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Mon Jan 14, 2013

2013 RCR Ethics Workshop

Location: Hilton Garden

Responsibilities and Ethics in the Conduct of Research
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn

This workshop fulfills the Graduate School’s three-hour ethics workshop requirement for graduation as well as the eight-hour Responsible Conduct of Research requirement.

Registration for this event is required – online registration will open on Dec. 3.…

Tue Jan 15, 2013

HPS Reading Group- Welcome back!

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Location: 1030 GRACE HALL

Welcome back! First session of our HPS reading group: a brief organizational meeting starting at 4.15pm on Tuesday, Jan 15th. Note that this meeting will take place in 1030 GRACE HALL, and not our regular 131 Decio.

Please join us! Refreshements will be provided. 

For more information about our readings this semester: …

Tue Jan 22, 2013

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 131 Decio (if not available- find us in Malloy 107)

First session of the HPS Reading Group.  Enjoy reading the introduction and first chapter of   Michael Gordin, The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).


For your curiosity:

Hasok Chang, “Pluralism in Science: A Call to Action,” Is Water H2O? Evidence, Pluralism and Realism (New York: Springer, 2012): 253-70.…

Thu Jan 24, 2013

Reilly Center Forum - Andrew Clegg. "Wireless Research in the Context of Domestic Spectrum Initiatives"

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Location: 258 Fitzpatrick

Wireless Institute Leadership Seminar Series (co-sponsored by the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values)
Click here to see the poster.

"Wireless Research in the Context of Domestic Spectrum Initiatives"
Andrew Clegg
Program Director, Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS)

Tue Jan 29, 2013

Thu Jan 31, 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility Seminar

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Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

Panel presentation followed by Networking and Dessert Reception
 
PRESENTERS include:
                - Catherine Gunsbury, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, General Mills
                - Judy Jankowski, Director, External Affairs, AT&T Indiana
                - Daniel Hickey, ND Alumnus, Manager of Advisory Practice, Deloitte

RSVP on Go IRISH at careercenter.nd.edu > Events > Workshops > “Corporate Social Responsibility”

Mon Feb 4, 2013

Ethics Cafe

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Location: Geddes Coffee House

How are unmanned weapons changing the ethics of waging war?

Monday, February 4, 2013
3:00-4:00 pm
Geddes Coffeehouse

Explore the way in which the rapidly changing technologies of unmanned and robotic weapons are changing and will change our moral and ethical obligations in war.

With Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff

Tue Feb 5, 2013

Reilly Center Forum - Michael Nelson. "Ecology, Ethics, Policy, and the Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale"

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Location: 131 Decio

"Ecology, Ethics, Policy, and the Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale"

Isle Royale in Lake Superior, North America, is home to the longest continuous study of a predator-prey system in the world.  Currently in the midst of its 55th year, ecologists are learning how wolves and moose interact in this single-predator, single-prey system.  But this isn't just about long-term ecological science.  The Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project team also includes geneticists, social scientists, film makers, and one bewildered philosopher.  The project has also had important implications for, and direct impact upon, our policies about wolves.  Finally, the project offers an example of efforts to understand something about the human relationship with nature that lies at the edges or fusions of our academic disciplines.…

Eric Schliesser - Hume, Smith, and the Posidonian Argument

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Location: 131 Decio

Eric Schliesser from University of Ghent, Belgium, will be visiting the Notre Dame campus on Feb 4th - 6th as a part of the HPS Speakers Series.

On Tuesday, February 5th, you are invited to join us for a brown bag lunch talk in 131 Decio, starting at 12.30pm. 

The title of his talk is “Hume, Smith, and the Posidonian Argument”

Tue Feb 12, 2013

HPS Reading Group, 4th meeting

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Location: 131 Decio

Enjoy reading the last two chapters of Michael Gordin, The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Thomas Stapleford and Cliff Arnold will kindly lead the discussion!…

Tue Feb 19, 2013

HPS Reading Group, 5th meeting

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Location: 131 Decio

BAUER, 1992. Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method. University of Illinois Press.

Chapter 3: pp 42-63. How Science Really Works.

Optional (read only if interested in the subject): Bauer, 2001. Science or Pseudoscience. University of Illinois Press. Selections from chapter 7: Deciding About Scientific Anomalies.…

Fri Feb 22, 2013

Astronomy and Cosmology Workshop

Location: 322 Jordan Hall

Cosmology

What role does evidence and reasoning play in astronomy and cosmology? What are some of the philosophical implications of evidential reasoning applied to the largest scales of time and space? This interdisciplinary three-day workshop at the University of Notre Dame will bring together historians of astronomy, philosophers of science, and working astronomers and cosmologists to dialogue on how evidence and reasoning shape our theories of the universe.

For additional information and the rest of the schedule see:  http://evidentialreasoninginastronomy.wordpress.com/

Cyber Security after Stuxnet

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Location: Private workshop

Cyber Security after Stuxnet
A Workshop on Law, Policy, and Technology

This workshop includes Reilly Center Director Don Howard and Reilly Fellow Chris Hamlin, as well as Reilly Center ETNSI members Peter Campbell, Randall R. Dipert, Carolyn Nordstrom, Mary Ellen O’Connell, Scott J. Shackelford, and Aaron Striegel.…

Sat Feb 23, 2013

Astronomy and Cosmology Workshop

Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Cosmology

What role does evidence and reasoning play in astronomy and cosmology? What are some of the philosophical implications of evidential reasoning applied to the largest scales of time and space? This interdisciplinary three-day workshop at the University of Notre Dame will bring together historians of astronomy, philosophers of science, and working astronomers and cosmologists to dialogue on how evidence and reasoning shape our theories of the universe.

For additional information and the rest of the schedule see:  http://evidentialreasoninginastronomy.wordpress.com/

Naval Leadership Weekend

Location: Private event

Naval Leadership Weekend, Feb 21-24, 2013

For the 18th consecutive year, over 200 Naval ROTC students from across the nation will assemble to learn and discuss current issues critical to roles as future military leaders. This event will primarily focus on the practical application of ethics for junior US Navy and Marine Corps Officers who will execute leadership decisions under fire. This year's conference agenda will include a series of lectures, guided dialogues, and a panel discussion with a concentration of ethical leadership decisions throughout the weekend‟s discourse.…

Sun Feb 24, 2013

Astronomy and Cosmology Workshop

Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Cosmology

What role does evidence and reasoning play in astronomy and cosmology? What are some of the philosophical implications of evidential reasoning applied to the largest scales of time and space? This interdisciplinary three-day workshop at the University of Notre Dame will bring together historians of astronomy, philosophers of science, and working astronomers and cosmologists to dialogue on how evidence and reasoning shape our theories of the universe.

For additional information and the rest of the schedule see:  http://evidentialreasoninginastronomy.wordpress.com/

Tue Feb 26, 2013

HPS Reading Group, 6th meeting

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Location: 131 Decio

REISCH, George. 1998. Pluralism, Logical Empiricism, and the Problem of Pseudoscience, Philosophy of Science, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 333-348

CAT, Jordi. 2012. Review essay of Stephen H. Kellert, Helen E. Longino, and C. Kenneth Waters: "Scientific Pluralism", Philosophy of Science, Vol. 79, No. 2 (April 2012), pp. 317-325…

Fri Mar 1, 2013

Vincent DeSantis Lecture - Denise Phillips

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy

Professor Denise Phillips is an associate professor of history at UT-Knoxville, and author of the book, published last year by University of Chicago Press, Acolytes of Nature: Defining Natural Science in Germany, 1770-1850. The lecture will take place Friday, March 1st at 3:30pm in 109 O'Shaughnessy. As usual, light refreshments will be provided.…

Tue Mar 5, 2013

HPS Reading Group, 7th Meeting

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Location: 131 Decio

Alan Richardson, "The Many Unities of Science: Politics, Semantics, and Ontology."

And the introduction to the Kellert, Longino, Waters (2006) collection on Scientific Pluralism.

If you wish to participate, please let Monica know (asolomo1@nd.edu)…

Thu Mar 7, 2013

HPS Colloquium. Michael Gordin - Looking Askance at the Lysenko Affair: Three Approaches

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Location: 231 DeBartolo

Michael Gordin - "Looking Askance at the Lysenko Affair: Three Approaches"

Michael Gordin

Abstract:

The history of the control over Soviet genetics assumed by Trofim D. Lysenko — and hence dubbed “Lysenkoism” in the West but never in the Soviet Union, which it was always “Michurinism” — has been recounted so often that the historiography has acquired a rigid, stylized character. This narrative emphasizes political intervention in the sciences, perceived pathologies of the Soviet science system, and a hagiographic martyrology. In contrast, this presentation unfolds three perspectives from outside the conventional narrative of the “Lysenko Affair” with the hopes of opening up new angles on the most notorious episode of “pseudoscience” in the twentieth century. The first explores how Lysenko’s theories came to be variously framed in the United States as violating a series of norms of science in the mid- to late 1940s. The second uses the two distinct translations of Lysenko’s Heredity and Its Variability into English to examine the ways in which the Soviet state wanted to present Michurinism abroad. And, finally, it turns to how Lysenko’s reign was viewed within the Soviet Union after his fall from power in 1965, but before his death in 1976; that is, what did it mean to look at Lysenko the man when there was no more “Lysenkoism”?

Mon Mar 18, 2013

William Kamkwamba. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope"

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Location: McKenna Hall

William Kamkwamba Reilly Center

This event is free and open to the public.

William Kamkwamba
is a Malawian inventor, author and student. After being forced to drop out of school because his family could not afford tuition he regularly visited his village's library. There, he found the book Using Energy and discovered a picture and explanation of windmills. He gained fame in his country when, in 2002, he built a windmill to power a few electrical appliances in his family's house using parts collected in a local scrapyard. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village.

His story is told in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, published in 2009. Kamkwamba is one of four recipients of the 2010 GO Ingenuity Award, a prize awarded to inventors, artists, and makers to promote the sharing of their innovations and skills with marginalized youth in developing nations.

Book signing and reception to follow the lecture.

The lecture takes place at the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall. Parking is at the visitor lot south of Legends.

Sponsored by: cSEND Energy Lecture Series, College of Engineering Edison Lecture Fund, College of Science Lynch Endowment, Center for Social Concerns, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, College of Arts and Letters, and the Office of Sustainability, and in partnership with Malawi Matters.

Bringing young students? Click here for the young readers (ages 6 and up) version of Kamkwamba's book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Tue Mar 19, 2013

HPS Reading Group- Topic for Fall 2013

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Location: 131 Decio

We will be meeting today for deciding the topic for next Fall.

Join us for coffee, cookies, tea, and the selection of possible topics/readings.

1. HPS and the Cold War

2. George Caguilhem, 2000. A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings, Zone Books, 2000. pp. 482.

3. John Tresh, 2012. The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Thu Mar 21, 2013

Brown-bag Lunch with Ann Blair

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Location: 119 O’Shaughnessy

Ann Blair, Harvard College Professor, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

The topic of the brown-bag lunch is: "Methods of collaboration of Renaissance humanists."

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HPS Colloquium. Ann Blair - "Natural Theology in early modern Catholicism--the case of the Jansenist Antoine Pluche"

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Location: 102 DEBARTOLO

Ann Blair, HPS speakers, HPS colloquium

Abstract:

Natural theology or the argument from nature to the existence of God (including the argument from design) is most often associated with Protestant contexts, where it is generally considered to have played an essential role in the development of science on the one hand and in the trend toward the rationalization of religion on the other. But natural theological arguments are wonderfully versatile and widespread. As part of a study of Catholic natural theology in France I will focus in this talk on a peculiar form of argument from design in which the mysteries of nature are emphasized as evidence of the greatness of God precisely they are beyond human understanding. This non-rationalist form of natural theological argument is not unique to Catholic thinkers, but reached an especially wide audience in one of the most widely owned books of the 18th century, the Spectacle de la Nature of the Jansenist abbé Antoine Pluche (1688-1761).

This talk is part of the HPS Colloquium Series.

Thu Apr 4, 2013

Ethics Café - Climate Change and Assisted Migration: What obligations do humans have to species?

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Location: Geddes Coffeehouse

What obligations do humans have to species since we have contributed to climate change? Should we interfere with nature by moving species? What do we do if relocated species become invasive in the new habitat? Conservation ecologist Maria Hällfors of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and a collaborator with ND's Environmental Change Initiative will host a discussion on the ethical issues raised by assisted migration, which is the human-managed translocation of species threatened by climate change to more suitable habitats. …

Fri Apr 5, 2013

Brownbag seminar with Frederick Gregory

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Location: Geddes 443

Frederick Gregory, author of Natural Science in Western History, history of science lecturer for the Great Courses, and a teacher for over 30 years, will lead a brown bag luncheon where he will discuss teaching strategies for an introductory course in the history of science. Please let me know your preferred date for breakfast and whether or not you can come to lunch on Friday. …

Dual-Degree Awards Ceremony

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Location: Stinson-Remick Atrium

Join us at 3pm in Stinson-Remick Hall for our award ceremony for new Reilly Scholars, the highest honor we give to rising fifth-year students in the Arts & Letters/Engineering, Five-Year, Dual-Degree Program.

At this event, Craig Simon, DD alum now President and CEO at FedEx Supply Chain, will speak with the students about his experiences in the program and since.…

Midwest Junto Conference

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Location: McKenna Hall

Midwest Junto for the History of science

The Midwest Junto for the History of Science and the University of Notre Dame invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Junto, to be held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, from Friday, 5 April to Sunday, 7 April 2013. The Midwest Junto retains its founders’ vision that it should be informal and congenial.

Click here for the Junto webpage and here for a pdf version of the program. 

Please direct any questions about the Notre Dame conference to junto13@nd.edu.

For questions about the Junto more generally, please contact Junto secretary Peter Ramberg ramberg@truman.edu.

Click here for the complete call for papers.

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Sat Apr 6, 2013

Midwest Junto Conference

Location: McKenna Hall

Midwest Junto for the History of science

The Midwest Junto for the History of Science and the University of Notre Dame invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Junto, to be held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, from Friday, 5 April to Sunday, 7 April 2013. The Midwest Junto retains its founders’ vision that it should be informal and congenial.

Click here for the Junto webpage and here for a pdf version of the program. 

Please direct any questions about the Notre Dame conference to junto13@nd.edu.

For questions about the Junto more generally, please contact Junto secretary Peter Ramberg ramberg@truman.edu.

Click here for the complete call for papers.

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