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A call for presentation and panel proposals on the theory and practice of generative justiceis issued for a conference that will be held at RPI, June 27-29, 2014
RPI grads David Banks (STS), Britney Summit-Gil (CM), and Dan Lyles (STS), along with STS faculty member Ron Eglash, were the guest editors for a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal Psychnology. The issue contains articles presented at the Technoscience as Activism conference at RPI last summer, sponsored by the NSF-funded “triple helix” program (www.3helix.rpi.edu). The special issue is freely accessible via: http://www.psychnology.org/index.php?page=psychnology-journal-volume-11-issue-1.Read More
The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions for Fall 2014. Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment. The positions will remain open until filled.Read More
November 13, 2013 1:00 PM
How does a disaster end? Is it when the waters recede, the homes are rebuilt, when the relief funds stop? Disaster experts present one answer to this question through the conduct of expert investigations and technical post-disaster studies. For scientists and engineers working on risk the "learning" from a disaster helps bring about closure. Scott Gabriel Knowles, author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America, examines the politics of expert disaster inquiry using the cases of September 11 and 3.11, and considers the difficulties in "learning lessons" from a disaster.
November 3, 2013 4:00 PM
Arid Lands tells the story of the region around the Hanford Nuclear Reservnation in eastern Washington state, where plutonium was produced for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Arid Lands has been screened at 24 film festivals, and has won eleven awards.