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November, 17 2017

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The articles, opportunities, and events described in the DCC Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the Disability Cultural Center, Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs, or Syracuse University.  The objective of the DCC Newsletter is to provide a centralized and comprehensive resource, which describes current activity in disability and diversity scholarship, cultural activities, and general news. Please direct any concerns about content directly to the DCC and the specific posting organization.  Also, the DCC welcomes relevant submissions.  

Please email sudcc@syr.edu  by 9AM each Monday with your submission.

 

SU HAPPENINGS

**PRIORITY** Opportunity to provide input in Campus Design: Student Input Sought April 21 and 22 for Campus Framework

Poetry Happening with Santee Frazier, April 21

OTHER UPCOMING APRIL 2016 EVENTS HOSTED OR CO-HOSTED BY THE DISABILITY CULTURAL CENTER (DCC)

Join the Goon Squad!

This Week at the Humanities Center

SU and ESF give back to its neighborhood for Earth Day

SU Graduate School Future Professoriate Program Conference

He, She, Zie, They: Shattering Gender Binariess

CFE Defense - Lauren Shallish, May 4, 2016 

Last Senior Workshop

Register for Intergroup Dialogue’s Fall 2016 courses

From Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

From La Casita Cultural Center

Register for SU's On My Own Time art exhibit by April 25

From the LGBT Resource Center

New Accessibility Training and Consulting Now Available from ITS

Maymester and Summer 2016 Courses offered

Course listings for the Fall 2016 semester for the Consortium for Culture and Medicine

SU NEWS

Chancellor Syverud Provides Updates to Campus Community on Free Speech Diversity Reports

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Volume 12 Issue 1 of RDS is Now Live!

Early-bird Registration for the AHEAD 2016 Conference & pepnet 2.0 Postsecondary Training

Academic Impressions Webcast: Universal Design - Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

Forum for Inclusive Technology in Higher Education for Learners with Disabilities & Faculty

Latinos with Disabilities

Disability Studies Programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies

Position available: Acessibility Coordinator in Student Accessibility Services at Ohio University

Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

First US Caption Studies conference

Disability-related scholarship from Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter, Vol 13, No. 3

NYS DDPC - State Plan Public Review Survey

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network

Post Doc Positions -  Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of Inequality, University of Denver

Survey for students from a student

Apply for Fulbright Programs 2017-18 to the Middle East and North Africa

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: April 3-16, 2016

Latinos with Disabilities

New Blog Post: Life, death, dignity, and the state

Disability Rights and Physician-Assisted Dying – Saturday April 23

Disabilitynews.ny.gov will no longer be available as of May 1, 2016

Gleanings: Free Webinars, Not free conferences, families and the future, interesting articles

Disability.gov Update

Disability Scoop

Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration

OCL Annual Meeting June 8 - Save the Date


SU HAPPENINGS

**PRIORITY*** Opportunity to provide input in Campus Design: Student Input Sought April 21 and 22 for Campus Framework

Students are invited to attend Campus Framework events with members of Sasaki Associates and Populous, a global design firm, to learn more about the University Place Promenade and proposed renovations to Archbold Gymnasium.

There will be opportunities for students to ask questions, offer their perspectives and take a survey on potential campus enhancements. Examples of potential fixtures and seating for the University Place Promenade will also be on display at the events for evaluation and input.  The following are the dates and times for the sessions:

Thursday, April 21 

  • 2-3:30 p.m.,  Newhouse 1, Room 303
  • 6-7:30 p.m., Newhouse 2, Room 469

Friday, April 22

  • 2-3:30 p.m., Newhouse 3, Room 141
  • 6-7:30 p.m., Newhouse 3, Room 141

The same information will be shared at each event. CART and ASL will be provided. Individuals with accessibility requests should contact fastforwardsyracuse@syr.edu 48 hours prior to the event.

The Campus Framework plan works in coordination with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide and manage the Syracuse University campus environment and its physical form in support of the University’s mission.

Based on feedback from the University community the following overarching goals for the Campus Framework were identified:

  • Support Academic Excellence: Strengthen the global legacy of learning and investigation by creating 21st century academic and research environments across the University.
  • Enrich All Aspects of Student Life: Foster student success through a holistic residential experience, engaging student life centers, a comprehensive academic and administrative support network, and a diverse array of health and wellness offerings.
  • Create a Vibrant Campus Setting: Continue to enrich the environment with high-quality place-making, buildings and landscapes, distinguished by design excellence.

Additional opportunities for community feedback will be made available throughout the summer.

 

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Poetry Happening with Santee Frazier, April 21

point of contact/punto de contacto gallery presents Cruel April 2016 
Poetry Happening with Santee Frazier

Thursday April 21st at 6PM  

Readings start at 6PM, followed by a reception and informal dialogue with poets.  Free admission, open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Presenting Point of Contact's annual poetry collection, Corresponding Voices, Volume 9.    Join the Facebook event by clicking here. 

THE POINT OF CONTACT GALLERY

350 W Fayette St., Syracuse NY 13210 Tel. 315.443.2169 pointofcontactgallery@gmail.com

www.puntopoint.org

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OTHER UPCOMING APRIL 2016 EVENTS HOSTED OR CO-HOSTED BY THE DISABILITY CULTURAL CENTER (DCC)

Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series

Stress and Wellness: What is “Mental Health”?

Wednesday, 4/27/16

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE: WINNICK HILLEL CENTER (located at 102 Walnut Place)

Central to our identity at Hendricks Chapel is our belief in the power of encouraging peaceful discourse across difference. In a nation and world of increasing polarization and conflict, we believe it is essential for us to facilitate and model peaceful discourse for our students. Our interfaith dialogue dinner series seeks to embody this commitment. Exploring the intersections of spirituality, secularism, and timely issues of our day, each interfaith dialogue dinner will encourage intentional dialogue across difference. It is our hope that by gathering together on common ground over a shared meal, we can create a vibrant environment of peaceful and life-giving conversation around important and potentially divisive issues.

Each two hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and a time of mindful meditation.  Sessions will be co-facilitated by chaplains, staff, and students.

This series is cosponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the LGBT Resource Center, and the Slutzker Center, is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Student Affairs.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made by 4/20/16 by contacting cpreunin@syr.edu.

Professional photographs of “CRIPPING” THE COMIC CON 2016

Professional photographs (by SU Imaging) of the DCC's 2016 "Cripping" the Comic Con and late night screening of Inside Out (film event hosted by Orange After Dark). Those images selected to be shared via DCC social media will have accompanying image descriptions.   

https://collage.syr.edu/pages/search.php?search=!collection4742&k=d54a82f698

Professional photographs of ORANGEABILITY 2016

Professional photographs (by SU Imaging) of Orangeability 2016. Those images selected to be shared via DCC social media will have accompanying image descriptions.   

https://collage.syr.edu/?c=4777&k=34efc8c1cf

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Join the Goon Squad!

Everyone wins when you help with new student move-in. Move into your residence hall early (August 23); help greet new students and families; recruit for your student organization; be part of an SU tradition. Register for the Goon Squad online.

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This Week at the Humanities Center 

Thursday, April 21
Barefoot Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative

5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy and Meagan Fallone are co-founders of internationally acclaimed Barefoot College in India, which helps empower rural communities through efficient use of solar energy, water, education, and wasteland development.  The South Asia Center has coordinated strong support from campus and community partners for Roy’s lecture and workshop visit to SU.

Friday, April 22
“Barefoot Solutions: A Mini-Seminar”

9:00 a.m. – Noon, Eggers 341 [Registration CLOSED: session is full]
In a fitting tie-in to “Earth Day,” Sanjit “Bunker” Roy discusses the transformative work taking place at Barefoot College in rural India.

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SU and ESF give back to its neighborhood for Earth Day 

The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, within the Division of Student Affairs, hosts its annual Earth Day Community-Wide Clean-up on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00-1:00 p.m. Each year, more than 100 SU and ESF students, faculty, staff and Syracuse-area residents gather to pick up litter in the University neighborhood. Volunteers are needed and can sign up at http://earthday.syr.edu

Participants will meet at the Westcott Community Center at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast, and to receive materials and assignments before they head out to clean the neighborhood with community partners, the South East University Neighborhood Association (SEUNA).

“This is a long-standing partnership between the University and surrounding community,” said Kerry Heckman, Assistant Director for Off-Campus and Commuter Services.  “It is a great opportunity for students to give back to the neighborhood in which they live, and strengthen the bonds with their neighbors.”

For the last several years, Earth Day has also served as the capstone on SU’s Adopt-A-Street program. To date, this year’s program included 352 students from 19 student organizations participating over 350 hours of service and filling almost 100 bags of trash in the University neighborhood.

“SEUNA looks forward to Earth Day each year; not only for getting the area picked up, but for the chance to work alongside students,” said Harry Lewis, treasurer of SEUNA. “We are very grateful for the block cleanups that take place throughout the year, and are lucky to be able to live among the students, as they give a vibrancy to an area that has been voted one of the 10 best areas to live in the U.S.”

For more information, please contact the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services at 443-5489 or offcampus@syr.edu.

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SU Graduate School Future Professoriate Program Conference

Registration for the annual FPP conference—Thurs-Fri, May 19-20, at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY—is now open. In addition to serving as the venue for a considerable proportion of the year’s FPP programming, this event represents a great opportunity for graduate students to interact with faculty (both SU and external) on issues of professionalization, and with their peers from other quarters of the university. It is also completely free. So by all means attend if you are not otherwise engaged the week following Commencement. 

Students and faculty may register here or via the link on the FPP conference web page. In recent years we have been able to accommodate everyone wishing to participate. But this year could be different, so registering promptly is advisable. Registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, May 2, or until all available spaces have been claimed. Those who will be presenting at the conference are of course guaranteed a space. 

Please note that the decentralized structure of the FPP gives departments latitude to devise their own policies on conference attendance as on other matters, so anything you hear from your Primary Faculty Liaison regarding the conference supersedes this message

Round-trip travel to the retreat-style conference site is available by (school) bus. While the conference program remains a work in progress, it will feature plenary and concurrent sessions relating to teaching, the job search, publishing, and other aspects of professional development for aspiring academics. Already on the books: a keynote address by SU geography professor Matt Huber, and sessions on flipping the classroom, leading recitation sessions, dealing with writer’s block, engaging diverse students, applying for academic *and* nonacademic jobs, teaching across disciplines, online collaborative writing, contemplative pedagogy, and much more. Full program forthcoming! 

But will it be fun?? Don’t take my word for it, ask previous participants. 

Previous conference programs are also available for perusal online. Please contact Dina Ioannidis (kioannid@syr.edu) in the Graduate School with any registration-related questions. 

Glenn Wright, Ph.D. | Director of Graduate School Programs

The Graduate School
304 Lyman Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244-1200

t 315.443.3458  f 315.443.3787  e glwright@syr.edu

http://graduateschool.syr.edu

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He, She, Zie, They: Shattering Gender Binaries

Thursday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
056 Huntington Hall
All students, faculty, and staff welcome

Presented and Facilitated by the School of Education Diversity Commitee

An SOE LEARNS session for faculty, staff and students designed to help make our community more inclusive. Growing awareness and sensitivity to issues of gender diversity requires that we become better informed about these topics:

  • What kinds of oppressions and micro-aggressions do gender non-conforming individuals experience?
  • What words or expressions are sensitive, and which are hurtful?
  • How do we disrupt the limitations of the gender binary system in our classrooms and learning communities?
  • How can we work together to do this as a community?

To access some (brief) resources that will be discussed:

  • Log in to http://blackboard.syr.edu
  • Click “Organizations” at the top, and then search for “SOE Diversity”
  • Next to the SOE Diversity search result, click the round arrow and select “Enroll”
  • Enter access code “Diversity” and press “Submit.” Then press “Okay” on the next screen
  • Links are listed under “Content”
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CFE Defense - Lauren Shallish, May 4, 2016 

Lauren Shallish --- CFE – HED defense! 

May 4, 2016  (Wed)

10:00am – 12:00 noon

364 HH, TGR 

Title:  Is disability a diversity Issue?:  Diversity workers and the construction of disability in higher education

Dr. Cathy Engstrom, PhD Dissertation advisor

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Last Senior Workshop

Graduating is right around the corner! Use this time to build and polish your job hunting skills. All workshops held in Hall of Languages 202 at 4 PM.

April 25th: Conducting a Job Search.

For more information, please email Tracy Tillapaugh.

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Register for Intergroup Dialogue’s Fall 2016 courses

Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity, Tuesday, 3:30 – 6:15.

Women’s Dialogue on Race and Gender, Wednesday, 3:45 – 6:30.

Dialogue on Sexuality and Gender, Thursday, 3:30 – 6:15.

Register for Intergroup Dialogue online

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From Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA): 

THURSDAY, April 21

Barefoot Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative

5:30-6:30 p.m.  |   Maxwell Auditorium

Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, an acclaimed Indian social activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College, the only college built by and for the rural poor, and Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International, will speak. Roy was selected as one of Time's 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for collaborating with villagers to find "barefoot solutions" that center on solar energy, water, education, connectivity, health care, handicrafts and the empowerment of women. Principal partners: Humanities Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, South Asia Center, South Asia Program (Cornell University) and SUNY ESF.

For more information contact Emera Bridger Wilson at elbridge@syr.edu 

FRIDAY, April 22

Heart to Heart Discussion: Mental Health and Family

Noon-2 p.m.   |   011 LSB

Heart to Heart—facilitated by Claudia Chen ’16—is a discussion series that focuses on the AAPI experience. Come with an open mind and heart to listen and learn from students, faculty and staff. Food will be served!

For more information contact Claudia Chen at cchen93@syr.edu   

Friday, April 22

Community Service Day

Registration 12:30 P.M

Event:  2:00 P.M- 4:00 P.M.,

The Black Leadership Network which strives to unite all black organizations on campus by bringing together the black leaders and their individual organizations.

This Friday, April 22, 2016 we will be hosting a Community Service Day in partnership with the Rescue Mission of Syracuse, NY and a Cookout in the Women's Building Field. The event is officially from 2:00 P.M- 4:00 P.M., but registration starts at 12:30 P.M. We are aiming for 100 participants for this event and we would love your help in promotion. I have attached the registration link, flyer and press release for the service day. I know many OMA students are interested in service opportunities, and this will be a GREAT one! May you please send this information out to the OMA listserv when you get a chance.

Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTWKJZZ

For more information contact bmdutton@syr.edu

FRIDAY, April 22

Verbal Blend:  Take the Mic Poetry Slam

Schine Student Center, Underground   |   7:15p.m.

For more information contact Cedric T. Bolton at ctbolton@syr.edu.

FRIDAY, April 22

Second Annual Zinda and Orange Bhangra Showcase

7:30-9:30 p.m.   |   Goldstein Auditorium

Syracuse Orange Bhangra and Zinda are two of Syracuse University’s South Asian dance teams and are hosting a showcase themed “Back to the Future” to display the transformation of their different styles from past to present. This event will also show off performances by several other dance teams on campus.

For more information contact Priscilla Mahabali at pamahaba@syr.edu.

SUNDAY, April 24

SASA Presents: Holi

Women’s Building Field

Holi is the Indian festival of colors that celebrates the beginning of spring. It is an ancient Hindu festival, which has become a celebration in many parts of South Asia, as well as other communities outside Asia. Follow #SU_AAPIMonth to find out the time of Holi, as it is weather dependent. Sponsored by the South Asian Students Association.

For more information contact Priscilla Mahabali at pamahaba@syr.edu.

 

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From La Casita Cultural Center

DIVERSITY IN READING

is a new campaign in support of La Casita's Bilingual Library throughout the month of April.

La Casita will be hosting special events beginning with the release of two new publications and a dance performance, all part of this month-long campaign.

MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN 

DONATE A BOOK!
La Casita's Bilingual Library serves nearly 60 children in its weekly dual language literacy programs. Children's books are always in demand! You can make an easy and affordable donation through our online wish list. Just CLICK HERE.

VOLUNTEERING & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for an academic internship or volunteer opportunity? La Casita has openings! Opportunities in education, social sciences, non-profit management, museum studies, library sciences, event planning, public relations, advertising, marketing, graphic design, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and more.  

For more information visit our website: lacasita.syr.edu

Tel: 315-443-2151 / Email: lacasita@syr.edu

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Register for SU's On My Own Time art exhibit by April 25

Each spring, dozens of Syracuse University faculty and staff share their talent and creativity by displaying paintings, photos, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and other creations in the On My Own Time (OMOT) exhibit in the Noble Room at Hendricks Chapel.

Maybe you are one of them, or maybe you’ve thought about sharing something you have made, something unique or interesting or beautiful – maybe all three – with an audience.

Well, now is the time. Syracuse University’s OMOT exhibit is Friday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 18. If you’d like to enter a piece of work– the limit is three – you will find the necessary form, as well as criteria and guidelines for preparing art for exhibit, attached to this email.

Please return the registration form to Jim Reilly jmreill@syr.edu, the University’s OMOT coordinator, by Monday, April 25.

Want to volunteer? If you can help with the show, we need a few hands to check in art on Thursday, April 28, and to set up the show on Friday, April 29; you will find a form to volunteer attached here, too.

This is the 43rd year for On My Own Time, a collaboration between CNY Arts and the Everson Museum of Art. Judges from CNY Arts will select a small number of pieces from each worksite exhibit to include in an Everson show this fall.

If you’ve made art, please consider sharing it with the campus community through On My Own Time. We hope to showcase a broad range of work from faculty and staff from all parts of Syracuse University. Again, the deadline to register your work for the on-campus exhibit is April 25.

Jim Reilly | Director, Communications

Office of Human Resources
Skytop Office Building, Suite 101
t 315.443.4042 f 315.443.1063 e jmreill@syr.edu 

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From the LGBT Resource Center:

***LGBT Resource Center’s 14th Annual Rainbow Banquet.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Appetizers @ 5:30, dinner @ 6:00, program @ 6:30.

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.

***Clothing donations will be appreciated for any season, occasion, age, and gender. Please donate any type of clothing, including shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, skirts, belts, swimwear, purses, shoes, binders, undergarments, stockings, hair accessories, and jewelry. Donations will be accepted until April 26th.

Please email Laurie Field for more information.

***Transgender clothing drive. April 29th, 11 AM – 4 PM. 601 East Genesee Street, room 111. Safe area to pick out clothes; private fitting rooms with mirrors. For more information, please email Laurie Field.  

***Queer-ious ‘Cuse. Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 PM. Rescue Mission Food Service Center, 148 Gifford Street. Come discuss the landscape of social services for the LGBTQ community. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, request accommodations, or for more information, please email Junior Morse.

***Central New York Pride presents the Queer Queens of Comedy: Emma Willmann, Poppy Champlin, and Karen Williams. Wednesday, June 8th at 7 PM. Syracuse University Funny Bone at Destiny USA. General admission $25, VIP $40.
For more information, check out Funny Bone's website.
 
 
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New Accessibility Training and Consulting Now Available from ITS

SU seeks to ensure that all people regardless of individual ability or disability can effectively access University communications and technology.  Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce their new Walk-in IT Accessibility Help Desk hours. New this semester, the IT Accessibility Help Desk provides consultation on related topics, including video captioning, remediation of your PDF, PowerPoint, or Word documents to ensure accessibility, and identifying and fixing accessibility issues on your website. This new service is available Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ITS Service Center, in room 1-227 Center for Science and Technology, or by emailing accessibleIT@syr.edu.

Accessibility training workshops available 

ITS is accepting registrations for three training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to, and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of information communications and technologies. Creating Accessible Documents focuses on course materials and documents, Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility focuses on websites and online resources, and a new workshop called Video Captioning covers the basics of adding captions to video content.

The workshops will help participants understand accessibility, put it into practice on the job, and support Syracuse University’s efforts to ensure accessibility of documents, systems, and communications across campus. 

The workshops will be presented by Sharon Trerise and Kara Patten from ITS’s Academic Services team at the dates, times, and locations shown below. Each session has space for 12 participants. Seating is limited, so register early! There is high demand for this training, so registration is on a first-submitted, first-enrolled basis. Use the links below to register. 

About the workshops 

Register here for any of the workshops 

Creating Accessible Documents   

Overview

This three-hour workshop provides a fundamental overview of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Windows or Mac computers. At successful completion, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain and demonstrate the importance of creating accessible documents
  • Understand basic concepts of creating accessible documents
  • Understand best practices for creating accessible Word and PDF documents
  • Remediate legacy Word and PDF documents to make them accessible
  • Utilize the Office accessibility checker
  • Identify and correct common accessibility errors
  • Use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC’s accessibility checker 

All sessions are held Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. – noon as follows: 

Operating System     Day and Date                          Location          

Windows                  Wednesday, May 25                Steele Hall, room 001

Windows                  Wednesday, June 22                Steele Hall, room 001   

Evaluating Your Website for Accessibility 

Overview:

Designed for anyone who manages, creates or maintains web content, this workshop will discuss relevant concepts and coach participants through evaluating their pages against the accessibility checkpoints. The workshop will cover basic techniques for evaluating web content, including: 

  • Accessibility resources and tools at SU
  • Applicable legislation and compliance
  • Automated accessibility checkers
  • Steps for manually checking web page accessibility
  • A brief introduction to screen readers
  • Design considerations
  • Captioning vendors and tools 

Workshop Dates (all take place Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon in Steele Hall 001)

May 11

June 8

Video Captioning 

Overview:

The video captioning workshop is designed for anyone who manages, creates or maintains video content and is offered in two parts. Part one covers the basics of captioning as well as considerations when purchasing captioning services from third party vendors. Part two is optional and designed for those who wish to know more about creating their own captions. 

Part One: Captioning basics and third party services

  • Audience considerations
  • Caption types and terminology
  • Cost and resource considerations for DIY vs. captioning vendors
  • Vendor comparisons 

Part Two: DIY captioning

  • Hands-on experience with captioning tools
  • Caption file formats
  • Captioning rules and quality control
  • Costs and resources 

All video captioning workshops take place in Steele Hall 001 at these dates and times: 

Workshop Dates           Part 1 (Basics)           Part 2 (DIY)

Tuesday, May 24          9:30 – 10:45 a.m.        11:00 a.m. – noon 

Register here for any of the workshops 

Other topics 

If you are interested in learning about ensuring the accessibility of online and mobile applications, or other services and communications, please send an email to accessibleIT@syr.edu with a description of your interest and with any questions. Your input will guide the development of coming programs. 

For more information 

ITS offers a growing variety of resources to ensure accessibility for all members of the Syracuse University community. Visit the Technology Accessibility web page and check out the Accessible Technology Toolkit. If you have any questions about workshops, or other accessibility and technology issues, please send them in an email to accessibleIT@syr.edu.

ITS Accessibility Team

1-205 Center for Science & Technology

t 315.443.2677 e accessibleIT@syr.edu 

itsaccessibility.syr.edu


 

Maymester and Summer 2016 Courses offered

Deafness and Disability

DSP/600, class# 71522  M803

Summer Session II: July 5 – August 12, 2015

-online class-

Instructors: Steve J. Singer Ed.M C.A.S Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Cultural Foundations of Education/Disabilities Studies                                                          

Katherine Vroman, MS Education,  PhD candidate Cultural Foundations of Education / Disability Studies

Course Description:

Deafhood is not “a 'static' medical condition like 'deafness.' Instead, it represents a process - the struggle by each Deaf child, Deaf family and Deaf adult to explain to themselves and each other their own existence in the world. In sharing their lives with each other as a community, and enacting those explanations rather than writing books about them, Deaf people are engaged in a daily praxis, a continuing internal and external dialogue" (Ladd, 2003).

Deafhood confronts the colonization of an identity and language. The course tracks the emergence of Deafhood, juxtaposing it with deafness and disability. As a class, we begin by reviewing the history of Deaf people in America including educational and sociopolitical contexts. We then investigate the Deaf community’s claim as a cultural and linguistic minority rather than deafness as category of disability, excavating the significance and implications of this act. Drawing from Disability Studies Theory and Deaf Studies, the course moves between praxis and theory in order to gain a broader understanding of the emergence of disability cultures through the study of Deaf culture. 

Women, Rap, and Hip Hop Feminism

WGS 473 (#74107)/HOM (#74108)/WGS 673 (#74109)

May 16-27; Monday - Friday 1:00-5:00pm

Dr. Gwendolyn Pough

Feminism, rap music, and Hip Hop culture, at first glance, do not appear to be likely cohorts. In the male-driven, testosterone filled world of Hip Hop culture and rap music, labeling oneself a feminist is not a political stance easily taken. Thus, many women involved with Hip Hop culture do not take on the label of feminist even as their actions imply feminist beliefs and leanings. Much of the strong criticisms of rap music have been about the music's sexism and misogyny. And much of the attention focused on sex and gender have been in terms of constructions of Black masculinity, and rap music as a vehicle for Black male posturing. This course links feminism, rap music, and Hip Hop Culture.

Texts for the course include: Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation; When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down; That White Girl; Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip-Hop's Hold on Young Black Women; Home with Hip Hop Feminism.

 

CFE 700: Troubling Silence

May 16th-May 27th, Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-3:30pm

Dr. Dalia Rodriguez

106 Huntington Hall 

Silence has been conceptualized as antithetical to the liberation of oppressed groups. However, some scholars argue that such interpretations fail to recognize the different forms of and meanings silence take, as well as the ways in which speech acts are lim­ited. Educators have yet to understand the com­plexity behind the issue of silence (Montoya, 2000). We also do not understand how both voice and silence work together to illuminate the experiences of marginalized populations (Boler, 2005).  Rather than thinking about silence in opposition to voice, what if we were to think about silence as voice?  In this course we trouble silence by re-theorizing silence as oppression, resistance, and empowerment.  We will grapple with various questions including, but not limited to: What are the multiple meanings of silence in various educational contexts?  How does white silence function to reproduce racial micro-aggressions in predominantly white classrooms, and how can educators disrupt white silence?  How can we complicate how we think about voice and silence—For example when silence is misrecognized as the silence of the excluded other, rather than the silence being in the ears of the powerful.  When is the demand for the racialized “Other” to speak/remain silent considered empowering?  And when can speaking be considered a “strategy of surveillance and exploitation” (Bhabha 1994), reinsuring the authority of the dominant?  How do we listen for silence, and interpret these silences?  How can educators use silence as a form of pedagogical knowledge? 

We will be reading across disciplines to get at the complexity of silence (Lugones, Sherry Marx, Christine Sleeter, Hommi K. Bhabha, Linda Alcoff, Megan Boler, Audre Lorde, Alison Jones, Sherene Razack, Montoya, Lisa Mazzei, Franz Fanon, de Castell, among others), complicating what silence (and voice) means for the racialized “Other.”​

CRS 347: Mindful Communication Skills

Summer Session 1: May 23- June 30

Mon-Thurs Noon– 1:45pm

123 Sims Hall

Professor Diane Grimes

Activities include:

• Yoga

• Journaling

• Daily meditation

• Sharing mindfulness practices

3 credits

For more information:

dsgrimes@syr.edu

http://vpa.syr.edu/academics/crs

AED 400 / 600

Creative Leadership and Social Responsibility

July 5 - July 30

(an online course offering)

 Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr.

This online course addresses ways in which leaders and change agents perceive, make sense of, and affect their social worlds through the lens of creative practices emerging from the visual arts, design, and other creative disciplines. Coursework will explore systems for creative organization and activity, as well as metaphors for communicating leadership influence—two significant methods that leaders throughout society employ to grasp complex issues and prompt sustainable change. Moreover, this course is designed to acquaint and equip students with strategies for a socially responsible approach to creative leadership in diverse areas of teaching, leadership, and management. This course is for students interested in expanding and promoting the role of creative leadership in global society grounded in both theory and practice, and assembles the ideas of a community of arts & design educators as well as thought leaders from multiple creative and entrepreneurial sectors.

Creative leadership requires “complicated conversation”—the genesis of new paradigms for living, working, or doing are best aided by multiple perspectives and vantage points.

Course Title: PPE 700/EDU-700 - Meta-analysis 

The Meta-analysis course for the Maymester is open to registration.

The course is a 700 level that students can use for their masters or PhD program and it is a great opportunity to use the introduction of their research projects, thesis, or dissertation to generate a presentation or publication.

# of credits: 3

Maymester, M-F 8 am -12 pm

Description of the class: In this class, students will learn about the theory and application of meta-analytic techniques for quantitative analysis and review of scientific literature. The conceptual and statistical bases of meta-analysis will be reviewed, selected meta-analysis articles will be critiqued, and basic skills of meta-analysis will be applied. Students will learn how to use statistical software specifically design for meta-analysis. The objective of the course is to provide the student with the skills necessary to be a critical quantitative consumer of existing literature in an area of interest. Each student will independently conduct a meta-analysis in a literature of his or her choice.

Tiago V Barreira | Assistant Professor tvbarrei@syr.edu


 

Course listings for the Fall 2016 semester for the Consortium for Culture and Medicine

Consortium for Culture and Medicine

www.upstate.edu/ccm

A Cooperative Program of Le Moyne College, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University

Fall Courses

August 29 – December 9, 2016

Ethics & the Health Professions

Paul Prescott, PhD

Wednesdays 4:30-7:30 PM                                                

Room: TBD                                             

Upstate Campus

This course examines the origins and the use of ethical theories in the clinical, professional, organizational, and political-economic fields of action in health care. 3 credits

Death and Dying In American Literature

Deirdre Neilen, PhD

Wednesdays 4:15-7:15 PM                                               

Room: TBD                                      

Upstate Campus

This course intends to provoke thoughtful discussion and analysis about how we approach the subject of death and how we actually do or do not prepare ourselves for its actuality. Some controversy surrounding current health care issues is connected to the proposition that physicians should have end of life treatment and goals.  What do people mean when they say, “do everything”? What do physicians mean when they say “treatment would be futile”? What does it mean to be a health care proxy? We will explore these and other questions through our analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, memoir and film. 3 credits

Public Health Ethics

Sandra Lane, PhD, MPH

Mondays 5:15- 8:00 PM                                                      

Room 104 Falk Bldg.                            

SU Campus                         

This course addresses ethical issues in public health.  Public health ethics is a new area of scholarship practice that addresses population-level health issues, such as issues food stamps and health insurance, immunizations, public health research, legal and policy responses to infectious diseases and epidemics, and the role of religious and social values in setting health policy.  3 credits

CCM courses are open to upper division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty from the cooperating institutions, UUP members at Upstate, and members of the public who hold Bachelor’s Degrees.  For members of the public, permission of the instructor is required. 

Registration

Le Moyne students:  WebAdvisor    

Syracuse University students: My Slice

SUNY Upstate Medical University students: MyUpstate                           

Members of the public can register through any of the three institutions.

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SU NEWS

Chancellor Syverud Provides Updates to Campus Community on Free Speech Diversity Reports

 

 
 


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Volume 12 Issue 1 of RDS is Now Live!

The latest issue of RDS is out! You won't want to miss this edition featuring research articles on the built environment and disability studies in education, as well as a film review of the film Becoming Bulletproof. Become a subscriber today - subscriptions start at just $25.00. 

To visit our website featuring the latest issue click here: http://www.rds.hawaii.edu/

Check out our blog featuring an editorial by Associate Editor for Research Tim Lillie reflecting on the future of disability studies click here: http://rdsinternationaljournal.blogspot.com/

Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Review-of-Disability-Studies/12542213752373

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Early-bird Registration for the AHEAD 2016 Conference & pepnet 2.0 Postsecondary Training

Toward Equity & Access: Illuminating the Pathways AHEAD

Early-bird Registration for the AHEAD 2016 Conference & pepnet 2.0 Postsecondary Training is available until May 31, 2016. 

Take advantage of these discount rates while you can! 

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 AHEAD Conference in conjunction with the pepnet 2 Postsecondary Training Institute(PTI)! 

Join us July 11-16 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana!

This year will be full of new information regarding disability resources and services' best practices, legal updates, plenty of time to interact with colleagues from around the globe, and access to the wonderful city of Indianapolis and all it has to offer. In addition to Preconference, Concurrent, Lunch & Learn, and Poster Sessions, we're featuring a Mini-Conference on Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education. Our colleagues at Think College assisted in the development of this Mini-Conference. Find full details on the Conference website.

Questions? Feel free to contact Howard Kramer at hkramer@ahead.org

Schedule & Program
When
Monday, July 11, 2016 9:00 AM - Saturday, July 16, 2016 11:00 AM
US Eastern Time

Where
JW Marriott
10 S West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, USA

More Information

View Event Summary
View Event Agenda
View Event Fees

Early Registration Deadline
May 31, 2016

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Academic Impressions Webcast: Universal Design - Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

Universal Design: Proactively Addressing Accessibility on Campus

June 22, 2016 | 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT

Move beyond reacting to accessibility issues on campus.

Learn how you can create a truly inclusive learning environment by applying universal design concepts. You will leave this training better prepared to design learning experiences that allow all students to achieve academic success regardless of their abilities.

To make this webcast accessible, we will offer captioning and transcript services. We will also distribute all materials in a format compatible with screen readers. Should you need any additional accommodations to participate, please contact Bridget Dattilo at bridget@academicimpressions.com.

Get More Event Information

 

Forum for Inclusive Technology in Higher Education for Learners with Disabilities & Faculty

Mobile Enabling Solutions, Trends in Accessibility for Business & Government, Innovation Across the Spectrum

The 5th edition of the annual M-Enabling Summit Series, scheduled to be held on June 13-14, Washington, DC, will include an unprecedented array of innovations with the participation of corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, IT vendors, and professionals supporting seniors and persons with disabilities from around the world.
Early bird discount is on till April 30: Register today!

With its focus on "Accessible Technologies and Environments for All" the 2016 M-Enabling Summit Conference & Showcase will highlight the latest empowering mobile technologies, NextGen innovations and breakthroughs for seniors and persons with disabilities. 

Institutions of Higher Education all over the world are at the forefront of innovation and of addressing the challenges of implementing inclusive environments for faculty and students. The M-Enabling Summit is proud to launch the Inclusive Higher Education Forum as a day-long track for attendees on June 14.

Opening Remarks

  • Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division (CI/KDS), Communication and Information Sector (CI), UNESCO
  • Christopher M. Lee, Ph.D., Executive Director, AMAC Accessibility Solutions, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict

Other sessions in the forum: 

  • New Tech Enablers for Accessible Learning Tools
  • Innovative Paths for Accessible Contents in Higher Education
  • Roadmap towards Equal Access in Higher Education

Global Status of Inclusive Technology in Higher Education, Compliance and Good Practice  

This June 14 session will include a presentation and discussion among academic leaders of the results of an AMAC – G3ict global survey of the current state of advancement and practices of institutions of higher education in building an accessible digital environment on campus and for life-long and distance learning and which gaps present the most opportunities for all stakeholders.
Session Chair: Amy Goldman
Co-Director and Associate Professor, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
Panelists:

  • Joy Kniskern, Strategic Initiatives, AMAC Accessibility Solutions, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Zerrin Ondin, Research Analyst, AMAC Accessibility Solutions, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Licia Sbattella, Ph.D., Associate  Professor of Accessibility/Natural Language Processing and President's Delegate for Disability, Politecnico di Milano (G3ict Education Task Force Chair)
  • Alireza Darvishy, Ph.D., Head of the ICT Accessibility Lab, Zurich University for Applied Sciences 
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Browse through the detailed agenda: m-enabling.com/agenda.html.

M-Enabling Smart Living Contest  

Are you a person with a disability or a senior citizen? Do you rely on mobile apps and services every day for work, education, navigation, entertainment, banking, travel, and other tasks? We have a special contest just for you: The 2016 M-Enabling Summit Smart Living Contest!
Send us a screenshot or picture of the app that makes your life accessible. Two free passes to the conference are up for grabs! 
Contest runs from March 1-April 30. Visit: m-enabling.com/smarterlivingcontest.html

 


  

Latinos with Disabilities

A group in Chicago is building a national coalition of individuals/organizations dedicated to empowering/serving Latinos with Disabilities. They are planning a May conference in Chicago, but the website has links to join their  contact list for future news/events regarding the newly formed coalition.

http://latinxdisabilityconference.weebly.com

Mailing List: http://latinxdisabilityconference.weebly.com/join-mailing-list.html

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Disability Studies Programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies 

The disability studies programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) have been recognized by The New York Times as being among the top three in the country, and are the first of their kind in the nation. Developed by expert practitioners and leaders in the disability industry, their programs offer an avenue for you to develop new skills, deepen your understanding of disability, and earn valuable credentials that can lead to career advancement. 

At CUNY SPS, you will learn how to assume greater responsibility and leadership as a service provider, advocate, researcher, or policy maker through convenient courses offered online and on campus at their mid-town New York City location. Additionally, the School's affordable tuition rates make access to education even easier. 

They offer programs suited for students of all academic levels, including:

Visit our YouTube channel to hear Academic Director Mariette Bates speak about the disabilities studies faculty, the field, and our current students. 

CUNY SPS is happy to answer any questions that you may have about these programs. You can contact them at information@sps.cuny.edu or 212.652.CUNY.

Position available: Acessibility Coordinator in Student Accessibility Services at Ohio University

Accessibility Coordinator in Student Accessibility Services at Ohio University. The position is in our Athens office and serves as the primary point person for an assigned caseload of students. This includes review of documentation, determination of reasonable accommodations, conducting intake appointments, coordinating accommodations, coaching and advocacy. Other areas of responsibility will include outreach to prospective students and families as well as the coordination of assistive technology. Minimum qualifications are a masters degree in counseling, special education, college student personnel, vocational rehabilitation or a closely related area with 1-2 years experience.

Those interested must apply online no later than April 24: 

https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/18580

Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

Special issue of Transformations out: Teaching Disability

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, a journal that invites college teachers to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly writing, is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue, Teaching Disability.  This issue explores how teachers and scholars engage with disability in the classroom, whether their own disabilities or their students’, and as larger cultural and political questions. Sarah Chinn joins editors Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey as Guest Editor for the issue.

  • When his ASL interpreters seem to drive a wedge between Joseph Michael Valente and his international students, Valente works through solutions, as he embraces his Deaf identity.
  • What does it mean to embody disability in the classroom? Ellen Samuels discusses how she connects Disability Studies with feminist pedagogy in a Teacher’s Talk with Sarah Chinn.
  • Bryan Villa brings his experience as a wheelchair user to design a booklet with the deceptively simple title, “Assisting a Person in a Wheelchair.”
  • “The ADD Generation,” a term that has been used to derogate millennials, leads Sarah Senk to develop a pedagogy of deliberation and delay.
  •  Seven shorter Methods and Texts pieces each take up a specific course or teaching suggestion.

If you're in disability studies, literature, anthropology, education studies, women's and gender studies, or experiential learning, you will especially want to read this issue.

Individual copies of this issue are $10 - quantities are limited. Visit our website (below) for subscription information. You can also find this issue on JSTOR and EBSCO. Past issues, available via JSTOR and in paper form for $10 from Transformations, include Teaching and Religion, Teaching Food, Teaching Popular Culture (double issue, $20), Teaching Under Attack, Teaching Sex, Teaching Digital Media.

Forthcoming issues include: 25th Anniversary Issue, Teaching Community, and Teaching Creativity

Contact:  Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors

New Jersey City University /Academic Affairs, Hepburn Hall, 309

2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: (201) 200-3071  ·  Fax: (201) 200-3051  ·  Email: transformations@njcu.edu

Website: http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_Transformations.html

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First US Caption Studies conference

The first US Caption Studies conference takes place August 1-2, 2016 at Western Oregon University, this conference will feature speakers and panels presenting on an array of different caption-related topics—from closed-captioning to captioning research to CART to a caption user focus group. The three strands emphasized at the conference are advocacy, practice, and academic/research. The keynote is Dr. Sean Zdenek, long-time closed caption and accessibility researcher whose book, Reading Sounds, was recently released to much support and acclaim. For more information go to: https://www.wou.edu/wp/zobelg2/caption-studies-conference/

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Disability-related scholarship from Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter, Vol 13, No. 3

Deadline: May 26: Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation Scholarship, open to Any US citizen or permanent resident with significant bilateral hearing loss who is currently or becoming a college  undergraduate. Note: with appropriate conditions, scholarship may continue throughout college. http://www.ltzfoundation.org/scholarships.php

 

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NYS DDPC - State Plan Public Review Survey

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYS DDPC) has worked over the last year to draft our next 5-year State Plan. Based on data and input from over 1,000 diverse New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, staff, service providers, and others, we have developed our proposed 2017- 2021 NYS DDPC State Plan.
 
We are now asking the public to review our recommended plan and provide final comments via the below survey links. We would greatly appreciate your input.
 
The survey should take about 5-10 minutes of your time and will be open until May 31, 2016.
 
Thank you for your participation and please feel free to circulate the survey to others.
 
SURVEY LINKS:
 
English Survey Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StatePlanReviewENG
 
Spanish Survey Link:
https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/stateplanpublicreviewSP
 
Simplified Chinese Survey Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/stateplanpublicreviewSC
 
Traditional Chinese Survey Link:
https://zh.surveymonkey.com/r/StatePlanpublicreviewTC
 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network

The Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN) is a network of indigenous persons with disabilities that was founded in May 2013 in order to promote the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, reach out to new communities and engage with international and regional human rights and development processes. The IPWDGN is guided by the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN DRIP). 

The IPWDGN is hiring two Regional Coordinators to support the work of the Network in Asia and Latin America for the period 16 May – 16 December 2016. 

Please find the Terms of Reference for the Regional Coordinator (Asia) and Regional Coordinator (Latin America) attached in both MS Word and PDF formats. 

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to regionalcoordinator@ida-secretariat.org with "Application: IPWDGN Regional Coordinator" and please specify "Asia" OR "Latin America” in the subject line, by Friday 6 May 2016.  

Indigenous persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

View attachments on the web

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Post Doc Positions -  Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of Inequality, University of Denver 

There are five post doc positions (3 posted already, 2 being posted by the end of the week) open at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of Inequality at the University of Denver.  The start date is September 1, 2016.  

https://du-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobsearch





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Survey for students from a student 

This survey, created for a MAX 302 class, asks **first year students only** what their first semester experiences have been at Syracuse University in regards to support networks and mental health. The survey gauges how familiar folks are with the Counseling Center during their adjustment process to SU, and what other forms of community and support are available to first-year students.  

All responses are anonymous and you can feel free to email Hasmik Djoulakian at hjdjoula@syr.edu if you have any questions. The survey will only take about 5 to 8 minutes to complete. If there are any questions you are not comfortable answering, you may feel free to skip them. Thank you!   

Here is the survey link: https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etCiwUMKRDkhMTX

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Apply for Fulbright Programs 2017-18 to the Middle East and North Africa

Fulbright Scholar awards to the Middle East and North Africa are available in all disciplines, and open to scholars at many career levels.

Awards this year include, but are not limited to:

  • Algeria – Multiple Disciplines Award
  • Bahrain – Educational Administration and Teacher Education Award
  • Egypt – Visual and Performing Arts Award
  • Israel – Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
  • Jordan – Public Policy and International Relations Award
  • Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Award (to research in two or more countries)
  • Morocco – All Disciplines Award
  • Palestinian Territories (West Bank only) – All Disciplines Award
  • Qatar – International Relations Award
  • Saudi Arabia – All Disciplines Award
  • Tunisia – Engineering Award
  • United Arab Emirates – All Disciplines Awards

Our Application Guidelines provide helpful tips and we also encourage all applicants to reach out to us for assistance throughout the application process. Contact information is listed with each specific award, and you can also reach our team at middleeastnorthafrica@iie.org with any questions.


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: April 3-16, 2016

From DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring

Sponsored by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

Click here for the Weekly Update on Issues Related to Disability and Higher Education 

Week of April 3-16, 2016

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Latinos with Disabilities 

A group in Chicago is building a national coalition of individuals/organizations dedicated to empowering/serving Latinos with Disabilities. They are planning a May conference in Chicago, but the website has links to join their  contact list for future news/events regarding the newly formed coalition.

http://latinxdisabilityconference.weebly.com

Mailing List: http://latinxdisabilityconference.weebly.com/join-mailing-list.html

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New Blog Post: Life, death, dignity, and the state

New Blog Posting (Sit Down, Fight Back): Life, death, dignity, and the state

 

Disability Rights and Physician-Assisted Dying – Saturday April 23rd

 

Disabilitynews.ny.gov will no longer be available as of May 1, 2016

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council will continue to distribute disability related news and information via the following sites: 


Main Agency Website: ddpc.ny.gov
Facebook Page: facebook.com/nysddpc
Twitter Page: twitter.com/nysddpc 


 We thank you for your interest and use of Disabilitynews.ny.gov.

We hope that you will continue to rely on the DDPC as a source for disability related news and information by visiting us on Facebook and Twitter. 

If you have any questions or concerns as we make this transition please contact us at: disabilitynews@ddpc.ny.gov

 
 

   

 

Gleanings: Free Webinars, Not free conferences, families and the future, interesting articles 

Free Webinars, Not free conferences, families and the future, interesting articles

Gleanings is a new bi-weekly (or so) resource, available as a free subscription from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Religion and Spirituality Division, and edited by the Rev. Bill Gaventa. To subscribe go to http://www.aaiddreligion.org/newsletter It includes annotated links to blogs, videos, books, articles, and conferences on disability issues touching on politics, theology, faith, culture, science, and more. Contributions welcome. Email: bill.gaventa@gmail.com.

 

Guide to Accessible Publishing Now Available!

AHEAD would like to bring to your attention a recent publication by the Book Industry Study Group titled "BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing." This guide was created as a resource for Publishers and other "content creators" on how to produce accessible content. While we recognize that most of our members are not Publishers, you may find the information useful. We also know that there are many people on your campus who do create content or instructional materials. This guide addresses why and how to create, distribute, and display accessible digital content. It includes many practical strategies for creating accessible content, including coding samples which cover most of the cases that are commonly "problems" in code and can be used not only in document creation but in other web cases as well.

This is a resource you can share with others on your campus who create content or design for the web. If you are interested, use this link to download the Guide https://www.bisg.org/publications/bisg-quick-start-guide-accessible-publishing

AHEAD.org

 

  


Disability.gov Update

Disability.Blog: The Disabled Parenting Project: An Online Community by and for Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities by Guest Blogger Robyn Powell, Team Leader, Disabled Parenting Project

Disability.Blog: Accessible Workplace Technology: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - This blog was cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog.

Disability.Blog: The Power of “Side by Side” by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living. This blog has been cross-posted from the Administration for Community Living’s blog.

Disability.Blog: What is an Invisible Disability? by Guest Blogger Wayne Connell, Founder, Invisible Disabilities Association

Disability.Blog: The Foundation for Inclusion: The Interactive Process by Guest Blogger Lou Orslene, Co-director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

 


Disability Scoop

Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration

Ghana Society of CNY invites you to Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration

“What Pan-Africanism meant to me”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Erwin United Methodist Church

920 Euclid Ave.

Syracuse, NY  13210

Marvelous Speaker, Great Entertainment and Delicious Ghanaian Cuisine. Come celebrate with us.

For more information contact:

Dany Mensah- 559-2074

Victor A.  Attah- 425-9244

William Darko- 657-7245

Kofi Addai- 317-3620

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OCL Annual Meeting June 8 - Save the Date

Onondaga Citizens League, Annual Meeting Luncheon, June 8, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30pm (check-in 11:30am)

Join us at the beautifully restored Hotel Syracuse (now the Marriott Syracuse Downtown) for our annual meeting. Our keynote speaker, Sean Kershaw, executive director of the Citizens League in St. Paul, MN, will share his insights and experiences on enacting change, creating policy public, and solving problems for the common good in and across all institutions.

Click here if you don't see our announcement below.

 


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Syracuse, NY 13244

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