2017-18 STS Speaker Series

"Science Fact, Science Fiction"


SPRING 2018


Universal's Pub Photo of F's Monster (public domain)

 

FEB 8 
4:00 - 5:30 PM 
CABELL MEDIA ROOM (250)

FRANKENSTEIN DISSECTED

in honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly's novel

Featuring a Panel Discussion on "Twenty-First-Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic"

Presented in collaboration with VCU's Humanities Research Center.

For a list of panelists, click here. »


Headshot of Lee Vinsel

 

MAR 14 
12:00 - 1:30 PM 
STUDENT COMMONS, RICHMOND SALON I-II

LEE VINSEL

Virginia Tech

"The Maintainers: Revaluing Essential Work in an Age of Innovation-Speak"

For more details about this talk, click here. »


 

APR 9 
12:00 - 1:30 PM 
STUDENT COMMONS, FORUM ROOM (ROOM 157)

SAINATH SURYANARAYANAN

University Of Wisconsin - Madison

"Indigenous Symbiocultures of Plants, People and Bees: Facing Agribiotechnology in the Yucatán Peninsula.

For more details about this talk, click here. »

 


FALL 2017


Portrait of Evelynn Hammondsthat she sentEvelynn Hammonds

Harvard University

“The Marginalization of Experience: Women of Color in STEM”

Tuesday, September 19th at 12:30-2 PM

VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.), Richmond Salons I-II

For a description of Dr. Hammonds' talk, click here.


Headshot of Stuart FiresteinStuart Firestein

Columbia University

“Ignorance, Uncertainty, Doubt and Failure – Why Science Is so Successful”

Tuesday, October 24th from 12:30-2 PM

VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.), Richmond Salons I-II

For a description of Dr. Firestein's talk, click here.


Kismet's headFrankenstein Dissected

in honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly's novel.
(in collaboration with the Humanities Research Center)

Featuring a Panel Discussion on "Artificial Life -- Past, Present and Future"

Wednesday, November 15th, 4-5:30 PM

VCU Cabell Library Lecture Hall (3rd floor, room 303)

For a description of this event and the panelists, click here.