LSC’s science communication colloquium once again brought renowned speakers to campus

LSC’s 2022 Science Communication Colloquium once again brought renowned speakers from the science communication field to campus. Talks covered a wide range of topics related to science and technology studies, science policy, visual science communications, and new information technologies among many more topical research topics.


The colloquium was open to the public and took place every Wednesday from 12:05 to 1 p.m. in Nancy Nicholas Hall, room 1125 and was moderated by the LSC department chair Dominique Brossard. The speaker schedule is listed below, and recorded talks are linked through their title when available. Updates about the colloquium were posted from our social media channels and talks were live on Twitter @UW_LSC using #uwlsc700.


Speaker Schedule:

01/26: Dietram Scheufele, John E. Ross Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison, “From CRISPR to Covid: Communicating Science in an Age of Moral Dilemmas, Uncertain Science, and Polarized Politics.”

02/02: Sibusiso Biyela, Digital Science Communicator, ScienceLink (Canceled)

02/09: Lyn Van Swol, Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison. Talk topic – Environmental science communication, “Emotional Language: Persuasion and Contagion.”

02/16: Ariel Hassel, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Michigan, “Aspiration and Influence? The role of lifestyle influencers in science communication.”

02/23: Chris Cascio, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UW-Madison, “Neural Correlates Associated with Persuasion Differ Based on Beliefs of Health and Science Misperceptions.”

03/02: Mikihito (Miki) Tanaka, Professor, Journalism School, Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University, Japan; Visiting Professor in LSC, “Science Communication in Japan: History, Characteristics, and Tendencies.”

03/09: Sarah Goodwin, Executive Director, iBiology, “The Science Communication Lab: An Experiment in Science Education and Filmmaking.”

03/23: Lillie Williamson, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, “Beyond the Doctor’s Office: Thinking More Broadly About Medical Mistrust”

03/30: Chris Volpe, Executive Director, ScienceCounts, “Viewing Americans’ Attitudes and Trust in Science Through a Strategic Marketing Lens”

04/06: Steve Franconeri, Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, “Thinking with Data Visualizations, Fast and Slow.”

04/13: Kristin Eschenfelder, Academic Associate Dean for Computer, Data & Information Sciences, UW-Madison, “Knowledge infrastructures supporting science: Current concerns and research fronts.”

04/20: Asheley Landrum, Assistant Professor, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University, “Engaging Women with Digital Science Video.”

04/27: Misha Angrist, Associate Professor, Duke University, “Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, How I Teach Scholarly Writing.”