Past Events

Nov 15, 2012 | We are all lichens: How symbiosis research has reconstituted a new realm of individuality

Scott Gilbert (Howard A. Schneiderman Professor Swarthmore College) UCSC Philosophy Department Colloquium Thursday, November 15, 4 – 6 pm. Humanities 1, rm. 210 The notion of the “biological individual” is crucial to studies of genetics, immunology, evolution, development, anatomy, and physiology. Each of these biological sub-disciplines has a specific conception of individuality, which has historically provided conceptual… Continue Reading Nov 15, 2012 | We are all lichens: How symbiosis research has reconstituted a new realm of individuality

Nov 08, 2012 | Democracy Deluge: End Games of Science and Politics – Jenny Reardon

Jenny Reardon, Science & Justice Research Center Co-Director and Associate Professor of Sociology Sociology Department Colloquium Monday, November 26, 2012 12:30-2:00PM 301 College 8 Today ideals of participatory democracy that have long grounded Euro-American imaginaries of truth and freedom play important structuring roles in the natural sciences.  This represents a dramatic change for a domain… Continue Reading Nov 08, 2012 | Democracy Deluge: End Games of Science and Politics – Jenny Reardon

Oct 27, 2012 | Rethinking Development in Light of Climate Change

Interdisciplinary Development Working Group Saturday October 27, 2012 9AM-5:30PM  Oakes College Invited speaker: Dr. Hallie Eakin, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Increasingly climate change impacts have called into question the sustainability of development policies and practices. At the same time, development efforts share many of the goals of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Scholars… Continue Reading Oct 27, 2012 | Rethinking Development in Light of Climate Change

Oct 25, 2012 | Enacting Multiple Salmon: Conversation across disciplinary practices

Science & Justice Working Group Meeting October 25, 2012 2:00-4:00 PM Oakes Mural Room This event brings together different accounts of salmon, some from social scientists and some from natural scientists who each will describe, and reflect upon how ‘their’ salmon is constituted, first in describing their particular research on questions of wild and domestic… Continue Reading Oct 25, 2012 | Enacting Multiple Salmon: Conversation across disciplinary practices

Sept 27, 2012 | Genomics Gets Personal: Property, Persons, Privacy

Tremendous advances in sequencing technologies have transformed genomes into a valuable new source of data about the biology of individuals. While these new data promise a revolution in medical care, more immediately they pose fundamental new ethical, social and legal questions about ownership and control of our bodies and their molecular constituents. Panel discussion with Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D., Robert Cook-Deegan, M.D., John Wilbanks and Ryan Phelan. Introduction by David Haussler and panel discussion moderated by Jenny Reardon. Continue Reading Sept 27, 2012 | Genomics Gets Personal: Property, Persons, Privacy

Aug 19, 2012 | Modelling pigs and humans: Exploring the practices of models across sciences

Wednesday October 19, 2011 Engineering 2, Room 599 PhD Fellow Vibeke Pihl, Medical Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Vibeke Pihl’s research addresses how connections between humans and animals are shaped in contemporary biomedical research on human health. During an ethnographic multi-sited fieldwork, Vibeke has followed a group… Continue Reading Aug 19, 2012 | Modelling pigs and humans: Exploring the practices of models across sciences

Aug 18, 2012 | The Black Panther Party and The Fight Against Medical Discrimination

Alondra Nelson (Colombia, Sociology) Monday March 12, 2012 College 8, 301 Time: 12:30-2:00PM Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their revolutionary rhetoric and militant action. Here Alondra Nelson deftly recovers… Continue Reading Aug 18, 2012 | The Black Panther Party and The Fight Against Medical Discrimination