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Experience Energy

Announcing the 2015-16 Common Experience Theme.

The Green Lunch Bag Series

October 14th from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theater

The Preservation of Human Energy Through Aging

The Preservation of Human Energy Through Aging

Migrations and Energy

"Migrations and Energy" from the point of view of "human energy" and "human potential" not in a strictly scientific way, but through a humanistic and critical thinking approach privileging the "energy of values and social equity."

The Energy of Art

The Energy of Art: Doctor Faustus Lights the lights as a Nexus for Cross-disciplinary Exchange.

Energy Management in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Common Experience Seminar: Energy Management in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    Meet the Faculty Coordinator


    Sarah Elkind, Professor of History



    Sara Elkind portrait
    photo by Parker Bray


    Dear Colleagues:


    Energy. Human energy. Mechanical Energy. Creative Energy.


    Energy means many things in many disciplines; Experience Energy is the theme for this year’s Common Experience. Photo contests, student research symposia, new courses, theatrical performances and other special events on campus offer students an opportunity to expand upon their coursework, and consider the topic of energy from many different perspectives. These events offer faculty an enriching array of activities to supplement courses, a chance to meet new colleagues, and forge interdisciplinary collaboration.


    What does energy mean in your discipline? How do your research, teaching and community activities? We would like to have you join a cross-campus, multidisciplinary coalition of faculty and students interested in energy as a subject in all its possible manifestations. How else can you participate? Go to a performance or exhibition. Send your students to an Experience Energy event. Make the connection in your classes. For more information, come to the CTL Roundtable: Experience Energy, Monday, Sept 21 at noon in the Faculty Staff Club. Registration for the Rountable Event.


    Sarah Elkind, Faculty Coordinator
    Experience Energy Theme