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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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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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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