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GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-11:00am Tuesday, April 17 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons


Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:

• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.
The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/

HUMANITIES LECTURE SERIES

The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World

Andrea Wulf, Historian and Bestselling Author
7:30pm Thursday, April 19 | The Commons
Supported by the Hall Center for the Humanities

Historian Andrea Wulf will bring Alexander von Humboldt and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scienti c observation, and his relationships with iconic gures such as Simon Bolivar and Thomas Jefferson.

RESEARCH AWARDS

Chancellor's Scholarly Achievement Awards

4:30pm Monday, April 23 | The Commons
Presented by the Office of the Chancellor

The University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognize KU mid-career faculty for significant scholarly or research achievement. The awards celebrate achievement in four areas – arts and humanities; clinical sciences; science, technology, and mathematics; and social science and professional programs – and over the past seven years have been presented to some of KU's most distinguished and talented faculty scholars. A selection committee, chaired by Andrew Torrance, professor of law, identified this year’s winners:

Kathleen Lynne Lane, professor of special education (social science and professional programs)
Xiaogang Li, professor of internal medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology (clinical sciences)
Laura Moriarty, associate professor of English (arts and humanities)
Leigh Stearns, associate professor of geology (science, technology and mathematics)
Jon Tunge, professor of chemistry (science, technology and mathematics)

These five researchers have excelled in their fields and continue to embrace KU’s mission to make discoveries that change the world. Their research is novel and original, and they all show remarkable promise to continue advancing their careers in a way that benefits the world and elevates our university.

FACULTY EVENT

Red Hot Research No. 48: Science & Fiction

4:00pm Friday, April 27 | The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. 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 faculty members, 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, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.
Presenters:
Ben Merriman, School of Public Affairs & Administration
Alison Olcott Marshall, Geology
Brandon DeKosky, Chemical Engineering & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Jude Kastens, Kansas Biological Survey
Emcee:
Joey Orr, Spencer Museum of Art

GRADUATE STUDENT EVENT

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

9:30-11:00am Tuesday, May 1 | The Commons
Supported by The College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons


Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers:

• committed, condensed time to write, and
• built-in feedback from peers

It began as a movement for writers in San Francisco to structure their time and connect with other writers. The idea was simple: write for an hour, then grab coffee afterward to converse and build community. Academics embraced the practice, and the idea spread. Dr. Sioban O’Dwyer founded a virtual Shut Up & Write Tuesdays to provide the benefits of the traditional meetups for those who could not attend in-person.
The event has a basic structure: Two 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to connect via Twitter, using #suwtna. Learn more about the SUWT team; read about tips for improving writing time; and find non-academic reads to inform practice at https://suwtuesdays.wordpress.com/