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Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

March 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Deadline for Submission: May 12, 2017 The inaugural Science and Technology Studies Article Award will be awarded in fall 2017 by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society for an outstanding piece of scholarship by a UC Berkeley or UCSF graduate student in the field of Science and Technology Studies. The prize consists of… Read more

Burrell and Ames Win Paper Prize

March 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Burrell and Ames Win Paper Prize

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Professor Jenna Burrell (School of Information) and CSTMS Postdoctoral Researcher, Morgan Ames, won “Best of CSCW 2017” for the Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference with their paper “‘Connected Learning’ and the Equity Agenda: A Microsociology of Minecraft Play.”

Gano panelist at AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

February 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Gano panelist at AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

Gano panelist at AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

Last week Gretchen Gano, CSTMS Associate Director of Research, joined colleagues in the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) Network on a panel called “Adding the Citizen Voice: Participatory Socio-Scientific Policymaking” in Boston at the annual AAAS meeting. This was a panel of technology assessment practitioners representing international and U.S. perspectives who presented… Read more

PMH Research Fellow receives Fulbright Award

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PMH Research Fellow receives Fulbright Award

Stuart Kandell, Ph.D, Research Fellow in the Program for Medical Humanities, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. He will travel to Japan and then to Germany to conduct research in the field of creative aging, interviewing older artists in each country. He recently returned from a research tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. In September,… Read more

Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

February 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

The Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog – First 100 Days: Narratives of Normalization and Disruption. First 100 Days is an ongoing writing campaign, featuring posts from the broad STS community. Posts analyze and challenge the narratives of both normalization and disruption that are… Read more

Welcome four new DE in STS PhD Students

February 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Welcome four new DE in STS PhD Students

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CSTMS welcomes four new PhD Designated Emphasis (DE) in Science and Technology Studies (STS) students to the Center this spring: Renata Barreto-Montenegro (Law), Gil Breger (Near Eastern Studies), Shakira Esmail Hudani (City and Regional Planning), and Anooj Kansara (Rhetoric). The DE in STS is a program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley… Read more

Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

February 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

Aiwa Ong, Professor, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology|Sociocultural Anthropology, was recently interviewed by Rorotoko regarding her new book Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life. Fungible Life looks at the entanglement of the life sciences, capitalism, politics, and ethics from the perspective of Biopolis, a new biomedical hub in Singapore. The book asks: What would… Read more

Affiliate News

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Affiliate News

Levi Checketts – Levi recently helped organized a “Religion and Science Intensive” course at the Jesuit School of Theology focusing on the significance of scientific developments in neuroscience, extended evolutionary synthesis, non-human psychology and transhumanism for theological understandings of the human person. The intensive invited six speakers whose work lies in this field to speak… Read more

Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

January 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

UC Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute has greatly expanded its research program to include exciting projects in biomedicine, agriculture, microbiology, and society. The IGI was created in 2014 as a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco. Combining the fundamental research expertise and the biomedical talent at UCB and UCSF, the… Read more

Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

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Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

“Algorithmic Life” by Massimo Mazzotti “ALGORITHM” IS A WORD whose time has come. Algorithms are changing the worlds we inhabit — and they’re changing us. They pop up in op-eds on weighty topics like the future of labor in an increasingly automated world. Writing about how new trading algorithms are taking over Wall Street, a… Read more


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