PhD Candidate Ernest Nkansah Data Collecting in Tanzania

July 25, 2014

"Greetings from Tanzania!!" CBS PhD candidate Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena traveled to Tanzania this summer to further his PhD research.

HuffPost Features CBS EP Visiting Scholar, Katie Hammond

July 24, 2014

Visiting Scholar Katie Hammond wrote about her Embryo Project experience in the Huffington Post.

MBL Director Gitlin Interview Now on YouTube

July 24, 2014

Jonathan Gitlin, Director of the Bell Center, Senior Scientist, and Deputy Director of Research and Programs at the Marine Biological Laboratory, was interviewed as part of CBS's MBL History Project. Gitllin discusses his research career, the importance of science for society, the importance of the MBL, and the recent University of Chicago-MBL affiliation.

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The Fall of the Wild? Not Really says CBS Minteer

July 24, 2014

There is a debate brewing about whether the Wilderness Act is still a vital and useful part of our environmental inheritance—or whether its best days may now be behind it. Read Minteer's sentiments on the matter in Slate.

CBS PhD Candidate Steve Elliott Receives Prestigious Recognition: Spirit of Service Award

July 18, 2014

Steve is a PhD student in ASU’s Center for Biology and Society, and the editor in chief for the Embryo Project Encyclopedia. Congratulations to Steve for being recognized with the Spirit of Service Award, and becoming a Spirit of Service Scholar!

CBS BS/MS Student Rachel Gur-Arie is Interning with CSPO in D.C.!

June 19, 2014

Rachel Gur-Arie, an accelerated Master's student studying Biology and Society with an emphasis on Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law, is interning with the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) in Washington, DC this summer.

Dr. Minteer on NPR's Morning Edition!
Dr. Minteer on NPR's Morning Edition!

June 18, 2014

Dr. Minteer discusses whether collecting animals for science is a noble mission or a threat to vulnerable populations.

Article by Dr. Maienschein Featured in an ASU News Write-up!

June 18, 2014

Read about how Dr. Maienschein's recent article on is making headlines!

Minteer Cautions Against Scientific Collection of Rare Species in
Minteer Cautions Against Scientific Collection of Rare Species in Slate...

June 17, 2014

Minteer explains why scientists should be careful about taking specimens of newly discovered and rediscovered species.

Politics in Your DNA--an article by Dr. Jane Maienschein published on

June 10, 2014

Dr. Jane Maineschein's article, "Poltics in Your DNA," went live this morning on In this article, Maienschein discusses how the realities of biology complicate the "personhood movement."

CBS Dr. Minteer hosts MBL Seminar: History of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

June 6, 2014

The MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar was an intensive week where seminar leaders and participants wrestled with a series of complex questions surrounding the history, philosophy, and practice of zoos and aquarium conservation. A group of advanced graduate students, postdoctoral associates, younger scholars, and established researchers in biology, history, philosophy, and the social sciences came together at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. They discussed the idea of conservation which has emerged in zoological institutions as well as exploring its different conceptual and institutional forms.

CBS Faculty Minteer Discusses Extinction in Nature

May 15, 2014

Several groups are working to bring back long-dead species, but these efforts could undo some hard-learned lessons, argues Ben Minteer.

Dr. Chew of CBS is Appointed as the Huntington Exchange Fellow with Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Dr. Chew of CBS is Headed to Corpus Christi College in Oxford as an Exchange Fellow

May 14, 2014

Matt Chew of CBS has been appointed by the Research Division of the Huntington Library as the Huntington Exchange Fellow with Corpus Christi College in Oxford. Chew will spend part of the 2014 Fall semester continuing archival and site-related research for a book manuscript in development, provisionally titled An Ecological Pandemonium: Charles Elton and The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants.


Congratulations to the CBS Students Who Received Awards This Year!!

May 14, 2014

Congratulations to all of the undergraduate and graduate CBS students that received awards this Spring! It is exciting to see that all of your hard work is being recognized!

Dr. Hurlbut will be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard this Summer

May 14, 2014

Dr. Ben Hurlbut is a co-organizer and faculty participant for the Science, Technology and Society Summer School: Science and Governance at the Frontiers of Life, held at the Harvard Kennedy School this summer. This a weeklong session which is intended for graduate students and early postdocs who study science, technology, history, philosophy, sociology, legal studies and related fields, that are committed to investigating the intersection of science and society.

CBS Graduate Student Sean Cohmer Authors Article on Global Classroom, Read it in CLAS Magazine!
CBS Graduate Student Sean Cohmer Authors Article on Global Classroom, Read it in CLAS Magazine!

May 13, 2014

Biology and Society Master's student (well, graduate as of May!) Sean Cohmer recently wrote an article describing the collaborative learning experiment known as the Global Classroom (GC). Check out Cohmer's article by following the link. If you click on the magazine, you can browse the current issue for free.

Dr. Laubichler Weighs in on the Biologsiche Versuchsantsalt, an article by Chelsea Wald

May 13, 2014

Dr. Manfred Laubichler was interviewed for an article on the Biologische Verschant (the Vivarium) that was published in a recent issue of Nautilus. His comments provided insight that revealed the historical significance of the research efforts that came from the Vivarium, and the social and political factors that hindered and ultimately halted their progress.