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Fri Jan 17, 2014

Lunch & Learn Series: Post-Academic Careers

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Location: 119 O'Shag

You've decided you don’t want a tenure-track job. How do you explore other career paths and make yourself competitive for the job of your choosing? Bring a lunch and join the conversation. Melinda Gormley of the Reilly Center will lead the conversation.  

The Lunch & Learn Series is a Professional Development

Thu Feb 13, 2014

Ethics Cafe - Sexual Violence and Misconduct: Reality Check

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Location: Geddes Coffee House

Join Dr. Bill Stackman for a conversation on sexual violence and misconduct. Learn about attitudes and perceptions, recent statistics both locally and nationally, as well as the system for managing cases at the University of Notre Dame.

 

Dr. Bill Stackman is Associate Vice President for Student Services and Title IX Coordinator.

Tue Feb 18, 2014

Reilly Center Forum - Dr. Klaus Mainzer, "CNN Philosophy"

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Location: 129 DeBartolo

"CNN Philosophy: From Cellular Nonlinear Networks to Biologically Inspired Computing"

Klaus Mainzer (Munich)

Cellular Nonlinear/Neural Network (CNN) technology is both a revolutionary concept and an experimentally proven new computing paradigm. It lays the groundwork for a different approach to information processing that is based on brain-inspired spatial-temporal behavior in large-scale, cellular arrays of nanoeletronic processing elements...

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer is a philosopher of science and director of the Center for Technology and Society at the University of Technology, Munich. For more information, see his university profile at http://www.professoren.tum.de/en/mainzer-klaus/.

Fri Feb 21, 2014

Lunch & Learn Series: Communication Skills

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Location: 119 O'Shag

This one-hour brown-bag lunch session will provide an overview of the message box, a tool for presenting your research to diverse and non-specialist audiences. The message box can be used to develop a grant proposal, devise your elevator pitch, design a web profile, prepare for an interview, and much more. Melinda Gormley, the Assistant Director for Research of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values will host this discussion.  …

Tue Feb 25, 2014

Communicating Science Responsibly

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Location: Geddes Hall 400

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Scientific researchers are now called upon to engage more fully with diverse publics and policy-makers. Public engagement, however, comes with its own challenges. As scientists and engineers leave their labs and enter the public sphere, they need to consider how to make responsible use of communication techniques by coupling skill in communicating effectively with deeper reflection on communicating ethically.…

Thu Mar 13, 2014

Conference plenary: "What Darwin Didn't Change: Enduring Interactions of Faith, Science, and Reason"

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Location: McKenna Hall Conference Center

Plenary Presentation by Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes

 

Dean, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Reception to follow. 

A detailed schedule can be found on the conference website:  www.whatdarwindidntchange.com

Fri Mar 14, 2014

Conference - "What Darwin Didn't Change: Enduring Interactions of Faith, Science, and Reason"

Location: McKenna Hall Conference Center

A detailed schedule can be found on the conference website:  www.whatdarwindidntchange.com

 

Registration: Registration is FREE (through the conference website) and includes breakfast and lunch on Friday, March 14th.  The conference is open to any students, faculty, staff, or other affiliated individuals who would like to attend. Although the conference is free, please register before hand.

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Ethics Café - Communities and Complexities: The Ethics of Community-Based Research

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Location: Geddes Coffee House

Engaging in research projects with community partners introduces unique and challenging ethical tensions. Such tensions may develop around issues of power, control, confidentiality, mutuality, and transparency. Special considerations emerge as well for community-based researchers as they seek institutional review board approval of their projects.

HPS Colloquium - Sandra Harding. “After Mr. Nowhere: New Proper Scientific Selfs”

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Location: 216 DeBartolo

Sandra Harding

Sandra Harding, Distinguished Professor of Education and Gender Studies, UCLA

For close to five decades the anti-authoritarian social movements have criticized the idea that only value-free scientific research can count as objective.  What is the new "proper scientific self" that is supposed to replace this "Mr. Nowhere" who supposedly in principle can see everywhere in the world from no particular place in it? …

Thu Mar 27, 2014

HPS Colloquium - Mary Jo Nye. “Mine, Thine, and Ours: Patterns of Collaboration and Co-Authorship in Science”

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Location: 216 DeBartolo

Mary Jo Nye

Mary Jo Nye, Professor of History Emerita, Oregon State University

Patterns of collaboration and co-authorship in chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s are examined with an eye to the allocation of credit during a period of expanding group authorship and team research in science. Three research leaders are the focus of this study within a framework of sociological literature on collaborative patterns among eminent scientists. It is argued that Michael Polanyi in Berlin, Linus Pauling in Pasadena, and Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in Oxford—all of whom used techniques and instruments of X-ray diffraction—are cases that confirm the need to de-center historical narrative from “he” or “she” to the collaborative “they.” Yet crucially, too, these cases demonstrate the significance of the local and the personal for historical explanation that transcends generalizations about scientific practice, material culture, and sociological trends.…

Tue Apr 1, 2014

Reilly Forum - "Life Amongst the 'Tar Sands’ Oil Pipelines: Impacts on Rural Communities and the Environment"

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Location: Eck Visitors Center / Alumni Association – Auditorium

News agencies around the world have provided in-depth coverage of the controversial proposed Keystone Pipeline ‘tar sands’ oil project, but few people have heard of the ‘tar sands’ pipelines that are right here in Michiana. Learn more about the Michiana pipeline at this panel discussion followed by Q&A. This event is free and open to the public.

Thu Apr 3, 2014

HPS Colloquium - Cushing Prize Lecturer - Cyrus Mody. “The Tangible and the Esoteric: US Physics in the 1970s”

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Location: 216 DeBartolo

Cyrus Mody

Many historians and sociologists of science have noted turning points in the postwar American research enterprise in 1970 and 1980.  The former was a low point, a time of funding cutbacks, campus unrest, and poor employment prospects, especially in physics.  The latter saw the election of Ronald Reagan, the record-setting Genentech IPO, passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, and other ostensible stimulants to academic entrepreneurialism.  So what happened in between?  This talk examines episodes at Stanford, Cornell, and University of California Santa Barbara in which physicists dealt with the budgetary and cultural crises of the early 1970s by developing organizational, pedagogical, and lifestyle experiments that later aligned them with 1980s discourse encouraging academic entrepreneurship and university-industry partnership.

Sat Apr 5, 2014

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Conference - "Ahead Of The Curve: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Posed by Emerging Weapons Technologies"

Location: Law School, McCartan Courtroom

"Ahead of the Curve" will provide a forum to discuss the "action-oriented" chapters of the soon- to-be-released National Academy of Science's report, "Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security."

The conference is sponsored and hosted by Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, with co-sponsorship from the Notre Dame School of Law, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Notre Dame International Security Program.

Details will be added to the conference website as they become available: reilly.nd.edu/aheadofthecurve

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Conference - "Ahead Of The Curve: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Posed by Emerging Weapons Technologies"

Location: Law School, McCartan Courtroom

"Ahead of the Curve" will provide a forum to discuss the "action-oriented" chapters of the soon- to-be-released National Academy of Science's report, "Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security."

The conference is sponsored and hosted by Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, with co-sponsorship from the Notre Dame School of Law, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Notre Dame International Security Program.

Details will be added to the conference website as they become available: reilly.nd.edu/aheadofthecurve

 

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Ethics Cafe: The Challenges and Ethics of Global Development Research

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Location: Geddes Coffee House

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Researchers face many challenges and ethical considerations when working in developing countries. Is it ethical to set up a comparison study when a section of the population will not receive needed interventions? What are the ethical implications for implementing development projects that do not result in positive outcomes? What are the requirements for conducting human subject research in Africa?…

Fri Apr 25, 2014

Dual Degree Awards Ceremony

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Location: Lobby of Stinson-Remick Hall

Please join uson April 25th in the lobby of Stinson-Remick, where the 2015 Reilly Scholar Awards will be announced publicly. There will also be a talk by two distinguished alums of the program, Jeffrey Squyres and Tracy Payne Squyres, a husband wife team, who have gone on to become leading figures at Cisco and General Electric (Products Division), respectively. …

Fri May 9, 2014

Conference - Models and Simulations 6

Location: McKenna Hall

The Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy are delighted to host the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at Notre Dame.

Plenary speakers

  • William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego
  • Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame
  • Andrea Woody, University of Washington

Sat May 10, 2014

Conference - Models and Simulations 6

Location: McKenna Hall

The Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy are delighted to host the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at Notre Dame.

Plenary speakers

  • William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego
  • Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame
  • Andrea Woody, University of Washington

Sun May 11, 2014

Conference - Models and Simulations 6

Location: McKenna Hall

The Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy are delighted to host the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at Notre Dame.

Plenary speakers

  • William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego
  • Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame
  • Andrea Woody, University of Washington

Sat May 31, 2014

Alumni Weekend Open House

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

Stop by the Geddes Coffee House between 9am - 12pm to meet our staff and hear a short talk on "Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Fields" by Jessica Baron (Outreach and Communications Coordinator). 

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Tue Sep 2, 2014

Tue Sep 9, 2014

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: Flanner 625

Managing Relationships

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Managing workplace relationships whether they are contentious or healthy takes effort and skill. Attendees will explore advisor-advisee relationship dynamics using role-playing exercises and learn methods for cultivating successful interactions. …

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: DeBartolo 330

Recognizing and Approaching Ethical Problems

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An overview of research integrity will be provided followed by a framework for ethical decision making. Students will apply the framework using a 2-minute challenge. They will also be exposed to the professional codes of conduct and ethical guidelines of the University of Notre Dame and several professional societies in the humanities. …

Tue Sep 23, 2014

Fri Sep 26, 2014