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Interdisciplinary Program Building: Disability Studies – A faculty workshop with guest speaker Kathy McMahon-Klosterman

October 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us for a lunchtime seminar with guest speaker Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology, Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University Ohio. We will learn from McMahon-Klosterman’s experiences designing a successful Minor in Disability Studies, and from her innovative approaches to community engagement, which were recognized with the US Presidential Award for Community Engagement in 2012. This session complements ongoing efforts at Duke to plan interdisciplinary curricular opportunities in disability studies and the health humanities. Productive partnerships between Duke faculty from diverse fields, as seen in the Disability and Access Initiative, the Health Humanities lab, Focus, the Reimagining Medicine program, and other key stakeholders, indicate a groundswell of interest in campus engagement with health humanities and disability studies. Faculty from all schools and departments are welcome for an exploratory discussion on certificate or minor program-planning to appeal to students with interests in the humanities, medicine, arts, design, education, and civic life. McMahon-Klosterman will share her expertise on program design, integration, and implementation, as well as strategies for successful service-learning and civic engagement opportunities in this interdisciplinary domain. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Health Humanities Lab (Room 0037A at 310 Trent Drive)

This event is sponsored by the Disability and Access Initiative, the Health Humanities Lab, and the Franklin Humanities Institute.

To inquire about accessibility, or to specify dietary preferences, please contact marion.quirici@duke.edu or Katherine.berko@duke.edu

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October 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm