Alumni profile: Jill Peters leverages her LSC education to land her dream job

Jill Peters, BS '14, has always been drawn to nature. Peters grew up in a national park in northern Wisconsin, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, where she dreamed of working in the field.  So, when she came to UW-Madison she decided to major in Biology and she got to work studying with the hope of one day doing conservation work in the great outdoors. However, it wasn’t long until she realized Biology wasn’t quite the right fit. “Biology just felt a bit too broad for what I wanted to do,” notes Peters. Luckily, one of her friends recommended the Department of Life Sciences Communication, and according to Jill it was the perfect fit.  “I always knew I wanted to work in conservation in some capacity, but I also wanted to have a creative outlet. I always wanted to do communications because I love writing and photography – they just come naturally to ...
March 7, 2017
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Exciting lineup planned for LSC’s science communication colloquium

Mark your calendars: LSC’s science communication colloquium is once again bringing acclaimed speakers from near and far. Every week, attendees of the colloquium hear from experts in bioethics, science communication, scientific art, science and technology studies, science policy, and new information technologies, among other interesting areas. The colloquium takes place each Wednesday from 12:05 to 1 p.m. in 135 Hiram Smith Hall. This semester the colloquium is organized by LSC chair Dominique Brossard. Check out the list of speakers below. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. You can click each speakers' name for more information about them. Follow @UW_LSC or #uwlsc700 on Twitter for live tweets from the talks  Most importantly, after each speaker, a link by their names will take you to a video of their talk. 
January 23, 2017
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LSC’s Patty Loew helps facilitate University of Wisconsin and Native Nations partnership

Much of LSC professor Patty Loew’s research has focused on how indigenous people use media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights.  A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew’s passion for First Nation communities has led her to write multiple books and articles on Native topics, produce Native-themed documentaries, and teach various courses related to indigenous populations including the course LSC 444: Native American Environmental Issues and the Media. [caption id="attachment_11926" align="alignleft" width="300"] LSC's Patty Loew speaking at the 2015 UW/Native Nations Summit on Environment and Health.[/caption] Recently, her passions led her to a unique project. Loew is now working with the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) leading the UW-Native Nations Initiative, a partnership between UW-Madison, UW-Extension, and UW Colleges to improve the relationship between the University of Wisconsin and the twelve Indian nations located in the state. In the past UW-Madison, UW-Extension, ...
March 20, 2017
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Recent Publications

  • Runge, K. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Rose, K. M., & Larson, B. J. (2017). The polls—Trends: Attitudes about food and food-related biotechnology.  (more…)

  • Akin, H., Rose, K. M., Scheufele, D. A., Simis-Wilkinson, M., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2017). Mapping the landscape of public attitudes on synthetic biology. (more…)

  • Kohl, P. (2017). Using De-extinction to Create Extinct Species Proxies; Natural History not Included. (more…)

  • Simis, M.J., Madden, H., Cacciatore, M.A., Yeo, S.K. (2016).  The lure of rationality: Why does the deficit model persist in science communication?
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