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DIALOGUE

Making Black Lives Matter: One Year in the Movement

Facilitated by Olubukola Gbadegesin, Saint Louis University
11:00am Wednesday, September 9 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Department of American Studies, and The Langston Hughes Center

Facilitated by Olubukola Gbadegesin (Saint Louis University) and led by a panel of speakers, this discussion will explore the effects of the racial justice movement in the last year. It is intended to shed understanding on current events and those directly connected to the racial justice through an open space for respectful discussion.

ARTIST TALK

Rohini Devasher

5:30pm Thursday, September 10 | The Commons
Supported by the Spencer Museum of Art

Delhi-based artist Rohini Devasher discusses her multi-disciplinary practice, which explores the interface between science and the visual arts. In late 2016, Devasher will return to the Spencer Museum to complete a commission for the exhibition Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia.

INFORMATION SESSION

Starter Grants 2015-2016

11:00am Friday, September 11 | The Commons

Starter Grants support the initial stages of the development of research and creative work that may be overlooked by more conventional disciplinary funding sources, supporting research and creative work that will profoundly integrate multiple disciplines and that will be driven by collaborative work, at its earliest stages. Starter Grants provide intellectual freedom, a space for trying out innovative ideas, and thus, fill a void in standard funding options. Ultimately, this first step is necessary and provides an opportunity for budding research ideas to get their footing and increase the profile of academics at KU and globally. Starter Grants take into consideration projects with potential to develop into proposals for RIC awards. Starter Grants are supported by the KU Office of Research.

WORKING GROUP

C21 Consortium

2:00-3:30pm Friday, September 11 | The Commons
Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hosted by The Commons

KU’s C21 (i.e., 21st Century) Consortium is a learning community of individuals from across campus who share a goal of improving and accelerating course redesign at KU. It will connect instructors involved in course redesign with each other and with multiple resources that will facilitate their work. The hub of the consortium is the new CLAS Teaching Postdoc program for the natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences. Thus, C21 includes the teaching postdocs and the department faculty with whom they are collaborating, faculty leaders in hybrid course redesign, instructors implementing redesigned courses, and specialists from CTE, CODL, and the Center for STEM Education. The Consortium will also include graduate assistants to support consortium members’ work on their courses, plus a pool of undergraduate peer mentors. Contact Judy Eddy (jeddy@ku.edu) at the Center for Teaching Excellence, with questions.

BOLD ASPIRATIONS LECTURE

Jim Dumesic, Steenbock Chair and Michel Boudart Professor University of Wisconsin - Madison

3:30pm Monday, September 14 | The Commons
Supported by the Office of the Provost

Throughout his career, Dumesic has used spectroscopic, microcalorimetric, and reaction kinetics techniques to study the surface and dynamic properties of heterogeneous catalysts. He pioneered the field of microkinetic analysis, in which diverse information from experimental and theoretical studies is combined to elucidate the essential surface chemistry that controls catalyst performance. He has received a variety of awards and honors in the field of catalysis and chemical engineering, including the inaugural Heinz Heinemann Award by the International Association of Catalysis Societies, and awards from the American Chemical Society, the North American Catalysis Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

PERFORMANCE

Naaxiin Textiles

Evelyn Vanderhoop, accompanied by Gloria Burns
7:00pm Tuesday, September 15 | The Commons
Supported by the Spencer Museum of Art

In this performance and discussion, renowned Haida artist Evelyn Vanderhoop speaks about naaxiin textiles, an indigenous weaving tradition of the Pacific Northwest Coast, and performs a traditional dance to unveil a naaxiin robe she has recently completed. Vanderhoop’s niece, Gloria Burns, accompanies the performance with Haida drumming and singing.

BOOK TALK

Andrew Malan Milward

I Was a Revolutionary
7:00-8:30pm Thursday, September 17 | The Commons
Sponsored by the KU Bookstore and the Department of English

Lawrence, Kansas native and award-winning writer Andrew Malan Milward will present a reading and talk for his recently published second collection of short stories, I Was a Revolutionary (Harper Collins). Through an unforgettable cast of characters grounded in his home state, Milward crafts an epic mosaic of the American experience which traces how we live among the inconvenient ghosts of history. In the collection's haunting title piece, a professor of Kansas history surveys his decades-long slide from radicalism to complacency, a shift that parallels the landscape around him. "The Burning of Lawrence" vibrates with the raw terror of atown pillaged by pro-Confederate raiders. "O Death" recalls the desperately hard journey of the Exodusters - African-American migrants who came to Kansas to escape oppression in the South.

The event will include a book signing, and copies of his books will be available for purchase.

SUMMIT

Navigating Digital Futures

Golan Levin, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University
Wendy Guillies, CEO, Kauffman Foundation
9:00am Friday, September 18 | The Commons
Supported by the Office of the Provost

Building on the Bold Aspirations strategic initiatives of sustaining the planet, promoting well-being, building communities, and harnessing information, this summit brings together scholars with expertise in multiple areas, including: social media, media and popular culture, public rhetorics and their dissemination in media, health communications, public communications on environment and climate change, digital humanities, privacy and surveillance, data visualization, big data, and social and computer networks. Open to all faculty and graduate students doing research (or interested in research) about digital media or using digital technologies in their work. Golan Levin (STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University) and Wendy Guillies (CEO, Kauffman Foundation) will speak, followed by an “unconference” and lunch.

Please register by September 11 at https://digitalfuture.wufoo.com/forms/navigating-digital-futures-registration/ .

FACULTY EVENT

RED HOT RESEARCH:
Data Visualization

4:00pm Friday, September 18 | The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Presenters:
Jamie Basham, Special Education
Fengjun Li, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Mahbub Rashid, Architecture
Luke Huan, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Doug Walker, Geology

Emcees:
Jim Miller, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Bob Rummer, Office of Research

PERFORMANCE

An Evening of Indian Music in Two Parts

The Art of Improvisation (Purnaprajna Bangere with Amit Kavthekar);
Melting Boundaries: A Musical Dialogue between East and West (Purnaprajna Bangere, Amit Kavthekar, and Jeff Harshbarger)

7:00pm Thursday, September 24 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities and The Commons

Purnaprajna Bangere studied at an important school of violin players in India. He had rigorous training under the well known south Indian violinist and a teacher of great repute HKN Murthy. HKN Murthy is the student of the legendary Indian musician M. S. Gopalakrishnan. Purnaprajna is a representative of his school, and plays the style of music known as the Parur style, characterized by high technical virtuosity and musicianship. In the last two years, he has been invited to give solo recitals in the prestigious music festivals such as the Learnquest music festival in Boston, the Cleveland Music festival and the Toronto Music festival.

Amit Kavthekar has rhythm running in his veins. At the early age of six, he was groomed in the art of tabla playing by Maestro Ustad Allarakha. Since 1991, he has been taught tabla intricacies by Ustad Zakir Hussain, a master maestro of Tabla. Amit has played with some of the major musicians of Indian classical music that includes, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and Pt. Jasraj. Currently, Amit is teaching Tabla in New England School of Music which is based in Boston.

Jeff Harshbarger was voted 2011 Person of the Year by Plasticsax.com and Best Bassist by Pitch Magazine, Jeff Harshbarger has had quite an eclectic career. A prolific composer and bandleader in his own right, Jeff has recorded and performed across the globe with varied artists of repute. He is a co-founder of Tzigane Music, an artist-run collective and record label, and is the curator of Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series, promoting new improvised music in Kansas City. Jeff also hosts Jazz in the Afternoon on Wenesdays from 1-3 pm on 90.1 FM KKFI.

CONFERENCE

International Association of African Educators

September 25-26 | The Commons
Hosted by the Department of African and African-American Studies

The theme of this first convening of the International Association of African Educators is "Erasing Invisibility: Equity, Social Justice and Educational Excellence of Africans in the Diaspora/Immigrants." This conference aims to bring together educators, researchers, students, community activists, agencies, families, policymakers and all others to engage in a rich Ubuntu-filled communal learning that begins the work on erasing the invisibility of African immigrants and ensuring their educational and professional excellence, equity and social justice. Keynote speakers include Dr. Rong Xue, Professor of Social Studies Education, School of Education, University of North Carolina, and George J. S. Sefa Dei, Professor of Social Justice Eductation, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. For more information visit the conference website.

LECTURE

States of Surveillance

7:30pm Thursday, October 1 | The Commons
Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by the Institute for Policy & Social Research, and offered in conjunction with the Symposium on Surveillance beginning the following day.

Dr. Alessandro Acquisti investigates the economics of privacy. His studies have investigated privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks, and the application of behavioral economics to the study of privacy and information security decision making. Dr. Acquisti is Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (inaugural class). He is also co-director of CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research and a member of the CMU Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, of CMU CyLab, and of the National Academies' Committee on public response to alerts and warnings using social media and associated privacy considerations. Alessandro holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and Master degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Trinity College Dublin. While at Berkeley, he interned a Xerox PARC and Riacs, NASA Ames. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Rome, Paris, Freiburg, Harvard, Chicago, Microsoft Research and Google. He has been a member of the National Academies' Committee on public response to alerts and warnings using social media, and has been a TED Global speaker. (http://blog.ted.com/the-battle-between-public-and-private-alessandro-acquisti-at-tedglobal-2013)

WORKING GROUP

C21 Consortium

2:00-3:30pm Friday, October 2 | The Commons
Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hosted by The Commons

KU’s C21 (i.e., 21st Century) Consortium is a learning community of individuals from across campus who share a goal of improving and accelerating course redesign at KU. It will connect instructors involved in course redesign with each other and with multiple resources that will facilitate their work. The hub of the consortium is the new CLAS Teaching Postdoc program for the natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences. Thus, C21 includes the teaching postdocs and the department faculty with whom they are collaborating, faculty leaders in hybrid course redesign, instructors implementing redesigned courses, and specialists from CTE, CODL, and the Center for STEM Education. The Consortium will also include graduate assistants to support consortium members’ work on their courses, plus a pool of undergraduate peer mentors. Contact Judy Eddy (jeddy@ku.edu) at the Center for Teaching Excellence, with questions.

LECTURE

Protecting the Vote: Dialogues on Citizenship, Elections, and the Franchise

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State
5:30pm Thursday, October 8 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Langston Hughes Center, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Department of Political Science, the Department of African and African-American Studies, the School of Public Affairs & Administration, and The Commons

Fifty years after the passage and ratification of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the symposium, Protecting the Vote: Dialogues on Citizenship, Elections, and the Franchise, will examine election law conflicts and politics in America. Discussions will address the requirements of voting, including registration, voter identification laws and early/absentee voting laws. Attention will also be given to the mechanical and logistical issues of voting, including lines at the polls and provisional ballots. The title of symposium reflects the tension between protecting against corruption at the polls and protecting the individual's right to vote.

Participants will include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and number of the key historians, political scientists and public policy scholars working on the issues of voting rights.

This keynote lecture is presented in conjunction with a day-long workshop at the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Tickets are required for this event, and all information for ticketing is posted on the website for the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture

Omar Gudino, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Denver

Understanding and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Youth Mental Health Service Use
3:30pm Wednesday, October 14 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

Omar Gudino directs the Services for At-Risk Youth & Families (SAYF) Lab, which conducts research on patterns of risk and resilience in youth exposed to trauma; the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for maltreated youth; and unmet need for mental health services. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Gudino teaches an undergraduate course on abnormal psychology and serves as an undergraduate major advisor for psychology. Furthermore, he teaches graduate seminars on the psychological assessment of children; multicultural issues in mental health; and provides clinical training to doctoral students in the Child Clinical PhD Program. Dr. Gudino is a Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and a licensed psychologist in Colorado and New York.

The Langston Hughes Visiting Professorship was established at the University of Kansas in 1977 in honor of the African American poet, playwright and fiction writer who lived in Lawrence from 1903 to 1916. The Professorship brings a prominent or emerging minority scholar to the University for one semester each year. The Langston Hughes Professorship has been a valuable vehicle for bringing prominent minority scholars to the University for visiting appointments, as well as for recruiting permanent faculty.

LECTURE

Ecological Agriculture for an Ecological Civilization

Wes Jackson, Founder & President, The Land Institute
6:00pm Thursday, October 15 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Department of Visual Art, the Department of Sociology, the Environmental Studies Program, and The Commons

Wes Jackson, President of The Land Institute, was born in 1936 on a farm near Topeka, Kansas. After attending Kansas Wesleyan (B.A Biology, 1958), he studied botany (M.A. University of Kansas, 1960) and genetics (Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1967). He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the Environmental Studies department at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured full professor. He resigned that position in 1976 and returned to Kansas to found The Land Institute.

The work of The Land Institute has been featured extensively in the popular media including The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Yes! Magazine, The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Life magazine named Wes Jackson as one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century." In the November 2005 issue, Smithsonian named him one of “35 Who Made a Difference.” He was included in Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change” in March, 2009 and in Ingram’s “50 Kansans You Should Know” in January 2011.

Tickets are required for this event and are available here.

WORKING GROUP

C21 Consortium

2:00-3:30pm Friday, October 16 | The Commons
Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hosted by The Commons

KU’s C21 (i.e., 21st Century) Consortium is a learning community of individuals from across campus who share a goal of improving and accelerating course redesign at KU. It will connect instructors involved in course redesign with each other and with multiple resources that will facilitate their work. The hub of the consortium is the new CLAS Teaching Postdoc program for the natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences. Thus, C21 includes the teaching postdocs and the department faculty with whom they are collaborating, faculty leaders in hybrid course redesign, instructors implementing redesigned courses, and specialists from CTE, CODL, and the Center for STEM Education. The Consortium will also include graduate assistants to support consortium members’ work on their courses, plus a pool of undergraduate peer mentors. Contact Judy Eddy (jeddy@ku.edu) at the Center for Teaching Excellence, with questions.

EXHIBITION OPENING

The New American Farmer

7:00pm Friday, October 16 | The Commons

Presented with the support of a 2014 Starter Grant from The Commons, this exhibition is the culmination of a collaborative research project to document and empower the diversity of the new American farmer. This project, launched by KU Faculty members, D. Bryon Darby, Paul Stock, and Tim Hossler, tells the story of a new breed of farmer — the first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer. The exhibition will run until December 9 and be open to public viewing from 11am-2pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thurdays when campus is open.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, October 19 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month. In October, visitors will learn about Día de los Muertos.

HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Alice Goffman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
7:30pm Wednesday, October 21 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities

Alice Goffman will examine the largely hidden world of police beatings, court fees, sentencing hearings, and low-level warrants that pervade daily life for young people in one poor black neighborhood in Philadelphia. By Goffman’s sophomore year in college, she had moved into the neighborhood she calls Sixth Street and befriended the young men caught up in court cases, probation and parole supervision, and low-level warrants.

WWI LECTURE SERIES

Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine, and Modernity in the First World War

Heather Perry, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
7:00pm Thursday, October 22 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the Center for Global and International Studies, and the Office of First Year Experience

This talk will examine the 'medical organization' of Imperial Germany for total war. Faced with mounting casualties and a labor shortage, German officials turned to medical experts for assistance. Through an investigation of rehabilitation medicine, prosthetic technology, military medical organization, and the cultural history of disability, Perry will discuss how the pressures of warfare transformed not only medical ideas and treatments for injured soldiers, but also social and cultural expectations of the disabled body in Germany and other belligerent nations.

A book signing will follow this talk.

This talk is the first of a four-part series, Everyday Lives on the Eastern Front: WWI Lecture Series 2015-16, which is part of the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration.

FACULTY EVENT

RED HOT RESEARCH:
Food

4:00pm Friday, October 23 | The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

LANGSTON HUGHES VISITING PROFESSOR LECTURE

Alcides Velasquez, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

3:30pm Wednesday, October 28 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

Velasquez's research is focused on understanding social and political participatory uses of communication technologies, such as social media, and their individual and collective outcomes. In order to understand users’ online political and social behaviors, as well as the effects of these uses, for this research stream he uses a complex approach that incorporates the study of social, system design, and cognitive and social psychological factors.

The Langston Hughes Visiting Professorship was established at the University of Kansas in 1977 in honor of the African American poet, playwright and fiction writer who lived in Lawrence from 1903 to 1916. The Professorship brings a prominent or emerging minority scholar to the University for one semester each year. The Langston Hughes Professorship has been a valuable vehicle for bringing prominent minority scholars to the University for visiting appointments, as well as for recruiting permanent faculty.

Coffee @ The Commons: On Immigration

with Photographer Rania Matar

10:00am Friday, October 30 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Department of Design, the Spencer Museum of Art, and The Commons

Rania Matar is a highly awarded photographer whose work focuses on girls and women. She was born in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. She has since returned to Lebanon to teach photography workshops to teenage girls in refugee camps with the assistance of non-governmental organizations. She currently teaches Personal Documentary Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is a visiting artist and critic at the University of South Florida.

Matar will speak at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 29 in Budig 110 as part of the Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series. More about her work can be found on her website: http://www.raniamatar.com/index.php

Photo credit: Dominic Chavez

WWI LECTURE SERIES

More than Binding Men's Wounds: Women's Wartime Nursing in Russia during the Great War

Laurie Soff, Senior Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
7:00pm Monday, November 2 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the Center for Global and International Studies, and the Office of First Year Experience

Although the female nurse has been a fixture in modern warfare, she is often overlooked. The nurse's role was especially important in World War I, when thousands of female medical personnel were required for the treatment of millions of soldiers and civilians. In Russia, nurses were indispensable to the war effort, serving on the front lines and often assuming public leadership roles. These nurses, far from merely binding wounds, provided vital services that put them squarely in traditionally masculine territory, both literally and figuratively.

A book signing and reception will follow this talk.

This talk is the first of a four-part series, Everyday Lives on the Eastern Front: WWI Lecture Series 2015-16, which is part of the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration.

FILM SCREENING & PANEL

Called to Walls

5:30pm Thursday, November 5 | The Commons
Sponsored by Student Union Activities

Called to Walls is a documentary film that features artist David Loewenstein as he paints murals in small towns to create beauty and instill a sense of community.

Out of view of the high art world and the hip gallery scene comes this heartening story of unlikely partners in middle America communities working together to reexamine their histories, celebrate what makes their towns unique, and imagine their futures in the form of giant murals at the center of their downtowns. Part road-movie, part inspirational small town drama, and part art documentary, this compelling film follows a Kansas artist, during a three year project around the heart of the U.S., helping to reignite a sense of civic pride and creative possibility in places often overlooked. A thoughtful and uplifting film that leaves viewers not only admiring the serious work and good will of this artist, but also with an itch to go out and do it themselves!

A panel discussion with the film's creators will follow the screening.

More information can be found on the film's website: http://www.calledtowalls.com/

LECTURE

An Evening with Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University and author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era

7:00pm Tuesday, November 10 | The Commons

For the 380,000 African American soldiers who fought in World War I, Woodrow Wilson's charge to make the world 'safe for democracy' carried life-or-death meaning. Chad L. Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in the global conflict and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens, committed to fighting for democracy at home and beyond. Using a diverse range of sources, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American soldiers and veterans and connects their history to issues such as the obligations of citizenship, combat, and labor, diaspora and internationalism, homecoming and racial violence, 'New Negro' militancy, and African American memories of the war. (Text from the University of North Carolina Press)

WORKING GROUP

C21 Consortium

2:00-3:30pm Friday, November 6 | The Commons
Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hosted by The Commons

KU’s C21 (i.e., 21st Century) Consortium is a learning community of individuals from across campus who share a goal of improving and accelerating course redesign at KU. It will connect instructors involved in course redesign with each other and with multiple resources that will facilitate their work. The hub of the consortium is the new CLAS Teaching Postdoc program for the natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences. Thus, C21 includes the teaching postdocs and the department faculty with whom they are collaborating, faculty leaders in hybrid course redesign, instructors implementing redesigned courses, and specialists from CTE, CODL, and the Center for STEM Education. The Consortium will also include graduate assistants to support consortium members’ work on their courses, plus a pool of undergraduate peer mentors. Contact Judy Eddy (jeddy@ku.edu) at the Center for Teaching Excellence, with questions.

FACULTY EVENT

RED HOT RESEARCH

4:00pm Friday, November 13 | The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, November 16 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.

FACULTY EVENT

RED HOT RESEARCH

4:00pm Friday, December 4 | The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, December 7 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.

HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES

The Great Barrier Reef: How Human Stories Matter

Iain McCalman, Professor, University of Sydney
7:30pm Wednesday, February 10 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities

The acclaimed historian and explorer will take audiences on a new adventure into the Great Barrier Reef to reveal how our shifting perceptions of the natural world have shaped this extraordinary seascape.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, February 29 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.

HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES

Human Trafficking in the Heartland

Hannah Britton, Associate Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
7:30pm Tuesday, March 22 | The Commons
Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities

Hannah Britton is KU associate professor of political science and women, gender & sexuality studies as well as director of the Center for the Study of Injustice. In this role, she coordinates KU's Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative, which is a working group of faculty and students engaged in teaching and research about slavery and trafficking. Her talk will focus on human trafficking in the heartland.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, March 28 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, April 25 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.

Museum Collection Viewing

Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House

1:00-4:00pm Monday, May 2 | The Commons
Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

This monthly event is presented as a part of the Spencer Museum of Art's At Large programming. Visitors will learn about a selection of objects in the Spencer’s Global and Indigenous Collections, featuring a different theme each month.