Take part in Faculty Scholarship Lunch & Learn on Friday, Sept. 8

Join Belk Library and the Provost's Office for a Faculty Scholarship Lunch & Learn on Friday, Sept. 8 at 12:15 p.m.

Please join us on Friday, September 8 from 12:15–1:15 p.m. for a Faculty Scholarship Lunch & Learn in Belk Library 113. We will hear from three faculty on their research-in-progress in an informal, lightning talk format. Lunch will be provided! Please register here: https://elon.libcal.com/event/11207810.

The lightning talks will be from:

Jacqueline DeBrew, Nursing

Show Me Your Story:  A community organization that provides transitional housing to people experiencing homelessness was the site for a qualitative study which utilized interviews and Photovoice to understand what activities performed by residents increases self-determination in managing their health, what barriers exist, as well as what nurses can do to support them.

Evan Gatti, Art History

Evan will share work completed as part of the Multispectral Imaging Collective Videntes (Latin, plural for the act of seeing). Over the last few years, Videntes has imaged six of the seven medieval scrolls preserved in the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare in Vercelli, Italy. Each scroll preserves a different mode of teaching or learning from their original medieval contexts and now, each presents a unique technical problem to their modern interpreters. Gatti’s work, specially, focuses on what we can see better through multispectral analysis using an object that does not demonstrate clear damage or intentional reuse. She will share how the process of slow (or layered) looking encouraged by multispectral analysis offers insights into medieval drawing and copying practices and what the implications of those findings could be for expanded use of multispectral analysis in art history.

Jessica Merricks, Biology

Reflective writing is an underutilized strategy in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula for a variety of reasons, yet it may deepen disciplinary understanding and shape students’ cognitive, social, and emotional perspectives. Jessica’s research focuses on how to help students reflect more deeply on their learning process and their relationship with science content. She will also share results from a newly designed rubric for evaluating students’ written reflections.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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