Student Report: Superdeep #8 “Ukraine, Russia, and the Use of Force in International Law”

Superdeep #8 – Ukraine, Russia, and the Use of Force in International Law

Presented by Professor Nathan Hauthaler

Reported by Hantian Zhang (Class of 2025)

In response to current conflict in Ukraine, Professor Nathan Hauthaler delivered a Superdeep legal primer session on “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law” on March 8th, 2022. Instead of political or philosophical aspects on the use of force, the session focused on legal layer concerning the current conflict in Ukraine. Given that quite a few students reached out on the current conflict in Ukraine, the purpose of the meeting was to provide the general background and legal context as far as it concerns the use of force in international law.

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Student Report: Superdeep #7 “Discrimination and the Metaverse” 

Superdeep #7: “Discrimination & the Metaverse”
Presented by Wei Yi

Reported by Jiahe Yang (class of 2025)

On Mar 4th, 2022, Professor Nathan Hauthaler invited Wei Yi to present the seventh Superdeep workshop. Wei Yi, a senior majoring in data science, gave the presentation about his signature work project themed “Discrimination & the Metaverse”.

The introduction of this workshop states, “both real and virtual worlds are Superdeep.” Bias and discrimination could take place in the virtual space apart from the real world. As the opposite of egalitarianism, there is no uniform definition of discrimination. According to Yi, discrimination is a differentiated treatment toward different cohorts due to the prejudice derived from stereotypes and subjective hatred and will incurs losses to the victims. He pointed out that the extent of losses ranges widely. On the scale of severity, he listed verbal aggression, physical abuse, social exclusion, even genocide as manifestations of discrimination. Thus, the losses could also vary on a different scale, from heartbreaking to life-threatening.

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Third Space Lab is Seeking Digital Media Assistants

DKU Humanities Research Center’s Third Space Lab is recruiting undergraduate Digital Media Assistants, one for print and one for video, to support Dr. Emma Chiocca & Dr. Stephanie Anderson on a multilingual book and video project on stories for children.

Applications due date has been extended to April 18, 2022. Please submit them to eugenie.chao@dukekunshan.edu
See applications under each position.

Position title: Digital Media Assistant (Print)
Position job description: DKU Humanities Research Center’s Third Space Lab is recruiting a Digital Media Assistant (print) to support Faculty on an interdisciplinary and multilingual project. This position requires expertise in formatting text and images, text editing, and assistance in managing the sharing and distribution of content via social media. The project involves creating an “anthology” of short stories for children in multiple languages. This role will use tools and technologies associated with editing text and images. This role will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for everyone involved in the project. This position can be done remotely.

Learn more about the position:  TSL Digital Media Assistants – Anthology – Job Description
TSL – Student Worker – Print – Application


Position title: Digital Media Assistant (Video)

Position job description: DKU Humanities Research Center’s Third Space Lab is recruiting a Digital Media Assistant (video) to support Faculty on an interdisciplinary and multilingual project. This position requires expertise in video recording and editing and assistance in managing the sharing and distribution of products via social media. This role will use tools and technologies associated with creating, editing, displaying and communicating digital media, ideally including film, audio, subtitles (English and Chinese) and images. This role will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for everyone involved in the project. Due to the nature of the recordings and interactions, the Digital Media Assistant will need to be located in Kunshan for at least the duration of the recording process (until the end of the Spring 2022 semester). The editing can be done remotely.

Learn more about the position:  TSL Digital Media Assistants – Anthology – Job Description
TSL – Student Worker – Video – Application

 

Superdeep #10: “The Acquisition of Practical Knowledge” (Jiyuan Sun) | Wed, Mar 30, 6:30pm

Wed, Mar 30, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Superdeep is where we practice – but this week also learn about – “The Acquisition of Practical Knowledge”: this Wednesday, with & from Jiyuan Sun (’24, E&L Philosophy).

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting. (Due to current restrictions in-person attendance will have to be very limited—thank you for understanding.)

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Doc Lab Presents: Podcasting Workshop

Date/Time: Friday, April 1, 2022, 11am-1:30pm
Location: DKU theater room in the Blue Oasis
REGISTER HERE

Have you ever been curious about how a podcast or audio documentary is made?  Have you wanted to make your own or be on a team that produces them?  In this workshop, you will get the chance to do it.  In a small group, we will work together to:

  • Learn how to record clean sound, edit your clips, and sound design
  • Learn the art of interviewing and how to put it all together to form a story
  • Produce your own story (individual or in a team)
    What we will do:
  • What kinds of podcasts are out there?
  • Recording clean sound
  • Art of the interview
  • Practice interview
  • Getting to know the editing software
  • Sound design

All DKU students are invited!
REGISTER HERE

More about Doc Lab

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk

You can now watch the recording of this past event here:
https://duke.zoom.us/rec/play/7G9YVyyt_iojabvvB78GZf-hUJ5LU142wFr4wXDEIhwW0vhMrJBxkmm7Zlcx_16k2dwGBfkFWfH_SVmf.mPTtP7643Jjm0lHk

You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag LunchResearch Talk by Dr. Sun Yachao and Dr. Ge Lan on Translingual studies on writing: Its research trends and pedagogical implications.

Date/Time: Friday, March 25, 2022, Noon-1 pm (China Time)
Speakers: Dr. Sun Yachao and Dr. Ge Lan
Location: Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. 

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the talk! Snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP. 

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday March 24 :  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CJ5OtdrAcWMUFU

 

Presenters

Yachao Sun is an assistant professor in the Language and Culture Center at Duke Kunshan University. His research interests include multilingual writing, translingual studies, multimodal composition, and corpus linguistics. His work can be found in TESOL Quarterly, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and System, among others.

Ge Lan is an assistant professor in the department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include corpus linguistics, natural language processing, second language writing, and English for academic purposes. He has published in Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and English for Specific Purposes, and so on.

 

Abstract:

Translingual theories have been proposed and implemented to respond to the increasing linguacultural diversity in today’s classrooms. However, the ‘trans-’ concepts have elicited some concerns and the findings of ‘trans-’ pedagogies vary from facilitating to undermining teaching and learning. This presentation will introduce the research trends and pedagogical implications of translingual studies on writing by analyzing peer-reviewed journal articles published from 2011 to 2021, during which ‘trans-’ studies on writing experienced rapid development in its conceptualization and implementation.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community and beyond who are interested in engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication. If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z or contact Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu).

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Superdeep #9: “Benjamin’s Aura & NFT” (Tian Leiyuan) | Fri, Mar 11, 6:30pm

Fri, Mar 11, 6:30 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

Even the blockchain can be Superdeep, as our final meeting this session will show: Tian Leiyuan (‘23, Media Arts) will discuss with us her work on “Benjamin’s Aura and NFT”.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or law) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

Superdeep #8: “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law” (Nathan Hauthaler) | Tue, Mar 8, 7pm

Tue, Mar 8, 7 pm
IB 2026 | Zoom 69 79 89 79 69

In response to current events & popular demand: join us for a Superdeep legal primer session on “Ukraine, Russia, & the Use of Force in International Law”. We will discuss firstly legal rather than political or philosophical aspects of the use of force concerning the current conflict in Ukraine.

As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy (or law) is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.

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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
see https://sites.duke.edu/dkuhumanities/superdeep/
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.

The Ukraine Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute will convene a roundtable discussion on the Ukraine Crisis on Wednesday March 9, 2022 at 9pm China time. The discussion will be held on Zoom, and advance registration is required.

The roundtable aims to discuss the causes of and future prospects for the Ukraine crisis, the impact on the world geopolitical situation, and perceptions of the crisis in Chinese official and social media.

Click here for more information

Click here to register