2011-2012

STS Senior Presents at American Meteorological Society

sts loudness

STS speakers for Spring 2012 (click here to see)

New STS Seminar Room, Diamond 242! (click here to see)
Danielle Sheppard ’11 (STS) has recently published an article, “Social Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Cross Cultural Lessons from Denmark to the United States” in Intersect, Stanford’s Journal of Science, Technology and Society (Sept. 2011). read it here.

James Rodger Fleming, Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia University Press, 2010) has received best book prizes from both the Society for the History of Technology and the American Meteorological Society.  Here are the details:

Flash! STS Overseers to visit Colby October 3-5, 2010 (this only happens every 8 years!)
Fleming, Weather as a Weapon, Slate
Opalacz and Huntington, Flight School, Colby Magazine
Josephson, Technology Rules; We Submit, Colby Magazine
Fleming Testifies to Congress on Geoengineering

Doing Science Differently: DES Daughters, Women’s Health Politics, and the Transformation of Biomedical Science 
Feb 7, 2012 Susan Bell, Bowdoin College

The Medicalization of Society
Feb 21, 2012 Peter Conrad, Brandeis University

Status and Implications of Health IT in the US Health Care System
Mar 6, 2012 Denise Anthony, Dartmouth University

The Road Less Traveled: Medical Science and the Delivery of Health Care to Women
Mar 27, 2012 Sue Fisher, Wesleyan University

Paradigms and Their Impacts on Healthcare April 10 Gail Carlson, Colby College Regulation of Environmental Threats to Human Health: Policy Successes and Challenges
April 3, 2012 Dr. André Nadeau, Nadeau Chiropractic, Augusta

Regulation of Environmental Threats to Human Health: Policy Successes and Challenges
April 10, 2012   Gail Carlson, Colby College

Health, Science, Technology and Society
Tuesday Evening Seminars, Spring 2012. All events are in Lovejoy 100 starting at 7:00 pm

How Science Comes to Matter: Having Epilepsy in the Age of the Genome
April 24, 2012 Sara Shostak, Brandeis University
Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center, the STS Program, and the Sociology Department

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 7 pm in Ostrove Auditorium
IBM Lecture sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program
“Do endocrine-disrupting chemicals cause obesity?  The role of stem cell programming”
Dr. Bruce Blumberg, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California-Irvine
Dr. Jerrold Heindel, Acting Branch Chief, Cellular, Organs, and Systems Pathobiology, Division of Extramural Research & Training, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 4 pm in Olin 01
Marilyn Gaull, The Editorial Institute at Boston University
“Euclid Alone: From Love Triangles to Social Circles”

Tuesday Nov. 1. 2011 at 7 pm in TBA
Jessica Varnum ’05, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
“Six Minutes To Doomsday? Assessing the State of the Nuclear Threat”

Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center, the STS Program, and the Sociology Department

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