Graduate Initatives

In conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The Commons offers several opportunities for graduate students to become involved in the development of programs, share their research, and meet colleagues from across disciplines. As The Commons continues to explore the theme of “The Future University,” it acknowledges that the future of higher education sits with the next generations of leaders. As such, much of the graduate programming is developed by graduate students, who lend important and insightful perspectives to the larger programming at The Commons.

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.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
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 developing conversations around topics of common interest across disciplines and professions to respond to challenges related to health and well-being. The HHARC 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.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

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
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 The Commons
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
Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, November 22, 2019 The Commons
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
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
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
Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, September 20, 2019 The Commons
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

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