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COVID-19: Open Letters

The SJRC has a robust network of local and international public health experts, scholars, and practitioners leading the way with collecting resources for teaching about COVID-19, writing open response letters and calls to action. Help Spread the Word of These Open Letters Achieving A Fair and Effective COVID-19 Response: An Open Letter to Vice-President Mike Pence, and Other… Continue Reading COVID-19: Open Letters

COVID-19: Calls-To-Action

The SJRC has a robust network of local and international public health experts, scholars, and practitioners leading the way with collecting resources for teaching about COVID-19, writing open response letters and calls to action. Help Spread the Word of These Calls for Action PIH Health is preparing for a shortage of personal protective by calling… Continue Reading COVID-19: Calls-To-Action

COVID-19: Resources for Teaching

The SJRC has a robust network of local and international public health experts, scholars, and practitioners leading the way with collecting resources for teaching about COVID-19, writing open response letters and calls to action. Looking to teach about Covid-19 (coronavirus)? Follow the conversation on Twitter via #teachthevirus, #CoronaVirusSyllabus, and #CoronaSyllabus Open Access Reading Lists #CoronaVirusSyllabus Teaching COVID-19: An Anthropology Syllabus Project… Continue Reading COVID-19: Resources for Teaching

April 22: Giving Day fundraiser for Science & Justice Training Program

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 All-Day Join the Science & Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday April 22nd, for Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising drive! Help us celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our Science & Justice Training Program (SJTP) by supporting our graduate student researchers through the Science & Justice campaign. Incentives to… Continue Reading April 22: Giving Day fundraiser for Science & Justice Training Program

The Hastings Center announces Jenny Reardon as a new fellow

Jenny Reardon, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science & Justice Research Center, was elected for informing scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science, and technology. More information can be found in this campus news article: https://news.ucsc.edu/2020/01/reardon-hastings.html More on the fellows can be found at: https://www.thehastingscenter.org/news/new-hastings-center-fellows-elected-3/

Public conversation about race and racial reconciliation on Jan. 22

The public is invited to hear Alondra Nelson (President, Social Sciences Research Council) and Herman Gray (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz) at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in a conversation on racial reconciliation and the future of race in America as moderated by Science & Justice Founding Director Jenny Reardon. The evening is being co-presented by… Continue Reading Public conversation about race and racial reconciliation on Jan. 22

Developing Story: Forensic Genomics, Surveillance, and Ethics

In Late October 2019, Detective Michael Fields of the Orlando, Florida Police Department obtained the apparently first-ever warrant to be able to search a commercial database containing sequenced DNA and genealogical genetic ancestry information in an effort to track and identify a serial rapist who assaulted a number of women decades ago. After Judge Patricia… Continue Reading Developing Story: Forensic Genomics, Surveillance, and Ethics