Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather
Tornadoes, nature’s most violent windstorm, strike the United States more than any other nation and pose a perennial challenge for forecasters. Tornadoes also confront Americans with profound religious mysteries. How have religious views of violent weather changed over time?
Location: Campus Center, room 405
October 26, 2016 | 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
International Researchers/Scholars Academic Writing/Speaking Workshop Series 2016-2017
The International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC), a language and cultural education center in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is offering a series of intercultural communication and language workshops for international professionals and researchers. The goal of these workshops is to equip international participants with effective communication strategies. Each workshop in the series provides engaging, hands‐on learning activities. All workshops will be conducted by Dr. Ulla Connor, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of English and Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, Assistant Director and Research Coordinator of ICIC.
Scientific Grant Proposal Writing
This full‐day workshop is designed for non‐native-English writers with limited experience in grant writing, and provides an engaging overview of the grant proposal process, text analysis and guidance on specific linguistic and cultural writing considerations as well as recommendations for improving the quality of grant proposals. Through active individual and smallgroup practice, participants gain an understanding of common issues of non‐native English writers; the rhetorical moves and linguistic features of persuasive grant writing; and strategies for writing clear and persuasive grant application narratives to increase their chances of securing funding.
Summary of workshop goals and pricing: Understand key linguistic features of clear, persuasive research grant proposals; Write compelling grant narratives with appropriate literature citations; Apply effective rhetorical strategies to increase likelihood of future research funding. $100 per person
Friday, October 28, 2016, 9am-4pm in University Library UL 0110 (12-1pm lunch hour) Friday, February 17, 2017. 9am-4pm in University Library UL 1126 (12-1pm lunch hour)
Registration Secure, online registration is available through the Indiana University Office of Conference and Event Registration Services (OCERS). Please click HERE to register. Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order, credit card, or internal billing (Indiana University only). In order to be officially registered and participate in a workshop, payment must be received in full before each workshop. Please note that lunch is not included with the workshop cost.
Location: University Library UL 0110
October 28, 2016 | 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Experience, Meaning, and the Common Practice of Philosophical ReflectionPhilosophy is the activity of reading experience and extracting meanings to enrich experience and live humanely. Why does this matter, how is philosophical reflection continuous with sense-making through storytelling?
Location: Campus Center, room 309
November 2, 2016 | 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM