Dimensions Mentoring Program is now recruiting Peer Mentors for the 2014-2015 year.
Applications are available at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 105 Schine Student Center, or online at the Dimensions website. Applications are due March 3rd, 2014.
Approaching its 10th Year, Dimensions Mentoring Program is a women of color mentoring program. Dimensions serves first-year and upper-class students with an emphasis on African American/ Black, Asian and Pacific American, Latino/ Hispanic, and Native 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.
Join the Dimensions Sisterhood and help make a difference!
Cultural Medicine: SU Study Abroad in Florence
Representations of Illness, Disability, and Health Care in Narrative and Visual Arts
Syracuse University Abroad in Florence
A 3-week intensive course (3 credits)
June 3-June 19, 2014
This course examines the balance of power in medicine and the status of the sick and disabled person in society by examining representations of medicine and people who are disabled or chronically ill. By analyzing narratives and visual art, as well as theories that illuminate the workings of representation and narrative, we will work toward a productive dialogue between medicine and people who seek health care. In addition to reading first-person and fictional narratives, critical and theoretical approaches, and viewing visual art, and video, students will explore representations of medicine, illness, and disability in the community and culture of Florence.
Students will explore the relations between theory and practice by moving from the classroom and the mediated realm of books, reproductions of artwork, and video outward into the streets, clinics, museums, and galleries of Florence. Students will give presentations on their research and will post to a course blog to contribute to an online dialogue about the course texts and classroom discussions. They will write a narrative analysis of some form of classroom or community research—choosing from an analysis of: historical or contemporary narratives, video or visual art, especially artworks in the city; an interview with a community member who is disabled or ill; an experience volunteering or shadowing physicians in a clinical setting. This analysis will include extending the theoretical consideration to reflect on the student’s own current or projected professional identity and to suggest changes to medical and public health practices that might build dialogue and level the power differential between medicine and patients.
Students meet twice a week, in the classroom and studio and for field trips.
Rebecca Garden, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioethics & Humanities
Upstate Medical University
Exec. Director, Consortium for Culture & Medicine
618 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
New 2 'Quse Discussion Group
Monday, February 24th
New 2 'Quse Discussion Group
6:00 PM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue
New 2 'Quse is a discussion group for students who are new to Syracuse University and/or the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) campus communities. Meets every other week on Monday evenings at 6:00 PM at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center.
Please note: Other New 2 'Quse dates for this semester are March 3th, March 17th, March 31st, and April 14th.
University Union has announced its first Syracuse University Film Festival!
It will be held April 4-6.
Student submissions will be accepted through March 9 in four categories: trailers, animation, music videos and short films. All submissions should be sent to the Film Submissions Email.
Winners will receive gift cards and other prizes, as well as a plaque with their placement and category.
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 4, for the Watson Symposium in the Humanities. This year’s theme is Lives Worth Living and will feature lectures and discussions with prominent experts on bio-ethics, disability, and contemporary medicine.
The Symposium begins with the Watson Lecture by this year’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities, William J. Peace, a noted scholar/activist.
Brenda Brueggemann, Professor of English and Director of the Composition Program at the University of Louisville, will discuss her research on the Nazi “T-4 Project” and its implications for contemporary scholars of disability and medicine.
Barbara Farlow is a disability activist who lectures widely across North America and Europe on the human rights of, and hope for, children born with trisomy 13/18. She will discuss this genetic anomaly, and the circumstances that took her own daughter’s life.
The day long Symposium will conclude with Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink, who will read from, and discuss, her remarkable book Five Days at Memorial, an account of the decision of physicians at New Orleans’s Memorial Hospital to give lethal injections to patients at the brink of death as Katrina flood waters overtook the facility.
The public is invited; all events are free.
Mandarins Host 2014 Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals-A Cappella
The Mandarins, the University’s premier all-female a cappella group, will play host at one of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). The competition will be on Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Tickets are now available. full story
CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS
Call for Interview Participants:
Sexual Fluidity & Coming Out Again
Do you or have you identified with more than one sexual identity? Are you interested in being interviewed for an article about sexual fluidity and coming out more than once? If so, please email Alexa Voss to begin the interview process. Please note that the interview may be done anonymously.
Queer Experiences with Gynecologists
Do you identify as trans* or as asexual? Are you interested in being interviewed by an OutCrowd reporter for an article about queer experiences at the gynecologist’s office? If so, please email Kassie Brabaw to begin the interview process.
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2014-2016 EMPIRE STATE FELLOWS PROGRAM
Program Prepares New Generation of Policy-Makers to Lead New York State
For more information on the Empire State Fellows program, please visit the Empire State Fellows website. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation to the Empire State Fellows Email. Applications are due by Friday, April 24th.
Call for Research Participants:
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invite you to participate in a study regarding compassion, authenticity, and community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer individuals. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, same gender loving, or some similar identity. If you agree to participate, you will take a brief 25-30 minute survey regarding your personal experiences.
Those who participate will receive a $10 online Visa gift card as compensation for their time. Due to limited funding, we only have a certain number of spots available for participation.
For any questions regarding this study, please contact the Principle Investigator of this study, Brandon Valentine.
The National Association for Rights Protection and AdvocacyAnnual Rights Conference
NARPA SEATTLE 2014 September 3 – 6, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA
The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) is seeking proposals which address strategies, ideas, programs, and emerging practices that support and promote NARPA’s mission and commitment to individual rights, liberty, freedom, and dignity.
The incorporation of diversity and multicultural perspectives into the above themes is encouraged. Workshops are approximately 90 minutes. Submission deadline April 15, 2014. Selected presenters will be notified via e-mail by June 1, 2014. The Application for Workshops attached to this message will also be posted at www.narpa.org. For more information, contact NARPA at email@example.com or (256) 650-6311. Mail proposals to NARPA, P.O. Box 855, Huntsville, AL 35804 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. - Electronic submissions are preferred -.
REGISTER NOW! March 1, 2014: Equity and Social Justice Conference
Registration now open for:
7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice
Saturday, March 1, 8:00am-6:00pm
Sheraton Syracuse University Conference Center
Students and community members: $25
*Fee includes onsite parking, breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks, and the evening reception (with cash bar).
We are pleased to announce that registration for this year's conference is now open. The registration form can be found at our website, http://esj.syr.edu. This year we are featuring keynotes Peter McLaren, Brian Jones, and The Movement. In addition to sessions addressing the conference theme, "Social justice education out of bounds: New frameworks and alliances," there will be dozens of sessions on topics ranging from critical disability studies and university/community partnerships to teaching, learning, and neoliberalism to the pedagogy of human rights.
Please note that presenters must register by Feb. 10 to secure their spot on the program, and must fill out an additional form which can be found here: http://esj.syr.edu/presenter-information-form/.
We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's conference! If you have any questions, please contact Derek Ford at email@example.com.
School of Education
Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee
Cultural Foundations of Education
Women's and Gender Studies
2014 State of the Art Conference in VA
The call for proposals is open for the annual State of the Art Conference on best practices for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in higher ed (see text below for the URL). The Kellar Institute, George Mason University, and the Taishoff Center are proud sponsors of this - we'd like to get the word out to as many people as possible, so feel free to distribute to others. And proposals from students and parents are welcome, as always. Any questions? Contact Heidi Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please save the date: November 20-21!
Note courtesy of Prof. Wendy Harbour
STATE OF THE ART CONFERENCE ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
The State of the Art Conference
On Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities is now accepting presentation proposals at www.sscsid.org until March 31.
Registration will open in April.
Conference will be November 20-21, 2014
Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Virginia
Sponsored by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, the George Mason Life Program, and the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ohio State University has posted a 20-minute (captioned) video about the life and art of James Castle
Jame Castle: a self-taught Deaf artist from rural Idaho whose art reflects his experiences in the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuTZJ8OTYY&feature=youtu.be
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University of Toledo Professor Kim E. Nielsen Joins Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series at the Museum of disABILITY History
As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host author and professor, Kim E. Nielsen. The presentation, entitled “Disability History is Our History,” will take place on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo.
The event will focus on stories of historical figures with disabilities, as well as changing definitions of disability over the course of time. Additionally, Dr. Nielsen will emphasize disability in law, culture and why the history of people with disabilities is important to all.
Museum Members are FREE to attend. Other costs are: $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. For more information call 716-629-3626.
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