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Community Conversations Events Set for This Spring

Community Conversations, produced by UO Housing and cosponsored by the UO Libraries, is the flagship living-learning series within the residential curriculum of University Housing. The series offers a unique forum for exploring a diversity of academic, political, and popular culture topics. All Community Conversation events are free and open to the public. The lineup for spring 2013 is:

The UO Libraries plays an important collaborative role in Community Conversations, with several library staff members contributing to the programs. The library also provides suggested readings and multimedia presentations to enhance the sessions. 

Special thanks to UO librarians and subject specialists for their contributions to the 2012-13 Community Conversations program. 


Other Opportunities for Community Conversations

If you are unable to attend any of the Community Conversations sessions, they air on Channel 23 on the Wednesday following the event, from 8:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. A selection of previous Community Conversations is streamed and can be viewed on demand by searching for "Community Conversations" on the UO Channel

For more information about the Community Conversations program, contact Heather Kropf (, Residence Life Coordinator of Leadership and Academic Integration.


Previous Spring Term Community Conversations

Explorations In Molecular Gastronomy, April 10, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Earl Kitchen

Economic Impact of Higher Education, April 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., LLC Performance Hall

The Zombie Apocalypse, May 8, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., LLC Performance Hall
A zombie apocalypse could happen. In order to be prepared, this session will explore how we will be impacted and how we can use our personal resources and skills to survive. There will be a discussion that explores well-being, resilience, our connections with others, and how our interdependence may change.

Thinking About Thinking: The Path to Success, May 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm., LLC Performance Hall
When was the last time you took a minute to think about how much you’ve grown and changed over the past year and how that might impact your future? In this community conversation, you will experience the reflective process and use your new found understanding to create a path to success.

Find Your Place in the Leadership Spectrum, June 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., LLC Performance Hall
Do you actively engage in leadership or sit back and let others take charge? There are all kinds of leaders. Come hear from Tim McMahon (the leadership expert at UO), find out your style, the strengths you bring to the team, and how you can collaborate with other leadership styles.

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