Wed 9:00AM – 12:00PM Science & Justice: Experiments in Collaboration Offered as BME/FMST/SOCY 268A or ANTH 267A Rachel Carson College 301; Professor of Sociology and Director of the SJRC Jenny Reardon The Science & Justice Training Program (SJTP) trains science and engineering graduate students alongside social science, humanities and arts graduate students. The Science &… Continue Reading Winter 2020 Course | Science & Justice: Experiments in Collaboration
Volume 12 Director’s Letter: Welcome to Science & Justice The 2018-19 academic year was another great year for the Science & Justice Research Center. Our community initiated research project on health care in the local Santa Cruz jails, Jail/Care, produced its first results, and secured new funding and recognition. Our Just Biomedicine Research Collective had… Continue Reading SJRC Annual Report 2018-2019
Two Social Science assistant professor tenure track positions in Global and Community Health are now open at the University of California, Santa Cruz! One search will focus on Health Data and the other on Social Justice. In addition, the recruitment period for four biomedical sciences positions is still open, even though the initial review is… Continue Reading JOB Announcement | UC Santa Cruz is hiring for Global and Community Health
UCSC graduate students Paloma Medina (BME; SJRC Training Program Fellow) and Jessica Kendall-Bar (EEB) and alumna Audrey Ford collaborated on the illustrated tale Looking for Marla of a clownfish in transition. Read more about the party in this campus news article and about the Marla Project in this bilingual book launch article.
In conjunction with The Frankenstein Project, is FrankenCon—a three-day conference of scientists, theorists, authors, and artists exploring the Frankenstein legend—on November 21-23. Highlights of the weekend include a “Science and Ethics” roundtable discussion on Saturday afternoon, moderated by UCSC Theater Arts professor and conference organizer Michael Chemers and features UCSC faculty–including former chancellor and astronomy professor… Continue Reading Exploring the impact and ethics of the Frankenstein phenomena
In a newly released bioethics forum essay at The Hastings Center, Medical Ethicist Joseph J. Fins and Professor of Sociology Jenny Reardon discuss the need for building institutions that support the arts of collective judgment in science and medical education: “We must neither be seduced by the logicality of new technologies such as CRISPR nor… Continue Reading Hannah Arendt in St. Peter’s Square
Early in the week of October 7, 2019, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it would likely be shutting off power to large swaths of Northern California in order to help minimize the acute risk of wildfires due to predicted conditions of extreme winds and dry air. Although this process, referred to as… Continue Reading Developing Story: Private Utility, Public Safety? On PG&E’s Energy Shutoffs
Overview Discover the diversity of sex, gender, and parental care in the underwater world of Looking for Marla. Looking for Marla tells the tale of a curious clownfish in transition as they find their way through fatherhood, and into motherhood! As readers follow along through playful and punny rhymes, they encounter a diverse cast of… Continue Reading Book Release! Looking For Marla (2019)