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January 26, 2016

"Transformative Teaching and Learning" Events Continue at UAlbany January 28-29, 2016


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January 26, 2016


Contacts: Deborah LaFond, Associate Librarian, dlafond@albany.edu, (518)442-3599; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean and Director of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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"Transformative Teaching and Learning" Events Continue at UAlbany January 28-29, 2016

Albany, N.Y. (January 26, 2016) - "Continuing Critical Conversations through Transformative Teaching and Learning," a University at Albany diversity transformation project, will launch its 2016 series of speakers and pedagogy workshops with a two-day conference titled "Anti-Oppression and Transformative Praxis: Sharing Classroom Strategies, Considering Curriculum Innovation." The conference will be held on January 28-29, 2016 in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the Third Level of the Science Library at the University at Albany.

Day 1 of the conference--January 28, 2016, 3:30 pm-5:00pm--will open in the Standish Board Room with two distinguished Keynote Speakers from SUNY College at Oneonta: Kathleen O'Mara, Ph.D. and Betty Wambui, Ph.D. Dr. O'Mara will speak on "Sexuality Matters, and is Not a Unitary Category" and Dr. Wambui will address "Marginal Communities, Knowledges and Sustainabilities." To learn more about these scholars and "diversity workers," see Dr. O'Mara's bio here: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/africlat/omara.html and Dr. Wambui's here: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/africlat/Wambui.html.

Day 2 of the conference--January 29, 2016, 10:00am-1:30pm--will begin at 10:00 am in the Standish Board Room with a poster session of a collaborative of UAlbany faculty, who will share examples of their efforts to create transformative teaching and classroom and campus dialogue. UAlbany faculty from a variety of disciplines will present including faculty from the School of Education, Educational & Counseling Psychology, Educational Theory and Practice, Departments of Africana Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Music and Theater, Philosophy, Political Science, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the University Libraries. A lunchtime discussion on curriculum innovation will follow the poster session at 12:00 pm-1:30 pm. Lunch will be served. Reservations for lunch are required. Please RSVP for lunch and discussion by January 26 to Deborah LaFond dlafond@albany.edu.  

"Continuing Critical Conversations through Transformative Teaching and Learning" events are sponsored by: The University Libraries; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Africana Studies; The Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Project (School of Criminal Justice); UUP Albany Chapter; The Office of Sustainability; The Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership; The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement; The New York State Writer's Institute; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and other collaborative members across a variety of departments at the University.

For more information about this and future events, see https://transformativeconversations.wordpress.com/

 

 

January 25, 2016

Save the Dates: Spring 2016 Campus Conversations in Standish


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January 25, 2016


Contacts:Trudi Jacobson, Head, Information Literacy Department, tjacobson@albany.edu, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean and Director of Libraries, rmugridge@albany.edu, (518) 442-3568.


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Save the Dates: Spring 2016

Campus Conversations in Standish


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Albany, N.Y. (January 25, 2016) -- The University Libraries are pleased to announce this semester's Campus Conversations in Standish schedule:





  • Rabi Musah, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, University at Albany.

    Smokes, Chews and Brews: The Dangers and Crackdown on Legal Plant Highs


    February 24, 2016. 12:35 pm - 1:30 pm




  • James Stellar, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University at Albany.

    Your Brain: Unconscious Decision-making and How it Affects Your Life and Learning


    March 2, 2016. 12:35 pm -1:30pm



  • Rick Fogarty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, University at Albany.

    What Can 1916 Tell Us About 2016? Europe, Islam, and the Middle East

    April 6, 2016. 12:35 pm-1:30pm








All Campus Conversations will be held in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room, located on the third floor of the Science Library at the University at Albany.


Launched in spring 2015, Campus Conversations in Standish showcases faculty research and expertise and also connects members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives.


"The Campus Conversations in Standish series provides a unique opportunity for faculty to interact with the community beyond the classroom," says Interim Dean Rebecca Mugridge. "The University Libraries take great pleasure in facilitating these discussions."







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