Join us for our Science and Nature Lecture featuring Professor Sarah Richardson. This program is in person at the Mercantile Library, and also available virtually via Crowdcast. DateSep 9, 2021Time6 - 8 pm EDTLocationMercantile Library and online via Crowdcast Sarah Richardson is Professor of the History of Science and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality … Continue reading Sarah Richardson, The Maternal Imprint
PEWS mentioned in Lee McIntyre's "Talking to science deniers and sceptics is not hopeless" (Nature).
One of PEWS's continuing activities is an interdisciplinary 'R&D' (research and discussion) group. We're proud to announce that some of the members of that group have coauthored an article in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science that's now available online. The article, "Divergence of values and goals in participatory research," suggests that existing schemes for categorizing types of participatory research should be updated to reflect the relationship participants' goals bear to those of the researchers, a relationship that is significant for the value of the public participation in the research and of the research itself. The paper's authors are Lucas Dunlap, Amanda Corris, Melissa Jacquart, Zvi Biener, and Angela Potochnik. You can access the article at this link (freely available until September 2!)
Fossils can be found in rocks throughout Ohio, but have you ever thought to look in the walls of buildings? Mark Peter, a paleontologist for the Ohio Geological Survey, encourages people to do just that. Geological Outreach Mark has been interested in fossils, especially those of crinoids and trilobites, since his youth. He attended his … Continue reading The Sea in the Statehouse
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
A few weeks ago, we heard about Dr. Carlie Trott’s research in community psychology. As a community psychologist, Dr. Trott uses community-based and participatory-action research to engage marginalized groups in science and empower communities, especially students, to solve environmental issues. During the spring semester, she taught from her experiences in PSYC 7006, Community Engaged Research, … Continue reading Student Community Psychologists in Action
The COVID-19 vaccine is available! But why is the supply of doses catching up with demand of those who want it? Who is turning it down, and what led to many people pausing before getting it? Recently we hosted Dr. Maya J. Goldenberg in partnership with the Mercantile Library to talk about her new book Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy: Did You Miss It?
This week for #Flashback Friday, we focus on a group that was started by the “public,” a group of enthusiasts who made science a hobby or secondary profession and sought out the opportunity to pursue their passion. Jack Kallmeyer, the current president of the Dry Dredgers, told their story that he has reconstructed from accounts and pictures. The Dry … Continue reading Dry Dredgers: A Community’s Immersion in a Dry Ocean
Did you miss Dr. Goldenberg's talk about her research and book on vaccine hesitancy this week? You can still hear it here, hosted by the Mercantile Library. Dr. Goldenberg stressed the ways that doctors and scientists can change their language, listen to and address concerns, and consider the wide variety of reasons that individuals may … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy with Dr. Maya J. Goldenberg
While today the Mercantile Library engages the public in science and philosophy, its founders’ original intention in creating it was a desire to learn and not having access to the resources to do so. In 1835, self-made merchants pieced together the library at a time when higher education and books were luxuries only the wealthy … Continue reading Raising the Conversation: The Mercantile Library