CRASE Events

All Day Writing Event with the Editor

Saturday Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – Terrace Room

During this All-Day Writing Event, participants will have the opportunity to work with an editor for a 20-minute session. As usual, for each hour we will write for 45 minutes and take a 15-minute break, and throughout the day, participants will meet with the editor for feedback. While the editor focuses on academic writing, participants may submit other work for feedback on style and structure.

Given the range of scholarly topics explored, the editor will focus suggestions to clarity of expression, grammar, and general writing issues.

One week before the event, we will request submissions of up to 10 pages for the editor to review and provide feedback. If you do not have work for review, you may meet with the editor for a session to work through ideas and shorter sections. On the day of the event, we will provide a schedule of appointments.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Manuel Pastor in Conversation with Marisa Lagos: What the Bay Area Tells us about America’s Hopeful Future

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Gleeson Library – Monihan Atrium

Join us for an event with Manuel Pastor, author of State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future. He will discuss his book and respond to the CRASE blog issue “Bright Future or Cautionary Tale? How the Bay Area Shapes the Future of the U.S.” where faculty across the university discuss recent social, legal, technological and environmental transformations in the Bay Area, some of which represent progress and others that signal deeper challenges moving forward.

Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and as co-director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships as well as the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award from the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles. He currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC and lives in Los Angeles.

Marisa Lagos reports on state politics for the KQED California Politics and Government Desk, which uses radio, television and online mediums to explore the latest news in California’s Capitol and dig deeper into political influence in the Golden State. Lagos also appears on a weekly podcast analyzing the week’s political news. Before joining KQED, Lagos worked at the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and, most recently, for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she covered San Francisco City Hall and state politics, focusing on the California legislature, governor, budget and criminal justice.

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Writing with Pleasure with Helen Sword

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
McLaren 252

In the 21st-century university, writing signals puritanical virtue, while pleasure drips with hedonistic vice. Academic writers are expected to produce robust written artefacts – reports, assignments, publications – not to faff around enjoying themselves. Yet an abundance of research has shown that productivity and pleasure are bedfellows, not enemies; writers who strike the keys with joy are more likely to become engaging communicators, skillful wordsmiths and productive researchers than those who struggle to get words onto the page. In this workshop for academic writers who aspire to bring more “air & light & time & space” into their own writing practice, Helen Sword will make an evidence-based case for recuperating pleasure as a legitimate (and indeed crucial) academic emotion.

Professor Helen Sword is a scholar, poet and award-winning teacher whose recent books include Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012), The Writer’s Diet (Chicago 2016) and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard 2017). She is the Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland and the recipient of several major research and teaching awards, including the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ medal for tertiary education research with a major impact and a 2017 University of Auckland Research Excellence Award. Her popular academic writing workshops have taken her to more than 70 universities, conferences and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa. See her website for links to her books, her digital poetry and the Writer’s Diet test, a free diagnostic tool for writers.

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Past Events

How to Package Your Big Ideas in Small Grants

Wednesday, November 14, 12–3 p.m.
Malloy 405

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Don Campbell (Office of Contracts and Grants) and Crystal Herron (experienced grant editor), was designed to help you understand how to write small grants. Participants learned what to do before you start writing, how to write and revise your proposal, and even how to deal with rejection. During the workshop, faculty set up a SPIN account to receive alerts about funding opportunities and developed a plan and outline for their next proposal.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, November 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Malloy 230

All-Day Writing Event

Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

No-Shame Stats Refresher

Friday, October 19, 12–3 p.m.
Gleeson 220

This workshop was designed for faculty who are familiar with statistics, through graduate school or research literature, but needed a refresher on key concepts and procedures. Some of the statistics topics included: Correlation models, chi-square, ANOVA, regression, and t-tests. Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Associate Professor in School of Education, has taught all levels of statistical analysis.

Academic Freedom in Dangerous Times: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 10, 3:30–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

University faculty face a national climate of rising intolerance and a widening partisan gap in perception of the value and impact of higher education. We have witnessed a steady decline in higher ed’s commitment to the protections of tenure, even as Information technology and social media play a new and unpredictable role in public perception of faculty work.

In these politically volatile times, how can faculty work together to preserve and sustain the values of academic freedom?

Panelists included Aysha Hidayatullah (Theology and Religious Studies), Brandi Lawless (Communications), and Stephen Zunes (Politics), and the event will be moderated by Michael Rozendal (Rhetoric and Language). This event was co-sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, September 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Developing a Five-Year Plan

Friday, September 21, 12–2 p.m.
Malloy 230

Designed for early-career faculty, this interactive workshop provided a framework and tools to create a five-year plan to help you achieve your professional goals in the academy. Participants had time to begin making their five-year plan. The workshop was facilitated by Michelle Millar, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor in the School of Education.

Pecha Kucha Challenge & Happy Hour

Thursday, September 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
Fromm Hall – Maraschi Room

During this event, faculty presenters talked about their scholarly work in a highly visual and fast-paced Pecha Kucha style.

Our featured presenters included:

  • Byron Au Yong, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • Lara Bazelon, School of Law
  • Alessandra Cassar, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
  • Barbara Sattler, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Masters in Public Health Program
  • Sumer Seiki, School of Education, Teacher Education
  • Aparna Venkatesan, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
  • Neil Walshe, School of Management, Organization, Leadership and Communication

CRASE Summer All-Day Writing Events

Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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