CRASE Events

Spring Break Online Writing Challenge
March 12–16

Jump-start your writing project by committing to write 20-30 minutes a day for five days. This community-oriented event will connect you to other USF faculty to meet your writing goals. How it works: sign up for the online writing challenge, receive daily reminder emails with tips and tricks, write for 20-30 minutes a day, and share your progress with others participating in the challenge. You will also support others in the process!

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The Write Stuff: Four Perspectives on the Writing Process
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Malloy Hall 230

This workshop seeks to support participants in honing in on their own writing process. This interactive panel provides attendees examples from faculty across disciplines who share their strategies and critical reflections on topics such as how to stay motivated, approaching different types of writing, writing habits, and revising your work.Featuring Lara Bazelon, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinic and Racial Justice Clinic; Brandon Brown, Professor, Physics; Dean Rader, Professor, English; and Desiree Zerquera, Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies.

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Learn to Use Google Analytics for Research
Friday, March 23, 2018 12 – 3 p.m.
Malloy 230

Most of us think we know how to use Google. With recent advancements in Google, you can obtain the most current data and statistics for your research and public scholarship in seconds. You can also create visualizations of trends easily. Measuring where and how many times an image has appeared online or how many seconds people spend on a specific website is accessible to you at no cost. In this interactive workshop, accessing the most powerful tools available for free by Google will be covered. Specifically, we will teach you how to use Google Search, Trends, Scholar, and Analytics to support your research. Bring your laptop. Lunch will be served. The workshop will be taught by John Devoy.

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Inspirations from Anting Anting: Magic Objects of Protection
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3 – 5 p.m.
Thacher Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Thacher Gallery, this event will focus on objects of protection from the Philippines, also known as Anting Anting created by Michael Arcega. For this event, participants will present a brief fictional 2 minute story/visual/poem responding to an art object from the exhibition. Presenters will include Samira Abdur-Rahman (English), Edith R. Borbon (Modern and Classical Languages), Liza Locsin (College of Arts and Sciences), Evelyn Rodriguez (Sociology), Jenifer Wofford (Art + Architecture), and Ian Zamora (Gender and Sexuality Center).

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R Boot Camp
R Basics: Monday, May 21 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
GL 220 – Gleeson iMac Lab

R Advanced: Tuesday, May 22 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
GL 220 – Gleeson iMac Lab

Join CRASE for a two-day R Boot Camp, which will span R Basics and Advanced R. Sign up for one or both sessions. R is a free, user-friendly, statistical software program. R Basics will discuss getting to know your data; cleaning your data; statistical tests such as correlation, chi square tests, T-tests, ANOVA, and regression; and plotting with R. Advanced R will cover R packages ggplot2, reshape2, lmer, mediation, and lavaan. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.

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Past Events

No-Shame Qualitative Research Workshop
Friday, February 23, 2018 12–3 p.m.
Malloy 230

This workshop was designed for faculty who are familiar with qualitative research, through graduate school or from previous research experience, but need a refresher on key concepts and the latest data collection and data analysis methods. We discussed what methods to use based on your project question, goals and research paradigm. Some of the qualitative approaches  discussed and compared include: ethnography, case study, interviewing, grounded theory/open coding, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and CBPR/PAR. Professor Evelyn Ho has taught qualitative research and led numerous interdisciplinary projects using qualitative methods.

All-Day Writing Event with Editor
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

During this All-Day Writing Event, participants worked with an editor for a 20-minute session. While the editor focused on academic writing, participants submitted other work for feedback on style and structure.

“You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 5 – 6 p.m.
Fromm Hall – Maier Room

During this reading and conversation, authors William Ayers and Rick Ayers discussed their latest (2018) book, “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education. The authors explored the common narrative that blames teachers for everything from problems in education to poverty and other social ills. In addition to readings from the book, the authors shared experiences and insights from their decades as teachers, teacher educators, scholars, and community organizers.

Turning Teaching into Publication
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1–3 p.m.
UC 402/403

In this workshop, faculty learned different strategies for how to publish their pedagogical innovations. Faculty structured, developed, and began to draft their manuscripts ideas and received constructive feedback. Journals suitable for pedagogical publications were provided.

Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts
Friday, November 17, 2017 2 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
McLaren Conference Center

This forum brought together emerging voices from previously marginalized countries that are poised to become an essential part of the global conversation in contemporary art today.

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 shared writing prompts and exercises to connect with readers and promote extended public discourse in crucial issues. During the two-hour session, writers brainstormed and drafted ideas and receive feedback.

Trans-Scripts
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
University Center 4th Floor

The event was co-hosted by the USF Cultural Center On Tuesday, November 14 from 11 am – 12.30 pm in the University 4th Floor Lounge. The performance piece reflected the transcripts of interviews with people from the trans community sharing their life experiences. In addition, the presentation also included photographs of transgender women by Kique Bazan from the organization El/La Para Trans Latinas (based in San Francisco). This event coincided with the National Trans Awareness Week (sponsored by GLAAD).

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) discussed 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 presented 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 demonstrated 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.

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

Flint’s Legacy: Trusting Science and Pursuing Justice
Thursday, October 26, 2017 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Lone Mountain Main – LM 148 – Studio Theatre

A lecture and conversation with investigative journalist Curt Guyette of the Michigan ACLU facilitated by author and journalist Gordon Young

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

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, provided a framework and tools to create a five-year plan to help you achieve your professional goals in the academy. The workshop was facilitated by Michelle Millar, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Assistant Professor in the School of Education.

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 discussed 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 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.This event was moderated by Samira Abdur-Rahman from the Department of English.

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 received advice on how to prepare and write a strong grant proposal from grant editor Crystal Herron. The grant editor shared common mistakes and offered suggestions and strategies for preparing a fundable proposal. Participants met with the new director of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG), Don Campbell, and learned about the grant application process at USF and how to qualify to receive editing support.

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

This 90-minute program featureed inspiring visions and projects in DH research and challenges faculty to imagine the potential of using DH in their own work. Presenters included 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 was 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.

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

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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