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SJRC Annual Report 2017-2018

Volume 11 Director’s Letter: Welcome to Science & Justice The 2017-18 academic year was a vibrant and transformative year for the Science and Justice Research Center. Three years of self-study culminated in a transformation of the governance and structure of Science & Justice that brought new leadership and vision. Many new faculty joined our Center,… Continue Reading SJRC Annual Report 2017-2018

Lost in Translation: Why the U.S. word “race” is not to be translated with the German word “Rasse”

Original article (in German): Lost in Translation: Man darf den US-Begriff “race” nicht mit dem deutschen Wort “Rasse” verwechseln (download pdf) English translation (pdf): Lost in Translation: Why the U.S. word “race” is not to be translated with the German word “Rasse” In this piece, originally published in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on May 17, 2018, a… Continue Reading Lost in Translation: Why the U.S. word “race” is not to be translated with the German word “Rasse”

C’elegans: a Sculpted Reflection on Abstraction and the Notion of Progress in Science

In Winter 2018, Science & Justice Visiting Scholar Kim Hendrickx convened a meeting in the lab of Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology Susan Strome to discuss C. elegans, the elegant see-through worm that has long served as a model in developmental biology research. Strome and lab members welcomed Hendrickx, Distinguished Professor Emerita Donna Haraway and… Continue Reading C’elegans: a Sculpted Reflection on Abstraction and the Notion of Progress in Science

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Opinion: How Not To Talk About Race And Genetics

67 natural and social scientists, including SJRC Director Jenny Reardon, produced an open letter asking for greater thoughtfulness and more collaboration around addressing the historically fraught nexus of “race” and genetics. Read the open letter on BuzzFeed News.

February 28th | Support Science & Justice on campus fundraising day

On February 28, 2018 UC Santa Cruz will host the third annual Giving Day campaign, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Incentives to give include matching funds: if you are interested in matching funds for specific projects, please email cmasseng@ucsc.edu. Challenges throughout the day will reward teams attracting the greatest number of donors during specific times.… Continue Reading February 28th | Support Science & Justice on campus fundraising day