Science Fair: Science And Society Edition

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Does Grey’s Anatomy count as the “literary imagination”?

We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:

  • The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States
    • Monday, February 5, 6-7:30pm, The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room
    • “In this lecture, Sari Altschuler [Assistant professor of English at Northeastern University] will be talking about her new book on the history of the medical imagination… In reframing the historical relationship between literature and health, The Medical Imagination provides a usable past for our own conversations about the imagination and the humanities in health research and practice today.”
  • Director of Experiments: The Science Behind Democracy and Political Campaigns
    • Monday, February 5, 1-2pm, International Affairs Building
    • “As an expert in political psychology and research methodologies, in 2007, Nickerson helped establish the Analyst Institute, a center that conducts field experiments on campaign strategies. This experience prepared him to help both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with their campaigns. Join Professors Donald Green and Paul Lagunes in a conversation with Professor Nickerson about the use of advanced data analysis in politics.”
  • Data, Algorithms, and their Consequences for Society
    • Tuesday, February 6, 2:30 PM, Schapiro CEPSR Davis Auditorium
    • “Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoc at the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry… She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and wrote the book Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.”

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