Event Archive

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

Panel
4:30-5:30pm CDT Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Online / By Phone

Researchers at KU explore a range of topics that provide context for understanding current events. In collaboration, The Commons, the KU Biodiversity Institute, and the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research present a series of talks by KU experts on disease modeling and policy-making, viewable here: http://thecommons.ku.edu/event/899.

This live event will feature more in-depth exploration of the overlaps between areas of research as well as questions submitted by audiences online.
Panelists include:
Folashade Agusto, KU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Donna K. Ginther, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research / Economics
Jorge Soberón, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
A. Townsend Peterson, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Update: The recording of panel, 4/28/2020, is viewable above.

Questions were submitted during the event in the chat box.

Lecture
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Online

Researchers at KU explore a range of topics that provide context for understanding current events. In collaboration, The Commons, the KU Biodiversity Institute, and the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research present a series of talks by KU experts on disease modeling and policy-making. Videos are available to view below, to be followed by a live conversation with the presenters on April 28.
Register here.

Video presentations address:
+ What is a coronavirus?
+ How do scientists map a virus?
+ How does scientific research become policy?
+ How is policy written for a population?

Update 4/23: The National Science Foundation has awarded funding support to Folashade Agusto and A. Townsend Peterson for further research on COVID-19. NSF DMS 2028297

Presentations:

COVID-19: Where Does it Come From?
A. Townsend Peterson, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

 

COVID-19: Disease Modeling 101
Folashade Agusto, KU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

How Does Scientific Research Meet Policy?
Jorge Soberón, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

Kansas in Crisis: Unemployment and Small Businesses
Donna K. Ginther, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research / Economics

 

 

 

Kansas in Crisis: Inching Towards Economic Recovery
Donna K. Ginther, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research / Economics

 

 

 

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, April 27, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Join us for an introduction to Qi Gong, a gentle, moving meditation that coordinates activity and breath to get into a state of flow. Led by Julie Bear Don’t Walk, Licensed Acupuncturist and National Board Certified Chinese Herbalist, of Julie Bear Don't Walk Acupuncture and Integrative Health (https://juliebeardontwalk.com) Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and have a glass of water nearby. No shoes required!


Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/97339736060

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 973 3973 6060

 

Activity, Artist Project, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Our ecological connectivity with plants and animals can provide a wellspring of knowledge and inspiration, enabling us to (re)discover strategies for living in the world, to grieve and heal after loss, and to re-align our thinking toward rootedness, kinship, community, and sustainability. This session will focus on building contemplative and creative practices to find meaningful connection in times of uncertainty. Join poet and professor of English Megan Kaminski in an introduction to eco-poetics, divination, and plant thinking.

This session co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the City of Lawrence, the Watkins History Museum, and Paper Plains Literary Festival.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

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
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, April 20, 2020 Online / By Phone

Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Take a break from your desk and join us for a yoga session to help you get moving and to relax. Led by Wanwan Cai, yoga instructor at OmTree Shala. No equipment is required, though a small towel and a cushion will be helpful for some exercises. Additionally, participants may find a yoga mat, strap or blocks useful.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Self-regulation is the ability to manage our emotions and can be especially useful in moments of distress. This session will feature a guided practice in identifying emotions, self-monitoring, and managing thoughts, feelings, and behavior with an opportunity to build a plan for self-care and self-regulation. Led by professional mental health consultant and Social Welfare graduate student Amittia Parker.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

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
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, April 13, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Consider this an extension of the monthly “Plant Parenthood 101” offered by Jungle House this spring. Learn best practices for keeping your house plants happy, and discover ways that interacting with plants contributes to mental health and well-being. With Rachel Guffey, co-owner of Jungle House Goods.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

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