Past Events

  • 2020 Oct 05

    Access to Higher Education Deliberative Forum

    6:30pm to 8:00pm



    The Civil Discourse Lab (CDL) at the University of New Hampshire—Durham invites you to join us for one of four upcoming public dialogues on issues surrounding Access and Equity in Higher Education in New Hampshire. We will be holding these virtual forums in October, November, and December and participants are invited to choose one that best fits their schedule. To generate robust, facilitated discussion, we invite all perspectives and experiences to join us, including those in our community who have experienced challenges to gaining access to higher education, as well as stakeholders,...

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  • 2020 Sep 25

    CDL Training

    11:00am to 12:15pm



    Calling all CDL Affiliates! We'll be having facilitation workshop on Friday, September 25th, 11 am to 12:15 pm. During this workshop, we'll cover foundational facilitation techniques and strategies to prepare you to confidently facilitate this semester and beyond. We'll also talk about facilitation in a virtual context. Come learn new skills or brush up on skills you started to build last year.


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  • 2020 Sep 25

    Black New England Conference

    (All day)



    Volunteering students are asked to facilitate discussions with conference participants in a breakout room after the panel—the conversation will be only 10-15 min long. There will be a number of breakout rooms run simultaneously to keep the number of participants manageable. The panel moderator will call for a break-out session at a certain point in the panel discussion time. CDL students can sign-up to facilitate one of these 10-15 minute conversations, but must commit to also attending the panel. Discussion will center around remarks/statements made by the panelists.

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  • 2020 Sep 24

    Access to Higher Education Pilot

    3:45pm to 5:30pm



    Join us for a pilot event to introduce our access to higher education theme that we will be discussing this semester. This event will be facilitated by CDL professors with CDL students as note-takers and participants. We will be using the same program that will be used for all of the access to higher education discussions, so this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the topic and program!


    Note-takers and...

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  • 2020 Sep 14

    CDL Fall 2020 Kickoff

    6:30pm to 7:30pm



    Please join the Civil Discourse Lab for our virtual fall kickoff event on Monday, September 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm! We will be discussing what the CDL does, how to participate, introducing our leadership team, and previewing the different events we will be involved with this semester. This event is mandatory if you are interested in facilitating or note taking this semester. Don’t know what facilitating is? That’s okay! Join us and we will tell you about the important work the CDL does and how we train student facilitators. All are welcome! Zoom link below.


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  • 2020 Sep 02

    U-Day Table

    3:30pm to 6:30pm


    Thompson Hall Lawn

    Come vist the CDL table at U-Day to meet this semester's student leaders and learn more about the Civil Discourse Lab!


    Members of the campus community, and the surrounding communities of Durham, Lee and Madbury, celebrate the beginning of the new academic year with a picnic and outdoor festivities held on the lawn of Thompson Hall.

    The University Day Campus Picnic and Student Activities Fair is a great way for UNH students to find ways to participate in the university community. Student organizations will be recruiting new members and UNH...

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  • 2020 May 04

    End of Year Celebration & Resume Workshop

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    Dimond Library
    Monday, May 4th 6:00 P.M join us along with CDL Alumni at the Dimond Library for our end of year celebration - giving the opportunity to translate your experience through the Civil Discourse Lab onto your resume.
  • 2020 Apr 01

    Stories and Voices on Access to Education

    5:00pm to 8:00pm


    Hamilton Smith Hall 95 Main St, Durham, New Hampshire 03824

    Universities are closing, the cost of higher education is out of reach for more and more families, many college graduates have staggering debt, and many are questioning the value of higher education. Therefore, we will investigate these questions as we convene stakeholders and community members to consider the question: Should higher education be more accessible?

    Please join us to learn about the concerns of our community, students, and families.