CRASE Events

Digital Humanities: Possibilities and Projects
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
McLaren 252

Many of humanity’s records and archives, writings, and artistic creations remain buried in analog archives. Digital Humanities (DH) is an innovative field in which digital tools and methodologies are applied to humanistic inquiry. Through these tools, the past is not only preserved but also re-examined using an array of technologies such as infrared scans, geolocation mapping, 3-D mapping, algorithmic literary analysis, and advanced visualization techniques.

This 90-minute program features inspiring visions and projects in DH research and challenges faculty to imagine the potential of using DH in their own work. Presenters include Nathan Dennis and Karen Fraser (Art History/Arts Management and Museum Studies), Colette Hayes (Gleeson Library), and David Silver (Environmental Studies and Urban Agriculture). This event will be moderated by Michael Rozendal (Rhetoric and Language).

This CRASE panel is especially designed for faculty looking for inspiration in tackling their own DH projects, and/or those wishing to learn more about a range of research methodologies and projects in this ever-expanding digital arena. There will also be time for faculty members to briefly announce their own DH projects, past or present.

Learn more about Digital Humanities Projects:
Digital Humanities Projects at Stanford
Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects

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Writing a Strong Grant Proposal: Advice from a Grant Editor
Thursday, October 5, 2017 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
University Center – 402/403

During this interactive workshop, faculty will receive advice on how to prepare and write a strong grant proposal from grant editor Crystal Herron. The grant editor will share common mistakes and offer suggestions and strategies for preparing a fundable proposal. Participants will meet with the new director of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), Don Campbell, and learn about the grant application process at USF and how to qualify to receive editing support.

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Passage: A Reading and Conversation with Author Khary Lazarre-White
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
McLaren 252

During this reading and conversation, Khary Lazarre-White will discuss his work as a social justice advocate and founder of the award-winning youth development organization The Brotherhood-SisterSol that works to empower Black and Latinx youth in New York City. He will read an excerpt from his novel Passage, which tells the story of Warrior, a young Black man navigating police brutality, structural racism, and the snowy winter streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Though the story takes place in 1993, there is a striking parallel between Warrior’s experience and the experiences of Black male youth today. There will be light refreshments and time for Q&A. This event will be moderated by Samira Abdur-Rahman from the Department of English.

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Developing a Five-Year Plan
Friday October 20, 2017 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
University Center 402/403

This interactive workshop, designed for early-career faculty, provides a framework and tools to create a five-year plan to help you achieve your professional goals in the academy. The workshop will be facilitated by Michelle Millar, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Assistant Professor in the School of Education.

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All-Day Writing Event
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Set aside time to power through your writing project. We use the proven structure for getting the most done: For each hour, we’ll write for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Breakfast and lunch are covered to keep you energized.

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All-Day Writing Event
Friday, November 3, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Set aside time to power through your writing project. We use the proven structure for getting the most done: For each hour, we’ll write for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Breakfast and lunch are covered to keep you energized.

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Thinking Through Drawing: Rubens and the Rhetorical Art of Eloquence
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
McLaren 251

Following the recent publication of her monograph, Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing (Routledge/Ashgate, 2017), Associate Professor Kate Lusheck (Art History & Museum Studies) will discuss the graphic art of the great, seventeenth-century painter, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640) in light of the historical and rhetorical concept of eloquence. In this talk, Kate will take a close, case study approach, focusing in detail on how one Rubens drawing of Medea and her dead children powerfully demonstrates the artist’s interest in drawing together form and content through an unusually conscious approach to style and emulation. Cross-disciplinary in her concerns, Kate will demonstrate how such spectacles of graphic eloquence, grounded in borrowing from ideas located in great texts and objects of the distant and recent past, highlight Rubens’s fascination with creating more conceptually robust models of design. In the end, such drawings reflect the inimitable ways of thinking of an erudite, humanist artist who loved to design as much in his mind as on paper.

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Blogging and Advocacy for Social Justice
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
UC 503

In this workshop, Huffington Post blogger and USF Professor Rick Ayers will share writing prompts and exercises to connect with readers and promote extended public discourse in crucial issues. During the two-hour session, writers will brainstorm and draft ideas and receive feedback.

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Past Events

10 x 10: Ten Objects, Ten Stories
Thursday, September 21, 2017 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Thacher Gallery

Ten members of the University of San Francisco community responded to ten unique objects in Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps. Artifacts were created by people of Japanese ancestry while being held in detention centers— Department of Justice camps and ten permanent camps. Perspectives incorporated personal history and stories, scholarly analysis, and creative expression. The event featured brief 1-2 minute perspectives from each presenter and was followed by a reception.

Contributors include:
1. Hana Mori Böttger (College of Arts and Sciences, Art + Architecture)
2. Brian Dempster (College of Arts and Sciences, Rhetoric and Language)
3. Sara Fan (Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence)
4. Saera Khan (College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology)
5. Sherise Kimura (Gleeson Library | Geschke Center)
6. Nick Large (Information Technology Services)
7. Noriko Milman (College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology)
8. Brynn Saito (College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program)
9. Peggy Takahashi (School of Management, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs)
10. Ken Yoshioka (Information Technology Services)

All-Day Writing Event
Friday, September 22, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

We use the proven structure for getting the most done: For each hour, we write for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Breakfast and lunch are covered to keep you energized.

Proposals due CRASE Interdisciplinary Action Groups
September 8, 2017 at 5pm

CRASE is dedicated to research, scholarship, and artistic efforts that directly investigate and address the many social, cultural, and environmental issues emerging with the rapid proliferation of new technologies, social media, global crises, political upheavals, and climate change. How do we preserve what we value? Cultural heritages and identities, artistic traditions, environmental practices, and even scientific knowledge are facing new threats. In an era of diminishing natural, social, and cultural resources, we support explorations on what we value, what we might lose, and how to preserve what we respect for the greater good and our future. Two to three grant awards of up to $3,000 will be awarded in the fall of 2017.

Plan Your Semester
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
University Center – 402/403

During this interactive workshop, faculty created a specific semester plan to accomplish their research and writing goals. We also strategized on how to navigate and balance multiple professional and personal goals. This workshop was facilitated by Christine Yeh, Professor in the School of Education.

Summer All-Day Writing Events
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Thursday, August 10, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Set aside time to power through your writing project. We use the proven structure for getting the most done: For each hour, we’ll write for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Breakfast and lunch are covered to keep you energized.

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