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
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
Kristen Urasek is a graduate intern with the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) this academic year. Kristen’s Public Engagement Journey Kristen’s journey in public engagement with science began at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Zoo Crew, with their teen volunteer program. As an education volunteer, Kristen interpreted educational content to audiences of … Continue reading Meet Kristen Urasek, New PEWS Graduate Intern
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
Poster by Dr. Jacquart presented at a recent conference. On Friday, January 22, Dr. Melissa Jacquart, an Assistant Professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Philosophy Department and Associate Director of the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science, will be presenting a poster as a part of the Philosophy of Science Association’s 2020/2021 Virtual Poster Forum. Dr. Jacquart will be presenting a poster … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Association Poster Session
How do we act on science? Our new affiliated Dr. Eduardo Martinez discusses his work on democratic theory.
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
Toward a More Expansive Conception of Philosophy Image from a blog post written by Angela Potochinik In a guest post for Daily Nous, a blog about the philosophy profession, Center Director Angela Potochnik writes about initiatives in the UC Philosophy Department and how these relate to an expanded view of the nature of philosophy and … Continue reading Guest blog post
Screenshot of the final meeting of the PEWS 2020 course, which met online for the last part of the semester The final meeting for the Public Engagement with Science graduate course just wrapped up. Students from MA and PhD programs in Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Philosophy, Professional Writing, and Sociology explored the theory and practice of … Continue reading Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course Concludes
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!