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    Perspectives on Disability: A Symposium

    A Campus Cultural Connections Event

    Date: March 16, 2015

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center

    Sponsors: The Department of Music; Graul Chair in Arts and Languages; Office of Human Resources

    Contact:
 Richard Chenoweth

    Phone number: 937-229-3955

    This symposium will consist of three 50-minute sessions in which our panel of University of Dayton faculty and students will explore the intersections of Rites, Rights, and Writes as they relate to disabilities and the arts:

    • In the Rites session (9:00 - 9:50 am) we will identify the cultural habits and rites of passage associated with these topics.
    • The Rights session (10:00 - 10:50 am) will examine the legal rights of disabled persons, explore the societal and personal implications of these rights and associated systems, and how they support involvement in the arts.
    • The Writes session (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) will employ current research and use of language and technology, including human interface design.

    Each session will allow for an interactive question and answer period with the panel. Please feel free to attend one, two or all three of these consecutive sessions.

    Faculty panelists include: Susan Gardstrom and Tobias Rush, of the Department of Music; Michelle Hayford, director of the Theatre Program; Suki Kwon, of the Department of Art and Design; Andrea Zavakos, from the Office of Human Resources; Elizabeth Harrison, Director of Student Learning Services at the Office of Student Learning Services; and Joni Baldwin, of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education and Health Sciences.

    This event is free and open to the public.