Event Archive

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Online / By Phone

Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other, an opportunity to share ideas for reading and goals for growing, a plan for respectful discussion, and discussion around Chapter 4 and the Conclusion of The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber.

Register here.

Public Event
Andy Denning, Associate Professor of History
7:00pm CDT Friday, June 26, 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.

Do skiers commune with nature or conquer it?

This presentation examines a variety of historical images to show how technology, infrastructure, and the embodied experience of movement shaped the perception of nature among skiers in the twentieth century and, in turn, how their perception of nature transformed mountain landscapes.

Andy Denning is Associate Professor of History and studies 20th-century Europe. He specializes in the experiences and cultural representations of movement and their role in creating transnational and global relationships.

Humanities in the Wild is a 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.

A video of this event is viewable, here: https://mediahub.ku.edu/media/0_uc7448xs.

Book Talk, Care & Well-being, Discussion, The Future University
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, The Commons, the KU Libraries, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Environmental Studies Program, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science.

Presented as a collaborative effort to create community across themes that further our understanding of care and well-being, and the University, Spotlight on Care Reads is a weekly discussion that centers a reading selection.

This week will include: a check-in with each other, an opportunity to share ideas for reading and goals for growing, a plan for respectful discussion, and discussion around the Introduction and Chapter 1 of The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber. Reading excerpts will be shared with those who register for the event.

Register here.

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, June 24, 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 Community Partnerships & Health.

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.

Register, here.

Care & Well-being, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, The Future University
9:00-10:00am CDT Thursday, June 18, 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 COVID-19 and Health Disparities.

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.

Register to attend, here.

Public Event
Jeremy Shellhorn, Professor of Design
7:00pm CDT Friday, May 29, 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.

Jeremy Shellhorn, KU professor of design, has explored graphic and information design opportunities to facilitate engagement and learning about our National Parks. Serving as a “designer-in-residence” of sorts for Rocky Mountain National Park, he has led several student groups there, where they reinvent the classroom, privileging  “wild” places that challenge them to design, think, and make in new ways.

Through the KU DO (Design Outside) Studio, Shellhorn and his students have worked with park rangers to created a new typeface designed to mimic the carved National Park Service signs you see on trails. They brought this iconic type into the digital realm and preserved it as an open source shareable computer typeface.

Humanities in the Wild is a 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.

A video of this event is viewable, here: https://mediahub.ku.edu/media/Humanities+in+the+Wild+-+5-3-20.m4v/0_e4v7o8hy/
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

This final session of the academic year will be a chance to have lunch together. We’ll check in with each other, reflect on what we’ve learned and enjoyed through this series, and consider ideas for its future. Join us for a midday break.

Register to participate here.

 

2:00-4:00pm CDT Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Log in on Tuesdays between 2:00 and 4:00pm CDT for accountability and quiet community as we transition Shut Up & Write to the digital realm. Feel free to share ideas and hellos in the chat box, while respecting the quiet space for working.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/348426697

Dial in by phone:
+1 (346) 248 7799
Meeting ID: 348 426 697

Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, May 4, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Join us for a session to understand and improve the part of your body most affected by sitting at a desk all day -- your pelvis! Improve your seated and standing posture by learning about the bones, muscles, and proper alignment of the pelvis and by learning targeted stretches and body-rolling exercises. Led by Holly Krebs, Certified Rolfer at Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy. No equipment is required, though a chair and a foam roller or tennis balls will be helpful during demonstration.

Register to participate here.

Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Gain understanding of what disempowers us, and learn skills for building resilience through emotional processing and empowerment practices. With Barbara Gilbert, clinical and community psychologist. 

Register to participate here.

 

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