Final faculty research-sharing session set for today

Friday, April 19, 2013

LAWRENCE — The final Red Hot Research session of the year, intended to bring together University of Kansas scholars from all disciplines, will begin at 4 p.m. today in the The Commons at Spooner Hall.

The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment will feature six faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. The sessions are intended to provide faculty members with a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.

Presenters are as follows:

  • Sherrie Tucker, professor of American Studies: "Improvisation, Bodies, and Difference"
  • Marie Grace Brown, assistant professor of history: "Documenting Desire"
  • Norman Akers, associate professor of visual art: "Border Crossing"
  • Dennis Domer, project director, architecture, design and planning: "Intergenerational Communities"
  • Gary Minden, professor of electrical engineering & computer science: "Energy."