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Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in Arts & Humanities funds Summer Symposium Series

The Iowa State University Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities awarded a $30,000 seed grant to the Science Communication at ISU research group to begin building an interdisciplinary scholarly program focused on the effective and ethical use of science communication within controversial policy-making. Jean Goodwin of English, Michael Dahlstrom of the Greenlee School … Continue reading Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in Arts & Humanities funds Summer Symposium Series

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Goodwin/Dahlstrom Colloquium: On Trust

Good reasons for trusting climate science communication Tuesday, 7 December, 2:10-3:20 310 Carver Conference Room Jean Goodwin will be talking through an early version of her work with Michael Dahlstorm, to be presented at the American Meteorological Society conference in January.  Communication specialists from the social sciences have been advising climate scientists for a while … Continue reading Goodwin/Dahlstrom Colloquium: On Trust

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Science Cafe

Are extreme weather events–like that in Ames a few weeks ago–becoming more frequent or not? Talk about this topic with leading ISU researchers at the year’s first Science Cafe: 7-9 pm September 22 West Towne Pub

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First colloquium

We’re happy to announce a colloquium by noted argumentation scholar Fred Kauffeld of Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin: 2:10-3:30 Tuesday, October 5 Carver 310 Conference Room Fred will be talking on the argumentative commitments speakers undertake to induce thought and consideration of a matter. He’ll discuss how a Gricean approach to speech acts helps elucidate the … Continue reading First colloquium

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Talking Communication at the American Meteorological Association

Goodwin & Dahlstrom’s work on “Good reasons for trusting climate science communication” has been accepted for the upcoming AMS conference, with travel expenses funded by a joint National Science Foundation/National Communication Association program. See our abstract for full details.

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Science, Controversy, Policy Summer Institute

Team member Jean Goodwin has been invited to lead a workshop on communication across the science/politics borderline at a summer institute for graduate students and new faculty organized by the Rhetoric Society of America. See the RSA website for full details.

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Dahlstrom Colloquium: On Scale

The Communication of Scale: The Challenges of Conveying Science Beyond Human Perception Tuesday, 9 November, 2:10-3:20 310 Carver Conference Room Michael Dahlstrom will be talking about his interest in exploring the challenges of effectively communicating scientific topics that exist outside of the scale humans normally perceive. He will link his past research on the influence … Continue reading Dahlstrom Colloquium: On Scale