Provost's Awards Lecture Series - Please Join Us

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Provost's Awards Lecture Series - Please Join Us

Postby raoki » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:37 am


The Provost's Awards Lecture Series is intended to honor and showcase the recipients of the 2015-2016 Provost's Awards and provide them an opportunity to present, share and discuss their work with the campus. Another goal of this series is to raise the level of academic and intellectual discourse among our colleagues, and to further enrich connections with others across the campus.


Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Henry Madden Library, Room 2206 (2nd Floor)


Lecturer: Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez, Women's Studies Program
Award Category: Promising New Faculty
Title: "Doing Work That Mat(t)ers: How Empowered Mothers Make Empowered Faculty"

Though academic parents, in general, experience challenges as they navigate the institutional terrain of the university, academic mothers, specifically, are more likely to be perceived as unproductive and uncommitted, though their scholarly output often speaks otherwise. In this presentation, Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez, will briefly discuss challenges faced by academic mothers, and share how her experiences as a pregnant and mothering faculty member informed her teaching, service, scholarship, and relationships with colleagues in professionally and politically transformational ways - in ways that mattered.

Lecturer: Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Department of Physical Therapy
Award Category: Promising New Faculty
Title: "Broadening the Scope of Healthcare Students: Challenges and Opportunities of the Central Valley"

Dr. Bhupinder Singh will share his vision and challenges of encouraging the physical therapy and related healthcare professionals to address the needs of the Central Valley. Dr. Singh will discuss the importance of teaching intensive curriculum, involving students in state of the art innovative research and service learning projects to reach undeserved communities, and to achieve the goal of putting Fresno State on the map.


Lecturer: Dr. Cathy Yun and Dr. Lisa Bennett, Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education
Award Category: Promising New Faculty
Title: "Change Begins With the Word YES: Seizing Opportunities and Engaging in Doing"

Drs. Yun and Bennett will discuss the wide range of research projects, grants, and community outreach activities they have engaged in during their three years at Fresno State and share how saying yes has created opportunities for positive change within their college, the university, and the community.

Refreshments will be Served.

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