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

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

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

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

Congratulations to Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart!

Dr. Melissa Jacquart 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 years now and has been an integral … Continue reading Congratulations to Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart!