Lunch and Learn

Members of the CALS community are invited to bring a lunch and join the EDC’s Spring 2017 Lunch and Learn discussions:

“Did you really just say that? Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions”
Gabe Javier, LGBT Campus Center
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
1220 A/B DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building

Microaggressions are often unintentional, everyday, verbal and nonverbal slights or insults that communicate negative messages about or to a group of marginalized people. In this presentation, participants will discuss microaggressions and their cumulative impact on targeted populations, and learn ways to interrupt and address microaggressions in different contexts.

“Echo Chambers and Filter Bubbles: How Does Social Media Shape our Conversational World?”
Don Stanley, Life Sciences Communications
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24. 2017
1220 A/B DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building

Social media plays a large role in how people communicate in the world today, and has become a primary vehicle for the communication of thoughts and ideas that affect our personal relationships and that shape our belief systems.  Research has shown that social media can also introduce a “filter bubble” that exposes us only to content that supports our worldview. This session will explore the implications of “filter bubbles” for campus climate, particularly in the aftermath of the recent election.  It will also discuss ways to foster increased levels of communication and understanding between users.  We look forward to learning more from Life Sciences Communications faculty member Donald Stanley as he leads this discussion based on his research and review of trends.

“What’s Next? How to Access Mental Health Services”
Simone Collins and Danielle Gautt, University Health Services
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
1220 A/B DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building

Let’s face it, you are our first responders! Getting student from the classroom to mental health services isn’t always as easy as we would like. Learn how to identify concerning behaviors, helpful language to use during the referral process and how to assist a student in crisis.

“Mapping Social Identity, Power and Privilege”
Khaled Ismail, Multicultural Student Center
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
1116 DeLuca Biochemistry Building

Participants will have an opportunity to explore the ways their social identities impact their experiences within our communities at UW, and develop strategies to create a more equitable campus experience.

“Promoting Success for Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate STEM Courses”
Judith Harackiewicz, Psychology
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2511 Microbial Sciences Building

It is essential that students perceive value in their academic work. In a series of experimental studies, we have tested the potential of utility-value interventions to close achievement gaps in a gateway college science class. This research contributes to our understanding of value transmission and suggests that faculty can make important contributions to students’ academic performance by focusing on utility value.

For more information about the research, see the following articles:

See the Lunch and Learn Archives for information on Lunch and Learn talks from previous terms.