Event Archive

Community Engaged Research, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Panel
6:00pm CDT Thursday, October 8, 2020 Online / By Phone
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 V: Queering the Vote, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters.

Panelists:
Ellie Grace (she/her), The Voter Network
Sarah Myose (they/them), URGE Kansas
Kristopher Oliveira (he/him), Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
Don Haider Markel (he/him), Political Science
Patrick Miller (he/him), Political Science

Moderator:
Ellen Bertels (she/her), School of Law

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, October 8, 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

Join for an exploration of the Spencer Museum of Art’s 2020 Common Work of Art. Translated Vase, 2007, by South Korean artist Yeesookyung 李受俓 (b.1963), is a ceramic sculpture, made of reassembled pieces that asks us to consider what it means to create, to repair, and to transform. In a 2018 interview, the artist cited a desire to celebrate “the vulnerability of the object and ultimately myself.”  Discussion hosted by Celka Straughn, Deputy Director for Public Practice, Curatorial and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs and Ashley Offill, Andrew W. Mellon Curricular and Digital Projects Coordinator..

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

Discussion, Graduate Student Event, Panel, Public Scholarship, The Future University, Undergraduate Student Event
6:00pm CDT Tuesday, October 6, 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 IV: The Feminist Agenda, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters.

Panelists:
Divya Radhika Bhalla (she/her), PhD Student, Creative Writing
Rachel Sandle (they/them), Local Feminist Zinester
An Sasala (ze/zir & they/them), Alum, MA in Film & Media Studies
Isaac Thomas (he/him), Alum, BA in Linguistics
Miguel Roel (he/him), Volunteer, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Moderator:
Meg Williams, Assistant Director, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrc-yqqj8sGNzwhlrJAFIm23j-hfSv74x9

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, October 1, 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 the weather begins to change, and the outdoor activities we’ve enjoyed all summer wind down, we find ourselves spending more time inside. At the same time, election season is taking over a lot of media channels. This session is dedicated to connecting us to free resources, accessible via our local libraries, at KU and in Lawrence. It will also provide suggestions for finding credible sources of information.

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, Meeting, Research Communication, Undergraduate Student Event
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Online

Led by Associate Director & Professor of Family Medicine Research, Kim Kimminau and Associate Director & Professor of Neurology, William Brooks

Learn about the Frontiers initiative, which transcends disciplines to seek innovation and improvement in health care by supporting researchers. Frontiers is supported by a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc--qpjktGdeWQwdFCfWXiTzNCCWLETCq

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.

Artist Project, Artist Talk, Community Engaged Research, Public Event, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
7:00pm CDT Friday, September 25, 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.

What compels today’s farmers?

New Farmers highlights the hope, creativity, endurance, and possibility that motivates new and emerging farmers and inspires the various futures they work toward.

An interdisciplinary research project that began in 2014, New Farmers features the stories of many area first-generation farmers. The work has appeared in art museums, been shared at conferences internationally, and now exists as a book. It showcases the photography of D. Bryon Darby, design by Tim Hossler, and interviews by Paul Stock.

At this event, collaborators Tim Hossler (Associate Professor of Design) and Paul Stock (Associate Professor of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program) will share their working methodology, stories from the field, and some of the trials, tribulations, and opportunities of collaborating across disciplines.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
Thursday, September 24, 2020 The Commons
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

Join us for an open discussion about what’s happening at the intersection of our professional and personal lives right now. We’ll explore how we’re keeping up with daily responsibilities – or not keeping up – in the midst of so many momentous events happening all at once.

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

Faculty Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Red Hot Research, Research Communication
4:00-5:00pm CDT Friday, September 18, 2020 Online

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:

Tracey LaPierre, Sociology, Caregiving, Long-Term Care, and COVID
Ashley Herda, Health, Sport, and Exercise Science, Strength Training, Resistance Exercise, Functional Aging, Body Composition
Lisa Friis, Mechanical Engineering / Bioengineering, Medical devices, Tissue healing, Electrical stimulation, Biomaterials
Joe Colistra, Architecture
Liz Langdon, Visual Arts Education, Creative Aging, Social Engagement, Intergenerational Learning

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModeCrqDstHtTydBnT1APO7Z-QNcuz0okr

Care & Well-being, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
11:00am-12:00pm CDT Thursday, September 17, 2020 Online / By Phone

This is the fourth 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
  1. Aging Populations
  2. Climate Change / Natural Environment
  3. LGBTQIA+ Populations
  4. Me’phaa Language Revitalization
  5. Health Disparities
  6. Disability Studies

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

 

Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 17, 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

This session explores Softening Mindfulness Practice. Attendees will gain skills for practice in softening around physical and emotional sensations. Led by Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services, KU.

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

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