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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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Sun Apr 7, 2013

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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Thu Apr 11, 2013

2013 Cushing Prize Lecture. Charlotte Werndl - "What are New Implications of Chaos for Unpredictability?"

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Location: 320 DeBartolo Hall

Charlotte Werndl will give the Cushing Prize Lecture 2013. Dr. Werndl is lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, at the London School of Economics. Previously she was a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy, at Queen's College, University of Oxford.

Click here for more information on the Cushing Prize.

Tue Apr 16, 2013

Tom Broman

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Location: 131 Decio

Tom Broman will be holding a brownbag discussion on his paper,  "The Semblance of Transparency: Expertise as a Social Good and an Ideology in Enlightened Societies," Osiris 27 (2012), 188-208.…