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October, 21 2017

October 12, 2017

INDEX

SU HAPPENINGS

Certificate in University Teaching Seminar series, October 16

Important information session, October 17 

Diversifying the Hill Initiative-Oct 19th

Landscapes of Urban Education Lecture Series-October 19th 

Autistic Support and Advocacy Group at Syracuse University - Next Meeting is October 19th at 5pm

Disability Awareness Month Library Exhibit

Join us during Disability Awareness Month for the first ever joint student gathering of the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC), the Disability Law Society (DLS), and the Disability Student Union (DSU)! October 19th

Disabilities as Ways of Knowing: A Series of Creative Writing Conversations; Oct 24th

DCC Open House! Oct 27th

Logan Movie Screening; Oct 27th at 10pm

Video Showing of Bottom Dollars; Disability Law Society. October 30th

Installation of the 7th Dean of Hendricks Chapel- November 7th

 

SU NEWS

How 5 Syracuse University students have grappled with Hurricane Maria’s aftermath - The Daily Orange 

Why Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar Cierra Britton kneeled during anthem | syracuse.com


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

How (And Why) To Include Disabled Characters In Comics, From NYCC

A DOORKNOB FOR THE EYE by DJ “Deej” Savarese — Unrestricted Interest

DEEJ Premier on PBS, October 17th

NYTimes: College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say

 

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SU HAPPENINGS



Certificate in University Teaching Seminar series, October 16

Leading an Effective Classroom Discussion? Questions Are the Answer with Prof. John Tillotson (Science Teaching)

Monday, October 16

5:15-6:30 p.m.

Hall of Languages 202

One of the critical features of an active learning environment revolves around students having opportunities to engage in productive classroom discussions about important concepts. Classroom discourse can take on many forms and requires thoughtful consideration and planning by the instructor to be truly effective. This workshop will focus on facilitating effective classroom discussions using a variety of questioning strategies to promote student engagement, at the same time serving as an assessment tool for instructors. Participants will observe a model teaching lesson that highlights various questioning techniques in action, critique a short videotaped lesson segment regarding the instructor’s questioning skills, and learn tips for improving their own questioning skills in various instructional situations.

Click here to register. https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8xlJzVWLMLnN0JD

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Important information session, October 17

Information session to introduce Accommodate (ODS), Degree Works (Registrar) and re-introduce Orange SUccess.

Tuesday, 10/17, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

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Diversifying the Hill Initiative-Oct 19th

Meet the leaders of the Diversifying the Hill Initiative At our Inaugural Networking Event

Thursday, October 19th

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. If you require other accommodations, have dietary needs, or for more parking information,

please email Twiggy Eure at twiggyeure@crouse.org  by October, 16th.

Entertainment provided by: Henninger High School Jazz Band & Elijah Harris

The Nancy Cantor Warehouse

350 W. Fayette Street

Syracuse, NY

(The gate arms will be up on both of The Warehouse parking lots operated by SU).

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Landscapes of Urban Education Lecture Series-October 19th

The Precarity of INCLUSION & (BE)LONGING: The Experiences of Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylum-Seeking Youth in Schools

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 @ 4:30 PM

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

PANELISTS:

Valentina Migliarini, Fullbright Fellow, University of Kansas              

Aly Wane, Community Organizer, Syracuse Peace Council                                                 

Janet B. Flores, SU Geography student, Honors Scholar

Urban schools are experiencing increasing numbers of students from immigrant & refugee backgrounds. Students of color, those with disabilities, and English language learners are all at an increased risk in relation to the school-to-prison pipeline. Academically these students are also at a disadvantage because of low teacher expectations, ability tracking, educational barriers, segregated educational placements, and anti-immigrant bias. This panel presentation will explore how schools can better support immigrant, refugee, & asylum seeking youth & their families.

CART will be provided. Free and open to the public.

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Autistic Support and Advocacy Group at Syracuse University - Next Meeting is October 19th at 5pm

A group of graduate and undergraduate students who identify as Autistic / being on the Autism Spectrum have formed a support and advocacy organization by and for Autistic individuals, including alumni and other community members.  Being Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum can be an isolating experience, particularly on a college campus.  But, given Syracuse’s size and autism’s prevalence, we know there are quite a few of us out there!  If you identify as Autistic / on the Autism Spectrum, we will be holding our next meeting on Thursday, October 19th, at 5:00 p.m. in 230 Schine Student Center (the Disability Cultural Center).  This is a private and confidential group.  Interested people do not have to be formally diagnosed or at any specific “point” on the spectrum.  Feel free to contact Chris Damon (cdamoncr@syr.edu ) or Justin Robbins (jarobbin@syr.edu ) if you have questions.  If you need to request accommodations, please email by Monday, October 16th, by 5 p.m.

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Disability Awareness Month Library Exhibit

An inclusive book display in celebration of Disability Awareness Month will be set up near the New Book shelves in Bird Library, which are near the Einhorn Family Walk entrance to the library.  Check just outside the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons.  This exhibit is an annual collaboration between the Disability Student Union (DSU), Syracuse University Libraries, the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), and the Disability Studies Program.  Please contact Mary DeCarlo (mmdecarl@syr.edu ) or Kate Deibel (kndeibel@syr.edu ) with any questions.

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Join us during Disability Awareness Month for the first ever joint student gathering of the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC), the Disability Law Society (DLS), and the Disability Student Union (DSU)! October 19th

Date: October 19, 2017

Time 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Schine 228B

- Learn how BCCC, DLS, and DSU are working together this year!

- Eat free pizza and other snacks!

- Meet other students!

- Share your ideas for access activism!

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.  Please contact disability.su@gmail.com with any questions and regarding any accommodations requests.

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Disabilities as Ways of Knowing: A Series of Creative Writing Conversations; Oct 24th

Disability as Part of the Story

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, please join us for an exciting poetry reading with Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson, followed by a reception and book signing.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Syracuse University

Poetry Reading, 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Watson Theater)

Reception and Book Signing, 7:30 to 8:30 pm (near Light Work)

Free and open to the public.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the poetry reading and the reception. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the poetry reading.

Parking is complimentary. The Booth Garage and the Marion Lot will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The Q5 Lot has been designated for accessible parking. For any questions pertaining to parking, please contact Dee Bailey at: debailey@syr.edu . Campus Parking Map: https://goo.gl/7wA7r a.

For other accommodation requests, or if you have any questions, please contact sudcc@syr.edu  by October 17, 2017.

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DCC Open House! Oct 27th   

It is really happening! The DCC Open House will be Friday, October 27th from 11-1, at the Disability Cultural Center, 230 Schine Student Center. Snacks provided. ASL interpreters provided. Please email kjpollac@syr.edu with accommodation requests by Monday, October 23rd.

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Logan Movie Screening; Oct 27th at 10pm

Orange After Dark and The Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center present

Logan (a movie screening)

Friday, October 27 at 10pm in 304 Schine Student Center

Event is free, there are no tickets needed. Inclusive snacks will be provided. We invite you to stay for our discussion following the film.

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, OAD, in partnership with the Disability Cultural Center, presents our third annual collaborative event: an inclusive screening of Logan, with open captioning and audio description. ASL interpretation provided. If you require other accommodations or have any questions, please contact Orange After Dark via email (oad@syr.edu ) by October 20th.

Email or Tweet us for more information! oad@syr.edu , @cuseactivities

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Video Showing of Bottom Dollars; Disability Law Society. October 30th

On October 30th, at 5 p.m., the Disability Law Society (DLS) will be showing a video called Bottom Dollars.  It talks, in part, about how American laws allow people with disabilities to be paid sub-minimum wages. The event is open to the University and will be hosted in Dineen Hall.  A preview of the video can be found here: http://www.rootedinrights.org/videos/employment/bottom-dollars/ .  For more information and/or to request accommodations, contact Laura E O'Brien: leobrien@syr.edu

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Installation of the 7th Dean of Hendricks Chapel- November 7th

Please Join Us for a Special Campus Event

Chancellor Kent Syverud and Dr. Ruth Chen invite you to attend the installation of the Reverend Brian E. Konkol, Ph.D. as the seventh dean of Hendricks Chapel.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4 p.m.

Hendricks Chapel

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Syracuse University Life Sciences Complex Milton Atrium

Hendricks Chapel is accessible. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

In addition, all are welcome to attend a community tailgate preceding the installation

Tuesday, November 7

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle

Please R.S.V.P. to specialevents@syr.edu  

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SU NEWS



How 5 Syracuse University students have grappled with Hurricane Maria’s aftermath - The Daily Orange

http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/5-syracuse-university-students-grappled-hurricane-marias-aftermath/

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Why Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar Cierra Britton kneeled during anthem | syracuse.com

http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2017/10/cierra_britton_remembrance_scholar_syracuse_university_national_anthem_kneel.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



How (And Why) To Include Disabled Characters In Comics, From NYCC

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/10/disabled-characters-new-york-comic-con/

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A DOORKNOB FOR THE EYE by DJ “Deej” Savarese — Unrestricted Interest

Book of poetry by talented poet, DJ Savarese. http://www.unrestrictedinterest.com/store/a-doorknob-for-the-eye-by-dj-savarese  

DJ Savarese graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in May 2017 with a double major in Anthropology and Creative Writing. An ASAN Scholar Fellow, he was also the recipient of Oberlin’s William Battrick Poetry Fellowship and their Comfort Starr Award for meritorious scholarly work in Anthropology. As a writer, he has published poems and prose in The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, Prospect, Disability Studies Quarterly, StoneCanoe, Wordgatherings.com, and Voices for Diversity and Social Justice: A Literary Education Anthology. A self-advocate and national social activist, he consults and presents at conferences across the country, working to make literacy-based education, communication, and inclusive lives a reality for all nonspeaking people.

Above excerpt taken from this site:https://itvs.org/films/deej

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DEEJ Premier on PBS, October 17th

The countdown is on! DJ Savarese documentary, “Deej”, US Television Broadcast Premiere is on OCTOBER 17th at 8pm (East)/9PM (WEST) on the WORLD Channel's America ReFramed program

Invite your friends over and host a house viewing party! A free discussion guide is available to help guide a conversation following the film.

Check local listings http://bit.ly/WC_localize

"Deej is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and self-advocate for nonspeaking autistics. DJ Savarese is himself the commentator and co-producer of Deej. Once a “profoundly disabled” foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, Deej is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. He argues forcefully they are too often “housed in classrooms of easy lessons.” Deej tells a coming-of-age story that showcases a young man’s resolve and creativity in forging strong bonds with his parents, his devoted extended family, and a community of close friends. Profound and unflinching, the film reveals what it takes to make the goals of “inclusion” and “disability rights” a reality. Will Deej be able to find freedom in his own life and for others like him?"

Please spread the word!

Deej on America Reframed website: http://bit.ly/ARF_Deej

Film website: www.deejmovie.com

To order the film: https://www.deejmovie.com/store

Watch trailer: https://www.deejmovie.com/watch/

#autism #LiveInclusion #DeejMovie

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NYTimes: College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled Students, Lawsuits Say

Professor Arlene Kanter is quoted in this article! Nice work, Professor!

https://nyti.ms/2kFRbPv

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