This Week's Events
When Disaster Is Not The Problem: Interdependencies, Infrastructure, And Inequality In Disaster Recovery
STS Candidate and Presenter: Caela O'Connell
January 28, 2019 — 4 p.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
The Big And Small Of Microbes: Scales Of Meaning Between Bodily Bacteria And Global Malnutrition
STS Candidate and Presenter: Amber Benezra
February 1, 2019 — 4 p.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
Next Week's Events
“A Walking Bomb”: HIV, Biosecurity, And Sexuality In South Korea
STS Candidate and Presenter: Timothy Gitzen
February 5, 2019 — 2 p.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
What Matters to Your Congressperson?
THE SMELL OF PETROLEUM: INDEXING POLLUTION AND THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF SCIENCE IN POST-NEOLIBERAL ECUADOR
STS Candidate and Presenter: Nicholas Welcome
February 7, 2019 — 11 a.m. — Richardson Room (Morton 324)
- Will Stackpole, who is both an alumnus and adjunct professor of CAL’s Music and Technology program, received the ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for his work "fEED.” “His work blends a wide spectrum of influences, often with an affinity for vibrant, shifting colors that move within a rich rhythmic framework,” wrote the foundation in a press release. “Many of his works contain a narrative of sorts, touching on themes that are particularly relevant to present events. His most recent orchestral work fEED, looks inward at the effects of social media and 24-hour political news on our experience of the world around us.”
- Kristyn Karl and Ashley Lytle, both assistant professors within CAL’s social sciences program, published a blog post from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the organization that runs the Doomsday Clock. After surveying 2,000 US citizens, Karl and Lytle reflect on the false nuclear alarm in Hawaii (which happened a year ago) and suggest using the incident as a cautionary tale that can teach the public survival techniques.
- Karl, Lytle and Alex Wellerstein, an assistant professor in the Science, Technology and Society program, also published a piece on how to respond to a nuclear explosion in the Washington Post.
Why the New Look?
Last semester, information on CAL's events and news went out every two weeks, but we're switching to a new weekly email.
Why? Because of its formatting, the old one was getting stuck in people's spam folders, which isn't great. So instead, this email will go out every Monday and will be short and text-based, giving a quick rundown on everything happening in the college that week.
Expect lots of links. For most events, you'll find links to the Stevens website and CAL's Facebook and Twitter. These posts will provide descriptions of the events and can be used to share amongst your own network at Stevens. News items will link to a variety of places, where ever the story is.
Have news to share? Questions? All CAL faculty, staff and students should feel free to get in touch.