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The Department of Science and Technology Studies invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the position of Department Head.  The Department Head will hold a full-time, tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.  The position may comment as early as August 16, 2015, but shall remain open until filled. 

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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

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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.  

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Generative Justice: Value from the Bottom-Up

Heffner Alumni House-Conference Room
June 27, 2014 3:00 PM

Keynote speaker Alondra Nelson: “What Black Panthers and Root-Seekers can tell us about Race, Science, and Justice"

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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.

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