Monthly Program

Perspectives on Storytelling
Monday, January 14, 1:30-3 p.m.
Room 7 Mondale Hall  

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Panelists: Gina Rumore, Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation; Phyllis Moen, Life Course Center, Department of Sociology; Michael Winikoff, BioTechnology Institute

Moderator: Deirdre Manion-Fischer, UMCF programs committee co-chair, Department of Neuroscience

Join us for a panel discussion from different perspectives on storytelling to showcase faculty research and advance university goals. Gina Rumore will speak from her experience in proposal preparation for the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI). Phyllis Moen will speak about her experience speaking to the media about her own research work. Michael Winikoff will speak from his experience mentoring undergraduate student writers and designers. 

Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

This program is free for Communicators Forum members, and $10 for non-members.

Gina Rumore
As Director of the ISRDI Development Core, Gina Rumore oversees every aspect of proposal development and submission, runs research and professional development services, and works closely with research staff and faculty members to develop fruitful interdisciplinary collaborations in population research. Dr. Rumore's educational background in biological research, writing, and science studies helped her develop a nuanced understanding of what is required to build a successful research program.

Phyllis Moen
Phyllis Moen is a life course scholar interested in the mismatch between 20th century clocks and calendars shaping work, careers, and the gendered life course and 21st century demographies, technologies, risks and realities. She directs the Life Course Center, holds a McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair, and is a professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, following 25 years at Cornell University. Dr. Moen’s latest book is the award-winning Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose (2016). Her newest project, the University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC), aims to reimagine higher education to include intergenerational relationships and to serve as an innovative catalyst promoting meaningful encores for Boomers.

Michael Winikoff 
Michael Winikoff is Communications Director at the University of Minnesota BioTechnology Institute where he directs the Science Communication Lab, an internship program that provides opportunities for undergraduate writers and designers to collaborate on science communications projects from research profiles to animated videos and educational exhibits.

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