LSC joins Planet Forward consortium

In 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Madison joined the Planet Forward consortium, a network of around 20 universities from across the U.S. dedicated to helping up-and-coming storytellers share stories of environmental and sustainability innovations. Planet Forward is a project of the Center for Innovative Media at George Washington University and was launched in 2009 by Frank Sesno, former CNN correspondent and director of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. The Department of Life Sciences Communication spearheaded the effort to bring the project to UW-Madison. "Planet Forward is a new storytelling outlet for LSC that rewards our students in their passion for the environment and creative new ideas in sustainability," said LSC professor and director of undergraduate studies Shiela Reaves.
March 23, 2018

LSC’s online summer courses offer rich learning opportunities

Summer is right around the corner, and this summer the Department of Life Sciences Communication is offering four online courses for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students. The courses teach both theoretical and applied science communication, granting students from anywhere in the world access to a top-notch academic experience. LSC's online summer courses include: LSC 251: Science, Media and Society, a course for students interested in exploring the intersections of science and society. In a world of quickly evolving scientific discoveries, LSC 251 helps students understand the relationship between science and the difficult ethical, legal, and societal questions that often arise from emerging technologies. Students will be exposed to key communication theories and be challenged to recognize these frameworks in current public debates. The course is especially relevant for undergraduate students studying the biological sciences, physical sciences, or engineering, as it brings helpful perspective to the relevance of their field in societal conversations. The ...
April 4, 2018

LSC’s science communication colloquium is featuring an exciting line-up

This semester's Life Sciences Communication colloquium is bringing acclaimed speakers from near and far. Over the course of the semester, attendees of the colloquium are hearing from experts in science communication, science policy, sustainability marketing, media sociology, and other interesting areas. The talks are free and open to the public. Videos are being published shortly after each talk for those unable to attend. Check out the list of speakers below. You can click the speakers' names for more information about them. 
January 11, 2018

Recent Publications

  • Anderson, A. A., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2018). Toxic talk: How online incivility can undermine perceptions of media. (more…)

  • Stenhouse, N. (2017). Spreading Success Beyond the Laboratory: Applying the RE-AIM Framework for Effective Environmental Communication Interventions at Scale.  (more…)

  • Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Howell, E. L., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Hardy, B. W. (2017). U.S. attitudes on human genome editing.  (more…)

  • 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…)

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