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Mon Jan 12, 2015

Research Integrity Series


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


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.


Thu Jan 15, 2015

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


Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall


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"


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


Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

The probabilistic revolution. Discussion led by Tom Stapleford…

Thu Jan 22, 2015

Dual-Degree Welcome Back reception


Location: 443 Geddes Hall


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


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


Location: 107 Pasquerilla Center

Statistical inference. Discussion led by John Slattery.…