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Forum on Fracking
When we use the term ‘science policy,’ we all too often mean it as shorthand for national processes of allocating resources, enacting legislation, and crafting rules and regulations. By the time an issue attracts national attention, however, it already has a long history of local conflicts, defined stakeholders and articulated positions that have been honed at the local level. This forum looks at the complexity of science and energy policy at the local level, focusing on responses to fracking in the states of Texas and New York. The October 6 event features first-hand accounts by scholars who made a conscious decision to apply their expertise in the contentious arena of fracking policy and regulation. Find out more >
Earlier in the week, the Reilly Center will screen the documentary Gasland.
Taming the Pharmakon
The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values will hold an invitation-only workshop titled Taming the Pharmakon October 12-14, 2017 at the Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome, Italy.
In 2009, Isabelle Bour and Judith Zinsser published a partial translation of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics. Since 2014, faculty and students at the University of Notre Dame have worked to complete the translation, the completion of which they will celebrate at a conference April 26-28.
The conference will feature talks, presentations, and discussions of the text, its philosophical and historical context and significance, and ways of incorporating Du Châtelet’s philosophy into undergraduate teaching.
The Reilly Center and Aeon Magazine have formed a new strategic partnership that will allow Center faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae to reach Aeon's global audience of over one million unique users per month. The partnership formally began Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with an article from outreach coordinator Dr. Jessica Baron titled "White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor" and acting director Phil Mirowski will release an article later in June about the citizen science movement. Read more >