"The Whys and Hows of Establishing New Model Systems in Evo Devo" Workshop in Paris


"Since the early 1990s, evo-devo researchers have recognized the limitations of the standard model organisms, and have attempted to establish new model systems as flagship species for evo-devo studies. One strategy for adopting new model systems for evo-devo is...


History and Philosophy of Biology in the Desert


On February 4-6, 2011 the Center for Biology and Society will bring together graduate students to Tempe, Arizona for “History and Philosophy of Biology in the Desert" (HPBD). This informal workshop features graduate student presentations and discussion of ongoing research to facilitate discussion among graduate students and faculty members working in the history and philosophy of biology...


Bioethics in Film Series


The medium of film allows a powerful and often times visceral tool for examining issues regarding environmental destruction or how people relate to wilderness. The 2011 Spring Semester Bioethics Film Series “Wildlife and Wilderness Values” offers four penetrating approaches as to how our personal values intersect with nature...


Biology and Society Lecture Series


Free, and open to the public, the 2011 Biology and Society Lecture Series will explore bioethics as a domain of philosophical inquiry, as a form of professionalized expertise, as a culturally embedded set of practices and discourses, and as a nationally situated resource of governance.


American Society for Environmental History Conference 2011 held in Phoenix, AZ


The Center for Biology and Society is a sponsor of the American Society for Environmental History Conference in Phoenix, AZ.


SOLS Seminar Series Speaker: Julie Luft


As part of the SoLS Seminar Series, Dr Julie Luft presents "Traveling to the Intersection of Research and Practice in Undergrad Biology Education."


Bioethics Film Series: Controlling Reproduction


Through a mixture of films and short texts that span a period from the 1930s to the present, participants explore what controlling reproduction has meant, what fascinations and revulsions, hopes and fears, cataclysmic and fantastical futures have been imagined.


“What’s New about Systems Biology?”


The Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University and the Institute for Systems Biology are sponsoring an International Society for the History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology off-year workshop.


Science Intersecting with Society classes


Center of Biology and Society Faculty present different approaches in which science intersects with society and the research and education related to four cases in a series of classes as part of the President’s Community Enrichment Program.


Bill Aird, MD, speaks at ASU


Bill Aird, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the historical context and evolutionary explanations for the diversity of endothelium cells in a SoLS Seminar.


Professor C. Ken Waters


Director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science, discusses his work on the "Metaphysical Implications of Conceptual Practice in Genetics," to the Biology and Society Lab group.


MBL-ASU History of Biogerontology Workshop


The Center for Biology & Society is hosting the first MBL-ASU History of Biogerontology Workshop. This specialized workshop gathers together a panel of pioneering historians of biogerontology with leading experts in the history and philosophy of science, with the aim to lay the foundation to rapidly advance this important field of research.

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