The political science department will present its annual Constitution Day Lecture on Tuesday, September 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Dundon-Berchtold room 004. Professor Nick Buccola of the Linfield College political science department will give a talk about Frederick Douglass’s constitutional theory. Frederick Douglass, of course, is the 19th century American statesman and political thinker who escaped slavery to become a key abolitionist and proponent of racial justice. Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass and of a new book, The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America. He is also the director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield.
The next Music at Midweek event will feature TaKeTiNa, a rhythmic workshop with Mary Kogen (pictured) and Jacob Stein, on Wednesday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. All are welcome to attend.
According to Kogen’s website, “TaKeTiNa invites everyone to be a beginner again. It lets people re-experience the resilience , perseverance, and joy of a baby learning to walk. TaKeTiNa begins with the voice speaking rhythmic syllables and the drum is added to establish the beat. We then add steps to those syllables. Soon everyone is moving and stepping, some to the beat, some not. Tensions ease and the atmosphere lightens as we explore how our bodies move in and out of rhythm. We often share our thoughts as we solidify our steps. As the drum continues, we add a more complicated polyrhythmic clap, and then eventually a call and response of singing.”
Thanks to an IGNITE grant, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative created 10 short videos that will roll out over the next 10 weeks. Taught by accomplished teachers from all over campus, each is 7-10 minutes long and addresses a topic identified by colleagues as high-value in anyone’s teaching repertoire. This week we are pleased to debut Molly Hiro, English, who also serves as director of the Integrated Writing Center. She will discuss “How To Teaching Writing in ANY Discipline.”
There will be a free screening of No Más Bébes, a documentary that follows a small group of Mexican immigrant women that sued the doctors at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for being subjected to forced sterilization while they gave birth, on Thursday, September 19, 7-8:30 p.m., in Dundon-Berchtold room 031. The screening is in honor of Latinx Heritage Month (Sept.15-Oct. 15) and sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Gender & Women’s Studies, Women of Color, and ASUP Films.
Free and open to the public, light concessions will also be provided. Don’t forget to RSVP on Engage and please encourage participation from your students.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Collaborative will present the inaugural Public Research Fellows Program on Monday, September 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. The program will feature an introduction and explanation of the 2019-2020 theme of the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial; a talk by Christin Hancock, history; an interactive discussion; and food, drink, and conversation. A flyer for the event is available here.
For more information contact Laurie McLary, CAS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of UP’s great treasures is our Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, the first hand calligraphed and illuminated bible text crafted in over 500 years. It serves as a tremendous resource for courses and prayer experiences on campus. If you would like to receive training in the proper handling of the texts, an overview of the whole manuscript and digital access to the 100-plus illuminations, you are welcome to attend one of two training sessions: Tuesday, October 1, at 4 p.m., or Monday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m. Both will be held in the Clark Library classroom, and the material in both sessions will be the same.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Eifler (email@example.com) in the Garaventa Center.
International Education Week (IEW) is a global initiative to celebrate international education and exchange, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education. IEW celebrates internationalization and diversity on college campuses across the nation each November. This year, UP will celebrate IEW from November 18-22.
The IEW team is seeking faculty, staff, and student group collaboration to highlight international exchange and education on campus. Please consider hosting an event during the week to share or promote your international and intercultural programs, research, student projects and more. The IEW coordinating team will assist in promoting the week of events, speakers, music and workshops to the UP campus and community.
Visit the IEW website for more information and to submit your event to the IEW calendar: www.up.edu/iew
For more information contact Gwen Sandford, international student services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7367.
The next Theology Thursday lecture will feature David Turnbloom, theology, as he presents “Sacramental Justice and the Mission of Holy Cross” on Thursday, September 19, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Turnbloom will examine the relationship between sacraments and justice using the constitution of the Congregation of Holy Cross as a guide.
For more information or ADA accommodations contact theology at x7274 or email@example.com.
The academic technology services & innovation office is seeking faculty participants to pilot digital annotation software for teaching and learning. ATSI will be partnering with Hypothesis, a non-profit and open-source tool allowing any webpage to be collaboratively annotated, commented on, and discussed. Initial research suggests that the social reading this technology allows can improve comprehension, foster deeper engagement, and encourage students to consider multiple perspectives. Ask your students to mark up a recent scientific article, comment on the latest news, or collaboratively a analyze a social media post – there are many interesting potential use-cases.
This brief video gives an introduction to the power of open digital annotation.
Participants in the pilots will be able to use Hypothesis within Moodle, so that private groups are automatically created for students in each course. Training, consultation, and instructional design resources from the experts are also available as part of the pilot program.
If you would like to learn more about participating in the pilot or about open annotation, please contact Ben Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Robin Jensen, theology and art history professor at the University of Notre Dame, as she presents “The Cross and the Crucifix in Visual Art through the Ages” on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. The event is free and open to all.
In this richly illustrated lecture, Jensen will explore how the Holy Cross and Christ’s Passion have been depicted in the history of Christian art. Jensen will also discuss reasons for the late emergence of both the cross and crucifixion in Christian iconography and consider the ways their depictions developed, varied, and were transformed in different places through the centuries.
Sponsored by the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information go to x7702 or up.edu/garaventa.