CRH Offers Free Grant Writing Workshop May 18, 2016

The UND Center for Rural Health will present a Grant Writing Workshop from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Presenters are Lynette Dickson and Kylie Nissen. The CRH conducts grant writing workshops that provide participants from organizations such as health facilities (hospitals, clinics, long-term care, public health, etc.), schools (including medical), faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies, community service groups, and businesses with the tools necessary to compete successfully for grant funds.

There is no cost to register. Registration is compliments of the North Dakota State Office of Rural Health. Read more

Albert I. Berger to Speak on His New Book on Nuclear Weapons and the Transformation of Warfare

Dr. Albert I. Berger’s new book, LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ATOMIC BOMB: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF WARFARE will be released by Routledge press on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. At 12:00 noon that day, Dr. Berger will present an overview of his book in O’Kelly, Room 228. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for all participants.9780765619860 Read more

Gayle Morse Presents ‘Research and Ethics in Indian Country’ January 26, 2016

Gayle Morse will present “Research and Ethics in Indian Country” on January 26 at 12:00 noon. Bring your lunch to the Badlands Room in the Memorial Union for this presentation.

Dr. Morse is an Associate Professor at the Sage Colleges, School of Health Sciences in the Psychology Department. For over a decade, Dr. Morse has conducted research examining the effects of toxic chemicals on mental health. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and is a co-editor for several journal publications. She is an enrolled member of the Mohawk Tribe and draws from the tribe the principles of respect, trust, and empowerment that have guided her both professionally and personally. Please join us.

~ Nikki Massman, Center for Rural Health

Summer Institute of Linguistics Colloquium Features Kim Donehower July 9, 2015

The Summer Institute of Linguistics will hold a colloquium Thursday, July 9. Kim Donehower will speak at 8:00 p.m. in 3 Gamble Hall on the topic “Is Literacy as Diverse as Language?”

About the presentation
Beginning in the 1980s with the work of Brian Street, Shirley Brice Heath, and James Paul Gee, linguistic anthropologists have considered the differences in the ways cultures practice and value reading and writing. What came to be called “New Literacy Studies” understands literacy much as sociolinguists understand language—a diverse set of practices that emerge out of specific historical, political, and economic conditions. This talk explores some of the influences that shape particular ways of valuing, reading, and writing texts—from the religious to the economic and the technological to the cultural. It asks participants to consider what counts as reading and writing in a digital age, and to imagine the new ways of valuing and practicing literacy that one might encounter in diverse cultures. Read more