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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. …