The Newkirk Center for Science and Society was established in May 2001, with a generous endowment provided by Martha and James Newkirk, frequent benefactors to the University of California.
The Center's goals are to improve science's response to community needs and to increase the effective uses of scientific results for the benefit of society.
See our grants page for details on the award and past recipients.
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Event Location: Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies presents
Co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Biology, Department of Comparative Literature, and Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center and
The Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Writer and conservationist William deBuys is the author of seven books, which range from memoir and biography to environmental history and studies of place. DeBuys’s books include Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range (1985), which won a Southwest Book Award and is now in its ninth printing; River of Traps (1990; 2008), which was recognized as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction in 1991; Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California (1999), which won the Western States Book Award and several other prizes; and, most recently, A Great Aridness, which Bill McKibben called "a deep glimpse into one place on our fast-changing planet…with scientific precision and understated emotional power [that] explains what your future holds". He is also the author of numerous articles and op-eds, including "The Drying of the West" in the LA Times.
For further information, contact Sylvia Lotito, firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-3344.
Science & Its Publics: Exploring Emergent Forms of Public Engagement
October 8, 2013
"Science communication" continues to be a topic of great social importance and interest. This half-day conference will focus on more interactive modes of communication between “science” and the “public” looking at innovations employed abroad as well as in the United States and evaluating their effectiveness.
There may be minor changes to the schedule.
For more information, please see Upcoming Programs page.
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