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

University of Dayton Colloquium Moved Online

Student discussion around a table The Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society Colloquium at the University of Dayton will now take place online. The new dates for the colloquium are April 17 and 24. This should be a really interesting event which tackles the question: If science is to serve humanity, how can that be … Continue reading University of Dayton Colloquium Moved Online

Congratulations to Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart!

Dr. Melissa Jacquart sssss ssss ssss sss ssss ssss sss We are pleased to announce that Center Post-Doc Dr. Melissa Jacquart will be joining the University of Cincinnati Department of Philosophy as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2020! Melissa has been working with the Center for Public Engagement with Science for two … Continue reading Congratulations to Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart!

Philosophy of Science Communication Medium Page

Dr. Melissa Jacquart Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart contributes to an exciting Medium page on the Philosophy of Science Communication: medium.com/@philscicomm. The page takes the perspective of the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and Science, Technology, and Society (STS). If you visit the page you will get access to a number of interesting interviews and … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Communication Medium Page

Potochnik took part in Climate Interpreter Workshop

Dr. Angela Potochnik Back in January Center Director Angela Potochnik took part in a Beginner's Workshop from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). NNOCCI, working across 38 different states, is committed to spreading the word about climate change and training others to do the same. This eight-hour workshop was put on … Continue reading Potochnik took part in Climate Interpreter Workshop