Michael R. Dietrich is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College. As a science historian in a Biology department Dr. Dietrich states: "My scholarship cuts across history, philosophy, and sociology of science as well as biology itself.
Arizona State University graduate students Kate MacCord and Lijing Jiang, along with Grace Foster of Mt. Holyoke College, are spending the summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA to collect and create the MBL Community Archives. The students are collecting photographs and memories from the MBL community to store the rich history of the MBL digitally before it is lost. For more information regarding the project, see: http://history.archives.mbl.edu/news/mbl-community-archives-opens-summer
Join us on April 11 at 2 pm to hear Kent A. Kiehl, PhD discuss Neuroscience research in the real world: The brain and the law in LSE 244.
Join Lyn Gaudet Kiehl on Wednesday, April 10 at 3:30 pm for "Cookies and Caffeine" in the College of Law Room L1-23. Lyn Gaudet Kiehl is a lawyer with a forensic psychology and behavioral neuroscience background. Lyn will briefly share the story of her educational and career trajectory, and then answer questions about how to prepare yourself to work effectively at the increasingly important intersection of biology and society.
We invite you to join us April 24, 6-8 pm at the UClub in celebrating the 2013 graduates of the MA Applied Ethics and the Professions, Biomedical and Health Ethics, as they present posters on their applied projects. Guest speaker will be Mark Clark, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch who will speak on “Professional Identity, Narrative, and Ethics”.
50 Years Beyond Man and his Future
This workshop marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Man and His Future. Its project is to reflect upon on the ways of imagining futures—from the routines of risk governance to the politics of science policymaking, and from the formalized discourses of law and bioethics to the imaginaries that underlie public controversy— that have come to figure in governance of science and technology in the last half-century.
Scott F. Gilbert, the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College and a Finland Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Helsinki speaks on "We Are All Lichens: A Symbiotic Reconstruction of Individuality". He is the author of Developmental Biology (now in its 9th edition) and Ecological Developmental Biology, and co-author of Bioethics and the New Embryology.
Patrick Forber, PhD, a member of the Institute of the Environment and the Philosophy Department at Tufts University, shares his lecture "An Evolutionary Paradox for Prosocial Behavior" on Tuesday, January 22, 3:00 pm in SS229. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar is an intensive week with annually varying topics designed for a group of no more than 25 advanced graduate students, postdoctoral associates, younger scholars, and established researchers in biology, history, philosophy, and the social sciences. More information and an application are available on the MBL-ASU History of Biology Seminar page.
Each semester the Center for Biology and Society has a Bioethics in Film series. ASU students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Students may register for course credit. The theme for Fall 2012 is "Supererogatory".
The 9th Workshop of the Digital and Computational HPS Consortium, hosted by the Darwin Correspondence Project, is to be held in Cambridge, UK, September 5-8, 2012. Register here for the special Events.
The Center for Biology and Society is co-sponsoring a welcome reception at the Desert Botanical Gardens for Peter Raven's visit to Arizona State University. The reception is on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6pm. On December 7th will be the Wrigley Lecture Series featuring Peter Raven. Open to the Public.