Event Archive

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019 The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

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 September 11, the event will focus on grief and loss with attention to strategies and practices for healing, led by KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Book Talk, Public Event
4:00-5:30pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 Lawrence Public Library

Presented by the Raven Book Store, Washburn University, the Lawrence Public Library, the KU Departments of American Studies and English, and The Commons

Ilya Kaminsky will read from his latest book, Deaf Republic. The Raven Book Store will have copies of his work for sale and a signing will follow his reading.

Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signs by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea—Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republicconfronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. From greywolfpress.org.

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government.

Ilya is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press). He has also co-edited and co-translated many other books, including Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). His awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, Lannan Foundation's Fellowship and the NEA Fellowship. His poems regularly appear in Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. He has also been awarded Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize. Dancing In Odessa was named the Best Book of the Year by Foreword magazine. Recently, he was on the short-list for Neustadt International Literature Prize. His poems have been translated over twenty languages, and his books have been published in many countries including Turkey, Holland, Russia, France, Mexico, Macedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize.

Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, September 6, 2019 The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars across 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. Red Hot Research is a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration at KU.

Presenters:
Hannah Park, Design/Center for Design Research, Mobile outreach, Mental Health, Mental Wellness, College Mental Health
Michael Riquino, Social Welfare, Self-harm, Youth, Mindfulness, Mental Health
Elaina Sutley, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Disasters, Recovery, Vulnerability, Social Equity
Jason Raibley, Philosophy, Well-being, Happiness, Autonomy, Agency
Steve Ilardi, Psychology, Depression, Treatment, Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, Connection

Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

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 September 4, the event will serve as an introduction to resources to aid in the processes of promotion & tenure, presented by the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost.

Light snacks provided.

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

Public Event
Michael Compitello and Hannah Collins, Assistant Professors of Music
6:00-8:00pm Friday, August 30, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Ever wondered what nature sounds like?
What about pollution?

Take an aural tour of the polluted landscape with Michael Compitello and Hannah Collins as they perform an interactive piece for cello, percussion, and electronics. Performed across the country, “The Language of Landscapes” dramatizes the pollution of our waterways and gives the audience opportunities to play music and save our rivers.

Join us for conversation, community, and a new perspective on human influence on the natural world.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

The Future University, Workshop
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, August 30, 2019 The Commons

The KU Office of Research and The Commons invite you to a workshop and networking event designed to explore emerging research collaboration and funding opportunities related to The Future of Work.

The rise of new technologies is changing the world of work at an unprecedented rate. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, learning sciences, autonomous systems, and novel interpretations of the nature of work provide opportunities to create new industries and occupations to better address societal goals.

But disruptive technologies come with risks, including job losses for vulnerable worker populations, lack of educational infrastructure to create the requisite workforce, ethics and privacy concerns, and outdated policy and legal frameworks for managing attendant challenges. The unknowns in this Grand Societal Challenge are staggering and require insights from a wide range of disciplines.

Funding agencies from NSF to DoD and foundations are rolling out opportunities to explore the Future of Work. This workshop will explore emerging research roadmaps + upcoming solicitations.

Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, August 28, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

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 August 28, the event will serve as an overview of topics to explore, an opportunity to shape future sessions, and a guided exercise. Meet future presenters and peers across the university.

Light snacks provided.

Public Event
Nathan Wood, Associate Professor of History
6:00-8:00pm Friday, July 26, 2019 Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the Public Humanities Roundtable, the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, and The Commons.

Who has the right to country roads?

While today many cyclists and motorists see each other as potential antagonists, at the time of their introduction, both bikes and cars were seen as foreign threats to a pastoral countryside. Peasants chased cyclists with axes and dug holes in the road to damage cars, while the new machines appeared in the popular press as instruments of death.

Join us as Associate Professor of History, Nathan Wood, shares insights from his research about this animated relationship.

Humanities in the Wild is a new series of events, coinciding with Final Fridays, designed to showcase the connections between humanities research and the great outdoors. From the politics of climate change to the history of conservation, from the culture of recreation to narratives of adventure, Humanities in the Wild presents ways in which the humanities provide unique insights into our relationship with nature.

Refreshments provided by Free State Brewing Company.
If you need special assistance, please contact staff at the Hall Center at 785-864-4798.

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