NEWS

November 7 IDR Coffee Hour

Hello IDR members!

I hope your semester is going well and your research has been successful! I would like to invite you all to our first Coffee Hour at the GLC! We will have a room reserved where we will have coffee and hot water for tea as well as some pastries/snacks. We invite you to stop by for as long as you’d like, whether to just pop in to say hi and grab some coffee, or if you want to hang out and chat or do work. This will happen on Tuesday, November 7th from 10-11am in GLC Meeting Room B. Feel free to bring anyone interested in becoming a member as well! I hope to see you all there!

In an effort to continue to share our interdisciplinary research, I also wanted to ask that if you have any major accomplishments in your research, publications, conference presentations, etc. throughout the year, please send me a quick email about it! I’d like to share some of the work each of us does on the Facebook page and hopefully soon on the IDR website. If you know of someone else in the organization who has accomplished something like this, please let me know about it!

Lastly, we will be having a speaker spotlight lecture on Thursday, November 9th from 11-12pm. I’ll be sending out detailed information about it very soon but please pencil this into your calendars as it should be a very interesting talk!

Best,
Melissa Kenny
President, IDR

November 9 IDR Speaker

We are going to have our first IDR speaker spotlight lecture of this semester on 11-12 pm, Thursday, Nov 9, GLC room F.

Dr. DeLuca will be speaking about her research and the process of collaboration and crossing disciplinary bridges. Her works include neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, occupational therapists, and neurobiologists.
The title of the talk is An Interdisciplinary approach to neurodevelopmental disorders.

The flyer of the event is here. Please feel free to bring your friends and circulate the event.

Best regards,
Syeed
Vice president of events, IDR

Inaugural IDR Fall 2017 Meeting

Hello fellow IDR members!

I hope your Fall semester has been going well so far! I would like to invite all of you to our first IDR General Meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd from 12-1pm in GLC Meeting Room C. This meeting will be a brown bag lunch event, so bring your own lunch and come meet with myself, the other IDR executive officers, and other members!

At this meeting we will discuss upcoming items/events, open applications for membership, and we’d also like to have 2 IDR members present their research at the meeting! If you’re interested in presenting, please let me know ASAP. This will be a ~10min informal presentation to the group followed by time for questions and discussion. This is the perfect opportunity to get questions and insight from an interdisciplinary audience. Feel free to either present completed/progressing work or pose any questions/difficulties you may be having so that those in attendance can possibly help!

If you know of anyone interested in becoming a member of IDR, feel free to bring them along!

I hope to see you all there!

Melissa Kenny
President, Iota Delta Rho Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society

IDR award for oral and poster presentations

IDR would like to recognize and congratulate the following winners of the IDR award for oral and poster presentations:

Oral:
1st place – Syeed Md Iskander
2nd place – Sarah Beauchamp

Poster:
1st place – Michelle Graham
2nd place – Kasey Richardson

Great job everyone!!

Rachael Kennedy Doctoral Defense

Our own Rachael Kennedy is giving her Doctoral Defense on March 24, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in Litton Reaves Hall, Room 1810. The title of her dissertation is “Establishing Nourishing Food Networks in an era of Global-local Tensions: An Interdisciplinary Ethnography of Turkey”. You are invited to attend.