Save the Date for “Indigenous Peoples and the Environment” – 5/22/17

Indigenous Peoples and the Environment:
Compelling Urgency and the Imperative for Action

May 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,
100 Academy, Irvine, CA, 92617

This first gathering of chiefs, governors and presidents of indigenous sovereign nations at the University of California with scholars from CSU and UC campuses will help inform the environmental decision making process and influence governance outcomes and solutions throughout the entire United States, starting with the first indigenous peoples.

The tribal leaders have been invited to speak on the most urgent environmental needs of their tribes, such as protecting water, mineral, fishing, or sovereignty rights.

Native American faculty representing the disciplines related to law, environmental studies, and history from all University of California and California State University campuses as well as directors of American Indian Studies and American Indian Associations on each campus have been invited to contribute their expertise to the conference.

Examples of concerns may include:
o access to clean water
o effects of natural resource extraction
o habitat destruction
o impacts of climate change
o wildlife/fisheries reductions
o disruption of ecosystems
o usurpation of sovereignty
o territorial claims

Check back soon for more information!

National Security through Social Sciences Workshop for UC Faculty and National Lab Researchers

A two-day workshop focused on using social science tools and strategies to address national security issues. This workshop is designed to provide technical/scholarly background and networking opportunities for UC faculty and National Lab researchers interested in submitting proposals under the UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program (LFRP)

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Retractions, Replications and Reproducibility: Changes in Scientific Knowledge Production and Communication- 4/28/17

Retractions, Replications and Reproducibility: Changes in Scientific Knowledge Production and Communication

Friday, April 28, 2017
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A
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Bursts of media coverage of retracted scientific articles and failures to replicate and reproduce scientific findings have led to a widespread sense of crisis in the familiar forms of scientific knowledge production and communication. Is the language of crisis warranted, or is this how science has always worked? How are technological changes in the communication of scientific results affecting the process of scientific knowledge production? Are there genuine knowledge crises in certain scientific fields (such as medicine or social science)? What solutions are available for these problems, and how can new scholars move forward with both confidence and integrity in this environment?

This program will be appropriate to all campus personnel and community members interested in how the process of scientific communication may affect their role as producers and consumers of scientific knowled


Moderator: Larry Cahill
UCI Neurobiology and Behavior

Michael R. Rose

UCI Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hierarchies of Replication Necessary for Life Sciencing

Oswald Steward
UCI Reeve Irvine Research Center
Roots of the Replication Crisis and Solutions Going

Ivan Oransky
Retraction Watch and New York University
Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing’s Wild West



Moderator: Simon Cole
UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society

Steven C. Ward
Social Sciences, Western Connecticut State University
Hurried and Harried Science: Producing Knowledge in the Neoliberal Age of  Mercantilization and Performativity

Brittany Fiore-Gartland
eScience Institute, University of Washington
Culture, Context, and Communication: An Ethnographic Lens on the Challenges of Reproducibility in Data Science

Simine Vazire
Psychology, University of California, Davis
When Should We be Skeptical of Scientific Claims?