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INTERACTIVE PANEL & DISCUSSION

Talking Back: Political Spaces & Free Speech

Facilitated by: Ramón Alvarado (Philosophy), Abigail Barefoot (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), and Alex Cloyd (American Studies / Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
3:30pm Wednesday, April 26 | The Commons
Supported by The Commons in conjunction with programming for The Future University

Talking Back is led by graduate students as an extension of The Future University programming at The Commons. It explores graduate students’ role in the evolution of the university. In three sessions, graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to reimagine the structure of The Future University. Co-create the content with us as we consider:
-What pedagogical values and learning styles inform the future university classroom?
-How does technology in digital and physical spaces interact with teaching?
-Is there an intersection of free speech and political neutrality in a learning environment?

STUDENT WORK SHOWCASE

Writers Faire II

1:00-5:00pm Thursday, May 4 | The Commons
Sponsored by the First- and Second-Year English Program in the Department of English

This faire will showcase student writing projects as it celebrates the many kinds of student texts composed in KU English courses. Featuring several forms of media, this even will highlight the talents, imagination, and achievements of student writers.In addition to traditional academic writing, the faire will include zines, comics, chapbooks, websites, blogs, children's books, video essays, public service announcements, photographic essays, posters, and more. This event is open to the public. Visitors can talk to student authors about their projects.

RESEARCH SHOWCASE

C21 Consortium

3:30-5:30pm Friday, May 5 | 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER BROADCAST & WRITING TIME

Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

Jenny Ungbha Korn, scholar of Identity & Media at the University of Illinois at Chicago
12:30pm-5:00pm, Monday, June 12 | The Commons
Keynote begins at 1pm
Offered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) and James Madison University's School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Founded in 2013, the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW) is a biennial, online, interdisciplinary workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. During this year’s workshop, June 12-18, participants will create and set in motion their own agendas. There is no preset program for the workshop. Rather, participants collaborate in small groups to exchange research projects (e.g., articles, webtexts, syllabi, proposals) for feedback and peer review. Small groups are designed to be interdisciplinary and to encourage feminist mentorship by bringing together scholars with varying levels of experience and expertise.

In conjunction with this year’s FSDW, The Commons will host a Keynote Speaker Viewing & Writing Time during the two FSDW keynotes. This will provide space to work on independent projects as well as to connect with other KU scholars interested in gender equity across disciplines. Space is limited. Please email joy.hyatt@ku.edu by May 5 with your name, department, and the event date. Participants should plan to bring their own devices to participate in online workshops. To accommodate diverse schedules and time zones, all peer-review activities take place asynchronously, with the exception of keynote talks and online meetings that individual peer review groups elect to set up. For more general information about the FSDW, or to participate in the peer review and submission process please click here. Registration with the FSDW closes on April 21.

Jenny Ungbha Korn is a scholar of Identity & Media at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This workshop, Intersectional Feminist Solidarity in Networked Practices: Shared Online Experiences and Strategies Involving Feminist Identity and the Digital, will offer participants the opportunity to examine how digital practices influence intersectional feminist work.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER BROADCAST & WRITING TIME

Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

Erin Frost, Assistant Professor of English, East Carolina University
12:30pm-5:00pm, Thursday, June 15 | The Commons
Keynote begins at 1pm
Offered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) and James Madison University's School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Founded in 2013, the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW) is a biennial, online, interdisciplinary workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. During this year’s workshop, June 12-18, participants will create and set in motion their own agendas. There is no preset program for the workshop. Rather, participants collaborate in small groups to exchange research projects (e.g., articles, webtexts, syllabi, proposals) for feedback and peer review. Small groups are designed to be interdisciplinary and to encourage feminist mentorship by bringing together scholars with varying levels of experience and expertise.

In conjunction with this year’s FSDW, The Commons will host a Keynote Speaker Viewing & Writing Time during the two FSDW keynotes. This will provide space to work on independent projects as well as to connect with other KU scholars interested in gender equity across disciplines. Space is limited. Please email joy.hyatt@ku.edu by May 5 with your name, department, and the event date. Participants should plan to bring their own devices to participate in online workshops. To accommodate diverse schedules and time zones, all peer-review activities take place asynchronously, with the exception of keynote talks and online meetings that individual peer review groups elect to set up. For more general information about the FSDW, or to participate in the peer review and submission process please click here. Registration with the FSDW closes on April 21.

Erin Frost is an Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University. Erin will present Feminist Credibility: Negotiating Subjectivity in Public Spaces, which examines the ways in which women’s perspective are treated as less credible in “objective” and “neutral” spaces, from research to politics.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 41

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.

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.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 42

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.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 43

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.

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.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 44

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.