STS Events Fall 2014

Thurs. Nov. 13 at 4:00 pm in Lovejoy 215, Lynda Walsh, Professor of English, University of Nevada Reno speaking on the Visual composition processes of STEM researchers and the implications for civic scientific literacy,

Fri. Nov. 14 at 12 noon in the Fairchild Room in Dana with a tray lunch
Pedagogical workshop with Professor Lynda Walsh, University of Nevada Reno
Using the Copia Technique to Support Diversity in the Writing Classroom

Mon. Nov. 17 at 4:00 pm in Lovejoy 215
Maurits W. Ertsen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
An Ant’s Nest Could Bring Down a Hill” — On human agency and environment in colonial irrigation in the Gezira, Sudan

Thurs, Nov. 20 at 7:00 pm in Ostrove Auditorium
IBM Lecture
Guy Palmer of Washington State University
“Justice Potter Stewart and the Definition of Global Health”

Fri., Nov 21 at 4:00 pm in Lovejoy 215, Joseph Martin, Michigan State University, “Scientists A​re Worse than Other Professors”: Science and Morality at Robert Maynard Hutchins’s University of Chicago.

Wed. Dec. 3 from 1-3 pm and 4-5 pm in the Adams Lobby, Colby Museum of Art, International poster presentations from students in ST215 on Weather, Climate, and Society from 1-3 pm, followed by improvisational dances on weather and climate by students in TD258 from 4-5 pm. Refreshments served

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Earlier Events:

Monday, September 15 at 4:00 pm in Davis 301
Math and Stats lecture by Fernando Gouvêa speaking on Cross-cultural Mathematics:  The Story of S. Ramanujan and G. H. Hardy.

Thurs. Sept. 18 at 7:00 pm in Olin 01
IBM lecture by Jennifer Wilcox from Stanford University speaking on Carbon Capture and Safe Storage. Co-sponsored by Chemistry and STS.

Thurs. Sept. 25 at noon in Wormster Room, Miller Library (Noontime Faculty Forum), Jim Fleming speaking on Entreprenours of Atmospheric Research, 1900-1960.

Thurs. Oct. 9 @ 7:00 pm in Diamond 141
Development Discourse, Tropical Disease and the Resurgence of Malaria in Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1987
Kalinga Tudor Silva, Senior Professor of Sociology at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the Resident Director for the Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education Program

Fri. Oct. 17 at 3:30 Reception for students and families outside Lovejoy 100
4:00 pm in Lovejoy 100, Family Weekend lecture with Lou McNally and Jim Fleming speaking on “Anne Louise Beck (1896-1982): Bringing Bergen Weather Forecasting to the U.S., The most important and dynamic meteorologist you have never heard about.”

Thursday, Oct. 23, Lovejoy 215, 4:00pm
Indigenous Peoples, Climate Justice and the Responsibilities of Settler States
Kyle Powys Whyte, Citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, Philosophy Department, Michigan State University

Friday, Oct. 24, KEyes 105, 1:00 pm
Is Climate Instability in Our Future? Or is it Here Already? The Arctic and Its Impact
Paul Mayewski, Director of the Climate Institute at the University of Maine

About James Fleming

James Rodger Fleming is a historian of science and technology and professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected “for pioneering studies on the history of meteorology and climate change and for the advancement of historical work within meteorological societies,” and a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, elected for his historical contributions. He recently held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution and the AAAS Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship while a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Books include Fixing the Sky (Columbia, 2010), Globalizing Polar Science (Palgrave, 2010), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (Oxford, 1998), and Meteorology in America, 1800-1870 (Johns Hopkins, 1990). He enjoys fishing, good jazz, good barbecue, seeing students flourish, building a community of historians of the geosciences, and connecting the history of science and technology with public policy.
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