October 18 2018

UCLA Center for the Study of Women: Eli Clare, Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness

Eli Clare, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”
October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CSW is delighted to welcome Eli Clare to UCLA to give a talk as part of our Chemical Entanglements research initiative.

Eli Clare’s talk is entitled “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon

Free Registration: https://uclacsw.submittable.com/submit/124392/free-registration-eli-clare-cautionary-tales-environmental-injustice-disabil

Free and Open to the Public

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Co-sponsored by:
UCLA Disability Studies Program
UCLA Department of English
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)
UCLA Department of Gender Studies
UCLA Division of Social Sciences

For full details in regards to this event, please visit Center for the Study of Women.

October 20 2018

Graduate Student Workshop and Public Lecture: "Urban Animals Past and Present"

Urban Animals Past and Present
Graduate Student Workshop and Public Lectures
Saturday October 20, 2018
UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion

Cities are full of animals: wild and domestic, tame and feral. In this workshop, we will focus on all of the ways that animals exist within human urban ecosystems as sources of food, companionship, and aesthetic pleasure, and how animals also act as scavengers, nutrient recyclers, and vectors for the transmission of diseases such as plague, rabies, and monkeypox. Given the global and rapid pace of urbanization, these phenomena constitute a critical component of urban studies as well as animal management strategies.

9:00-12:00 Student Presentations and Workshop
2:00-5:00 Public Lectures

Dr. Judy Stamps (University of California, Davis)
Dr. Levent Atici (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Dr. Ian MacGregor-Fors (INECOL Institute of Ecology, Veracruz, Mexico)

Reception to follow
Sponsored by
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology,
UCLA Department of Anthropology,
UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies,
UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden,
UCLA Department of Urban Planning

October 25 2018

Autumn Garden Gathering

Autumn is here, and we welcome you to meet kindred spirits and to revel in the Garden at dusk!
Find out what's new in the Garden, meet staff, and get to know other folks that love spending time around trees.

Merriment at the Le Kretz Garden Pavilion will be followed by an after-hours walk in the Garden led by Assistant Director Evan Meyer. Bring a reusable cup and a curious mind! All ages are welcome.

This event is free, please RSVP at: EventBrite

November 9 2018

UCLA Biomedical Research Minor Symposium: Research Deconstruction Friday Nov 9, 2018

We invite you to attend a symposium at UCLA on Friday, November 9th, 1pm to 5pm, to learn about research deconstruction1, a low cost, high impact pedagogical strategy developed at UCLA to engage novice undergraduate students in the process of scientific discovery. Research deconstruction requires no laboratory or textbook, making it affordable and sustainable for departments and students at a wide range of institutions, from R1 universities to 2-year colleges. Guided in‑depth analysis of a bona fide research seminar is used as a platform to teach fundamental concepts, experimental methodologies, and importantly, the logic of scientific investigation. Implementation over a 10-year period at UCLA suggests that research deconstruction is effective at both teaching students the process of scientific inquiry and increasing persistence in STEM.

At this symposium, educators from UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, University of Toronto and Santa Monica College will share insights, challenges and best practices from their experience using research deconstruction. If you would like to learn more about this pedagogy and potential partnerships to assist with implementation, please consider attending. Educators at community colleges are especially encouraged to participate and we hope that Chairs will consider applying attendance of this symposium toward the professional development requirement (flex time). Please feel free to share this with any interested colleagues.

RSVP by Thursday, October 25th if you plan to attend.

Please direct any questions about the symposium to Enika Tumanov, etumanov@lifesci.ucla.edu

We look forward to seeing you there!