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  • The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural and Social Considerations

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 109, 3245 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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    Has postmodern American culture so altered the terrain of medical care that moral confusion and deflated morale multiply faster than both technological advancements and ethical resolutions? Arnold Eiser, PhD, examines this question with reference to the cultural touchstones of our postmodern era: consumerism, computerization, corporatization, and destruction of meta-narratives.

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  • True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    2:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Drexel University ExCITe Center Suite 100 3401 Market Street Philadelphia

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    True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society aims to help faculty and students learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. People may come to some or all of this upcoming event.  It is a workshop, discussion and double magazine launch featuring "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair), Lee Gutkind www.leegutkind.com.  This workshop wiill be followed by a discussion with Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig, and the special “Think Write Publish” issue, entitled “Telling Stories That Matter,” of Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.

    Schedule for November 3rd:

    2:00 pm - Writing True Stories: Turning Research into Real Life Through Narrative

    Lee Gutkind, Arizona State University, provides a tutorial on the art, the craft, the challenges and the techniques of creative/narrative nonfiction.

    3:30 pm - How We Collaborate and Connect—The Process and the Impact of Infusing Policy into Narrative

    Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig discuss their work and experiences about writing their recently published pieces, What Fish Oil
    Pills Are Hiding: One woman's quest to save the Chesapeake Bay from the dietary supplement industry
    and Ice, Ice Maybe Glaciers are growing in the Himalayas. What does that mean for climate policy?

    5:00 pm - Launch of the Two Collaborating Magazines

    Mix and mingle with the wonks and the writers. Complimentary copies of "Telling Stories That Matter," the special "Think Write Publish" issue from Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.


    This event is co-sponsored by Drexel's Center for Science, Technology and Society and the ExCITe Center, and Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. This project is funded in-part by the US National Science Foundation (Award#1149107). Any findings, observations or opinions expressed are those of the principal investigators.

    This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing your name
    and contact info to Irene Cho at irene.cho@drexel.edu.

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  • Without Water There is No Life: Learning from the San Francisco Bay Model

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

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    This talk is part of a Science & Society lectures
    series that is co-sponsored by the Physics Graduate Student Association and the Center for Science, Technology and Society.

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  • Global Flows and Revisions of Science for State Policy: The Case of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    PISB 109 Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building 33rd and Chestnut Streets

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    In February of 2014, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, celebrating the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act granting life imprisonment for homosexual offenders, declared that  homosexuality is a dangerous "learned behavior that can be unlearned." He based this claim on a report written by a panel of scientific experts from the Ugandan Ministry of Health that he requested. Yet, these experts participate in global scientific professions that have declared homosexuality a normal variant of human sexuality not in need of "cure." This talk will explore how flows and revisions of knowledge, both scientific and otherwise, played various roles in the passage of this law, attending to the efforts of the transnational anti-homosexuality and pro-LGBT rights movements. I utilize a concept of
    "intellectual opportunity structure" to describe features of knowledge producing institutions that enable and constrain social movements in their efforts to shape knowledge production. The openness of global social work institutions and the cultural successes of evangelical Christianity and the anti-homosexuality movement in defining "homosexuality" created opportunities to advance imported reorientation therapy concepts in the debate.  Meanwhile, state opposition to pro-gay advocacy and perceptions of global scientific institutions as "Western influence" were two of many factors curtailing any opposition to the bill. Experts with the Ugandan Ministry of Health walked a tightrope between their global profession and the need to maintain local legitimacy.

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  • Dean's Seminar: Telling Environmental Justice Stories with Air Monitoring Data

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135

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