Coming Events

Coming Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4:00-5:00pm CST Online

The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is developing conversations around topics of common interest across disciplines and professions to respond to challenges related to health and well-being. This discussion, open to those interested, will focus on LGBTQIA+ Populations & Health.
This is space is offered to help identify research opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration; learn about existing work; develop partnerships; and share resources.

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The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is a developing platform to:
Create connections across professionals and among researchers around affinities within the realm of health and wellness;
Connect researchers to funding opportunities around health and wellness; and
Offer a platform for collaboration around existing and emerging health-related challenges.

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative
Thursday, April 1, 2021
7:00pm CDT
Supported by the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture Fund.

Writer, professor, scientist, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is well known for her 2015 book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants." She is an SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of indigenous and scientific knowledge to offer lessons for humanity. Kimmerer’s first book, "Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses," was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing.

Through her work, Kimmerer observes the natural world closely, exploring systems and communities across species, and sharing knowledge that reveals kinship across species.

Kimmerer holds a bachelor's degree in botany from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a master's degree and doctorate in botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. She lives in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

The Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture is hosted by The Commons annually to invite leading thinkers, whose work applies across disciplines, to address the University of Kansas and regional communities. In recent years, the lecture series has featured architectural biologist Jessica Green, comedian Andy Borowitz, writer/activist Margaret Atwood, writer/historian Rebecca Solnit, poet/scholar/artist Eve Ewing, activist/writer Jose Antonio Vargas, and author/illustrator/screenwriter Jonny Sun.

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Poster design by Alex McGettrick.

Of interest to:

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

Humans in a More Than Human World, Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture, Lecture, Public Event