Coming Events

Coming Events

Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00-1:00pm CT Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity; with support from the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Environmental Studies Program.

Recently, media outlets have offered space for a conversation that many of us know all too well--that of depletion with no reprieve in sight, and specifically, within the realm of higher education. What do scholars observe about trends in burnout and demoralization across the nation? And how might ideas like Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone’s  “Active Hope,” revitalize us?

References:

Higher Ed, We’ve Got a Morale Problem — And a Free T-Shirt Won’t Fix It, Kevin R. McClure
The economy of higher education is broken, but is KU taking the right steps to rebuild?, Chad Lawhorn
Defining Active Hope in a Changing World, Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Zoom Registration Link.

Of interest to:

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

Tags:
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
Friday, November 12, 2021
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. 

COVID Modifications:
In an effort to be responsive to changing health/safety protocol, Red Hot Research will be held in the main space of The Commons, with limited seating. Refreshments will be provided after the presentations in the Weaver Courtyard, outside.

Presenters:
Steve Gurysh, Visual Art
Josephine Chandler, Molecular Biosciences
Liz Koziol, Kansas Biological Survey
Hannah Collins, Music

Emcee: Megan Kaminski, English

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

Tags:
Humans in a More Than Human World, Red Hot Research
Thursday, November 18, 2021
11:00-11:45am CT Online

HHARC Collaborative Seed Grants offer up to $3,500 toward support for launching research at the intersection of health, arts/humanities, and community partnership.

Learn about the goals for this Seed Grant funding initiative. Bring questions to learn more about how to apply.

Link to Zoom Registration.

Of interest to:

Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

Tags:
Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting
Friday, November 19, 2021
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. 

COVID Modifications:
In an effort to be responsive to changing health/safety protocol, Red Hot Research will be held in the main space of The Commons, with limited seating. Refreshments will be provided after the presentations in the Weaver Courtyard, outside.

Presenters:
Hipatia Medina, Spanish and Portuguese
Fernando Santos, Spanish and Portuguese
Sandra León, Spanish and Portuguese
Lena Mose, American Studies

Emcee: Sylvia Fernandez, IDRH/The Commons

Of interest to:

Graduate students, Researchers, Staff

Tags:
Red Hot Research

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