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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2015-2016

JULY 2015

07.06 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Cities and Climate Sustainability: The Roles of Political Institutions, Administrative Design, Policy Networks, and Institutional Collective Action / Richard Feiock, Florida State University / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

07.08 Presentation / Women's Leadership Institute / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

07.21 Panel / Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement: Poetry and Its Futures / 4:30pm / Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Department of English / The Commons

07.31 Presentation / Summer Undergraduate Research / 9:00am / Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research / The Commons

AUGUST 2015

08.19 Faculty Forum / Diversity & Equity / 1:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Equity / The Commons

08.21 Symposium / Directors of Graduate Studies Policy, Research, and Mentoring Symposium / 11:30am / Sponsored by KU Graduate Studies / The Commons

08.27 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Precision Medicine Using Circulating Markers: A New Paradigm for Managing Complex Diseases Enabled by Mixed-scale Mechanical Systems / Steve Soper, Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill / 3:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

08.28 Red Hot Research No. 24 / Water, Energy, Climate / 4:00pm / The Commons

08.31 Museum Collection Viewing / Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House / 1:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

SEPTEMBER 2015

09.09 Dialogue / Making Black Lives Matter: One Year in the Movement / Facilitated by Olubukola Gbadegesin, Saint Louis University / 11:00am / Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of African & African-American Studies, the Department of American Studies, and the Langston Hughes Center / The Commons

09.10 Artist Talk / Rohini Devasher / 5:30pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

09.11 Working Group / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

09.14 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Catalytic Conversion of Biomass and Fuels to Chemicals / Jim Dumesic, University of Wisconsin - Madison / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

09.15 Performance / Naaxiin Textiles / Evelyn Vanderhoop, accompanied by Gloria Burns / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

09.17 Book Talk / I Was a Revolutionary / Andrew Malan Milward, author / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the KU Bookstore and the Department of English / The Commons

09.18 Summit / Navigating Digital Futures / Golan Levin, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University; Wendy Guillies, CEO Kauffman Foundation / 9:00am / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

09.18 Red Hot Research No. 25 / Data Visualization / 4:00pm / The Commons

09.23 Information Session / Starter Grants 2015-2016 / 2:00pm / The Commons

09.24 Performance / An Evening of Indian Music in Two Parts: The Art of Improvisation (Purnaprajna Bangere and Amit Kavthekar) and Melting Boundaries, a Musical Dialogue between East and West (Purnaprajna Bangere, Amit Kavthekar, and Jeff Harshbarger) / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities and The Commons

09.25 Conference / International Association of African Educators / Sponsored by the Department of African and African-American Studies / The Commons

OCTOBER 2015

10.01 Lecture / States of Surveillance / Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University / 7:30pm / Sponsored by the Institute for Policy and Social Research / The Commons

10.02 Working Group / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

10.08 Lecture / Protecting the Vote: Dialogues on Citizenship, Elections, and the Franchise / Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and Stephen R. McAllister, E.S. Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law / 5:30pm / 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

10.14 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture / Understanding and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparaties in Youth Mental Health Service Use / Omar Gudiño, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Denver / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

10.15 Lecture / Ecological Agriculture for an Ecological Civilization / Wes Jackson, Founder & President, The Land Institute / 6:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Visual Art, the Department of Sociology, the Environmental Studies Program, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons / The Commons

10.16 Open Access Presentation / Getting Humanities Research Published and Read: Transformations in the Publication Landscape / Martin Paul Eve, Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology, and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London / 10:00am / Sponsored by the KU Libraries / The Commons

10.16 Working Group / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

10.16 Exhibition Opening / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 7:00pm / The Commons

10.19 Museum Collection Viewing / Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House / 1:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

10.20 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.20 Faculty Event / The Big Share / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / The Commons

10.20 Student Event / Open Access Trivia Night / 6:00pm / Sponsored by the University Honors Program and the KU Libraries / The Commons

10.21 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.21 Humanities Lecture Series / On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City / Alice Goffman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison / 7:30pm / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities / The Commons

10.22 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.22 Open Access Presentation / Perspectives on 'open': a dialogue about access, collaboration, and career advancement / Erin McKiernan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Canada; Town Peterson, University Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Senior Curator, KU Biodiversity Institute / 3:00pm / Sponsored by Ku Libraries / The Commons

10.22 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 - Charlotte / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the Center for Global and International Studies, and the Office of First-Year Experience / The Commons

10.23 Summit / KU Hunger Summit / 11:00am / Sponsored by the KU Center for Sustainability and KU Fights Hunger / The Commons

10.23 Red Hot Research No. 26 / Food Research, Policy and Implementation / 4:00pm / The Commons

10.27 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.28 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.28 Langston Hughes Visiting Lecture / Follow Us: Understanding Social Media Individual and Collective Political Participation and Activism / Alcides Velasquez, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

10.29 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

10.30 Coffee @ The Commons / On Immigration, with Photographer Rania Matar / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Department of Design, the Spencer Museum of Art, and The Commons

NOVEMBER 2015

11.2 WWI Lecture Series / More than Binding Men's Wounds: Women's Wartime Nursing in Russia during the Great War / Laurie Stoff, Senior Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the Center for Global and International Studies, and the Office of First-Year Experience / The Commons

11.3 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.3 Lecture / Contemporary Indigenous Art, A Conversation / Sandra Laronde, artistic director of Red Sky Dance Theatre and director of indigenous art at the Banff Center, Alberta, Canada / Panel: Cassandra Mesick, curator of global indigenous art, Spencer Museum of Art; Jancita Warrington, director of Haskell Cultural Center and Museum; and Norman Akers, associate professor of Visual Art, KU / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Lied Center, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Kansas Humanities Council, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, and The Commons / The Commons

11.4 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.5 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.5 Film Screening and Panel Discussion / Called to Walls / 6:00pm / Sponsored by Student Union Activities / The Commons

11.6 Working Group / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

11.9 Byron T. Shutz Award Lecture / The Message: Improvising Hip Hop as Critical Pedagogy in the 21st-Century Classroom / Nicole Hodges Persley, Associate Professor of Theatre / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

11.10 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.10 Lecture / An Evening with Chad Williams / 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 / Sponsored by the Office of First-Year Experience / The Commons

11.11 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.11 Lecture / Policing Violence Against Women and Migration from Central America / Shannon Drysdale Walsh, University of Minnesota - Duluth / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Institute for Policy and Social Research / The Commons

11.12 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.13 Red Hot Research No. 27 / Place / 4:00pm / The Commons

11.17 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.17 Lecture / Three Shifts for the Global Workforce / Rania Anderson, author / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the School of Business, International Student Services / the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the University Career Center / the KU Academic Accelator Program / The Commons

11.18 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.19 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.24 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

11.25 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

DECEMBER 2015

12.01 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

12.02 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

12.03 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

12.04 Red Hot Research No. 28 / 4:00pm / The Commons

12.07 Museum Collection Viewing / Spencer Museum of Art Collections Open House / 1:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

12.08 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

12.08 Presentation / Endangered Foods: An Evening with Simran Sethi / 6:30pm / Sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications / The Commons

12.09 Exhibition Viewing / New Farmers / Starter Grant Research by D. Bryon Darby, Design; Paul Stock, Sociology; Tim Hossler, Design / 11:00am / The Commons

12.10 Writers' Faire / Creative Works by Students in the First and Second Year English Program / 1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of English / The Commons

12.16 Poster Session / PaleoCon: Life and Times on Planet Earth / Work by GEOL 121 Students / 11:00am / The Commons

JANUARY 2016

01.15 Collaborative Planning Session / Digital Humanities Blizzard / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities / The Commons

01.21 Symposium / INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food + Energy + Water / Panel 1: Research at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water / 6:00pm / Organized by the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning; Supported by the National Science Foundation and Tremco / The Commons

01.22 Symposium / INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food + Energy + Water / Panel 2: Design at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water / 8:00am / Organized by the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning; Supported by the National Science Foundation and Tremco / The Commons

01.22 Symposium / INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food + Energy + Water / Panel 3: Collaboration at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water / 2:00pm / Organized by the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning; Supported by the National Science Foundation and Tremco / The Commons

01.26 Faculty Workshop / Innovations @ the Nexus of Food-Energy-Water / 1:00pm / Sponsored by KU Research / The Commons

01.29 Working Group / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

01.29 Red Hot Research No. 29 / Kansas and the Region / 4:00pm / The Commons

FEBRUARY 2016

02.09 Information Session / Interdisciplinary Faculty Starter Grants / 11:00am / The Commons

02.09 University Event / with Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little / 3:00pm / Suppored by the Office of the Chancellor / The Commons

02.10 Humanities Lecture Series / The Great Barrier Reef: How Human Stories Matter / Iain McCalman, University of Sydney / 7:30pm / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities / The Commons

02.11 Seminar / What Can the Burgess Shale Still Tell Us about Early Animal Evolution? / Jean-Bernard Caron, Curator of Invertebrate Paeleontology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto / 3:00pm / Sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum / The Commons

02.17 Artist Talk / Nacho Rodriguez Bach / The Path of Thought / 6:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Commons / The Commons

02.18 Installation Viewing / The Path of Thought / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Commons / The Commons

02.18 Student Event / Career Close-Ups: Developing a Career in the Museum World / 2:30pm / Sponsored by the KU Natural History Museum, the University Career Center, the Museum Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, and The Commons / The Commons

02.19 Installation Viewing / The Path of Thought / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Commons / The Commons

02.19 Red Hot Research No. 30 / Digital Media / 4:00pm / The Commons

02.22 Installation Viewing / The Path of Thought / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Commons / The Commons

02.23 Installation Viewing / The Path of Thought / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The Commons / The Commons

MARCH 2016