Kimberly Duong (Newkirk Fellow 2017-18) will present, “Fighting Drought One Lawn at a Time” on May 17, 2018 at the Anteater test kitchen. Her talk will be followed by a food demonstration. Learn more and RSVP
Pernilla Johansson (Newkirk Fellow 2016-17) will defend her dissertation, “To hear you must appear :Examining the emotional invisibility cloak of internationals in peace building” on Monday, May 7, 2018. Learn more
The National Registry of Exonerations,a project of the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law, has released its annual report entitled “Exonerations in 2017″, as well as a report on”Exonerations in the United States before 1989.”
Richard Harris has covered science, medicine and the environment for National Public Radio since 1986. His award-winning work includes reports in 2010 that revealed the US Government was vastly underestimating the amount of oil spilling from the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He also shared a Peabody award with colleague Rebecca Perl for their 1994 reports about the tobacco industry’s secret documents, which showed that company scientists were well aware of the hazards of smoking.Richard has traveled the world, from the South Pole and the Great Barrier Reef to the Arctic Ocean, reporting on climate change. The American Geophysical Union honored him with a Presidential Citation for Science and Society.In 2014, he turned his attention back to biomedical research and came to realize how the field was suffering. Too many scientists were chasing too little funding. That led him to take a year-long sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes to research and write Rigor Mortis. It is his first book.
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PLEASE NOTE: This same day, Richard Harris will give a public lecture entitled Science Friction: What’s Slowing Progress in Biomedicine at 7pm in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. For information on this lecture, see http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/upcoming-events.html. The tickets are free and become available 7 days prior to the event.