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Research Roundtable

Restorative Justice 
Wednesday, January 29th  
3:30pm – 5:00pm  
Sorenson Arts and Education Complex Hub  

 

Roundtable Goal: To build an interdisciplinary team organized around the common interest of thinking differently about systems of punishment and justice, the incarcerated, and higher education in prison. For more information and to RSVP, click HERE 


Driving Out Diabetes 
Wednesday, February 19th  
12:00pm – 2:00pm  
Gardner Commons, Room 4150  

Roundtable Goal: To identify interdisciplinary researchers across the University of Utah campus interested in learning more about Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative. The Driving Out Diabetes team will discuss current programs, including possible community-engaged research opportunities related to diabetes prevention and care. Relevant campus fields include, but are not limited to: Communications, Economics, Education, Family and Consumer Studies, Geography, Marketing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Health, Social and Behavioral Science, Nursing, and Medicine. For more information and to RSVP, click HERE. 


Mindfulness: Relevance and Application in Professional, Personal, and Interpersonal Settings 
Tuesday, March 24th  
3:30pm – 5:00pm  
S.J. Quinney College of Law  

Roundtable Goal: Mindfulness as a practice refers to the conscious effort or paying attention to whatever is happening in the present moment, from one moment to the next, without criticism or judgment. Practicing mindfulness has is linked to developing greater awareness, concentration, and acceptance—allowing those who practice it to reduce distractions and respond constructively to demands instead of reacting in the moment. 
 
Topics: 
- the relationship between the body and the mind in stress and relaxation responses;  
- using mindfulness to examine one’s strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots;  
- developing a mindful approach to an academic career.  

For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21