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‘Looking for Marla’ teaches inclusivity

The Looking for Marla team was featured in an article, ‘Looking for Marla’ teaches inclusivity | Rachel Kippen, Our Ocean Backyard, on November 30th in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Read the article at: https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2019/11/30/looking-for-marla-teaches-inclusivity-rachel-kippen-our-ocean-backyard/

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

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The Fragile Future of Strawberries

UC Santa Cruz professor of Social Sciences and SJRC affiliated faculty Julie Guthman joined KQED News to talk about strawberries and their grim environmental footprint. Listen the the interview at: https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101874583/the-fragile-future-of-strawberries

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Winter 2020 Course | Bioindustrialization in Agriculture

Wed 11:30AM – 2:30PM Bioindustrialization in Agriculture Location TBD: Professor of Social Sciences Julie Guthman SCHEDULE NOTE: While the graduate seminar is currently scheduled on Wednesdays from 11:30-2:30 the time might shift to accommodate conflicts with other graduate courses (like the SJTP introductory course offered from 9-12). Interested students are encouraged to write Professor Guthman… Continue Reading Winter 2020 Course | Bioindustrialization in Agriculture

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Winter 2020 Course | Science & Justice: Experiments in Collaboration

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

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SJRC Annual Report 2018-2019

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

JOB Announcement | UC Santa Cruz is hiring for Global and Community Health

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

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Launch party for children’s book ‘Looking for Marla’ November 15 at MAH

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.

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Exploring the impact and ethics of the Frankenstein phenomena

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