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July, 28 2017

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SU HAPPENINGS

Brownbag with Gesa Kirsch on Mindfulness, Writing, & Research: Friday, February 13

Three upcoming teaching-related programs for grad students

Communication and Rhetorical Studies presents: Dana Cloud 

Upcoming Library Event of possible interest: Do you have a story to tell? Be a human book!

Writing In-Between, Living In-Between: A Creative Nonfiction Reading.

SU RISING: STOP SEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: THIS FRIDAY

Poetic Black Fusion “For the Love of Black Poetry”

Careers in University Administration for PhDs

ASI Brown Bag Lunch Series Featuring Professor Arlene Kanter

Safer People, Safer Spaces **Facilitator Training**

SU HAPPENING: The Vagina Monologues.

SU NEWS

VISIT THE *NEW* (UPDATED) SU DISABILITY STUDIES WEBSITE!

DCC TUMBLR SITE HITS NEARLY 900 FOLLOWERS

Dimensions Mentoring Program is a women of color mentoring program.

Summer 2015 Research Program

The 13th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show Prelims is right around the corner!!!!!

SU NEWS: SU Press Book 'Disability Rhetoric' Wins PROSE Award

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Multiple Perspectives Tentative Program Schedule

The Fifteenth Annual Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability will take place at Ohio State University on April 13-14, 2015.

San Francisco IRACDA Postdoc Fellowship Applications-Deadline 4/8/15

Celebrate Our Progress - Write Our Future History

CFP: Special Issue of Liminalities: On Contemplation

Call for Proposals: SU’s All-University Graduate Research Symposium

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

New book: Reframing Disability? Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

Your comments are needed!

“Issues of Equity and Diversity for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Faculty”

NEW BLOG POST ON B-ITCH ON WHEELS: ABLEISM NOT ASSISTED SUICIDE IS WHAT WE NEED TO WORK AGAINST

Newsfeed for February 9

REMINDER: Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) 2015

How Fostering Resilience Keeps Low Income Communities Down

Disability Scoop 2.10.15

Nehirim's 3rd Annual Queer Jewish Student Retreat. Boston University Hillel. February 13 through 15

Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza featuring Fred Hammond

This Is Disability Justice

Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices

 


SU HAPPENINGS

Brownbag with Gesa Kirsch on Mindfulness, Writing, & Research: Friday, February 13

The Contemplative Collaborative Brownbag Series continues on Friday, February 13. 

Gesa E. Kirsch, the Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, will be presenting with Patrick Berry, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric. 


How can mindfulness and contemplative practices promote insight, creativity, focus, engagement, and a sense of well-being? This interdisciplinary brownbag series aims to uncover contemplative practices for students, faculty, and community members.
This session is entitled "Learning to Be Present: Mindfulness Practices for Writing, Research, and Creativity"

Friday, February 13
12-1:30 p.m., 123 Sims
Gesa E. Kirsch
Professor of English and Director of the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences,

Bentley University


Patrick W. Berry

Assistant Professor,

Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University
This event is organized and presented by the SU Humanities Center. Co-sponsors: The Writing Program, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Hendricks Chapel, Hendricks Chapel Wellness Fund, and the Contemplative Collaborative. Queries can be directed to Patrick W. Berry at pwberry@syr.edu or 315-443-1912.

For a PDF of the flyer: 
To learn more about Kirsch's visit: http://wrt.syr.edu/newsarchive/kirsch/

Three upcoming teaching-related programs for grad students

 
 
»»      Certificate in University Teaching Seminar Series …
 
Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Online Courses
with Prof. Alan Foley, Teaching & Leadership and Cultural Foundations of Education
Friday, February 13
2:30-4:00 pm
Bowne Hall 111
 
Many of the decisions affecting the success of an online course take place well before the class begins. Careful planning at the course design stage not only makes teaching online easier and more enjoyable, it also facilitates student learning. In this workshop, Prof. Alan Foley (Teaching & Leadership, Cultural Foundations of Education) will discuss issues that are crucial for effective online teaching and explore practical approaches to creating online courses. The workshop will be organized around 5 primary principles for online course planning and design:
1.    Collaborative and active learning (for students and teachers!).
2.    Connecting course concepts to other ideas (and students’ “real world” experiences).
3.    Creating instructor’s social presence and active interaction.
4.    Balancing the amount of course content with student experience, commitment, and persistence.
5.    Matching course outcomes with technological options while ensuring access and inclusion.
Participants are invited to come with a specific course syllabus and/or related materials they want to convert into an online class.
 
Click here to register.
 
»»      The TA Program presents …
 
Practical Implications of Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for the University Classroom
with Justin Freedman, Special Education and Disability Studies
February 13, 2015
12:00–1:30  pm
Hall of Languages 207
 
Universal Design for Leaning (UDL) is a philosophical approach to teaching that seeks to make education more accessible for all  students. In this workshop, we will first review the three foundational principles of UDL, followed by discussing and practicing concrete strategies for using a UDL approach. Applied to the university classroom,  UDL offers a means to support diverse learners to access academic content in our classrooms. Presenter Justin Freedman is a PhD student in Special Education and Disability Studies.
 
Lunch provided courtesy of the GSO. Click here to register.
 
»»      The TA Program presents …
 
 Interpreting, Organizing, and Using Course Evaluations:
Skills for Furthering Growth as a Teaching Assistant and Educator
With Leigh Tolley, Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation
February 20, 2015
12:00 – 1:30  pm
Hall of Languages 207
 
Now that you have those course evaluations, what do you do with them? This session is designed to share information about collecting data from students through course evaluations, and ways in which you can use these data to inform your teaching, both now as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and in future educational endeavors. Topics will include formative and summative evaluations, compiling and organizing data for personal and professional use (such as for a   teaching portfolio), and suggestions for using this information to guide your instruction. Leading the session is Leigh Tolley, an advanced doctoral student in the department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation.
 
Lunch provided courtesy of the GSO. Click here to register.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies presents: Dana Cloud 

“Stretching the Boundaries of Liberalism: Revolutionary <Equality> in the Rhetoric of Get Equal”
Thursday, February 12—5:30pm—Maxwell Auditorium
Dana Cloud is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at University of Texas at Austin. An activist scholar, she teaches and conducts research in the areas of feminist, Marxist, and postmodern theory; social movements, particularly labor; race and gender in the media; and rhetorical criticism. Professor Cloud is the author of two books, Consolation and Control in Popular and Political Culture: Rhetorics of Therapy and We ARE the Union: Democracy and Dissent at Boeing. In this lecture, Cloud draws on the work of feminist theorist Zillah Eisenstein to find an alternative to the competing liberal and radical visions and strategies within the LGBTQ movement, arguing that the demand for full inclusion—such as that voiced in the fight for gay marriage—usefully stretches the rhetoric of equal rights; struggles won on this basis lay the ground for more system-challenging aims.

Upcoming Library Event of possible interest: Do you have a story to tell? Be a human book!

 
The Syracuse University Libraries will host its second annual Human Library event on Wednesday, April 1, from 2-5pm in Bird Library. The purpose of the event is to encourage people from different backgrounds to come together and learn from each other. During the event, participants can “borrow” human books -- individuals who volunteer to share their stories and/or expertise -- to engage in open dialogues about the books’ topics in a safe and supportive environment.
 
“Human books” lead one-on-one or small group conversations about their areas of expertise, cultural backgrounds, or life experiences. Conversations between "human books" and "readers" take place for up to 20 minutes at a time. We ask that human book volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours during the event (between 2pm-5pm) in order to be available for several conversations.  Event t-shirts and refreshments will be provided for human book volunteers.
 
For more information on the Human Library, including a list of human books from last year’s event, see: http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/humanlibrary.
 
If you are interested in serving as a human book, or if you’d like to suggest names of others, please complete the registration form by February 27 athttp://tinyurl.com/bookvolunteer. Your title and brief description (30-60 words) will be included in our “catalog” of human books.
 
Note: If you are interested in participating, but are unable to attend the 4/1 event in person, please contact us about serving as a human e-book (via web conferencing).
 
Feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.
 
Thank you for considering being part of this exciting event.
 
Sincerely,
Abby Kasowitz-Scheer (askasowi@syr.edu) and Tarida Anantachai (tanantac@syr.edu)
 
This event is part of a regional Human Library Program with support from the Central NY Library Resources Council.
 
Mary DeCarlo 
Associate Librarian, Mathematics and Education
mmdecarl@syr.edu
555 Bird Library & 104 Carnegie Library
Syracuse University 
Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.5549 (fax)

Writing In-Between, Living In-Between: A Creative Nonfiction Reading.

In honor of Minnie Bruce Pratt's retirement. Thursday, February 26th, 4 - 6 PM. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons. Bird Library. Please reserve your spot with Lou Ann Payne .

SU RISING: STOP SEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: THIS FRIDAY

 
The third annual SU Rising: Stop Sexual and Relationship Violence Candlelight Vigil is this Friday, February 13th at 6 pm at Hendricks Chapel. The LGBT Studies Program continues to be a proud sponsor of this event, which is free and open to the public. ASL and CART will also be provided. Parking is available in Q1. All are encouraged to attend, especially students who want to participate in diversity events on campus.
 
It will be followed by a performance of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues at 8 pm at Hendricks Chapel.
 
 
Attached is an accessible poster. 
 

Poetic Black Fusion “For the Love of Black Poetry”

Saturday, February 14, 2015  |  12-3pm
Beauchamp Library, Literacy Room
For more information contact Cedric T. Bolton at ctbolton@syr.edu or 315-443-9676

Careers in University Administration for PhDs

Thursday, February 12
1:00–2:30 pm
Kittredge Auditorium, HBC
Whether you are working on a PhD in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields, higher ed administration can provide opportunities to use your degree and skills in satisfying and rewarding ways: various forms of deanships, program or institute director positions, research support and more—and the field is growing. Join us as four administrators with PhDs at Syracuse tell us about their varied paths in university administration and offer advice to doctoral students facing a challenging job market in their disciplines. Panelists include:
Patricia Burak (Doctor of Arts, Languages, Literatures, Linguistics), Director of the Slutzker Center for International Services; Asst. Prof. of Russian Literature
Mike Haynie (PhD, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management), Vice Chancellor, Veterans & Military Affairs
Gina Lee-Glauser (PhD, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering), Vice President for Research
Corri Zolli (PhD, English Literature), Director of Research, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
 
Register online through OrangeLink

ASI Brown Bag Lunch Series Featuring Professor Arlene Kanter

 
Aging Studies Institute
 
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Featuring
Professor Arlene S. Kanter
 
Discussing
The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and its Relationship to the Rights of Older Persons
Friday February 13, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
314 Lyman Hall
 
Professor Kanter is the Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor of Law., the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, Director, Disability Law and Policy Program
And the Co-Director, Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies.Her presnation is based on her recent book,      THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISABILITY RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW: FROM CHARITY TO HUMAN RIGHTS      http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415524513/.

Safer People, Safer Spaces **Facilitator Training**

Friday, March 6th, from 9 AM – 4 PM AND Saturday, March 7th, from 10 AM – 2 PM
 
The LGBT Resource Center will be providing a training for anyone interested in being a co-facilitator for Safer People, Safer Spaces. This training will provide participants with the opportunity to dive deeper into content around marginalized genders and sexualities. Participants will also examine the activities and discussions that occur in Safer People, Safer Spaces and develop the skills necessary to facilitate these. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, please email the LGBT Resource Center.

SU HAPPENING: The Vagina Monologues.

February 12th at 7 PM in Watson Theater. February 13th at 8 PM in Hendricks Chapel. February 14th at 2:30 PM at Hendricks Chapel. Tickets available at Schine Box Office. Opening night free. Other nights $5 with campus identification, $7 without.


SU NEWS

VISIT THE *NEW* (UPDATED) SU DISABILITY STUDIES WEBSITE!
http://disabilitystudies.syr.edu/
Share your feedback with Professor Alan Foley: afoley@syr.edu 

DCC TUMBLR SITE HITS NEARLY 900 FOLLOWERS

Check out what’s happening regarding conversations on “disability” on Tumblr:
CHECK OUT the DCC Tumblr site: http://disabilityculturalcenter.tumblr.com/

Dimensions Mentoring Program is a women of color mentoring program.

Dimensions serves first-year and upper-class self-identified female students with an emphasis on African American/ Black, Asian/ Pacific American, Latin@/ Hispanic, and Native/ Indigenous students. Dimensions addresses issues that impact women from diverse backgrounds through facilitated dialogues where our women can support each other; engage with one another, and acquire leadership and professional development skills.
 

Program Overview

1.       Dimes Series is a six week leadership series where the women are paired with upperclass mentors who provide academic resources and connections outside of the classroom.

2.       Retreats that focus on cultural identity development, multicultural training, building self-confidence, and teambuilding.

3.       Reflections and discussions to guide students through their acclamation to Syracuse University, and their personal identity and cultural journey.

4.       Foster relationships to create intentional connections with female self-identified student leaders of color on campus.

5.       Goal to successfully retain students through their four years at Syracuse University.

Join the Dimensions Sisterhood! Apply 
here.

 

Summer 2015 Research Program

 
The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University. Applications must be submitted by March 6th. For more information, please check out the Summer 2015 Research Project online.

The 13th Annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show Prelims is right around the corner!!!!!

Schine Underground  |  7pm (2/12/15)
 
Thursday, 2/12, at 7pm in Schine Underground we will have an amazing show with performances from Redemption Acapella, our gorgeous host Milk, and our beautiful student performers!!
This is a show that you will NOT want to miss!!!
 
Tickets are on sale now! $3 with SUID and $5 without! Find them at the Schine Box Office before we sell out!
 
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
 
For more information contact pridunionsu@gmail.com

SU NEWS: SU Press Book 'Disability Rhetoric' Wins PROSE Award


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Multiple Perspectives Tentative Program Schedule

 
Celebrate Our Progress – Write Our Future History  at the 2015 Multiple Perspcetives Conference, April 13-14.
 
Details on the program will be available next week but below is a sneak peak and a reminder that student poster presentation proposals are due March 15.
 
 
 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Topics in Community Integration for People with disabilities
1-Going to College: Integrated Employment and Academic Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
2-A Problematic Hurdle: Soft Skills to Seek and Keep a Job.
Session C: Barrier Free Healthcare: A Recent Point of Emphasis 25 Years in the Making
Session D:
1-The ADA at 25: How does it Measure Up in Comparison with The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities?
2-Access Abroad: International Study for Students & Scholars with Disabilities
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions.
Session A: Understanding Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADAAA and Emerging Issues In the Law
Session B: The ABC's of YLF (Youth Leadership Forum)
Session C: Update From The Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights
Session D: Toward Universal Suffrage: Voting and People with Intellectual or Cognitive Disabilities
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Networking: Blackwell Ballrooms
 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Health Status and Disparities among People with Disabilities in Ohio
Session B: Inter-Ability Marriage:  How Love is Lame
Session C: Update From The  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Session D: Eric Garner in Historical Perspective: Interrogating “Ableist Criminality”
 
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
Ken Campbell Memorial Lecture: "The Stories We Tell: The Americans with Disabilities Act After 25 Years"   presented by Lennard J. Davis. Based on his forthcoming book, Enabling Acts the human story illustrating the successes and shortcomings of the ADA in areas ranging from employment, education, and transportation to shifting social attitudes.
 
Student Perspectives Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Presentations and Reception.  Network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share an interests in disability.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation  funds cash awards for graduate research, undergraduate research, arts, community service and class projects focused on disability.  Student poster submissions are due 3/11/15
 
Tuesday , April 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Disability & accessibility as a matter of course in university life
Session B: Communicating and instructing faculty on accessibility considerations for Web or LMS content
Session C: Collaborating to Create Audio Access for Digital Image Collections
Session D: At the Intersections of Disability and Feminist Theories: Toward the Transformative Inclusion of Diverse Students with Disabilities in STEM Fields
 
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Perception and attitudes toward people who are deaf or hard of hearing among college students
Session B: Accessibility Strategy for a Large University
Session C: At the Expense of Joy: Human Rights Violations in Applied Behavioral Analysis
Session D: Student Veterans with Psychological and Physical Wounds: Enhancing Access and Inclusion
 
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking Blackwell Hotel Ballrooms
 
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session A: ADA Q&A  Staff and Board From The Center for Disability Empowerment Answer Your Questions
Session B: P.E.A.C.E: Communication Access through Universal Design Principles
Session C: On Teaching the R-Word: A Dialogue about Inclusive Language and Inclusive Spaces
Session D: Paving the Path to College Success: Experiences of Students with Physical Disabilities
 
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Memorial Lecture: “The Hearing World Around Me” presented by Trix Bruce reflects culture clash and connection, contact and confusion, and the many ways which language and identity can shape our perceptions.

The Fifteenth Annual Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability will take place at Ohio State University on April 13-14, 2015.


This year’s conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA – assessing its progress to date and the journey ahead.  What have we learned?  Where are we going? What are the important questions in disability law, policies and services  for the next 25 years? The conference program is available at  
http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2015Conf/2015conf.html    Professor Arlene Kanter, one of the featured speakers, will discuss the relationship between the ADA and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
 
Students are encouraged to submit posters for the poster session by March 11. For more information about the student poster session, see http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2015Conf/callforstudentproposals2015.html
 
Funds may be available to help cover student attendance at  the conference. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Disability Law Society, c/o Daniel Van Sant at djvansan@syr.edu

San Francisco IRACDA Postdoc Fellowship Applications-Deadline 4/8/15

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of 19 universities in the United States to offer postdoctoral fellowships through the Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA/NIGMS). Now in our 8th year, our fellows receive an intensive research and teaching experience, and our program alumnae/i have gone on to tenure-track teaching and research positions, as well as research and policy positions in state and federal agencies.
UCSF is now accepting applications for this competitive 4-year program through our April 8, 2015 deadline. Information and application instructions are on our website at http://postdocs.ucsf.edu/stride, and additional details are below.  Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who you think may be interested in this opportunity.
The IRACDA STRIDE (Scholars for Teaching, Research, Institutional Diversity, and Excellence) Program at UCSF is a unique four-year fellowship program offering:
• extensive mentored research experience with a top-ranked principal investigator at UCSF
• intensive mentored teaching experience with a master teacher at San Francisco State University, UCSF’s partner institution, 
   where postdocs themselves will be inspiring role-models for future scientists
• invaluable career-enhancing professional development workshops and one-on-one career counseling

• a way to make a significant, tangible contribution to diversity efforts in the sciences

• the promise of a fulfilling academic career that combines research and teaching.
Postdocs in all IRACDA programs nationwide receive not only conventional mentored research training, but also training in pedagogy, including actual teaching experience with a mentor at a partner institution that has a historical mission and a demonstrated commitment to provide training, encouragement and assistance to students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Through offering this unique combination of research and teaching experience, IRACDA programs aim to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral scholars toward successful careers in academia; to motivate the next generation of scientists from historically underrepresented populations; and to promote linkages between research-intensive institutions and partner institutions that will lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.
The 2015 application deadline for UCSF’s STRIDE program is April 8.  
Please visit 
http://postdocs.ucsf.edu/stride for more information.

Celebrate Our Progress - Write Our Future History

   
At the Fifteenth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: April 13 - 14, 2015
Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus
Poster Submissions are Due no later than March 11, 2015
 
The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200 and Community Service $100, Class Projects $200 at this year’s competition. 
 
Submissions may be based on:
1.  Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to Department to support future projects)
2.  Independent & Supervised Student Research 
3.  Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations
4.  Art & Performance
 
Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop …  
· Presentation materials must fit on a 3’x6’ table or along 6’ or less of wall space
· Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
· Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
· Presenters must provide their own equipment
 
Visit these sites for tips on developing a poster presentation:
 
Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to ADA-OSU@osu.edu no later thanMarch 11, 2015
1.  Title
2.  Short Title - 12 word maximum
3.  Poster Format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, …)
4.  Description of their proposed poster topic – 250 word maximum
5.  E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
6.  As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
7.  A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
8.   Name of individual, Department or Organization to receive cash award should the project win.
 
Please Note:
The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.
 
The Multiple Perspectives Conference is hosted by Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator’s Office is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Disability Empowerment

CFP: Special Issue of Liminalities: On Contemplation

 
 
This special issue of Liminalities will honor contemplation as an important performative component in the creative and intellectual domains of cultural production. Critical theory has welcomed reflexivity and reflection as important categories to be examined, and this issue welcomes conversations and opportunities to interrogate the in-between space of contemplation. Remembering its Latin roots, contemplat- “to survey “or “to observe” – a place to observe + Templum- which shares the root with temple—a place cut out and reserved for the sacred. The verbcontemplate relates to a moment, a break, a pause. It is also understood as a fissure or a suspension of time in the normalcy of daily life to embrace stillness (as Kant locates the relationship with time and space). Thoreau claimed that every act of daily life should be achieved with true contemplation. Walden Pond, his home, is a temple to contemplation. This issue seeks essays, performances, artist pages, manifestos, videos, sound projects and reviews that will engage in what it means to contemplate: to examine this liminal space as a realm of discovery, of self, of cultural politics, of art.  We invite a range and broad interpretations of the call including:
 
  • ·      Contemplation as practice
  • ·      Writing as process of discovery
  • ·      Toward a pedagogy of contemplation
  • ·      Process versus Contemplation
  • ·      The relationship between the sacred and art (-ist)
  • ·      Ritual, performance, performance art and contemplation
  • ·      Contemplation and community engaged art, writing, education
  • ·      Contemplation and the art review/art writing
  • ·      Contemplation in contemporary art/popular culture
 
Deadline:  1 May 2015
Issue submissions and Inquires: Myron Beasley: performbrazil@gmail.com
Submission Guidelines:
Style guide: MLA style guide with footnotes or Chicago style 

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Call for Proposals: SU’s All-University Graduate Research Symposium


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

New book: Reframing Disability? Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics


Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This social agenda offered the potential to re-frame disability; to symbolically challenge "ableist" ideology and to offer a reinvention of the (dis)abled body and a redefinition of the possible. This edited collection investigates what has and is happening in relation to these ambitions. The book is structured around three key questions: 1. What were the predominant mediated narratives surrounding the Paralympics, and what are the associated meanings attached to them? 2. How were the Paralympics experienced by media audiences (both disabled and non-disabled)? 3. To what extent did the 2012 Paralympics inspire social change? Each section of this book is interspersed with authentic "voi ces" from outside academia: broadcasters, athletes and disabled schoolchildren.

Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

For more info:http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138797239/
20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout

Also check out our free research report conducted by Bournemouth University in co-operation with Channel 4, the UK's Paralympic broadcaster. Available here:https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cmc/files/2014/10/BU-2012-London-Paralympics.pdf

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Your comments are needed!


Support Proposed Regulation Protecting Equal Rights for Same Sex Spouses in Medicare and Medicaid Facilities
 
 
We need your help! Voice your support for federal regulations aimed to ensure that all legally married same-sex spouses are afforded equal rights in Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released 
proposed regulations as part of CMS’ implementation of the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013).  The proposed regulations apply to facilities such as nursing homes, hospice, hospitals, and ambulatory care facilities.  The regulations use the “place of celebration” rule, meaning that facilities in all states, including non-recognition states, must treat same-sex spouses equally for purposes of compliance with the Medicare rules covered in the proposal. 

Comments on the rule are due by February 10, 2015
.  Everyone-including advocates who do not usually comment on federal regulations-should take a moment to support the protections in the regulations.

What you can do (it’s easy!)
FILE COMMENTS:

Go to 
www.regulations.gov
Type 3302-P in the blue “SEARCH” Box

Click the blue “Comment Now!” box

Paste in 
THESE COMMENTS, or write your own.
Enter your information and CONTINUE

Agree to terms on the next screen and hit SUBMIT COMMENT


Done! Comment submitted. 


For NSCLC’s full comments on the proposed rule, 
click here. Please e-mail Fay Gordon at mailto:fgordon@nsclc.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Same%20Sex%20Couples%20in%20LTC%20Facilities for questions. Thank you for commenting!

“Issues of Equity and Diversity for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Faculty”

by Wendy Harbour, Ed.D., Syracuse University
Connectivity Series for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women Faculty
 
Friday, February 20
12:00-1:45pm
SDC-1300
 
For more information, please contact Wendy Dannels at w.dannels@rit.edu.
 
This event is part of the AdvanceRIT Connectivity Series, from The Wallace Center at RIT.
 
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115.

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Newsfeed for February 9

 
The following are recent news stories of interest to people with disabilities and those supporting and working with and for people with disabilities.
 
Featured story:  Check out #3 that features our very own Roberta Sick in the article which cites the Disability and Abuse Project's 2012 National Survey on Abuse of People with Disabilities.  Increasing awareness of the extent of abuse is essential to efforts to make a difference.  Congratulations, Roberta!
 
 
Dr. Nora's Top Articles (13 of 100 news articles)
1.   “Crimes vs. People with Disabilities Hits Home” --- And when it comes to understanding these types of attacks against people with developmental disabilities, state agencies say many questions are left ... --- Baxter Bulletin --- January 20, 2015  (ARKANSAS) http://is.gd/ezDkLB
2.   “Former School Employee Sentenced in Sex Case” --- A former employee of a school for special-needs children in Murrieta who had sex with a 16-year-old student on campus was sentenced Wednesday ... --- Press-Enterprise --- January 21, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/qCDXWu
3.   “SF Officer Probed for Alleged Wheelchair-Tipping Incident” --- The San Francisco police internal affairs unit is investigating an incident in which an officer was filmed as he apparently tried to tip a man out of his ... --- SFGate --- January 21, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/GQhsN4
4.   “Sentencing in Theft of Birthday Money from Autistic Man” --- A judge has sentenced a man to three years in prison for taking birthday money from a man with Autism. The whole incident was caught on ... --- WTNH --- January 16, 2015k  (CONNECTICUT) http://is.gd/0M0Dvb
5.   “Iowa City Man Accused of Abusing Dependent Adult” --- Njoroge was arrested and faces one count of dependent adult abuse causing physical injury, a Class C felony. If convicted, Njoroge could spend up to ... --- KCRG --- January 21, 2015  (IOWA)http://is.gd/6h7QcL 
6.   “Man with Mental Disabilities Taken in Violent Newport Carjacking Caught on Video” --- A man described as mentally disabled was taken from a popular Newport parking lot ... --- WCPO --- January 21, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/s4hC4j
7.   “Family Alleges Bus Driver Caused Disabled Child Permanent Injuries” --- A family in Clarence says their teenage daughter wasn't just mistreated, she suffered “severe, permanent and painful ... --- wwlp.com --- January 16, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/oD9E8U
8.   “Norman PD Searching for Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Man with Special Needs” --- A man with special needs was sexually assaulted in a Norman bathroom, and now police are asking for the public's help in catching the fondler. --- KOCO Oklahoma City --- January 14, 2015  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/dJ80x2
9.   “In Portland, Maine, Police and Health Experts Join Forces and Save Lives” --- In Portland, police officers work closely with two agencies that provide mental health and social services: The Opportunity Alliance and Sweetser. --- The Providence Journal --- January 17, 2015  (MAINE) http://is.gd/R7c67G
10.   “Oversight at Beatrice State Developmental Center May Wind Down in its Seventh Year” --- Laurie Adams' son, Michael, was assaulted and choked by staff members at the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 2011, prompting a criminal ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- January 18, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/pYeLD2
11.   “ACLU Wants Curb on Restraints in Schools” --- The shocking number of times that students were secluded or restrained in Ohio's public schools last school year should be a call for schools to ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- January 17, 2015  (OHIO) http://is.gd/BwglEq
12.   “Legislation Aims to Curb Abuses in Guardianship System” --- This spring, Florida lawmakers will have a chance to stem abuses in the state's little-understood adult guardianship system by taking up measures that ... --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune --- January 17, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/TXTjjN
13.   “Sex and the Disabled: Why Are the Able-Bodied so Coy?” --- Many disabled people, especially those with profound mental and physical impairment, remain suspended in childhood, infantilised by those around ... --- Telegraph.co.uk --- January 19, 2015  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/zlkwLw
 
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The other 87 stories for this week, as well as newsfeeds from prior weeks, can be found at:http://www.disabilityandabuse.org/newsfeed/contents.htm
 
The Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute provides this newsfeed. These are articles involving people with disabilities across the life span, any type of disability and any type of maltreatment, abuse, crime or, articles regarding law enforcement issues and individuals with disabilities. We have a particular focus on individuals with developmental disabilities. We welcome your input and feedback regarding this feature of our CANDO List. Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by state, so you can easily scan through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest

REMINDER: Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) 2015

 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15
 
My name is Natalia and I am the Leadership Programs Coordinator for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. We are currently accepting applications from autistic college students for our yearly Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) summer leadership academy, and we are especially keen on improving the representation of autistic students of color in our academies. ASAN covers travel and lodging expenses for all participants. Students who indicate a need for financial assistance for meals will receive a stipend. Applications are due February 15.
 
ACI applicants must be college students on the autism spectrum with at least one year remaining before graduation. Applicants should have an interest in civil rights and activism for people with disabilities. ASAN covers travel and lodging expenses. 
 
The ACI training takes place in Washington, D.C. between May 30 and June 6, 2015. ACI prepares autistic students to develop advocacy goals that promote inclusion of autistic students and other disabled students on their college campuses; students receive support from ASAN after the training to implement those goals. At the end of ACI week, students travel to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives and discuss policy concerns and objectives for the autistic and broader disability community.
 
Interested students can send me completed applications to NRiveraMorales@autisticadvocacy.org with the subject line "2015 ACI Application." Once again, the deadline for application submissions is February 15, 2015.
 
 
To learn more about ASAN's work on self-advocacy and systems change in higher education for students with disabilities, feel free to review ASAN's publications Navigating College and Empowering Leadership.

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Disability Scoop 2.10.15


Nehirim's 3rd Annual Queer Jewish Student Retreat. Boston University Hillel. February 13 through 15.

For more information, email Leah Nussbaum (CO-VICE PRESIDENT OF THE DISABILITY STUDENT UNION).

Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza featuring Fred Hammond

Sunday, February 22, 2015 |  DOORS OPEN: 4:00 pm, EVENT START 4:30 pm
Bethany Baptist Church
149 Beattie Street (Syracuse, NY 13224)
 
For more than 33 years, music listeners around the world have known Fred Hammond as a talented songwriter, bassist and vocalist. He is also known throughout the music industry as a gifted musical arranger and producer. But, his work with Face to Face Productions Corporation, the company for which he is both founder and CEO, has earned him the title the "Babyface" of gospel. Few gospel artists can boast of the consistency of sales, radio airplay and concert appearances that Hammond has achieved over the course of his career. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred has sold over 8 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10, along with frequent appearances on the magazine’s Heatseekers and Music Video Sales charts. In addition, as if that were not enough, Hammond’s work as a producer has landed him in the #1 spot among gospel producers according to the Gospel Music Round-up. Throughout his professional career, Hammond has maintained a reputation for excellence, racking up numerous awards and nominations including the Grammy, BET, N.A.A.C.P. Image, Stellar, Dove, and GMWA Excellence Awards.
 
Beyond Hammond’s individual success, his achievements as CEO of Face to Face Productions and the FHammond Music Label have placed him in a class by himself. Since their inception, Hammond has served as producer on more than 80 album projects. With that level of productivity, it is not surprising that the Face to Face sound has dominated the gospel marketplace. Their recent success in bringing the praise and worship format to the African-American church has resulted in the development of a new genre of gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship. As the architect behind the new phenomenon in Gospel music, Fred has become one of the most respected names in the industry. His previous release {Pages of Life} Chapters I & II has exceeded Double Platinum status and held the #1 position on the Billboard Gospel Charts for over 15 weeks. In addition to television appearances on the nationally syndicated Stellar Awards, Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, BET’s Celebration of Gospel Music, BET’s Walk of Fame, N.A.A.C.P.’s A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, 106 & Park and TBN’s highly-rated shows The Pat Boone Show, Praise the Lord, and The 700 Club. Halfway through his third decade in the industry, Hammond shows no signs of slowing down.

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