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Week of 10.2.2017
Zika at Colloquium | Steven Druker on Misrepresentation of GMO Health Risks | AGES video & photos | Jason Delborne in Scientific American (and more)
David Berube at Colloquium THIS WEEK AT COLLOQUIUM | 10.3.2017


David Berube, Professor and Director of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Project (PCOST)

Dr. Berube, who is working on a book entitled Communicating Zika, will lead a student-directed conversation on the subject. Potential topics include how Zika got into Brazil, why it's so dangerous (the microcephaly connection), what the future may hold, how it is being mitigated and the roles of government and media. 

Colloquium is held on Tuesdays, at 12 PM, in the 1911 Building, Room 129



Note: Steven will also be speaking at Colloquium the following day (10/10) on "How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Systematically Misrepresented: The Biggest but Most Overlooked Issue in Bioethics" (abstract)

AGES with Dan Charles:

See photos + full event video
See photos from Dan Charles event on 9.26.2017
AGES: full event video
See the full event video from AGES event, including the CORRECT preview of the Archive (we showed the draft that evening by mistake!).

Scientific American article on CRISPR features Delborne and Kuzma

GES Center faculty Jason Delborne and Jennifer Kuzma are featured in the October issue of Scientific American. (posted to our website) 

Can Scientists Convince the Public to Accept CRISPR and Gene Drives? Scientists are trying new ways to win over a skeptical public
By Brooke Borel

Scientific AmericanExcerpt: “Without transparency, we might see a kind of hyperpolarization,” says Jason Delborne. Concerned groups will feel marginalized, and advocates won’t receive critical feedback needed to improve design and safety. “This puts the technology at risk of a knee-jerk moratorium at the first sign of difficulty,” he notes. 


Doctoral Seminar: Environmental communication and perceptions among different age groups and expertise levels
Wednesday, 10.4, 2017 | 9:00 am | 1214 Jordan Hall  

Rene Valdez, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, will discuss the results of his project. He will be discussing climate change communication, de-extinction policy, and media framing of invasive rodents. There is something for everyone, and refreshments will be served.

His committee chair is Dr. Nils Peterson.  All are invited to attend.

Centennial Rocks flyer

Centennial Rocks
Wednesday, 10.11.17 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM | The Oval

Centennial Rocks is about the many different partners on campus who have, are, and would like to work with industry on new breakthroughs and innovations. The purpose of the event is to create a sense of community among the partners, faculty, staff, and students at the university. The goal of the event is to create a time, space, and place for guests to celebrate the success, growth, and impact of the many collaborations that happen at NC State in a fun and informal environment. This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Dept. with live music, food, and beer. The GES community has been invited to come enjoy an afternoon learning about Centennial Campus partners! 

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