Cross-Pollination and Collaborative Engagement

My interests have always lain at the intersection of people, nature, and aesthetics. The better we understand people, the better we can design ways of relating that nourish us—and our planet—by building connection and belonging in communities that transcend cultural and species boundaries. With these goals in mind, my interest has gravitated to an applied … Continue reading Cross-Pollination and Collaborative Engagement

PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart wins Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

We are very excited to share that PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart has been awarded a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Each Fellow receives $50,000 to pursue a public-facing project. The Whiting Public Engagement Program (WPEP) is a distinctive national grant founded to champion the … Continue reading PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart wins Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

Cincinnati’s Climate Equity Indicators Report

PEWs Faculty Affiliate Carlie Trott has collaborated with community partners to conduct research into the vulnerability of Cincinnati's communities to climate change. The newly released Cincinnati Climate Equity Indicators Report was produced in collaboration with the Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, University of Cincinnati and … Continue reading Cincinnati’s Climate Equity Indicators Report

Raising Ethical Questions About Off-Label Use of Covid-19 Vaccines

It is probably safe to say that many people who never previously took interest in US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory processes have been learning a lot about them this past year by paying close attention to the development, review, and roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. Tens of thousands of individuals in the US enrolled … Continue reading Raising Ethical Questions About Off-Label Use of Covid-19 Vaccines

Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Melinda Butsch Kovacic

This week, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Melinda Butsch Kovacic about her public health research and work in the community. Dr. Butsch Kovacic is an Associate Dean of the University Of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences and also has an appointment in the Division of Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Inspiring a Change in Focus  Dr. Butsch Kovacic is a cross trained as a basic scientist … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Melinda Butsch Kovacic

Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Abel Gustafson

Dr. Abel Gustafson This week, we highlight the work of our newest Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Public Engagement with Science, Dr. Abel Gustafson, Assistant Professor in the UC Department of Communication.   Research Focus Dr. Gustafson studies public opinion and strategic communication in science and environmental issues. Using surveys and communication experiments, he assesses how various demographic and political groups think about and … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Abel Gustafson

Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Nate Morehouse

This week, we want to highlight the work of one of the Center's affiliates, Dr. Nate Morehouse.  Research Dr. Morehouse leads a lab that studies insects and spiders. He has a special interest in how they see the world, and how their vision influences the choices they make. He was drawn to the University of Cincinnati … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Nate Morehouse

‘A Pact with Reason’ Online Lecture Series Starts July 16

Promotional image for A Pact with Reason, presented by Dr. Piers Bursill-Hall Center Faculty Affiliate Zvi Biener is co-sponsoring A Pact With Reason, a series of ten free lectures by Dr. Piers Bursill-Hall of Cambridge University hosted by the Mercantile Library. The lectures will begin on Thursday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) and continue … Continue reading ‘A Pact with Reason’ Online Lecture Series Starts July 16