Past Events

Mar 12 | Safiya Umoja Noble on The Algorithms of Oppression and Theorizing Race After Race

Professionalization Workshop: Career Building with Safiya Umoja Noble Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Time: 11:40 – 1:00pm Location: Rachel Carson College 301 As part of their Professionalization Workshop Series, the Sociology Department will host a discussion with Safiya Umoja Noble, faculty and graduate students on various aspects of career building, such as: creating public platforms for your… Continue Reading Mar 12 | Safiya Umoja Noble on The Algorithms of Oppression and Theorizing Race After Race

March 6 and 13 | SJTP Op-ed Workshops with Sally Lehrman

Wednesday, March 6 and March 13 10:30am – 12:30pm SJRC Common Room, Oakes 231 As part of the Science & Justice Training Program, the Science & Justice Research Center has organized a two-part workshop on writing Op-Eds about science and society issues. Sally Lehrman, Science & Justice’s Visiting Professor, teaches science journalism and has extensive experience… Continue Reading March 6 and 13 | SJTP Op-ed Workshops with Sally Lehrman

Feb 27, 2019 | Giving Day

ALL DAY – ONLINE Join the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday February 27, for Giving Day—a 24-hour online fundraising drive! Please help us support our student researchers through the Science & Justice campaign. Incentives to give include matching funds: if you are interested in matching funds for specific projects, please… Continue Reading Feb 27, 2019 | Giving Day

Jan 23, 2019 | Finance Moves West: Disruption or the Rise of the Machine?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:00-6:00pm Engineering 2, room 180 Today Silicon Valley is leading a supposed democratization of the financial sector. Now no longer will one have to rely on an expert financial advisor to invest their money, one can invest themselves. This transformation is happening right at the moment when women take over as… Continue Reading Jan 23, 2019 | Finance Moves West: Disruption or the Rise of the Machine?

Nov 28, 2018 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Are moral algorithms a reasonable solution for taking advantage of life-saving potentials of self-driving cars? In this talk, Nassim JafariNaimi (Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology)  engages the utilitarian framings that are dominant in the discourses on self-driving cars inclusive of the assumptions that are folded into… Continue Reading Nov 28, 2018 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

March 5 | Can We Build a Trustworthy and Trusted Press: The Trust Project Challenge

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:00pm (reception to follow) Kresge Town Hall We all think we can tell the difference between information designed to deceive and journalism designed to inform. But how do we really know? Join Sally Lehrman in a discussion of this critical question in a climate of mistrust and misinformation. Lehrman, an award-winning… Continue Reading March 5 | Can We Build a Trustworthy and Trusted Press: The Trust Project Challenge