Event Archive

Community Engaged Research, Data & Democracy, Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Panel, Public Event, Undergraduate Student Event
6:00pm CDT Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Online
Presented by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Service Learning, 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 III: Voting from the Margins, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters.

Panelists:
Juan Ramiro Sarmiento, KU Alumnus
Tezbah Smiley, Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
Shannon Portillo, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Moderator:
Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Recording here:

Public Event
7:00pm CDT Friday, August 28, 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 hiking an historic trail create opportunities for learning?

Since the Middle Ages, the Camino de Santiago has brought travelers from all over the world to the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  A 17-day study abroad program at KU creates a cultural journey through art, architecture, history, and diverse landscapes, and gives students the opportunity to examine the significance of the pilgrimage since the 9th century as well as its fundamental role in the cultural exchange between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. Through the acts of walking, journaling, and participating in cultural activities, students reflect on the culture and history of the Camino and meet pilgrims from all over the world.

This class is co-taught by Margot Versteeg, a professor of Spanish and director of KU’s Humanities Program, and Megan Sheldon, a lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Recording of this event, viewable here: https://mediahub.ku.edu/media/Humanities+in+the+Wild+-+8-28-20/1_dwvz0urs

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, August 27, 2020 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

As classes resume and we begin this semester bringing a range of emotions and new experiences, we offer this space for students, staff, and faculty to come together in community. This series will develop responsively to the needs of those it serves, and as we begin a new academic year, we remain committed to that purpose.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CurTIvEtcO85SK4Xp6htYsSzGNWbPe

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Friday, August 21, 2020 Online / By Phone

Learn about the emerging Big Ideas Incubator & the Health Heartland Collaborative, a structure for building collaborative research teams with community agencies in connection with funding opportunities.

The Incubator works on a three-year cycle, focusing on one project at a time to build a network of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community partners.

The Big Ideas Incubator is co-directed by Dr. Katie Batza & Dr. Nicole Reiz.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcO-sqTovGdT8BONPmGbJsS3ERWyMDvTI


The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is a 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.

Artist Talk, Book Talk, Faculty Event, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Lecture, Migration Lecture Series, Performance, Public Event, Public Scholarship, Student Event, University Lecture Series, Visiting Scholar
7:30pm CDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Online / By Phone
Presented by the Hall Center for the Humanities and The Commons.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and author of the poetry collection Citizen Illegal (2018), winner of the Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Jean Stein Book award, and named a top book of 2018 by the New York Public Library.

In 2018, Olivarez was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods, and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Conversation Literary Festival.

Olivarez is a master teaching artist. In 2017-2018, he was the Lead Teaching Artist for the Teen Lab Program at the Art Institute in Chicago, IL. In the past, he has led writing workshops & diversity trainings for institutions such as The Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum of Harlem, The Adirondack Center for Writing, Inside Out Literary Arts, and many more community organizations & universities. A recipient of the 2019 Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere.

Zoom webinar: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/91380019229
Passcode:  904399

Care & Well-being, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
3:00-4:00pm Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Online / By Phone

This is the third 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:

  • an introduction to one early-stage collaboration
  • breakout discussions around core themes
    • Aging Populations
    • Climate Change / Natural Environment
    • Humanities-Informed Medical Training
    • Community Based Participatory Research
    • Me’phaa Language Revitalization
    • Health Disparities

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, 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_

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