October SDIS NEWS

DISCOVER YOUR SDIS IDENTITY
WHAT SDIS DOES NOW AND WHAT IT MIGHT DO FOR YOU

A PANEL PRESENTATION followed by NEW SDIS OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, October 18, 2014   1:30 - 3:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public
UCSD Chancellors Complex #111A
Free Parking in the Gilman Parking Structure
 
As the title implies, this Panel Meeting is intended to serve two main purposes. First, it is intended to help the membership of SDIS, and potential new members, discover the heart of the organization, its Study Groups and more recently, the Breakfast and Dinner groups and the Projects. 
For new members, the face of SDIS is the monthly meetings with their talks by experts in a variety of interesting and often topical areas. However, the vast majority of SDIS activity takes place in the small groups that typically meet monthly and have... more

From the President

For SDIS in October, the focus is on study groups and their recent companions: breakfast roundtable, supper with scholars, and research projects. This takes us on a tour through time: to the past with a glance at the history of Study Groups; to the present with anticipation of this month's SDIS Program Meeting, Panel Presentation (Study Groups etc) and Open Discussion (Learning Opportunities), October 18th; and a glimpse of the future with plans to contemplate, develop, and build.

For history, see Scholar's Notebook, March 2012, for a "Chronological Look at ...Study Groups". It contains a compilation of comments regarding the formation and features of the following SDIS groups: a) "Works-in-Progress" (first, spontaneously formed study group, members exchange and critique each others' research, Alice Marquis' brain-child); b) "Literature" (formed 1993 to discuss "Literature/Discourse Theory", evolved into a literary discussion group, members take turns hosting meetings, selecting texts, leading discussions); c) "Science"  (formed 1998, stimulated by Bea Rose questioning the relation between brain and mind, members select reading assignments, favor informative, current science books, Rose, facilitator); d) "Colloquy Cafe" (2006, new member meeting generated the idea of a study group that focuses on a single word or concept at each meeting, lively discussion ensues without any attempt at consensus, topics chosen by the group, Gusman, initial facilitator); e) Culture... more

Topics of Interest

SDIS GATHERINGS

Breakfast Roundtable
Monday, October 20th, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. 

Supper with Scholars
Thursday, October 2nd, at 6 p.m. 

Further information on these gatherings: 

The "Breakfast Roundtable" gathers at Coco's monthly, on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast and roundtable discussion.  Coco's is located in University City at the intersection of Genesee and Nobel Drive in the Costa Verde shopping center, across the street from University Town Center.  To make a reservation, contact Barbara Heckler at ... continue