Weekly lab meeting schedule starting 4 February: Wednesday 12:30 – 2:00p WEI Room #3135
New international, interdisciplinary, open access journal launched by the Ecological Societies of America and China
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability showcases applications of ecological science in support of sustainable development during an era of extensive and accelerating human and environmental change.
Today, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) jointly launch a new open access scholarly research journal to foster communication of applied ecological research across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS, ISSN: 2332-8878) features international collaborations, interdisciplinary research, and multi-scale projects.
A popular course in Life Sciences Communication (LSC) will be online for the first time this summer. Please share with students as you see fit. Thank you!
LSC 251 Summer: Science, Media & Society
Dietram A. Scheufele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Class # 48403
Jun 1, 2015-Jul 26, 2015
This course looks at the social, political, cultural and historical dynamics at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, (mass) media and the public. How do we all form opinions about emerging technologies we know little about? What role do media, especially in online environments, play in this process? And how do we use our values and other predispositions to sort through the political, legal, and economic questions surrounding emerging technologies? Should we create life in the lab, for instance, using synthetic biology? What are the implications of patenting human genes? And how do we regulate unknown risks of nanotechnology? LSC 251 is a required course for LSC majors and fulfills UW humanities and social studies breadth requirements.
This online course uses short online lectures, online discussions, and short writing assignments. Regular engagement with the materials is required, but assignments can be completed based on students’ work or internship schedules. The course will be conducted on Desire2Learn; all materials will be provided online.
Lentil Underground – a book about a group of MT farmers who grow pulses on the plains
Brown Bag Lunch @ 473 Moore Hall
Friday, April 24 – 12noon
Talk@ CES collective
Friday, April 24 – 3-4p (reception afterwards – Buttel Conference Room, Ag Hall)
Reading @ A Room of One’s Own
Friday, April 24 – 6p