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GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-10:30am Tuesday, September 5 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.

The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna.

Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute, Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California - Berkeley
7:00pm Tuesday, September 5 | The Commons
Supported by: the Department of African and African-American Studies, the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, KU Libraries, the School of Law, the Department of American Studies, the School of Public Affairs & Administration, the Department of Sociology, the Langston Hughes Center, and The Commons

In The Color of Law (Liveright, May 2017), Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Book-signing and reception to follow the event.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 41: Adaptation & Decision

4:00pm Friday, September 8 | 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:
Chris Crandall, Psychology
Yvonnes Chen, Journalism
Kim Kimminau, Family Medicine
Town Peterson, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Biodiversity Institute
Dietrich Earnhart, Economics
Emcee:
Kate Meyer, Spencer Museum of Art

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Red Hot Graduate Research No. 3

4:00pm Friday, September 22 | The Commons

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate 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, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Rock Chalk Talks

4:30pm Tuesday, September 26 | The Commons
Presented by the Center for Undergraduate Research

Rock Chalk Talks is a monthly event for undergraduate students that will put a handful of undergraduate researchers in the spotlight for approximately 6 minutes while they each present their research and talk about certain topics of the month. Included in each event:
• Undergraduate researchers will present their work while focusing on a theme
• A competitive trivia game after each presentation on the research that was just shared
• Prizes for the winners of the trivia game
• A social hour with snacks and friends

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 42: Ecologies & Land

4:00pm Friday, September 29 | 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:
Dan Hirmas, Geography & Atmospheric Science
Bob Hagen, Environmental Studies/Kansas Biological Survey
Sara Gregg, History/Environmental Studies
Sharon Billings, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Kansas Biological Survey
Jay Johnson, Geography & Atmospheric Science; Soren Larsen, Geography (U. of Missouri)
Emcee:
Joey Orr, Spencer Museum of Art

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-10:30am Tuesday, October 3 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.

The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna.

Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

COFFEE @ THE COMMONS

Healing in Activism: Why It's Important and How To Do It
Sandra Kim, Founder and Executive Director, Everyday Feminism

10:00am Friday, October 20 | The Commons
Supported by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and The Commons

Kim will speak at 6:00pm on October 19 at Capitol Federal Hall about Compassionate Activism, a project of Everyday Feminism. Everyday Feminism's mission is to help people dismantle everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism and to create a world where self-determination and loving communities are social norms through compassionate activism.

For more information about Everyday Feminism and Sandra Kim's Compassionate Activism model, please visit: http://www.compassionateactivism.com/about/

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Rock Chalk Talks

4:30pm Tuesday, October 24 | The Commons
Presented by the Center for Undergraduate Research

Rock Chalk Talks is a monthly event for undergraduate students that will put a handful of undergraduate researchers in the spotlight for approximately 6 minutes while they each present their research and talk about certain topics of the month. Included in each event:
• Undergraduate researchers will present their work while focusing on a theme
• A competitive trivia game after each presentation on the research that was just shared
• Prizes for the winners of the trivia game
• A social hour with snacks and friends

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 43: Aging & Aging Populations

4:00pm Friday, October 27 | 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:
Terry Koenig, Social Welfare
David Ekerdt, Sociology
Darlingtina Atakere, Social Psycholoy/Gerontology
Hui Cai, Architecture
Kristi Williams, School of Nursing
Emcee:
Tamara Baker, Psychology

LECTURE

Globalism in the Age of Trump

Or Rosenboim, Lecturer, Modern History, City University of London
7:30pm Thursday, November 2 | The Commons
Supported by the Hall Center for the Humanities

In current political debates, globalism attracts a great deal of interest. The omnipresent processes of globalization invite politicians and commentators to declare themselves in favor or against globalist ideologies. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, repeatedly attacked the idea of globalism to the extent that his followers now use “globalist” as a slur. Dr. Or Rosenboim will discuss the place of "globalism" in contemporary politics by exploring the emergence of this idea. Is globalism a pluralistic and democratic political project, or a conservative and reactionary creed? By recovering the fascinating history of globalism, Dr. Rosenboim will reveal the relations between globalism and the new tide of nationalism in US politics today.

Rosenboim is a Lecturer in Modern History at City University of London. She holds a BA (hons. Bologna) and MSt (Oxon) in History and PhD (Cantab) in Politics and International Studies. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Lisa Smirl Prize (Cambridge) and the prestigious Prix Raymond Aron (EHESS, Paris). Prior to her current position, she held a research fellowship at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and was a visiting fellow at The University of Chicago, Sciences- Po Paris and LUISS, Rome. Dr. Rosenboim’s research focuses on the history of political thought and international relations, and she has published extensively on geopolitics, international thought, European integration and federalism.

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-10:30am Tuesday, November 7 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.

The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna.

Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Red Hot Graduate Research No. 4

4:00pm Friday, November 17 | The Commons

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate 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, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Rock Chalk Talks

4:30pm Tuesday, November 28 | The Commons
Presented by the Center for Undergraduate Research

Rock Chalk Talks is a monthly event for undergraduate students that will put a handful of undergraduate researchers in the spotlight for approximately 6 minutes while they each present their research and talk about certain topics of the month. Included in each event:
• Undergraduate researchers will present their work while focusing on a theme
• A competitive trivia game after each presentation on the research that was just shared
• Prizes for the winners of the trivia game
• A social hour with snacks and friends

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 44: Community Interaction & Collaboration

4:00pm Friday, December 1 | 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.

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-10:30am Tuesday, December 5 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:
• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.

The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna.

Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/