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Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

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

BFI: 2017 Fuller Challenge

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BFI: 2017 Fuller Challenge

The Buckmister Fuller Institue (BFI) has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. BFI invites innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life on Earth to enter to win the 2017 Fuller Challenge Prize. Entering the Challenge with a high quality application that meets… Read more

Summer Course – Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy

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Summer Course – Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy

The Univie Summer School Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) will be held from July 3 to 14, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The topic of the two-week course is “Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy” and the main lecturers are Robert Cook-Deegan, Paul E. Griffiths and Jenny Reardon. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. As an international… Read more

2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

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2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

The homepage for the 4S 2017 meeting is now live. The conference theme is STS (In)Sensibilities, and it will take place in Boston from August 3 to September 2. Key dates to be aware of include: Nov 15. Call for open panels proposals Jan 1. Submission closes for open panels Jan 15. Call for closed/invited sessions and individual… Read more

ScienceFARE Collective Urges to “Include social equity in California Biohub” in Letter to Nature

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ScienceFARE Collective Urges to “Include social equity in California Biohub” in Letter to Nature

Members of the Science FARE (Feminist Anti-Racist Equity) Collective, including CSTMS’ Charis Thompson, wrote a letter to  philanthropists Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, who last month announced their first major investment in basic science: US$600 million for a Biohub in San Francisco, California. Biohub collaborates with three of the world’s leaders in biomedical and engineering innovation:… Read more

Affiliate News

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Affiliate News

The Center welcomes faculty members, student, visiting scholar and fellows to submit activities to be reported in affiliate news each month. Please email a brief description of what you have been doing to cstmsnews@berkeley.edu.  Recent News DE Student and Working Group leader, Angelo Matteo Caglioti will be awarded the “ History of Science Fellowship” of the American Meteorological Society… Read more

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

November 8th, 2016  |  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

CFP: Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific

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CFP: Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific

Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii February 17-20, 2017 The World History Association Regional Affiliates for Hawaii, the Northwest and California are sponsoring a conference on world history on the “the meeting place” island (Oahu) of Hawaii. The conference, which will double as the joint annual meeting of all… Read more

New Medicine Working Group (MEDS) Forming

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New Medicine Working Group (MEDS) Forming

MEDS provides a forum for faculty and students interested in the broad field of medical humanities, including the history of medicine, social medicine, medical anthropology, and medical studies. The working group aims to strengthen medicine as an object of study in the Center and brings together faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates for regular events… Read more

DE in STS Application Deadline Extended to Nov 21

November 5th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on DE in STS Application Deadline Extended to Nov 21

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The Designated Emphasis (DE) in Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a new program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley and UCSF PhD students from any home department. Students who are accepted into the program, and who complete its requirements, will be in a strong position to excel… 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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