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Posted: 9/29/16 2:02 PM

University Library, in conjunction with faculty from English, Philosophy, and History, are celebrating Banned Book Week 2017 with a public read-out tomorrow from 10am to 3pm in the CLC/Library Atrium. Stop by and listen to faculty and students read passages from their favorite books that censors have sought to ban in the past--or join in by reading, open-mic style, from your favorite.  Snacks and refreshments will be available for a limited time!

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, Drs. Henry A. Kissinger and Tom Gold

Posted: 9/29/16 9:01 AM

China's emergence as a global player and potential partner with the U.S. ensures that the Sino-American relationship will directly impact the lives of us all. To help us understand this complex relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will conduct the 10th annual CHINA Town Hall at over 70 locations.  There will be a live webcast discussion from 7-8pm with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

At 8p.m. Dr. Tom Gold will join in person.  Dr. Gold, a Walnut Hills graduate, is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.  He began his Chinese study at Oberlin College and received his MA and PhD from Harvard.

The event will take place in Kennedy Auditorium, CLC 412, and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Foreign Policy Leadership Council, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.





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Posted: 9/29/16 7:16 AM

The second staff session of the CTE Faculty in Residence program takes place Tuesday, October 11th at noon in CLC 308. Dr. Amy Whipple, History, will compare British vs. U.S. television – an ideal session for anyone awaiting new episodes of Sherlock or mourning the end of Downton Abbey. As the 2016 CTE Faculty in Residence, Dr. Whipple offers these sessions for staff in conjunction with her Historical Perspectives course, Britain: Sherlock to Britpop. The remaining sessions are November 9 and December 6.  More information, including how to register, can be found here on the CTE website.  Information on opportunities for faculty to observe Dr. Whipple’s class can be found here.

Posted: 9/29/16 7:14 AM

The First Year Seminar program hosts a brown bag conversation on Making Choices: Rethinking Teaching Vocation, Wednesday, October 12th from noon to 12:50 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC 317). Michelle Brady (Philosophy) will lead a discussion about ways to frame the question of vocation to make it more concrete for students and more integrated with specific FYS topics.

Posted: 9/28/16 1:21 PM

Join us in a Courageous Conversation about Racism and the Presidential Election. Courageous Conversations is a dialogue series open to students, faculty, and staff to gather and discuss current topics relevant to or intersecting with racial injustice. The next dialogue will take place Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Additional dates for Courageous Conversations include:

October 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

*Topics for Courageous Conversations are based in part on the imput of attendees. 

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Posted: 9/28/16 12:56 PM

Victor Yocco, UX researcher and author of Design for the Mind: Seven Psychological Principles of Persuasive Design, will be speaking at McDonald Memorial Library (1st floor outside of the Makerspace) this Wednesday beginning at 5:30 pm.  Snacks and refreshments will be available.  There will be a raffle for door prizes.  University Library and the Center for Innovation are hosting the presentation.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-fast-addressing-heuristics-in-ux-design-tickets-27573387745

Posted: 9/28/16 12:45 PM

In our continued commitment to the health and well being of our employees, the Office of Human Resources is making flu shots available at no cost to interested Xavier University employees and their dependents. Online registration is now available for Thursday, Oct. 13 or Monday, Nov. 7. Learn more about flu shots, including dates, times and the consent form.

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