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
What happens when difficult questions are raised about balancing a patient's needs? That's where people like Dr. Elizabeth Lanphier, a clinical ethicist @cincinnatichildrensfans , come in! #philosophyofscience
Organized by the University of Cincinnati Center for Public Engagement with Science Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (PI: Melissa Jacquart; co-PI: Angela Potochnik), cosponsored by the UC Taft Research Center, Philosophy Department, and College of Arts and Sciences, and by the Philosophy of Science Association Details 🌐 Online 📅 April 30, May 7, May … Continue reading Workshop: Public Engagement with Science and Philosophy of Science
Author Maya Goldenberg joins us for a conversation about her new book, Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science. Professor Goldenberg will be in conversation with Angela Potochnik, professor of philosophy and inaugural director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science at the University of Cincinnati. This virtual program is hosted in partnership with … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy
The 7th Annual Cincinnati Project Symposium will be held virtually this year on Friday, March 5th. The symposium will have multiple panels about community-based research, followed by a keynote address by Dr. Mohan Dutta. Dr. Dutta is the director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) and a Dean's Chair Professor … Continue reading 7th Annual Cincinnati Project Symposium
In the Summer of 2020, the Mercantile Library co-hosted “A Pact with Reason,” presented by Dr. Piers Bursill-Hall and co-sponsored by Dr. Zvi Biener and Dr. Terry Grundy. Bursill-Hall is a philosopher of science at Cambridge. His interests include the history of the development of math and science in Western societies. Grundy describes him as a “natural showman” who attracted a large, global … Continue reading Celebrated Series “A Pact With Reason” is Now Online
What role can philosophy play in science communication? In an interview with PhilSciComm, Angela Potochnik and Melissa Jacquart discuss the benefits and challenges of philosophers engaging in science communication, as well as describe the Center's upcoming workshop.