Month: September 2020

10/14/20 Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement & Empathy

  Dialogue In The Classroom: Strategies For Building Engagement & Empathy Wednesday October 14, 1:00-3:00pm A workshop with Noga Shemer Structured dialogues increase student engagement and foster inclusive learning environments. By incorporating dialogic modalities into the classroom, students can learn to communicate across difference and navigate challenging conversations while engaging deeply with course content. In […]

Policing: What Should We Do to Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our Communities? 

  The New England Centers for Democratic Initiatives, including New England university centers, Campus Compact of Southern NE, and NCDD, is organizing two cross-campus virtual forums this October in the lead up to the election. The forums will focus on the topic Policing: What Should We Do to Ensure Equal Justice and Fair Treatment in Our […]

10/28/20 Centering the body for online learning and dialogue: basic meditation techniques

ICD Fellows & CETL Workshop Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:30pm Location: virtual; (check email or FINS on the day)  Presenters: Rebecca Acabchuk, Tina Huey, Martina Rosenberg  REGISTER HERE Description  Designed as a roundtable, teaching talks are a place to explore pedagogical tools, methods, principles, and challenges. They are oriented toward anyone in a teaching or mentoring […]

10/2/20 Ekphrastic Contemplation to Promote Dialogue & Learning

ICD Fellows & CETL Workshop Friday, October 2, 2020 3:30pm – 5:00pm Ekphrastic contemplation–writing in prolonged contemplation of a painting (or drawing while listening to music)–can support teaching in all courses by inviting divergent thinking, synthesis, creativity, and even productive risk. Students can share their writing or drawing as a point of departure for community […]

10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected […]

10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected […]

10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected […]

Summary Report: Race and Community Dialogue

On November 19, 2019, the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative of the Dodd Center helped to co-organize an event for the Storrs campus entitled “Dialogue on Race and Community.” During the two hour event, participants witnessed a model dialogue among members of the UConn community that worked to highlight the diverse range of experience of race […]

National Humanities Alliance covers Encounters

July 12, 2018 by Nicole Breault The National Humanities Alliance showcases the range of work being done by higher education institutions through articles on their site “Humanities for All.” Recently they included an article on “The Encounters Series,” a collaboration between the UConn Humanities Institute and the Hartford Public Library, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the […]