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All sessions will be held on Mondays, 12:15 - 1:15 pm in room 423 Morrill Hall.

SPRING 2018

February 5

Ingrid Ockert
A Rising Star: Carl Sagan’s Personal Voyage of Self-Fashioning

Ferbuary 12 Marina Welker
Indonesia’s Cigarette Culture Wars: Contesting Tobacco Regulations in the Postcolony
February 26 Song Tian
The Role of Science and Scientist in the Industrial Society... Take GMO as a Case
March 12 Yiyun Peng
Fine-Shred Smoke: The Production and Circulation of a High-end Tobacco Product in Southeast China, 1600-1900
March 19 Micha Rahder
An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation
March 26 Harry Collins
Aspects of the Investigation of Forms of Life

April 9

Joseph Giacomelli
Vernacular Meteorology in the Middle Border: Gustavus Hinrichs and his Network of Volunteer Observers

April 16

Mehmet Ekinci
Business Acumen in Wet Lab Context: Understanding its Constraints and Openings

April 23

Derek Parrott
Making Sense of Moonshots: Public and Private Investment in Uncertain Nuclear Fusion Energy Research

April 30

Robert Crease & Elyse Graham
Mapping and Evaluating Research Ecosystems at Materials Science Facilities

May 7

Ellen Abrams
Making Mathematics American: Defining, Growing, and Humanizing Mathematics in the United States, 1900-1945