If you didn’t have any plans for Thursday, now you do. It’s Science Fair! As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Vaccine Safety: Urgency vs Prudence

  • Tuesday, April 13, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, link here
  • About the lecture series: “This seminar series focuses on one of today’s greatest public health challenges: the global epidemic of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and the pandemic of obesity. To foster discussion and innovation across the Mailman community on key questions such as the role of prevention and health preservation, how to reduce disparities, determining which policies and interventions will be most impactful and at what points in the life-course, and how to set goals and measure progress, the School offers talks by thought leaders outside of and among the Mailman School faculty.”

Social Science Perspectives on Trust and Mistrust of Climate Science

  • Thursday, April 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, link here.
  • “Over the last three decades, the debate about climate change has involved challenges to the very evidence of change, disagreements about status of models and simulations as scientific evidence, calls for “sound science,” disputes about the contribution of anthropogenic causes, attempts to cast doubt on the integrity and plausibility of forecasts and assessments, and various forms of “solution aversion.” What are the sources of skepticism about climate change and/or mistrust of climate science? What processes, mechanisms and dynamics are implicated in provoking and prolonging the debate about climate change? To what extent are these specific to the climate debate, and to what extent they are representative of a broader mistrust in experts? What can be done to increase trust in climate science or consensus around appropriate measures or interventions?”

Pandemic Vulnerability to Vaccine (In)Equity

  • Thursday, April 15, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, link here
  • This will be a recording of IRAAS/AAADS’s podcast Black Lives in the Era of COVID-19.

E-Living: Social Interactions in a Virtual World

  • Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM, link here
  • “Wake up, launch Zoom, stay on Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat. That seems to be the pattern of life nowadays. For over a year, we’ve been away from the norm, with every facet of our lives suddenly transitioned to a virtual world. Yet, humans are fundamentally social creatures: without the seemingly-mundane interactions we have every day with our colleagues, peers, friends, and significant others, will we be able to form meaningful relationships? Join us on April 15th at 7 pm EST to discuss this critical question, and find out how our relationships have transformed with the transition to the online world, and whether this change has been for the better or worse.”

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