Exciting lineup planned for LSC’s Science Communication Colloquium

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Mark your calendars: LSC’s virtual science communication colloquium will bring acclaimed speakers from near and far. Attendees of the colloquium will hear from experts in science communication, science and technology studies, science policy, and new information technologies, among other interesting areas.

The colloquium will take place each Wednesday from 12:05 to 1 p.m. CST via Zoom. This semester the colloquium is being led by LSC director of academic programs Dietram A. Scheufele. Check out the list of speakers below. A recording of the presentation will be made publicly available following the individual talks. Check back here for links to the talks and follow @UW_LSC or #uwlsc700 on Twitter for tweets from the talks.

Speaker Schedule:

Week 1, 01/27: – Introduction – 

Week 2, 02/03: Nan Li, Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Science Visualizations, Emotions, and Risk Perception of COVID-19

Week 3, 02/10: Ann Merchant, Deputy Executive Director – Office of Communications, Creative Engagement Programs: The Science & Entertainment Exchange / LabX, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, “Science Goes Hollywood: An Introduction to The Science & Entertainment Exchange, a Program of The National Academies of Sciences

Week 4, 02/17: K. “Vish” Viswanath, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communications in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and in the McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Health Studies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “Measuring What Matters: Data Absenteeism, Health Communication, and Equity”

Week 5, 02/24: Lisa Lundy, Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida, “I am the audience: What I’ve learned about motivated reasoning and science communication from parenting a child with a chronic illness

Week 6, 03/03: Sedona Chinn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 7, 03/10: Amanda Boyd, Assistant Professor of Risk Communication at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University

Week 8, 03/17: Kaiping Chen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 9: 03/24: Alex Clark, Digital Video Producer, NOVA Science Studio

Week 10: 03/31: Ágnes Horvát, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern

Week 11: 04/07: Lauren Feldman, Associate Professor of Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Week 12: 04/14: Todd Newman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 13: 04/21: Percival Matthews, Associate Professor in the Department of Education Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 14: 04/28: Michael Xenos, Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison