This spring LSC’s science communication colloquium once again brought acclaimed speakers to the UW-Madison campus, either in person or virtually. Attendees of the colloquium heard from experts in science communication, science policy, science and technology studies, and new information technologies, among other interesting areas.
The colloquium took place every Wednesday from 12:05 to 1 p.m. in Nancy Nicholas Hall 1125 unless otherwise noted on our social media platforms. All UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend, as well as members of the public.
This semester the colloquium was organized by LSC chair Dominique Brossard. You can find a list of this year’s speakers below and click on their names for more information about them.
Interested but can’t make it to the colloquium? Check back after each week and a link by the speaker’s names will take you to a video of their talk.
Week 1, 01/22: – Introduction –
Week 2, 01/29: Dietram A. Scheufele – Taylor-Bascom Chair & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison “Publics, Politics, and the Future of Science”
Week 3, 02/05: Karen Schloss – Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, UW-Madison and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery “Visual Reasoning for Visual Communication”
Week 4, 02/12: Kaiping Chen – Assistant Professor in Computational Communication, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison “YouTube for Science Communication: A Platform for Diversity?”
Week 5, 02/19: Elif Ikizer – Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay “Stigma Research in the Media: Unintended Consequences”
Week 6, 02/26: John Evans – Professor, Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, San Diego “Past and Future Limits on Human Gene Editing in Bioethical Debate: A Social Explanation”
Week 7, 03/04: Todd Newman – Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison “Unpacking the Brand of Science”
Week 8, 03/11: Mónica Feliú-Mójer – Associate Director of Diversity & Communication Training, iBiology, and Director of Communications & Science Outreach, Ciencia Puerto Rico “A Framework to Make Science Communication More Inclusive”
Week 9, 03/18: – Spring Break –
Week 10, 03/25: Karen Lincoln Michel – President, Indian Country Today “Media Landscape – Views from a Ho-Chunk Journalist“
Week 11, 04/01: Melanie Smallman – Lecturer, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College London “Science to the rescue? Comparing the views of the public, scientists and policymakers to new and emerging science and technology”
Week 12, 04/08: Lanier Holt – Assistant Professor in the School of Communications, The Ohio State University “Where are we going? Examining the Media’s Role in the Current and Future State of Race Perception in America”
Week 13, 04/15: Jennifer Franzier – Senior Scientist, Exploratorium “Engaging the Public with Science in Museums”
Week 14, 04/22: Elizabeth Good Christopherson – President and Chief Executive Officer, Rita Allen Foundation “COVID-19 and the Civic Science Imperative”
Week 15, 04/29: – Wrap Up –
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