Coming Events

Coming Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On January 29, the event will focus Care & Justice and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship betweencompassion and social justice, some theories about the linkages between compassion and justice, and to try a few practices to support your own efforts. Led by Kelly Overstreet (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration), Ward Lyles (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Discussion
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Tuesday, May 5, 2020
9:30-11:00am The Commons

Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for all students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Light snacks and coffee provided.

Of interest to:

Graduate students, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Activity, Student Event
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 5, the event will focus Mental Health & Self-Care and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between mental health and self-care, how to use self-care to help support mental well-being, and how to know when additional support is needed. Led by Julia Gaughan (Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Discussion
Thursday, February 6, 2020
10:00-11:00am The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities 

Dr. Megan Horst is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research centers the intersection of food systems and planning, with particular focus on public policy and planning and food justice. She works with sustainable food systems, farmland conservation, and access to resource lands.

Coffee @ The Commons is presented as an opportunity for audiences to haveconversations with visiting scholars. Attendees should plan to participate in discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with Dr. Horst’s public lecture, hosted by the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Humans in a Changing Climate
Friday, February 7, 2020
4:00-5:30pm The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, to reveal overlaps and connections across areas of interesting and methodological approaches. 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 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, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.  

Presenters:
Sarah Jen, Social Welfare

Kyle Velte, Law
Megan Paceley, Social Welfare
Richard Godbeer, History / Hall Center for the Humanities
Benjamin Rosenthal, Visual Art

Emcee:
Nicholas Syrett, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

Tags:
Red Hot Research
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00-1:00pm The Commons
 

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 12, the event will focus on Slow Research and will explore notions of Fast and Slow in relation to pace, productivity, and pleasure in the academy. Led by Jamene Brooks-Kieffer (KU Libraries).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Discussion
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Tuesday, May 5, 2020
9:30-11:00am The Commons

Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for all students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Light snacks and coffee provided.

Of interest to:

Graduate students, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Activity, Student Event
Monday, March 2, 2020
3:00-5:00pm The Commons
Supported by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities and The Commons.

This hands-on workshop will explore data, ethics, and social justice. Participants will have the opportunity to work in teams to analyze and visualize datasets related to political activism in the United States and around the globe. Datasets may draw on geopolitical, social media, and public data. Please bring a laptop.

Refreshments provided.

Of interest to:

Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Activity, Data & Democracy, Framing the Dialogue, Workshop
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Tuesday, May 5, 2020
9:30-11:00am The Commons

Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for all students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Light snacks and coffee provided.

Of interest to:

Graduate students, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Activity, Student Event
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:00-1:00pm The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On March 4, the event will focus on the Too Tired Project and its success at using photography as a coping mechanism for dealing with depression, featuring artist Tara Wray. https://www.tootiredproject.com/

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Of interest to:

All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Tags:
Care & Well-being, Discussion

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