Notre Dame’s Reilly Center Releases Its Annual Top 10 of Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology

Author: Jessica Baron

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The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2016. This marks the fourth year the Center has released a list, designed to get people thinking about potential dilemmas before the science or technology goes mainstream. Readers are encouraged to vote on the issue they find most compelling and in need of discussion at and clicking on the vote button. Read More

Janet Kourany to speak at celebration of Martin Carrier in Bielefeld

Author: Jessica Baron

A conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Martin Carrier will be held at Bielefeld University, Germany on October 12. Carrier is a Professor of Philosophy at Bielefeld.

Conference speakers include HPS faculty member and Reilly Fellow Janet Kourany, who was a Resident Fellow at the Center in June-July, 2012, and May-August, 2011, a Transcoop Resident Fellow in June-July, 2008, and a Research Fellow in 2006-07. Other speakers include Philip Kitcher (Columbia), Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Hannover), Torsten Wilholt (Hannover).
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Welcome to new faculty, students, and visitors

Author: Jessica Baron

The HPS program welcomed ten new and visiting faculty and students this Fall:

Julianna Poole

Julianna Poole (History track) has a masters degree in molecular biology from Princeton and is currently pursuing research on the character and effects of Old English medical remedies.

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Jessica Nickrand joins the Reilly Center

Author: Melinda Gormley

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values welcomes Jessica Nickrand to its team. She has been hired as Assistant Director for Research for a one-year term. Jessica Nickrand is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in the History of Science program. Her research concentrates on history of medicine and public health in the United States.  Read More

Melinda Gormley accepts AAAS fellowship

Author: Melinda Gormley

Melinda Gormley, the Reilly Center's Assistant Director for Research, has accepted a Science and Technology Policy fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the 2015-2016 academic year. She will relocate to Washington D.C. and spend the year working with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Integrity team.  Read More

Reilly Fellow News, 2014-2015

Author: Jessica Baron

Our Reilly Fellows have been traveling the world, publishing in academic and popular venues, organizing and speaking at conferences, giving television interviews, and getting elected to new positions in their professional organizations. Here is a sampling of a wide array of fellow news for the 2014-2015 academic year:  Read More

Interview: Notre Dame's Science Policy Initiative

Author: Jessica Baron

An interview with Eve Granatosky and Joshua Mason, co-founders of the Science Policy Initiative at Notre Dame

June 9, 2015

Science Policy Notre Dame

Can you tell us a little bit about your project and what you're trying to accomplish?

After taking a class through the GLOBES program (the Policy and Communication Training Module), we both realized we wanted to be more actively involved in activities related to science policy and communication on campus. We decided to form the Science Policy Initiative at Notre Dame (SPI@ND) after realizing that there was a need for a forum for graduate students from across various natural and social scientific disciplines to engage in issues related to science policy. We’re trying to spark student-driven dialogue on campus, provide networking and professional development opportunities for students interested in science policy, and work to communicate the value of scientific research to society at large through interactions with policymakers. Read More

Faculty workshop on sustainability generates new coursework ideas

Author: Jessica Baron

Notre Dame faculty were both teachers and learners in the recent “Sustainability Across the Curriculum” Workshop organized by Rachel Novick, Director of the Sustainability Minor, and colleagues with the Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability (CREST). More than 20 faculty and graduate students from a dozen disciplines and institutes joined in panel discussions, interactive sessions with local sustainability experts, and area field trips over the course of the two-day workshop held in the Greenhouse, a state of the art classroom located in Leighton Hall at Innovation Park. Read More

GLOBES Graduates Demonstrate Novel Interdisciplinary Research Approaches

Author: Jessica Baron

Since January 2015, six GLOBES students have earned doctoral degrees in their home departments while finishing up certificate requirements associated with GLOBES-IGERT fellowships. GLOBES students integrate an interdisciplinary research component into their dissertation thesis under the mentorship of an advisor from a discipline outside of their primary field. Read More

In Memoriam - Cathy Pieronek

Author: Jessica Baron


The Reilly Center mourns the loss of the College of Engineering's Dean of Academic Affairs Cathy Pieronek, who served as the Engineering mentor to students in the Reilly Arts & Letters/Engineering Dual-Degree Program. 

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GLOBES Certificate Open to ND Energy Graduate Students

Author: Jessica Baron


The GLOBES Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Environment and Society and the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) are pleased to form a new partnership to advance interdisciplinary graduate education in energy studies. This partnership will promote the pursuit of GLOBES certificates by graduate students affiliated with ND Energy. The partnership also promotes the growth of a campus-wide community of scholars who reach across disciplines and discover better environmental and energy research solutions. Read More

Reilly Center Welcomes First SRR Cohort

Author: Mark Bourgeois


The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is pleased to announce the first cohort of fellows in the NSF-funded Social Responsibilities for Researchers (SRR) program.  This program is designed to provide training for STEM doctoral students in the ethical responsibilities of researchers arising from the impact of scientific and technological advancements on society.  We are fortunate to welcome an exceptionally strong and truly diverse set of PhD students to this inaugural year of the program. 



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Reilly Center to train STEM PhD students in social responsibilities

Author: Jessica Baron


A new NSF-funded program in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is encouraging STEM PhD students to go beyond standard research ethics training and look at their research in terms of its social relevance.  The people behind the project are Don Howard, Reilly Fellow and former Director of the center, Melinda Gormley, Assistant Director for Research of the center, and Mark Bourgeois, a postdoc hired to implement the program.  Read More