Event Archive

Faculty Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Red Hot Research, Research Communication
4:00-5:00pm CDT Friday, September 18, 2020 Online

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:

Tracey LaPierre, Sociology, Caregiving, Long-Term Care, and COVID
Ashley Herda, Health, Sport, and Exercise Science, Strength Training, Resistance Exercise, Functional Aging, Body Composition
Lisa Friis, Mechanical Engineering / Bioengineering, Medical devices, Tissue healing, Electrical stimulation, Biomaterials
Joe Colistra, Architecture
Liz Langdon, Visual Arts Education, Creative Aging, Social Engagement, Intergenerational Learning

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModeCrqDstHtTydBnT1APO7Z-QNcuz0okr

Care & Well-being, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
11:00am-12:00pm CDT Thursday, September 17, 2020 Online / By Phone

This is the fourth monthly meet-up for the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative.

For more information about the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, visit http://thecommons.ku.edu/health-humanities-and-arts-research-collaborative.

 

This Zoom gathering will feature:

  • an introduction to one early-stage collaboration
  • breakout discussions around core themes
  1. Aging Populations
  2. Climate Change / Natural Environment
  3. LGBTQIA+ Populations
  4. Me’phaa Language Revitalization
  5. Health Disparities
  6. Disability Studies

For access to the meeting, please send an email to Emily Ryan, Director of The Commons, at eryan@ku.edu.

 

Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 17, 2020 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

This session explores Softening Mindfulness Practice. Attendees will gain skills for practice in softening around physical and emotional sensations. Led by Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services, KU.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CurTIvEtcO85SK4Xp6htYsSzGNWbPe

Care & Well-being, Community Engaged Research, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Research Communication, Undergraduate Student Event
9:00-10:00am CDT Thursday, September 10, 2020 Online / By Phone

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 Aging Populations.

This is space is offered to help identify research opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration; learn about existing work; develop partnerships; and share resources.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceGqrDgpH92pU4LyYHsEciWYgsZwOl-H

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.

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 10, 2020 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

We offer this space for students, staff, and faculty to come together in community. This week will focus on things we’ve come to understand differently this year, and specifically, the lessons we have learned while living through a pandemic. The Spotlight on Care series will continue to develop responsively to the needs of those it serves.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CurTIvEtcO85SK4Xp6htYsSzGNWbPe

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 3, 2020 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

This session explores the role, sacrifices, and experiences of our bodies during times of trauma, by considering ourselves within a larger ecosystem. Led by Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Teaching, M’Balia Thomas, this session will include independent outdoor meditation; discussion around Environmental Apartheid, Ecological Trauma, and Sacrifice Zones; and an opportunity to establish a focus for the week.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CurTIvEtcO85SK4Xp6htYsSzGNWbPe

Community Engaged Research, Data & Democracy, Dialogue, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Panel, Public Event, Undergraduate Student Event
6:00pm CDT Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Online
Presented by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Service Learning, and the KU Civic Engagement Ambassadors

This series features experts on different aspects of US democracy, and centers opportunities for civic engagement. It is intended to help demystify elements of the systems and processes at work in the US democracy. It is also an opportunity to ask questions of local experts who study and work in this realm. Programs in this series feature campus resources as well as specialists beyond the University. In Part III: Voting from the Margins, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters.

Panelists:
Juan Ramiro Sarmiento, KU Alumnus
Tezbah Smiley, Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
Shannon Portillo, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Moderator:
Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcuurqjIvH9FTfL-TuMbg9_Bu0dAc8Ay-

Public Event
7:00pm CDT Friday, August 28, 2020 Online
Humanities in the Wild is presented by the the Hall Center for the Humanities, eXplore Lawrence, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, the KU Office of the Provost, the Departments of Communication Studies, History, and African and African-American Studies, and The Commons.

How does hiking an historic trail create opportunities for learning?

Since the Middle Ages, the Camino de Santiago has brought travelers from all over the world to the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  A 17-day study abroad program at KU creates a cultural journey through art, architecture, history, and diverse landscapes, and gives students the opportunity to examine the significance of the pilgrimage since the 9th century as well as its fundamental role in the cultural exchange between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. Through the acts of walking, journaling, and participating in cultural activities, students reflect on the culture and history of the Camino and meet pilgrims from all over the world.

This class is co-taught by Margot Versteeg, a professor of Spanish and director of KU’s Humanities Program, and Megan Sheldon, a lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Recording of this event, viewable here: https://mediahub.ku.edu/media/Humanities+in+the+Wild+-+8-28-20/1_dwvz0urs

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, August 27, 2020 Online
Hosted by The Commons, the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, and the Spencer Museum of Art; with support from the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

As classes resume and we begin this semester bringing a range of emotions and new experiences, we offer this space for students, staff, and faculty to come together in community. This series will develop responsively to the needs of those it serves, and as we begin a new academic year, we remain committed to that purpose.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-CurTIvEtcO85SK4Xp6htYsSzGNWbPe

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Friday, August 21, 2020 Online / By Phone

Learn about the emerging Big Ideas Incubator & the Health Heartland Collaborative, a structure for building collaborative research teams with community agencies in connection with funding opportunities.

The Incubator works on a three-year cycle, focusing on one project at a time to build a network of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community partners.

The Big Ideas Incubator is co-directed by Dr. Katie Batza & Dr. Nicole Reiz.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcO-sqTovGdT8BONPmGbJsS3ERWyMDvTI


The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is a 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.

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