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SJRC Visiting Scholars present at the annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

In collaboration with SJRC Director Jenny Reardon, 2013-2014 Visiting Scholars Rachel Tillman and Javier Aguirre from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Bogata, Colombia organized a panel on ‘Building Bridges: Science and Justice in Institutional Contexts’ that was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Continue Reading SJRC Visiting Scholars present at the annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day 2014: Collaborative Research to Solve 21st Century Challenges

The Division of Social Sciences will hold its annual half-day interdisciplinary Research Frontiers Day. This will bring faculty, students, and community members together to present and learn about how social sciences faculty research is engaging key issues of the 21st century. The day will showcase transformative research focused on solving everyday challenges, while fostering collaboration between researchers, students, and community members. Continue Reading Social Sciences Research Frontiers Day 2014: Collaborative Research to Solve 21st Century Challenges

June 10, 2014: 24 Graduate Students Receive Science & Justice Certificate

The Science & Justice Research Center is proud to announce the recent campus approval of the Science & Justice Certificate Program. This certificate provides recognition to current graduate students who have developed collaborative research methods for exploring the meeting of questions of science and knowledge with questions of ethics and justice. For more pedagogical information… Continue Reading June 10, 2014: 24 Graduate Students Receive Science & Justice Certificate

March 7, 2014: SJRC Director, Jenny Reardon to give talk on “Bodies of Data: Public Participation, Governance and the New Bioinformatics” at ASU

On March 7th, 2014 Science & Justice Director, Jenny Reardon along with Erik Aarden of Harvard, and Patrick Taylor from Boston Children’s will discuss Principles in Practice, a panel chaired by Jason Robert from the Center for Biology + Society at Arizona State University, Tempe. Recent developments at the intersection of biological, information and communications technologies have opened… Continue Reading March 7, 2014: SJRC Director, Jenny Reardon to give talk on “Bodies of Data: Public Participation, Governance and the New Bioinformatics” at ASU

Science & Justice Training Program: Grad Student Informational Meeting on New Cohort

The Science and Justice Research Center is hosting an Informational Meeting for a new cohort of our nationally recognized interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2014 12:30-2:00 Muwekma Ohlone Conference Room 351 (Bay Tree Building, 3rd floor, upstairs from the Bay Tree Bookstore) Lunch Provided Our NSF-supported Science and Justice Training Program (SJTP) is… Continue Reading Science & Justice Training Program: Grad Student Informational Meeting on New Cohort

Science & Justice releases Winter 2014 Newsletter

Science & Justice is pleased to announce the launching of our bi-annual newsletter. Read about our themes for the year, profiles on our visiting scholars and much more. Newsletters are available at Reports & Papers.  

Interview with Science & Justice appears in the Danish Daily Information

Last June (2013), members of the Science & Justice Research Center were interviewed by former UCSC EAP (Education Abroad Program) student Bue Thastum.  While the original interview appeared in the Danish Daily Information, below is the translated article.   Should research create a better world? Science can have other forms of social relevance than just… Continue Reading Interview with Science & Justice appears in the Danish Daily Information

Jenny Reardon, Director of the SJRC, gives lecture in Clarke Forum Meanings of Race Series at Dickinson College

The opening decade of this millennium witnessed genome scientists, policy makers, critical race theorists and world leaders proclaiming the anti-racist democratic potential of human genomics. These views stand in stark contrast to the 1990s concern that genomics might create new forms of racism. This lecture explores this shift, both why it happened and what it reveals… Continue Reading Jenny Reardon, Director of the SJRC, gives lecture in Clarke Forum Meanings of Race Series at Dickinson College