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Morgan Ames wins Best Information Science Book award for 2020

September 21st, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Morgan Ames wins Best Information Science Book award for 2020

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child written by Morgan Ames, CSTMS interim associate director of research, and published by MIT Press is the recipient of the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award for 2020. The award’s purpose is to recognize the outstanding book in information science published during the preceding calendar… Read more

Director Mazzotti on European Society for the History of Science Panel

September 16th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Director Mazzotti on  European Society for the History of Science Panel

Director Massimo Mazzotti recently participated in a virtual panel for the 9th European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Conference. The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science”, a very broad and inclusive topic. Sessions and talks addressed the history of the sensory approaches to scientific objects, their… Read more

Jameson Karns Co-Authored Book Series

July 2nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Jameson Karns Co-Authored Book Series

CSTMS affiliate, Jameson Karns, has received publication for a four volume book series titled The Evolution of U.S. Military Policy from the Constitution to the Present  which he has co-authored. It explores the development and evolution of America’s militia, or National Guard, throughout history. Tracing the evolution of the U.S. Army throughout American history, the authors… Read more

Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis Interviewed on C-SPAN

June 30th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis Interviewed on C-SPAN

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate and Journalism Professor, Elena Conis, recently took part in an hour-long interview on the history of epidemics on C-SPAN, with their president/CEO Susan Swain. They discuss the “… development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s and the lessons that its distribution and use can teach us about what to expect when a COVID-19… Read more

CSTMS Wins $10,000 UCHRI Grant for Student Professionalization

June 26th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Wins $10,000 UCHRI Grant for Student Professionalization

CSTMS has been awarded a grant from the University of California Humanities Research Institute as part of their 2020-21 Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop competition. We look forward to hosting workshops for STS DE students from the humanities and beyond, all across the University of California system, throughout the coming year. Stay tuned for more announcements… Read more

In Solidarity

June 15th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

In Solidarity

The Center for Science, Technology Medicine and Society (CSTMS) stands in solidarity with the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Steven Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and George Floyd. CSTMS remains firmly committed to centering the voices of Black scholars in Science and Technology Studies… Read more

CSTMS Awarded Grant from France-Berkeley Fund

June 10th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Awarded Grant from France-Berkeley Fund

For the second year in a row, CSTMS has been awarded the France-Berkeley Fund for 2020-2022. The project, “The Emergence of Public Controversies in Science, Technology & Medicine: A New Methodological Paradigm” is led by our affiliates Dr. Elena Conis (UC Berkeley School of Journalism) and Dr. Laura Draetta (Telecom Paris Tech Graduate School). The… Read more

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in the New York Times

June 2nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis on COVID-19 in the New York Times

CSTMS Affiliate and Journalism professor Elena Conis, along with graduate students Michael McCoyd and Jessie A. Moravek, have published an op-ed in the New York Times titled “What to Expect When A Coronavirus Vaccine Finally Arrives: Sobering lessons from the history of the polio vaccine.” The article provides insight on the potential challenges we may face should… Read more

Virtual Co-Writing with CSTMS

June 2nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Virtual Co-Writing with CSTMS

CSTMS’s associate director of research, School of Information assistant adjunct professor Morgan Ames, will host weekly virtual co-writing sessions starting on Thursday, May 28th. We will briefly set intentions at the beginning, write from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT with short breaks, then check in at the end. We’ll start with the pomodoro/”shut up and write”… Read more

CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

May 22nd, 2020  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

CSTMS Celebrates Undergraduate STS Research

Undergraduate students advised by CSTMS Research Fellow Ashton Wesner presented their groundbreaking STS-themed projects in a symposium organized by Dr. Wesner and sponsored by CSTMS on Monday, May 4th, 2020. With topics ranging from the politics of environmental clean-up sites to the poetics of dance, these remarkable students have undertaken major research for class projects… Read more

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