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Fall Semester Activities Support Public Scholarship

This semester brings workshops and discussions to examine issues and develop skills

August 27, 2012

Public Scholarship as Professional Capital
Monday, Sept 17, 2012, noon – 1:15
Goizueta Foundation Center (West wing of the GBS) W320

Writing as a Public Scholar: On Publishing, Proposals, and Platforms
Thursday, Oct 4, 2012, 4:00 ­– 5:15 pm
102 Center for Ethics

Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and On the Screen
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, noon – 1:15
Goizueta Foundation Center (West wing of the GBS) W320

Public Scholarship in the Sciences
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, noon – 1:15
Dobbs University Center 363

1. Public Scholarship as Professional Capital
Monday, Sept 17, 2012, noon-1:15
Goizueta Foundation Center (West wing of the GBS) W320

Co-sponsored with the Center for Women at Emory, the first of this year's co-sponsored follow-up sessions will be "Public Scholarship as Professional Capital," on Sept 17. Three members of the Emory faculty and administration will discuss some of the challenges within academe in the pursuit of public scholarship and some strategies for addressing those challenges, as well as ideas for how university culture might more readily embrace such work as intellectual andprofessional capital.

Presenters:

  • Claire Sterk, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Pamela Scully, Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies

2. Writing as a Public Scholar: On Publishing, Proposals, and Platforms
Thursday, Oct 4, 2012, 4:00-5:15 pm
102 Center for Ethics

The Author Development Program of the CFDE is offering “Writing as a Public Scholar: On Publishing, Proposals, and Platforms,” a Q&A session on Oct 4 with literary agent David Patterson, of Foundry Media and Literary Agency.

All faculty are invited to attend this talk and question-and-answer session with David Patterson. Deeply experienced in representing academic authors, Patterson will address the practical questions facing scholars who would like to reach a broad audience. How does one build a public platform as an author? What makes query letters compelling to agents? How and when should one craft a book proposal?  How does your writing have to change, or does it? In addition to this discussion, Patterson will also meet briefly with individual Emory authors who have book projects in the works. These one-on-one slots are limited and booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Everyone meeting with Mr. Patterson must submit a two-page (maximum) summary by September 20, 2012.  Please also include brief bio information in the last paragraph of your summary.

To RSVP for Patterson’s talk or book an individual meeting, contact Elizabeth Gallu at egallu@emory.edu

3. Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and On the Screen
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, noon – 1:15
Goizueta Foundation Center (West wing of the GBS) W320

The second session, also co-sponsored with the Center for Women at Emory, on Oct. 10, will be "Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and on the Screen." Three faculty members with extensive experience in television and speaking to non-academic audiences will offer their best advice on working as public scholars in those settings. The aim of this program is to help faculty prepare for public speaking and broadcast opportunities to influence public discourse.  

Presenters:

  • Sissel McCarthy, Lecturer in Journalism and former anchor, CNN International
  • Dorothy Brown, Professor of Law
  • Frans de Waal, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior

4. Public Scholarship in the Sciences
Thursday, November 1, 2012, noon - 1:15
Dobbs University Center 363

A third session in partnership with the Center for Women at Emory, on the topic of “Public Scholarship in the Sciences,” will explore the particular issues for all kinds of scientists in their efforts to bring their work into the public realm.

Presenters:

  • Debra Houry, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Jaap de Roode, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Eric Weeks, Professor of Physics

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Offerings With the OpEd Project

In 2012-13, Emory is partnering with the OpEd Project to expand the range of voices heard in the public sphere. This two-year fellowship aims to increase the number of women and minority scholars who are “thought leaders” in the nation’s most visible forums by teaching them how to write for and connect to major media outlets.  To read more about the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship, please visit http://cfde.emory.edu/about/blog/public-voices-thought-leadership-fellowship.html

The Center for Women is partnering with The OpEd Project again, with support from the Emory Center for Ethics, in order to offer a PUBLIC SEMINAR on thought leadership on September 8. To download a flyer with details, please visit http://cfde.emory.edu/images/publicvoicessept9.pdf