Interdisciplinary Studies - Events
Thursday, March 14, 10:15-11:45am, 5200 Faculty Research Commons, Hunt Library
Digital Humanities and Interdisciplinarity
Presentation and discussion with Dr. Julie Thompson Klein
Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities and English/Interdisciplinary Studies and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University. She is the author of eight books on interdisciplinarity; most recent and well known is her study on Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures (2010). She is the past president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) and former editor of the AIS journal, Issues in Integrative Studies. A member of HASTAC, she is currently writing a book on Mapping Digital Humanities.
Faculty, Librarians, Graduate Students welcome
For additional information on Julie Thompson Klein, click here.
Thursday, March 14, 4-5pm, Auditorium, West Wing, D.H. Hill Library
Creating a Robust Interdisciplinary Campus Culture
Presentation by Dr. Julie Thompson Klein
Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities and English/Interdisciplinary Studies and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University. She is the author of eight books on interdisciplinarity; most recent and well known is her study on Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures (2010). She is the past president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) and former editor of the AIS journal, Issues in Integrative Studies.
Reception to follow 5 – 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Gallery and Moreland Room, East Wing, D.H. Hill Library
All are welcome
For additional information on Julie Thompson Klein, click here.
Tuesday, January 22, 12 – 1 p.m. in 129, 1911 Building:
Interdisciplinary Reading and “Cocktail” Group: Discussion of Julie Thompson-Klein’s Text “Interdisciplinarity, Humanities, and the Terministic Screens of Definition”
According to Wikipedia a “cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients—at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit.” While we will not serve alcoholic beverages we nevertheless hope to have a spirited discussion about the concept(s) and practice of interdisciplinarity. This is the first of two cocktail hours (the second one will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12 – 1 p.m., same place). The Interdisciplinary Studies Council invites faculty and graduate students with an interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching to come and join our discussion. Bring your own lunch – we will provide non-alcoholic beverages. The cocktail hours will prepare us for the March 14 campus visit by Julie Thompson-Klein, one of the top scholars on interdisciplinarity. To receive a pdf of the text we will discuss please RVSP to Katie Bean at email@example.com by Th, Jan. 17, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 12 – 1 p.m. in 129, 1911 Building:
Interdisciplinary Reading and “Cocktail” Group: Discussion of Julie Thompson-Klein’s Text “A Taxonomy of Interdisciplinarity”
This is our second cocktail hour to discuss a text by Julie Thompson-Klein, one of the top scholars on interdisciplinarity. The Interdisciplinary Studies Council invites faculty and graduate students with an interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching to come and join our discussion. Bring your own lunch – we will provide non-alcoholic beverages. The cocktail hours will prepare us for the March 14 campus visit by Julie Thompson-Klein, one of the top scholars on interdisciplinarity. To receive a pdf of the text we will discuss please RVSP to Katie Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org by Th, Feb. 7, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15th
Interdisciplinary Studies - Graduation Ceremony - December 14, 2012
Graduating Student Slideshow (slides were supplied by the students)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
April 19th, 2012
"They came from Other Colleges: Teaching and Learning across the Disciplines”
Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Helga G. Braunbeck
Th, April 19, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Reception to follow,
in Caldwell Lounge
Twelve NC State faculty won “Interdisciplinary Liaisons” awards for this spring for collaborating in pairs and bringing their discipline (or disciplinary field) to a colleague’s classroom. Many of them are collaborating across NC State colleges. They guest lecture, actively participate in lessons or labs, and introduce students to different disciplinary perspectives on topics under discussion in their classes. On Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. they are coming together in Caldwell Lounge to present a panel discussion on their experience with teaching and learning across the disciplines. Everyone is welcome!
Here is an overview of our participants and their interdisciplinary projects:
1. Engineering + English
Dr. Matthew Cooper, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chris Tonelli, English Dept., First Year Writing Program
The instructors will provide guest lectures on these topics: How to apply written and oral communication skills to a technical career; examples of tasks in industrial careers that require mastery of communication skills; acquisition of rhetorical strategies useful in presenting conclusion drawn from scientific evidence, and technical writing strategies in general.
2. Education + Women’s and Gender Studies
Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph, Director of the NC State Women’s Center, also in Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CHASS): Women’s and Gender Studies
Dr. Tracey Ray, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity, also in the Dept. of Counselor Education and Curriculum Instruction
Working with one face-to-face and one online class, the two instructors will provide guest lectures on such topics as “Developing Cultural Awareness: Class and Gender”,
“Language and Intercultural Communications”, gender/cultural competency, developing a global perspective, and living and working in another culture. Students from both classes are continuing to dialogue by participating in joint discussion forums using social media. It is expected that these active forums will continue beyond the class.
3. Communication + Computer Science
Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva, Department of Communication
Dr. Benjamin Watson, Department of Computer Science
Courses on mobile technologies focus on their influence on communication patterns and social behavior, and on the conception and creation for effective visual interfaces for mobile devices. Students will learn about these topics from both disciplinary perspectives and will also brainstorm together in joint sessions and collaborate on the development of a mobile application or location-based service.
4. Engineering + English
Dr. Anita Vila-Parrish, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Sarah Egan Warren, English Dept., Professional Writing Program
The instructors will lead oral presentation exercises and online sessions on these topics: Establishing a link between working in a global environment and the importance of communication skills; improving presentation skills in an engineering senior design class; learning how to conduct virtual meetings, virtual/on-site presentations, and communicating cross-culturally.
5. Film Studies + Religious Studies
Dr. Devin Orgeron, English Department, Film Studies Program
Dr. Anna Bigelow, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Educational science films that use covert religious messages in their appeals to audiences will be analyzed from the perspective of religious studies; films that are part of a course on religious studies will be looked at from the perspective of their cinematic techniques and details. Students in both classes should come away with a better awareness of the place of religion in education as well as of the manner by which visual media might be used to make persuasive arguments.
6. Anthropology + Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Dr. Duarte B. Morais, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Dr. Tim Wallace, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
A critical examination of the role of tourism in shaping individuals’ lives and identities, and how those social trends can be leveraged to enable vulnerable individuals to pursue dignifying and sustainable livelihoods. Students will encounter local and global content, will blog jointly, will do regional field trips, and will mix while completing their assignments working in four different communities.
April 2nd-23rd, 2012
Click here for more information.
Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology, and Values
The roots of the STS Program extend back to the Department of Social Studies in the School of Engineering, which in 1970 became the Division of University Studies in the Provost's Office. Among many distinguished faculty in the Division, Rolf Buchdahl, a retired industry researcher, was a visiting scholar. The Buchdahl Lecture, inaugurated in 1981, was endowed by a gift from his family following Dr. Buchdahl's death in 1980. Buchdahl lecturers have included Arjun Makhijani, Jennifer Darryl Slack, G. Thomas Goodnight, Michael Hardt, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Donald Norman, Langdon Winner, Evelynn Hammonds, Katherine Hayles and Elizabeth Kolbert.
Spring 2012 Lecture
Friday, March 30, 2012
West Wing Auditorium, D.H. Hill Library, NCSU Campus
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. - The Rolf Buchdahl Memorial Lecture on Science, Technology and Values. Sponsored by the NC State Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
Professor Tarla Rai Peterson
Texas A&M University
Title: "Composing Smart Grids: Society, Politics, and Talking about a New Energy Future"
Website and more info: http://ids.chass.ncsu.edu/sts/lecture.php
March 22nd & 23rd : Audre Lorde Film & Cultural Festival
For more information on the film Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984-1992 and the trailer see: http://www.audrelorde-theberlinyears.com/
For an interview (by Magnus Rosengarten) with the director, recorded at the 2012 International Berlin Film Festival (in English), see http://www.audrelorde-theberlinyears.com/news.html