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Mon Jan 12, 2015

Research Integrity Series

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Location: McKenna 100-104

Research Integrity Series

for Humanities Ph.D. Students

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Graduate School – Professional Development – Ethics Spire – Fall 2014

Monday, January 12, 2015 – McKenna 100-104 

Satisfies the Graduate School’s ethics training requirement

Contact the Instructor: Melinda Gormley, Ph.D. • gormley.6@nd.edu • (574) 631-5017…

Tue Jan 13, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 129 Hayes-Healy Center

This semester the HPS Reading group will pursue a selection of readings concerning statistical methods, their uses in the different areas of science, and issues thereby raised.

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Thu Jan 15, 2015

Reilly Lecture: Genetic Conditions at the Frontiers of Science and Metaphysics: Epigenetics and Literature

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Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

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Personal narratives on genetic disability suggest roles for the cultural work of fiction and poetry to further understanding of genetic identities.

Prof. Peter Middleton explores genetic variation at the borders of science, culture, and metaphysics. He will draw on a recent poem and novel that display a drive to understand genetic information in terms of development and environment that is also evident in biological and medical research into epigenetics. He discusses different molecular biological models of epigenetic change focusing on how both epistemological and cultural consequences of new scientific developments likely to affect body, identity, and culture. He reflects on the uses of folk poetry to articulate hopes and fears about genetic disorders, and how para-literary texts create a backdrop against which literary aesthetics can be understood. …

Tue Jan 20, 2015

Medical Humanities "Clinic"

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Graduate students interested in all aspects of the medical humanities are invited to take part in this informal working group. The group will meet monthly to discuss issues in various disciplines associated with the humanistic study of medicine (as well as how we define those fields). The primary goal of the group is to gather medical humanists on campus and form a community of scholars who can share anything from research to advice to the state of their field. …

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

The probabilistic revolution. Discussion led by Tom Stapleford…

Thu Jan 22, 2015

Dual-Degree Welcome Back reception

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Location: 443 Geddes Hall

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All Dual-Degree students (and those in the process of signing up for the program) are invited to a welcome back reception. Come say hello, have some food, and share your ideas with the Reilly Center as we plan the next semester of DD events! …

Fri Jan 23, 2015

Lunch & Learn: Your Work and Society

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Location: Carey Auditorium (Hesburgh Library)

Many academics are experts on topics pertinent to social and political issues of the day. Learn how to protect yourself and your professional integrity by joining Melinda Gormley of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values who will present on the roles and responsibilities of public intellectuals. 

Tue Jan 27, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Statistical inference. Discussion led by John Slattery.…

Tue Feb 3, 2015

Ethics Cafe: Ethical Leadership

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Location: Geddes Coffee House

What does it mean to be an ethical leader? What can leaders do to promote an organizational culture that prioritizes ethical conduct and outcomes and resists the everyday pressures of self-interested short-term thinking? Join us for a conversation exploring the role of ethics in leadership and learn about new leadership training opportunities for graduate students at Notre Dame. …

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

The cult of statistical significance. Discussion led by Monica Solomon…

Tue Feb 10, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Criticisms of randomized controlled trials. Discussion led by Bohang Chen.…

Tue Feb 17, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Genomics and teh integration of data-science and biology and teh reshaping of medical and biological categories.   Discussion led be Sarah Naramore…

Tue Feb 24, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Big Data and (medical) Risk, or Big Data and the transformation of Sciene. Discussion led by Louisa Mitchell.…

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Genomics and digital convergence. Discussion led by Michelle Marvin.…

Tue Mar 3, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Evidence Based Medicine. Discussion led by Lane DesAutels…

Mon Mar 16, 2015

Tue Mar 17, 2015

Fri Mar 20, 2015

Reilly Center Keynote Lecture - Ryan Calo. The Past, Present, and Future of Robotic Regulation

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Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Keynote Lecture, Reilly 30th Anniversary Conference
Ryan Calo, UW School of Law

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The Past, Present, and Future of Robotic Regulation

Robots have been with us for some time, largely hidden away from daily life. Today robots are leaving the factory and the battlefield and entering our hospitals, hotels, highways, and skies. This talk addresses how the law has addressed robots in the past, how the law is addressing drones, driverless cars, and other robots today, and how law and legal institutions might address this transformative technology going forward.…

Sat Mar 21, 2015

Conference: Reilly Center 30th Anniversary Celebration

Location: McKenna Hall

For more information on the conference, see reilly.nd.edu/reilly30

Saturday March 21

Morning – ND Conference Center (McKenna 100-104 confirmed for 8 AM-5 PM)

  • History of the Center and its mandate
  • The HPS Program
  • GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society
  • Arts & Letters/Engineering Dual-Degree Undergraduate Program

Mon Mar 23, 2015

Kristin Intemann. “The tangled web of values and evidence in public health policy disagreements”

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Location: Malloy 200

Philosopher of science Kristen Intemann, from Montana State University, will be speaking at Kristin Shrader-Frechette's invitation, on Monday March 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm in Malloy 200.  All are welcome.

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“The tangled web of values and evidence in public health policy disagreements”

Thu Mar 26, 2015

Lawrence Principe, Professor of Chemistry and the Humanities, to Explore Myth of War Between Science and Religion

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Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

Lawrence Principe, Professor of Chemistry and the Humanities, to Explore Myth of War Between Science and Religion

 

The College of Science, the History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program, and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) are pleased to announce a jointly-sponsored public lecture by Lawrence Principe, Professor of Chemistry, Drew Professor of the Humanities, and Director of the Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe at Johns Hopkins University, titled 

Tue Apr 14, 2015

Dan Geary

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Location: 118 DeBartolo Hall

HPS Speaker, Dan Geary, Trinity College of Dublin…

Mon Apr 20, 2015

Tue Apr 21, 2015

2015 Cushing Prize Lecturer: Giovanni Valente

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Location: 118 DeBartolo Hall

 "Relativistic Causality and Local Disentanglement in Quantum Field Theory"
 

Entanglement between distant quantum systems poses two outstanding problems in philosophy of quantum mechanics. First, the ensuing non-local correlations seem to entail a conflict with relativistic causality, namely the requirement that no causal process can propagate faster than light. That raises a threat of inconsistency with Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity. Second, the presence of entanglement undermines the possibility of achieving a division of the microscopic world into independent subsystems. In this talk, I will discuss these problems within the framework of algebraic relativistic quantum field theory. I will begin by distinguishing between two formulations of relativistic causality: that is, no superluminal signaling and no superluminal propagation of matter and energy carried by a field. I will then argue that the condition of Local Primitive Causality guarantees that quantum fields cannot propagate faster than light; furthermore, I will show how one can prove a no-superluminal-signaling theorem in terms of the notion of local operations. Finally, I will address the question whether a quantum field system can be isolated from its entanglement with other spacelike separated systems by acting on it by means of a local operation: in particular, I will demostrate that local disentanglement can be achieved in relativistic quantum field theory, thereby fulfilling a necessary condition for the mutual independence of microscopic subsystems. …

Fri Apr 24, 2015

Mon Apr 27, 2015

Tue May 12, 2015

Mon May 18, 2015

SRR Boot Camp

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Location: TBA

SRR - Social Responsibility for Researchers 

An NSF-funded PhD student training program in socially-engaged science and engineering research and leadership

More information here. …

Tue May 19, 2015