Raising the Conversation: The Mercantile Library

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

Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Arnie Miller

Dr. Arnie Miller This week, we highlight the work of Dr. Arnie Miller. Dr. Miller is an Advisory Board member of the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science, as well as Professor Emeritus, former Head of the UC Geology Department, and former Senior Associate Dean of the UC College of Arts and Sciences.   Dr. Miller is an evolutionary paleontologist and paleoecologist. His research has focused on mass extinctions and … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Arnie Miller

Scientists Aren’t in a Bubble, and Their Work Isn’t in a Vacuum

Written by Emily Michelle Bruff Simpson, Geology PhD student at the University of Cincinnati and the Center’s new Outreach and Social Media Coordinator  No one lives in a bubble. We are influenced by the world around us, and we influence our world. Scientists are no exception; although we might try to be neutral in our work, we are … Continue reading Scientists Aren’t in a Bubble, and Their Work Isn’t in a Vacuum

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