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Crown Faculty Programming for Spring 2016

Riley Scholars Lecture Series 
This series features our Riley Scholar colleagues, who have volunteered to give a talk on their research for the campus community. Please come and support them! Each talk will feature an opportunity for feedback and for meetings with students. All talks are free and open to all. 

Block 5: Friday, February 5 (4:00PM in Max Kade Theatre)
Jennifer Lozano, English department: “What a Barbarity!”: The Deviant & Social-Spiritual Melodrama of Sandra Cisneros and Caramelo (2002).”

Crown Faculty Lunches
Crown lunches are an opportunity for the faculty to come together to discuss different aspects of teaching and scholarship at CC. They are held on the second Tuesday of each block, from noon (or shortly thereafter) to 1:15pm, in Slocum Commons.  RSVP to Jenn Sides

Block 5: Tuesday Jan 26
“Reviving the Circulatory System: Zines & Knowledge Making Beyond the Classroom,” with artist and scientist Andy Yang (co-sponsored with the LIASE group)  

Upcoming Workshops

Block 5: Wednesday, January 27th (12:15-1:30, TLC3)
Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students: In response to this fall’s Faculty Interest Survey, the Crown Faculty Center and the Writing Program are presenting Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students, an interactive session for faculty on how to best understand, teach, and learn from ESL writers. Origins of rhetorical, linguistic, and cultural discrepancies will be explored, questions will be answered, and action plans for future work with CLD students will take place. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Walter, ESL Specialist at    RSVP to Jenn Sides

Block 5: Friday January 29 (1:30pm-2:30, Morreale Carriage House)
Innovation @CC Info session: Edmund Pendleton, Director of DC I-Corps at the University of Maryland and adjunct Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University will talk with CC faculty about incorporating ‘innovation content’ into their existing courses. Sponsored by Innovation@CC.  Contact: Jill Lange

Block 5: Friday February 5 (2:00-3:30, TLC3)
Crown Discussion: “Digital Humanities and the Liberal Arts,” with Paula Findlen, Professor of History at Stanford University. Co-Sponsored with the History department. 

Block 5: Thursday February 11 (8:30 - 4PM in TLC3. RSVP to Jenn Sides)
Crown Faculty Workshop: “Diverse Teaching/Diverse Learners: Universal Design and Accessibility in the CC Classroom.” Professor Amy Vidali, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, University of Denver.

Crown Scholarship Support

SWARMS: Scholarly Writing and Research Mornings (8:30am-noon on the first two days of each block in Tutt Library Learning Commons)

SWARMS are for any faculty member looking for some quiet research time, a scholarly community, and the chance to get some focused work done. Conversation, coffee, and light breakfast from 8:30 – 9 and quiet work on scholarly projects in our own café-like setting from 9 – 12 after that. Bring whatever you need to get work done in that setting: a laptop, a book, articles you’re reading, a pile of data to crunch. Drop in – no RSVP required.

SWARGS: Scholarly Writing and Research Groups

Do you want to get more research and writing done this year? Last year more than 40 CC writers and researchers participated in small groups of 3-6 people that met regularly to set goals and share progress. Research shows that these kinds of support groups can dramatically enhance scholarly productivity. Last year’s SWARGS reported that the groups were both helpful and fun. If you’re interested in forming or being part of a SWARG, send me an email about your project and group. The Crown Center will help coordinate, find space, and provide funds for snacks or modest lunches.