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LAS103B: Science in Controversy

Instructor: Dr. Jean Goodwin Day and Time: Tuesdays, 2-4 PM  (1st half semester) Target Student Population:  Future scientists, future communication professionals, future leaders, future citizens The Science Communication @ISU project team, of which Jean Goodwin is a member, looks at how science can be better communicated in controversial policy contexts. Many important debates seem to be stuck in pointless wranglings … Continue reading LAS103B: Science in Controversy

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Department of English Colloquium

Wed, 30 Oct, 12:10-1:00 212 Ross Hall RPC Research Colloquium "Normative issues in communicating climate science: A case study of the 2012 Iowa Climate Statement" Jean Goodwin, Professor of English with Michael Dahlstrom, Mari Kemis, Clark Wolf and Christine Hutchison In 2012, a group of Iowa scientists issued a public statement using the severe drought … Continue reading Department of English Colloquium

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Abbott Colloquium: Media coverage of innovations

“Patterns of Mass Media coverage of science and technology: Hoopla Theory and Beyond” Eric Abbott (Greenlee) Thursday, September 29, 3:40-5:00 p.m. 310 Carver Hall meeting room Mass media coverage of scientific innovations and controversies tends to follow regular patterns, both in terms of volume of coverage, tone, and sources used. Hoopla theory suggests that scientific … Continue reading Abbott Colloquium: Media coverage of innovations

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First Colloquium: deLaplante on Critical Thinking about Conspiracies

Kevin deLaplante (Philosophy) “Critical Thinking About Conspiracies” Thursday, September 1, 3:40-5:00 215 Ross Hall “Conspiracy theorists” are often skilled at defending their ideas with a semblance of reason. Project team member Kevin deLaplante will share his work on how principles of critical thinking can help to sort out conspiracy claims. This project was driven in part by some of … Continue reading First Colloquium: deLaplante on Critical Thinking about Conspiracies

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Project’s work featured on Climate Etc. Blog

Judith Curry has featured two essays by Science Communication team members on her widely-read blog, Climate Etc. “On the Role of Trust in Climate Communication,” commenting on Goodwin & Dahlstrom, “Good Reasons for Trusting Climate Science Communication,” presented at the American Meteorological Society convention, January, 2011;  http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper184847.html. “Manufacturing(?) consensus,” commenting on Goodwin, “The Authority of the IPCC … Continue reading Project’s work featured on Climate Etc. Blog

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Why trust Wikipedia?

Research by team member Jean Goodwin is quoted in an article in Laptop Magazine reviewing Wikipedia’s first ten years.