Past Events

Oct 07 | It’s About Time: How Perceptions of Time Influence Environmental Action

How do conceptions of time inform our perceptions of anthropogenic climate change and influence the political and societal will to respond? A round-table discussion with Adina Paytan (UCSC Research Professor of Marine Sciences), Zoey Kroll, (Internet Communications Coordinator, SF Dep’t of the Environment) and Elida Erickson (UCSC Sustainability Programs Manager). Continue Reading Oct 07 | It’s About Time: How Perceptions of Time Influence Environmental Action

Apr 22 | Fixing the Pathological Body

April 22, 2015
The medical industry leans heavily upon a distinction between the “normal” and the “pathological.” How and why do we continue to define this distinction, and for whom are these categories useful? Featuring Janette Dinishak (Asst Prof of Philosophy, UCSC), Kelly Ormond (Prof of Genetics, Stanford U.), and Matthew Wolf-Meyer (Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology, UCSC). Continue Reading Apr 22 | Fixing the Pathological Body

Apr 01 | Working Against Female Genital Mutilation in Khartoum, Sudan

Dr. Atif Fazari, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Khartoum- Sudan, will discuss his work as a reconstructive surgeon and opponent of Female Genital Mutilation. He spoke about various strategies for reducing this practice, and discussed these with Dr. Carolyn Martin-Shaw (Emerita Anthropology Professor, UCSC ). Continue Reading Apr 01 | Working Against Female Genital Mutilation in Khartoum, Sudan

March 05 | The H+ Film Festival: Cyborg Fictions and Futures

How does our popular culture shape our visions of that future, and what ethical questions should we consider today rather than in a transhuman tomorrow? This film festival presents science fiction classics: RoboCop (1987), Ghost in the Shell (1995) and documentary Transcendent Man (2009) followed by panel discussion with Ed Neumeier (cowriter of RoboCop, UCSC alum), Dr. Vivienne Ming (UC Berkeley), and Dr. Chris Gray (UCSC, author of “Cyborg Citizen”). Continue Reading March 05 | The H+ Film Festival: Cyborg Fictions and Futures

March 04 | Science Journalism: Education, Entertainment or Instigation?

How much can you educate someone about DNA tests or climate change in three and a half minutes? Is “education” even the goal? NPR science journalist Joe Palca discusses what he hopes to accomplish in his science segments for public radio, as well as the reporting and production effort behind them. Join him in a conversation with Science and Justice Professor and fellow journalist Sally Lehrman about the role of science news in society, including the interplay of scientists and audience in its expression. Continue Reading March 04 | Science Journalism: Education, Entertainment or Instigation?