Special Events – Science and Imagination, November 5th

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Science of Learning & Art of Communication program (SLAC) and the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) invite you to three special events. Please register for any you are interested in so that we can provide appropriate refreshments.

(1) SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION WORKSHOP

·  3-6pm, UConn Humanities Institute Conference Room, 4th Floor, Babbidge Library

·  Featuring Michael Lynch, Tim Miller, and Susan Schneider from UConn, and Julie Sedivy (U. Calgary) and Mike Tanenhaus (U. Rochester)

·  Flyer attached; see details and register here

·  Dinner with the speakers will follow for a limited number of guests; if you would like to join for dinner, please register here, and we will send you details

(2) CULTIVATING SCIENTISTS AS AUTHORS: REWARDS, CHALLENGES, AND TECHNIQUES

·  10-11:30am, UConn Humanities Institute Conference Room, 4th Floor, Babbidge Library

·  Light breakfast from 9:30

·  Led by Julie Sedivy (U. Calgary)

·  This is an interactive session for scientists who are interested in writing for general audiences, whether in the form of blogs, articles, books, or other media. We will discuss some of the practical aspects of learning to write for a nonacademic audience and of accessing channels for disseminating your writing more broadly. We will also address some of the obstacles experienced by scientists who would like to invest time and energy into science communication. We’ll explore the supports that scientists need from inside and outside their institutions and the potential payoffs of such investments for individual scientists and their institutions.

·  Please register for this writing workshop here

(3) SCIENCE — THE ENDLESS FRONTIER:  DISCUSSION & WORKING LUNCH 

·  12-2PM, UConn Humanities Institute Conference Room, 4th Floor, Babbidge Library

·  Led by Mike Tanenhaus (U. Rochester, 2018 winner of the Rumelhart Prize)

·  Participants should read the report ‘Science — the Endless Frontier‘ (which led to the founding of the National Science Foundation), in advance of the meeting. Mike’s talk at the Science and Imagination afternoon event focuses on this report (see his abstract here). Our working lunch will give you an opportunity to do a “deep dive” into this report with Mike. If time permits, we will talk about ways we can impact public support for science locally, nationally, and globally. 

·  Click here to register for this discussion and lunch with Mike Tanenhaus