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Research Colloquium Dinner

Faculty Colloquium for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity

The Faculty Colloquium for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Dinner advances the mission of the Faculty Center by providing CSUSM faculty an opportunity to present their scholarly research to their university colleagues. The colloquium series is widely praised because it fosters collegiality and intellectual engagement across the disciplines. The Faculty Center Advisory Council selects one faculty presenter for each academic semester. Faculty members purchase tickets for the catered event.  The colloquia are limited to CSUSM tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, and ad­ministrators with faculty rank. Faculty are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming call and nominate colleagues for future colloquia.

Spring 2023

Speaker: Andrew Spieldenner, Associate Professor, CHABSS Communication

Title: Let Me Tell You A Story: Lessons From HIV to COVID-19 Pandemics
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: CSUSM McMahan House

Stories matter: the ways we share our experiences can change the world. My research is qualitative and engaged with HIV and LGBTQ communities. After four decades of HIV, the LGBTQ community experienced some key issues that resonated in COVID-19. Through stories from my work, I will outline three lessons from HIV: managing risk; governments and systems fail; and touch is important. I will close with how building community is vital for our survival.

Rebecca Brooks