Graduate Initatives

In conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The Commons offers several opportunities for graduate students to become involved in the development of programs, share their research, and meet colleagues from across disciplines. As The Commons continues to explore the theme of “The Future University,” it acknowledges that the future of higher education sits with the next generations of leaders. As such, much of the graduate programming is developed by graduate students, who lend important and insightful perspectives to the larger programming at The Commons.

Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Research Communication, Undergraduate Student Event
9:00-10:00am CDT Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Online

Led by Associate Director & Professor of Family Medicine Research, Kim Kimminau and Associate Director & Professor of Neurology, William Brooks

Learn about the Frontiers initiative, which transcends disciplines to seek innovation and improvement in health care by supporting researchers. Frontiers is supported by a five-year, $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc--qpjktGdeWQwdFCfWXiTzNCCWLETCq

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.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Discussion, Graduate Student Event, Panel, Public Scholarship, The Future University, Undergraduate Student Event
6:00pm CDT Tuesday, October 6, 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 IV: The Feminist Agenda, presenters will speak on topics that bear relevance to faculty, staff, and students at KU as well as first-time voters.

Register here: http://https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrc-yqqj8sGNzwhlrJAFIm23j-hfSv74x9

Of interest to:
Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Friday, October 16, 2020 Online

This is the fifth 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.

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYufu-vqDoqHtY40NqLqRepGK244VnsFLes

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student Event, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:00pm CDT Friday, November 20, 2020 Online

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Red Hot Graduate Research features five graduate 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, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

Hilary Hicks, Clinical Psychology
D’Arlyn Bell, Public Affairs & Administration
Chris Peace, English
Ellen Collier, French, Francophone & Italian Studies
Max Birdnow, Counseling Psychology
Fatemeh, Shayesteh, Journalism & Mass Communications
Emcee: Elise Higgins, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Register here: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdu2prDgjEtLltdpZlUB9gvoQWzzgAgM6

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers

Past Events

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
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 17, 2020 Online
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
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 10, 2020 Online
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, September 3, 2020 Online
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
Care & Well-being, Discussion, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Undergraduate Student Event
12:00-1:00pm CDT Thursday, August 27, 2020 Online
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
Artist Talk, Book Talk, Faculty Event, Framing the Dialogue, Graduate Student Event, Lecture, Migration Lecture Series, Performance, Public Event, Public Scholarship, Student Event, University Lecture Series, Visiting Scholar
7:30pm CDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Online / By Phone
Care & Well-being, Faculty Event, Graduate Student Event, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Meeting, Public Scholarship, Research Communication
3:00-4:00pm Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Online / By Phone

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