Bodies, Borders, Movements Theme of Fall Teach-In

November 9, 2017

Fifteen St. John Fisher College faculty and staff members will offer short presentations along the theme of bodies, borders, and movements during the Fall 2017 Teach-In. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Basil 135.

Dr. Stephen Brauer is one of the faculty members helping to organize the Fall 2017 Teach-In.

Dr. Stephen Brauer is one of the faculty members helping to organize the Fall 2017 Teach-In.

The first Teach-In, held in the spring 2017 semester, explored teaching, scholarship, and service through the convergence of college, community, and citizenship. This semester’s event evolved from ongoing conversations among a group of faculty members about current issues related to migration and immigration, protests and counter-protests, and issues of health and health care.

“The Teach-In is an attempt to address the social, political, and cultural implications of our disciplinary fields within the context of the contemporary moment,” said Dr. Stephen Brauer, who is on the planning committee. “In other words, how might our particular disciplines help us think more deeply about issues of the present day?”

Brauer said that as long as interest in the Teach-Ins remains high, he plans to keep offering the opportunity to the campus community.

“We find it tremendously enjoyable to listen to colleagues and experts from across the College, on areas of their expertise,” he said. “We learn so much from the experience.”

The Teach-In includes the following presentations:

9 to 9:05 a.m.: Introduction

9:05 to 9:30 a.m.: “Election Day 2016” presented by Linda Moroney, adjunct professor of media and communication, School of Arts and Sciences

9:35 to 10:05 a.m.: “Gerrymandered Geometry” presented by Dr. Mark McKinzie, associate professor of mathematics, School of Arts and Sciences

10:10 to 10:40 a.m.: “Bodies, Bots, and Presence: Where You Have to Be to Make Things Happen” presented by Jeremy Sarachan, associate professor; director, Digital Cultures and Technologies program; chair, Media and Communication Department, School of Arts and Sciences

10:45 to 11:10 a.m.: “Races are not Real; Race is Real” presented by Virginia Maier, adjunct associate professor of biology, School of Arts and Sciences

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: “Transgender Access Laws: Bathrooms, Equity, and Inclusion” presented by Dr. Lisa J. Cunningham, visiting assistant professor and co-director, Women and Gender Studies program, School of Arts and Sciences

11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: “Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: The Importance of ICU Interventions in Affecting Life After Critical Illness” presented by Dr. Kathryn Connor, associate professor, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

12:20 to 1:20 p.m.: “The Economics of U.S. and Global Migration” presented by Dr. Ben Niu, assistant professor of economics, and Dr. Lauren Calimeris Kocman, associate professor of economics, School of Arts and Sciences

1:25 to 1:55 p.m.: “A New Barrier is Going up in Europe: Brexit’s Impact on the Free Movement of People” presented by Dr. Dougie Bicket, associate professor of media and communication, School of Arts and Sciences

2:00 to 2:20 p.m.: “Body and Movement: a Practical Demonstration” presented by Peggy Holmes, mailroom assistant, Campus Mailroom

2:30 to 3 p.m.: “The Impacts of Lead Poisoning” presented by Dr. Susan Schultz, associate professor, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education

3:05 to 3:30 p.m.: “Does Collapsing the Boundary Between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Decrease Public Stigma of Mental Illness?” presented by Dr. Ryan Thibodeau, associate professor of psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

3:35 to 4 p.m.: “Crossing Identity and Difference Borders in Service-Learning” presented by Dr. Lynn Donahue, adjunct faculty member and director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

4:05 to 4:30 p.m.: “Handbook Praxis: Intercultural Communication, Professional Writing, and a Project to Support Refugees in Rochester” presented by Dr. James Bowman, associate professor of English, School of Arts and Sciences

4:35 to 5 p.m.: “The Dilemma of Refugee Resettlement in Northwest Rochester” presented by Dr. Patricia Tweet, assistant professor of sociology, School of Arts and Sciences

The Teach-In was planned by Katrina Arndt, Dougie Bicket, Steve Brauer, Greg Cunningham, Lisa Cunningham, Sebastien Lazardeux, Barb Lowe, Ginny Maier, Mark Rice, Rob Ruehl, Jeremy Sarachan, and Jill Swiencicki.