April Red Hot Research sessions to highlight graduate research, racial equity projects

LAWRENCE — The Red Hot Research series returns in April with two sessions focused on graduate student research and racial equity.

Red Hot Graduate Research, which showcases graduate students across a range of disciplines, will take place at 4 p.m. April 7. Later that month, a Red Hot Research event featuring recipients of the 2021 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards will take place at 3:30 p.m. April 28. Both events will take place at Jayhawk Ink on Level 2 of the Kansas Union. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Red Hot Research is hosted by The Commons and features presenters from disciplines across the university sharing six-minute talks about their work as it intersects with core themes. The series opens new ways of understanding global and local challenges through discussion spanning methodological approaches and diverse perspectives.

The April 7 Red Hot Graduate Research session — curated and emceed by L Favicchia, a doctoral candidate in English — includes:

  • Jordan Cortesi, psychology
  • Darcy Sullivan, sociology
  • Camilah Hicks, social welfare
  • Kirsten Taylor, visual art
  • Sharif Tusuubira, ecology & evolutionary biology

The full list of presenters and topics is available on the KU calendar.

The April 28 Red Hot Research session — curated by the Office of Research and emceed by Jennifer Ng, associate vice provost for faculty affairs — will feature a sampling of recipients of the 2021 Racial Equity Awards:

  • Yi-Yang Chen, music
  • Meagan Patterson, educational psychology
  • Jorge Soberón, ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Amy van de Riet, architecture
  • Maria Velasco, visual art

The full list of presenters and topics is available on the KU calendar.

In keeping with the goals of this series, presenters are asked to consider how other disciplinary perspectives could contribute to their research, likely next steps for the research and challenges that they face in conducting the research. In turn, audience members are asked to offer insights, questions and ideas.

Wed, 03/29/2023


Emily Ryan

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Emily Ryan

The Commons