Forum Theme 1
The impetus for this forum was the UNI Creating a Responsible Environment Showcase (UNI CARES) event held in April, 2016. The goal of the showcase was to bring together the various domains (or disciplines, as it were) of researchers, teachers, students, and staff who contribute to active learning, expanded thinking, and environmental renewal at UNI. Correspondingly, the Provost’s Common Read brought diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff together to discuss the broader implications of Andrea Wulf’s biography of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), The Invention of Nature. I want to take some of the themes raised in these events and use them as threads to weave a web of relation among the pieces gathered here, and more broadly, to reflect on UNI as our shared home, our οἶκος with an ecology that we together create.
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"Introduction: Building Bridges and Weaving Webs,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol12/iss1/2