Virtual Quest 2021 Tackled Timely, Topical Themes
Recordings are available of 2021 Quest, the college’s annual celebration of scholarly and creative pursuits of the campus community, which was held this year as a real-time virtual event. To access free recordings of the 2021 Quest presentations, visit oswego.edu/quest.
Ranging alphabetically from “Acting Shakespeare Pairs Scenes” to a pair of “Writing the Past in Isolation: Historical Research during the Pandemic” sessions, and through dozens of fields of study, Quest 2021 offered something for any campus community member.
This year’s lineup also featured a wide-ranging menu of topics of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is both timely and a preview for the campus-wide Grand Challenge, starting this fall, on race, racism and social justice.
Some highlights from the day included:
- “Why Representation Matters: Education in the COVID-19 Era” panel presentation by participants in the School of Education’s Teacher Opportunity Corps II program.
- “This Conversation Makes Me Uncomfortable: Purposeful Approaches to Discussing Race and Identity in the Classroom.”
- “Analyzing East Asian Biases during the COVID-19 Pandemic through Word Embeddings” by computer science major Lok Chi Hon ’21, which looked into how media sources displayed implicit and explicit bias while also evolving during their coverage of the pandemic.
Presentations also tackled COVID-19’s psychological impacts, mental and physical well-being in challenging times, climate change and continued stress on the environment, and much more.
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