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March 5, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:15 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering Technologies

Location: Room 129, 1911 Building

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar with Andrew Binder who will present "Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering Technologies: What We Know and Where We Need to Go." This presentation will focus on preliminary results from a larger meta-synthesis and -analysis of published research on public perceptions of genetic engineering. Results will also describe the nature and robustness of important relationships such as those between trust in science, scientific literacy, and opinions on genetic engineering.

March 17, 2015

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM'Savor the Harlequins: Patchwork Eating in 19th century Paris

Location: Withers 331

The Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites you to a talk by Janet Beizer, professor of French and director of graduate studies in Harvard's Department of Romance Languages. The author most recently of Thinking through the Mothers: Reimagining Women’s Biographies (2009), Beizer's current book in progress focuses on "the harlequin": recomposed leftovers, as an alimentary and aesthetic figure of modernity. For more information, contact Prof. Michael Garval:


March 19, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:15 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Laws of Nature

Location: Room 129, 1911 Building

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar with John Carroll of the Department of Philosophy. Presenting "Laws of Nature," he will address such questions as: do the laws of nature govern the universe? Or are they mere summaries of what happens in the universe? After a review of some recent philosophical accounts, Carroll will provide an overview of the governing laws of nature.

April 7, 2015

1:30 PM - 4:00 PMBrown Bag Seminar: Reading Group on Peter Galison's work

Location: Winston 209

Science, Technology and Society (STS) hosts a special faculty-graduate student reading group on Peter Galison's work. In preparation for Galison’s April 10th talk during the Buchdahl symposium (details to be announced soon), this STS seminar will be held during CRD 791 class time, and will involve a discussion of certain articles which can be made available by contacting Kathleen Vogel (

April 15, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMCoffee Chat: Brown Bag Lunch with the Dean

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all faculty and staff from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to join him for coffee and conversation. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your colleagues and catch up on campus and college news. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch. Soft drinks and water will be served.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMHolocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

Location: SAS 2203

Morris Glass, Holocaust camp survivor, and co-author of Chosen for Destruction, will talk about his teenage years spent in concentration camps, how he was able to survive, and his experiences in coming to the United States. Scheduled for the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, this talk concludes the spring lecture series in Jewish history. Free and open to the public.

April 21, 2015

4:30 PM - 4:32 PMFaculty Awards Reception

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all Humanities and Social Sciences faculty to join him in honoring the colleagues who are being recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and extension. A reception will follow the program.

April 28, 2015

12:00 PM - 12:02 PMSpring 2015 Faculty Meeting

Location: Winston 029

Faculty, mark your calendars! Look for the agenda and other supporting documents in the near future.

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