Wed Feb 20 6-8pm Indigenous Science: Kim Tallbear

Not to be Missed!!!

Using Science and Technology to Support Indigenous Governance

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 AT 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 11036 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

Using Science and Technology to Support Indigenous Governance

This talk discusses the burgeoning field of Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) and the Indigenous, feminist, and queer theory informing it. It explains the cross-Canada (in part virtual) network being built to train and mentor students who, because they work on Indigenous issues, are often tied to specific places. The program is also built within a critical global Indigenous studies context that pays attention simultaneously to being locally/ regionally grounded.

Kim TallBear, Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

Presented by the Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research

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Feb 22, 10:10-11:40am: Science +Art + Design Lab Workshops- Microbial Fuel Cells

Science + Art + Design Lab Workshops: Microbial Fuel Cells

University Center: Rm 618
10:10pm-11:40 am
RSVP @ Google Form


The University Science Labs host Science+Art+Design Lab Workshops during the academic year and welcome faculty, students, staff and members of the neighboring community to join us.

Lab Workshops use a social justice framework to empower attendees with the knowledge, values, and methods of science to address pressing planetary health challenges facing our democracy.

Lab staff highlight basic scientific principles and techniques as they relate to emerging practices and innovations to support sustainable development such as: the creation of bioplastics; color assays to monitor water quality in response to increased climatic weather events; the use of microbial biopigments for textiles; and, the influence that materials and human activity can have antibiotic resistance.

All Labs are FREE but we do ask that you RSVP and review resources prior to the lab session. We also welcome drop-in for open seats on Fridays, but ask that those interested check for prep materials and availability of open seats by contacting Tnssciencelabs@newschool.edu the week of the lab workshop.

To learn more about our lab modules, check out these summaries of Lab Modules in Brief. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rXxpxQtq-ttk-3UAG_3omjLEx7ruAUIjjDVVtRRnwcA/

For faculty interested in bringing a lab module into a course, contact Katayoun Chamany, chamanyk@newschool.edu.

Sponsored by the Provost Office and the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Eugene Lang College.

For more information about the science labs or the Interdisciplinary Science major or minor centered on health, environment, and equity, contact Katayoun Chamany the Chair of the program and Director of the University Science Labs: chamanyk@newschool.edu

314 Action: Celebrate Women in Science

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Worldwide, less than 1 in 3 researchers are women.

In the U.S. Congress, fewer than 1 in 4 representatives are women. Of those, only a small handful are scientists — With the vast majority of the women scientists elected for the first time last year.

Today marks the International Day of Women in Science: We wanted to take this moment to thank our elected women of science and thank all women in the STEM profession for their tireless work toward advancing science →

GOAL: 10,000 signers before midnight

Join 314 Action in celebrating the International Day of Women in Science

Many of the women 314 Action helped elect last year had the odds stacked against them.

Lauren Underwood (IL-14) ran as an American living with a pre-existing condition and her opponent, who has no background in health care, challenged her qualifications despite being a senior healthcare advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services in a district that had never elected a black woman before.

Dr. Kim Schrier (WA-8) ran as a first-time candidate on issues that Republicans thought would spell her defeat: In a seat historically held by Republicans, she was running on a platform that affirmed health care as an absolute right and gun violence prevention as a national health crisis.

Jacky Rosen (NV-SEN) was the first in her family to graduate college, waiting tables to pay the bills, and made a name for herself as a computer programmer in a male-dominated field. She emerged through one of the most expensive Senate races in history as the ultimate victor.

These women are in Congress because they refused to give up — Because they knew that there are so many girls and women out there who don’t see themselves represented in STEM fields or in public office.

Join us in celebrating the International Day of Women in Science by thanking all the incredible women in STEM Katayoun

Thur Feb 21 6-8pm : How To Live: EARTH

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6pm – 8pm
The 8th Floor. 17 West 17th Street, NYC

RSVP 

The second in a series of panel discussions in response to today’s treacherous political landscape and environmental crises featuring artists, writers, activists who discuss a changing mindset that connects social justice, artistic output and lived life. (Organized by Lenore Malen)

How to Live: EARTH is the second panel in this series. It features artists who are redefining their relationship to the earth’s resources, touching on land management and the lives of animals while examining sources of energy and technologies that still keep us enthralled. Their thinking extends outward from essential physical encounters with soil and non-human lives to the seasons and cycles of growth to local politics and their national and global entanglements. The panelists will consider what forms of knowledge art can produce to aid us in defining a common future and living with the unthinkable. As Bruno Latour wrote in his recent book Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, “What is required is a shift sideways defining politics as what leads toward the Earth.” Panelist bios may be found on The 8th Floor event page. This event is sponsored by CUE Art Foundation and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.Join us in person or via Facebook Live
Featuring:
Matthew Friday of SPURSE
Terike Haapoja
Eve Andrée Laramée
Linda Weintraub
Lenore Malen (moderator)

 

 

Feb 21/28, 1:50-3:30pm: Science +Art + Design Lab Workshops – Sustainable Populations & Social Justice.

Science + Art + Design Lab Workshops: Sustainable Populations & Social Justice.
February 21 and February 28

University Center: Rm 618
1:50pm-3:30pm
RSVP @ Google Form


The University Science Labs host Science+Art+Design Lab Workshops during the academic year and welcome faculty, students, staff and members of the neighboring community to join us.

Lab Workshops use a social justice framework to empower attendees with the knowledge, values, and methods of science to address pressing planetary health challenges facing our democracy.

Lab staff highlight basic scientific principles and techniques as they relate to emerging practices and innovations to support sustainable development such as: the creation of bioplastics; color assays to monitor water quality in response to increased climatic weather events; the use of microbial biopigments for textiles; and, the influence that materials and human activity can have antibiotic resistance.

All Labs are FREE but we do ask that you RSVP and review resources prior to the lab session. We also welcome drop-in for open seats on Fridays, but ask that those interested check for prep materials and availability of open seats by contacting Tnssciencelabs@newschool.edu the week of the lab workshop.

To learn more about our lab modules, check out these summaries of Lab Modules in Brief. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rXxpxQtq-ttk-3UAG_3omjLEx7ruAUIjjDVVtRRnwcA/

For faculty interested in bringing a lab module into a course, contact Katayoun Chamany, chamanyk@newschool.edu.

Sponsored by the Provost Office and the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Eugene Lang College.

For more information about the science labs or the Interdisciplinary Science major or minor centered on health, environment, and equity, contact Katayoun Chamany the Chair of the program and Director of the University Science Labs: chamanyk@newschool.edu