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)
In the UC Santa Cruz Magazine, Jenny Reardon, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science & Justice Research Center, releases article on ‘Debates on the wild frontier of genomics reveal where the real frontier lies’. The article can be found at: https://magazine.ucsc.edu/2019/10/debates-on-the-wild-frontier-of-genomics-reveal-where-the-real-frontier-lies/
Book Release! Julie Guthman on Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (UC Press, 2019)
About the Book Strawberries are big business in California. They are the sixth-highest-grossing crop in the state, which produces 88 percent of the nation’s favorite berry. Yet the industry is often criticized for its backbreaking labor conditions and dependence on highly toxic soil fumigants used to control fungal pathogens and other soilborne pests. In Wilted: Pathogens,… Continue Reading Book Release! Julie Guthman on Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (UC Press, 2019)
In his new book, The Software Arts (MIT Press 2019), Science & Justice Affiliate, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Film & Digital Media, Warren Sack presents an alternative history of computing that puts the arts at the center of software’s evolution. Warren Sack is a media theorist, software designer, and artist whose work has been exhibited at… Continue Reading Are the arts at the center of software’s evolution?
Book Release! Jennifer Derr on The Lived Nile Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2019)
About the Book In October 1902, the reservoir of the first Aswan Dam filled, and Egypt’s relationship with the Nile River forever changed. Flooding villages of historical northern Nubia and filling the irrigation canals that flowed from the river, the perennial Nile not only reshaped agriculture and the environment, but also Egypt’s colonial economy and… Continue Reading Book Release! Jennifer Derr on The Lived Nile Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2019)