Enjoy fall break! Here are some science events for when you come back. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

The Science of Abolition

  • Wednesday, November 3, 4 to 5 pm, link here
  • “In the context of slavery, science is usually associated with slaveholders’ scientific justifications of racism. But abolitionists were equally adept at using scientific ideas to discredit slaveholders. Looking beyond the science of race, “The Science of Abolition” shows how Black and white scientists and abolitionists drew upon a host of scientific disciplines—from chemistry, botany, and geology, to medicine and technology—to portray slaveholders as the enemies of progress.”

Alondra Nelson – A New Roadmap for Science and Society

  • Wednesday, November 3, 5 to 7 pm, link here
  • “The lecture will present White House Office of Science and Technology Policy efforts to create a new roadmap for science and society that reflects democratic values, advances equity, and upholds scientific integrity. Deputy Director Alondra Nelson will broach a wide range of topics, including equitable data, upholding rights in an increasingly automated society, the White House Scientific Integrity Task Force, and more. A crosscutting theme of the lecture is how science and technology policymakers in the Biden-Harris Administration are working to restore trust in government, advance equity at scale, and fortify democratic values.”

Barnard Celebrates The Lost Women Of Science

  • Wednesday, November 3, 6 to 7 pm, link here
  • “In sync with the Barnard Year of Science, the Lost Women of Science Initiative’s mission is to raise awareness of the pivotal role women have played in scientific discoveries and innovations, and to promote interest in STEM education and careers—especially among girls and young women. The first season of the podcast will include four in-depth episodes centered on Dr. Dorothy Andersen (1901–1963), a brilliant pathologist and pediatrician who discovered and named cystic fibrosis in the 1930s.”

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field: How Racial Disparities Intersect with Age-Related Risks in Two Pandemics: 1918 and COVID-19 In A Time Of Climate Change

  • Thursday, November 4, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, link here
  • “In two respiratory pandemics a century apart—the 1918 flu and COVID-19—racial disparities in mortality tell the story of what has, and hasn’t, changed. Elizabeth will present new research on both pandemics and some common frameworks they highlight.”

Carlo Rovelli – The Order of Time

  • Friday, November 5, 12 to 1:30 pm, link here
  • “Join a conversation with Carlo Rovelli on his most recent books, Order of Time and Helgoland. A physicist by training, Rovelli’s poetics attempts to unify theory of relativity and loop quantum gravity in Order of Time. Rovelli’s writing highlights his role as a rhetorician as much as it does his role as a physicist; in Helgoland, Rovelli’s poetics helps highlight Heideger’s creative process in his scientific discoveries. His talk will also serve as an introduction for a new undergraduate seminar course on the Rhetoric of Science developed by the Research Cluster of Science and Subjectivity. “

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