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 February 12, the event will focus on Slow Research and will explore notions of Fast and Slow in relation to pace, productivity, and pleasure in the academy. Led by Jamene Brooks-Kieffer (KU Libraries).

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.
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Teaching Excellence, for instructors at all levels

Within the profession, pedagogy is commonly identified as the approach to teaching. In this two-part lunchtime discussion, those who teach--at all levels of the university--can share ideas and methods they have used. Join us for a lunchtime discussion around Pedagogy & Practice.

-How do you explain pedagogy?

-How does understanding pedagogy lead to effective teaching?

-Why should instructors approach teaching as scholarship?

-How can graduate students and faculty members learn from one anotherby exploring these questions together?


 

Debby Adams, Center for Teaching Excellence & Applied English Center
M’Balia Thomas, Curriculum & Teaching
Doug Ward, Journalism & Center for Teaching Excellence

 

Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, February 7, 2020 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:
Sarah Jen, Social Welfare, Sexual Identity Development

Kyle Velte, Law, LGBT Civil Rights, Sexual Orientation, Religious Liberty
Megan Paceley, Social Welfare, Queer/Rural Communities
Richard Godbeer, History / Hall Center for the Humanities, Gender, Sexuality, Colonial America, Religious Culture
Benjamin Rosenthal, Visual Art, Queer Prosthetics, LGBTQ, Queer Art, Art and Technology

Emcee:
Nicholas Syrett, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Humans in a More Than Human World
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 6, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities 

Dr. Megan Horst is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research centers the intersection of food systems and planning, with particular focus on public policy and planning and food justice. She works with sustainable food systems, farmland conservation, and access to resource lands.

Coffee @ The Commons is presented as an opportunity for audiences to haveconversations with visiting scholars. Attendees should plan to participate in discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with Dr. Horst’s public lecture, hosted by the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 5, 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 February 5, the event will focus Mental Health & Self-Care and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between mental health and self-care, how to use self-care to help support mental well-being, and how to know when additional support is needed. Led by Julia Gaughan (Bert Nash Community Mental Health 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.
Panel
5:30pm Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the KU Civic Engagement Ambassadors

This series features experts on different aspects of US democracy, and centers opportunities for civic engagement. It is intended to help demystify elements of the systems and processes at work in the US democracy. It is also an opportunity to ask questions of local experts who study and work in this realm. Programs in this series feature campus resources as well as specialists beyond the University. In Part I: Understanding the Census, presenters will explore:

  • How census data is used
  • How the results affect the population
  • The process for collecting information
  • Who plays a role in the process

Featuring:

Tiara Floyd, Student Body President
Donna Ginther, Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research
Xan Wedel, Institute for Policy & Social Research
Virginia Phillips, US Census Bureau

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 29, 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 29, the event will focus Care & Justice and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between compassion and social justice, some theories about the linkages between compassion and justice, and to try a few practices to support your own efforts. Led by Kelly Overstreet (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration), Ward Lyles (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration).

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.

 

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