Reported by Vicky Yongkun Wu, Class of 2026
This workshop was part of the Women’s History Month 2023 events organized by the HRC’s Gender Studies Initiative.
The Women’s History Month Student Workshop 2023, hosted by Professor Titas Chakraborty, focused on 9 student papers. On Friday April 21, after Professor James Miller’s opening remarks, student presenters, who were accordingly distributed to three panels, gender in China, women and conflict, and feminism and media, were given approximately 10 minutes to introduce their projects, followed by professors’ comments and the Q&A session. The wide range of gender topics covered in the workshop was impressive and truly enhanced gender studies at DKU. Continue reading “Student Report on Women’s History Month Student Workshop”
Reported by Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
This was the first event of the Computational Humanities Seminar series, which focuses on the role of technology in the social sciences. The series is organized by Jaehee Choi, Zhaojin Zheng, and Alice Xiang.
Professor Amir Fekrazad, a professor of economics from Texas A&M – San Antonio, presented his research on using artificial intelligence to estimate a person’s remaining lifespan on February 24th. Moderated by Professor Jaehee Choi, Professor Fekrazad detailed the process of creating such technology. Continue reading “Student Report on Estimating Remaining Lifespan from the Face”
Reported by Shivam Mani, Class of 2025
This talk was a part of the HRC’s Religion+ event series, held in-person on the DKU campus. Each event connects a topic to religion, and faculty are invited to speak on their work and/or ideas about the intersection of the topics.
This event brought Prof. Bryce Beemer, Prof. Titas Chakraborty, and Prof. Tommaso Tesei together for a conversation about the role of religion in the formation, development, and behaviors of empires throughout history. Continue reading “Student Report on Religion + Empire”
Reported by Dongkun Lyu
The seminar was divided into three parts. Sue first introduced the Ontology of the Lucid Dream, Michelle then discussed several different “Selves” in the dream, and finally Nathan proposed the research on knowledge in dreams and related action philosophy. Continue reading “Superdeep#17: “Lucid Dreams Elucidated” By Nathan Hauthaler, Weifan Mo and Siyu Wang”
Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
This event was hosted by HRC’s Citizenship Lab. The Citizenship Lab seeks to understand the transformation of citizenship and the ways in which citizenship is expressed through ecological, temporal, and spatial terms. The full event can be viewed here.
Dr. Nick Kelly and Professor Marcus Foth from the Queensland University of Technology joined Professor Robin Rodd from Duke Kunshan’s Citizenship Lab on March 9th to discuss the role of the metaverse in the politics of climate change. Based on their article published in The Conversation, the two began by explaining Tuvalu’s attempt to save their nation that has turned towards metaverse technologies. Continue reading “Student Report on The Climate Emergency and Tuvalu’s Escape to the Metaverse: Challenging the Complicity of Design in Technological Solutionism”
Reported by Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
This talk was hosted by HRC’s Citizenship Lab. The Citizenship Lab seeks to understand the transformation of citizenship and the ways in which citizenship is expressed through ecological, temporal, and spatial terms.
Professor Kregg Hetherington from Concordia University joined Duke Kunshan’s Citizenship Lab on February 17th to deliver a presentation titled “Ghost Rivers in the Urban Anthropocene.” Moderated by Citizenship Lab co-director Robin Rodd, the lecture recounted the story of the St. Pierre, a river that once ran through Montreal and nourished the city in its foundation, now considered a “ghost river.” Continue reading “Student Report on Ghost Rivers in the Urban Anthropocene”
Reported by Dongkun Lyu (with ChatGPT)
Before I started to write a report, I asked ChatGPT:
“Could you please write around a 300 words seminar report for me? The date is Feb 1, 2023. People are Tim Fitz (engineer of Turnitin), Professor Daniel Lim and DKU professors and student. The content is encompassing the research area of the speakers, the process of the development of AI, their experience and thought of ChatGPT and some classic computer experiment like ‘The Turing test’ and ‘Chinese character test’.”
Consequently, most of this report, except for the first paragraph (because it repeats the information I was given), was not useful. Continue reading “Student Report: Superdeep#16: “ChatGPT” with Tim Fitz (Turnitin)”
Reported by Yongkun Vicky Wu, class of 2026
This talk by Yachao Sun, Xiaofei Pan, and Ge Lan on Linguistics, Humanities, and Data Sciences: Their Intersections and Implications is part of the Third Space Lab (TSL) Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk. The program is broadly associated with research projects related to languages, cultures, and intercultural communication.
This research talk given by Prof Yachao Sun, Xiaofei Pan, and Ge Lan was divided into four parts: introduction to the project, the Data+X research, the Stanza paper, and to the progress of the project and call for collaboration.
Continue reading “Student Report on Linguistics, Humanities, and Data Sciences: Their Intersections and Implications”
Reported by Mateja Bokan, Class of 2025
The Humanities Research Center organized a Humanities Research Lunch for undergraduate students interested in discovering humanities disciplines and research at DKU. During the event, students had the opportunity to talk to Arts and Humanities faculty and hear about research opportunities, but also get acquainted with the work of the Humanities Research Center and its labs.
Continue reading “Student Report: Humanities Research Lunch”
Reported by Zishuo Wu, Class of 2024
Edited by Chloe Alimurong, Class of 2025
Yunan Mei, a graduate studying at Yale University who previously conducted research on dementia patient caregivers based in Kunshan with DKU’s Health Humanities Lab as her signature work, was invited in an interview with the HRC to share about this project.
Yunan introduced her project as focusing on caregivers and their impact on medication adherence of people with dementia that have in-home care. She conducted this research in Kunshan for convenience concerns. Three perspectives: the caregivers’ knowledge of dementia, their emotional state, and the relationship with care recipients were examined in her project. Continue reading “The Caregivers for Dementia Patients in Kunshan: An interview with DKU Alumni, Yunan Mei”