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Affiliate News: Medical Humanities Book Reviews

May 15th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Affiliate News: Medical Humanities Book Reviews

CSTMS Research Fellow Michele Pridmore-Brown has published a lead article in the Times Literary Supplement entitled “Sperm and Sensibility: the Modern World of Designer Children.” She argues that how women choose sperm donors is based upon age-old preoccupations. Pridmore-Brown also wrote a review for the London Review of Books entitled “Unfeeling Malice“.  She reviews a book about the origins… Read more

Soliciting Spring Affiliate News!

March 13th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Soliciting Spring Affiliate News!

We want to hear about what is new with you! Please tell us about your new publications, presentations, grants, fellowships, or other accomplishments by emailing cstms-news@berkeley.edu. Include a brief description, a link (if available), and an image.

Summer 2019 Opportunity

January 30th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Summer 2019 Opportunity

This summer, learn how to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. Digital media profoundly shape our lives: social media, apps, software and networked devices have transformed almost every area of work and play. The Berkeley Center for New Media Summer Certificate provides students with skills and knowledge that are essential for a… Read more

Pittsburgh Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups

December 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Interested in exploring the Philosophy of Science this summer? The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2019 PSP3:  A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the… Read more

Rhetoric of the Image: Art and Science, Configurations and Tensions (Rhet 250, Spring 2019)

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Rhetoric of the Image: Art and Science, Configurations and Tensions (Rhet 250, Spring 2019)

Are you considering taking a Rhetoric course this spring? Have you ever questioned what art is? What science is? Are distinctions between the two–whether imagined, philosophical, historical, or practical–critical to any productive conception of them? This course probes literature from and about both art and science in order interrogate this operative distinction, in turn questioning… Read more

Science Denial: Role of the Media (J226, Spring 2019)

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Looking for a course for this upcoming Spring 2019 semester that explores the role of media in society? This course offers a critical look at the top instances of “science denial” to make news in the last two decades, emphasizing four case studies: climate change, vaccines, GMOs, and evolution. It will take a critical look at… Read more

Welcome New DE Students!

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Welcome New DE Students!

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Science has admitted six graduate students to the Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies this year! Congratulations to Niklas Lollo, Evangeline Mcgylnn, Kaily Heitz, Savannah Cox, Nain Martinez, and Henry Schmidt! We look forward to introducing these students to the CSTMS community at the Spring Reception on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Affiliate News: AAA Presenters from Berkeley

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Affiliate News: AAA Presenters from Berkeley

CSTMS affiliates including Shreeharsh Kelkar, Lawrence Cohen, Sarah Vaughn, Alexei Yurchak, Aihwa Ong, Michael D’Arcy, Heather Mellquist Lehto, Charles Briggs, Mauricio Najarro, Morgan G. Ames, Jenna Burrell, and more are presenting this week at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose. See more here.

Director Mazzotti on Genius in LA Review of Books

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Director Mazzotti on Genius in LA Review of Books

Massimo Mazzotti discusses female prodigies and mathematics in Enlightenment Italy in the latest edition of the LA Review of Books Quarterly Journal. The myth of the child prodigy is familiar to all of us. A boy, tutored by his father, captures the public imagination. He achieves remarkable things by adolescence; his genius is performed for public… Read more

Three CSTMS Affiliates Named as 2018 Fellows at CTSP

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Three CSTMS Affiliates Named as 2018 Fellows at CTSP

Three CSTMS affiliates are named as 2018 fellows at the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy: 1. DE student Anne Jonas for her project “Building tech capacity: Investigating tech philanthropy training and education programs for the ‘skilling up’ of youth.” Anne is a third year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, with a designated… Read more

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PMH sponsors interdisciplinary courses on such topics as aging and old age, suffering, and death. See syllabi of select courses.


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