Information Session: Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Call for Proposals


The Institute for Advanced Study is coordinating the internal review and selection process to determine the University’s single nomination for a Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar. Seminars typically meet for one year and bring together faculty, staff, visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields, mainly, but not exclusively, in the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants. Participation from nearby communities and institutions is also encouraged.

Visiting Artists & Critics Talk: Alexandra Peck

Alexandra Peck
Visiting Scholar of Indigenous Studies, Institute for Advanced Study & Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative

Join the Department of Art for a talk with anthropologist Alexandra Peck, “Mariners, Makers, Matriarchs: Relationships Between Women & Water in Coast Salish Material Culture.”

Centering Access & Inclusion



Classroom concerns about accessibility and inclusion can be complex, and in many ways, COVID-19 has made them more complicated. This session presents a pedagogical framework for teaching with access and inclusion - even during a pandemic. We’ll identify key concepts, review grounding principles, and discuss everyday teaching practices.

This session is the “pre-work” for the full Teaching with Access and Inclusion (TAI) program.


Teaching with Access & Inclusion Series (January 4–6)


Are you committed to supporting diverse students but still feel unsure of how to address questions of exclusion and belonging in your courses? Have local and global events in the last two years left you even more concerned about supporting marginalized students? The Teaching with Access and Inclusion (TAI) Program offers an exploration of critical frameworks and practical strategies towards creating more equitable educational experiences for all.

Systemwide Resources for Faculty, Researchers, and Grad Students, too: A Conversation

Presenters from seven university offices and the University libraries talk about sources of internal funding and other programs to support research and teaching, with opportunities to support collaboration with community, across disciplines and borders. Faculty, staff, and graduate students working with advisors who can support their work are invited; programs discussed are open to each of these groups. Registration is required.


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IDF Information Session


Are you a graduate student interested in applying for an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship? Join us for an information session with six of the University’s IDF-sponsoring Centers and Institutes: