CCK Events


Emerging Voices From the Gulf: Creating a Place for People

Join us for A Human Coast Initiative Symposium on Thursday, May 27 1PM-5PM, E130 Howe-Russell Kniffen Geosciences Building

Session One

Time: 1:30 pm - 3pm

Josh Lewis, Ph.D. Bywater Institute, Tulane University. “Dredge or Die: Harbor Deepening, Ecology, and Justice Along the US Gulf Coast” 

Liz Skilton, Ph.D. University of Louisiana Lafayette. “Harvesting Histories: The Recent Louisiana Disasters Oral History Project”

Ned Randolph, Ph.D. Tulane University.  “Pipeline Logic and Culpability: Establishing a Continuum of Harm for Sacrifice Zones”

Session Two 

Time: 3:15pm - 4:45 pm

Audrey Grismore, Ph.D. The Water Institute of the Gulf. “Obtainability of Scientific Support: A Comparison Access, Means and Methods During the 1930s and 1940s Oil and Oyster Litigation in Coastal Louisiana”

Jessica Simms, Ph.D. Louisiana Office of Community Development. “Community-scale Climate Migration: The Resettlement of Isle de Jean Charles”

Scott Hemmerling, Ph.D. The Water Institute of the Gulf. “Elevating Local Knowledge Through Participatory Modeling: Active Community Engagement in Restoration Planning in Coastal Louisiana”

An LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge program, sponsored by the Carl O. Sauer Professorship and the Department of Geography & Anthropology

Thinking Like a University: Connecting Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Engineering

Join us for a National Academy of Sciences Conference at LSU on September 9-10, 2021. 

LSU will host representatives from the National Academy of Sciences' Branches of the Same Tree initiative whose report seeks to promote the integration of the arts and humanities with the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering. During the visit, the Center for Collaborative Knowledge (CCK), in conjunction with the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and other partners will host a two-day, in-person conference to showcase LSU faculty, students and programs, and to inspire new cross-campus conversations and innovative collaborations. Register now! 


Uncertainty Across the Arts and Sciences: A Conversation

Wednesday, April 14, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Session Chair: John Hamilton, Manship School of Mass Communication

Nancy Rabalais, Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetland Studies, (Oceanography), "Should Uncertainty Prevent Wise Resource Management"

Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography (Geography), "Cultural Adaptation in a Landscape of Uncertainty"

Michael Desmond, Professor, Department of Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Trustee, (Architecture), "Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste"

Wednesday, March 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Session Chair: Inessa Bazayev, Paula G. Manship Associate Professor (Music)

Steve Nelson, Dean, School of Medicine, LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans, "Diagnostic Error in Health Care"

Barry Keim, Professor and Chair (Geography and Anthropology), and LA State Climatologist, "Our Uncertain Future in Weather and Climate"

James Stoner, Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor (Political Science) and Director (Eric Voegelin Institute) " Moral Certainty"

Tuesday, March 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Session Chair: Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Professor and Chair (History)

Gabriela González, LSU Systems Boyd Professor (Physics and Astronomy) "How Certain Are We of Physics Discoveries?"

Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy (Mass Communication), and longtime reporter and editor, "Thinking and Verifying: Taking in the News in an Age of Distrust"

Michelle Zerba, Maggie B. Martin Professor (English and Comparative Literature) "On Uncertainty and the Search for Knowledge: The Value of Ancient Skepticism Today"

Tuesday, February 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Session Chair: Suzanne Marchand, LSU Systems Boyd Professor (History)

Willis Delony, LSU Boyd Professor of Piano and Jazz Studies (Music) "Making Music and the Art of Painting Yourself Out of a Corner"

Emily Elliott, Professor and Chair (Psychology) "Open Science Methods and Practices: A Psychologist's Journey"

John Pojman, Professor and Chair (Chemistry) "Epistemological Implications of Chaos Theory"