Faculty Friday Events for Oct. 7

September 30, 2022
Submitted By: T. Stores

Faculty Friday on Oct. 7 will feature a faculty writing community in the morning, private dining for faculty at University Commons for lunch, and a talk and reception celebrating the work of Katherine Owens, Professor of Politics and Government in the College of Arts & Sciences. 

From 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., please join Margaret Tarampi and Julie Sochacki in the CTEI/Creative Technologies Center, lower level of Harrison Libraries for The Faculty Writing Community, which aims to enhance scholarly productivity by helping faculty carve out a block of time for projects that would otherwise have been sidelined by other commitments. Participants should bring a laptop and/or whatever else they need to work. CTEI provides snacks and refreshments but otherwise leaves faculty alone to write. Open to all faculty. 

From 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., the Private Dining Room in University Commons has been reserved for faculty use. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Commons, and join your faculty friends and colleagues. 

From 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Libraries, all are invited to a talk by Katharine Owens, Professor of Politics and Government in the College of Arts & Sciences titled Entangled and Ingested: The Sperm Whale. Owens creates life-size canvasses of marine life out of discarded plastic to help teach others how it is harmful to animals. Her work to create these pieces, with help from school children and the public, has received public acclaim throughout the region. She has done similar work in India as a Fulbright Scholar, and has been invited to train others in a community workshop in Barcelona. The Sperm Whale, measuring 20 x 50 feet, will come to the University of Hartford for exhibition throughout the month of October. Join us to see the artwork, hear Owens talk about the project, and stay for the reception afterward.


Contact Ann Brown ( for more information about these and other Faculty Friday events.