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Thu Feb 13, 2014

Ethics Cafe - Sexual Violence and Misconduct: Reality Check


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"


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


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


Location: Geddes Hall 400


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.…