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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Feb 09
Initiatives
Steven J. Zipperstein
,
Harriet Murav
,
Eugene Avrutin
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

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Why has "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" managed to draw such widespread attention with countless reprints and websites in many languages -- across the political spectrum -- foregrounding its message of a mysterious Jewish cabal controlling the world's finances and politics? Professor Zipperstein in conversation with Professors…

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Wednesday
Feb 23
Initiatives
Kathryn Paige Harden
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

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DNA is what makes us different: in our personalities and in our health. Reclaiming genetic science from the legacy of eugenics, Kathryn Paige Harden examines the role of "nature" in the "nature-nurture" debate as it relates to educational achievement and economic success.

CAS Professor of Entomology Gene Robinson and Associate Professor of…

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Wednesday
Mar 09
Initiatives
Dietram A. Scheufele
7:00pm CST

Zoom presentation

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For a while now, a growing chorus of voices of scholars and policy actors has warned about an alleged “infodemic” surrounding public debates about science. The term infodemic typically refers to a flood of truth claims, especially online, that makes it difficult for citizens to distinguish high-quality actionable science from incorrect…

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Wednesday
Mar 23
Initiatives
Alison Van Eenennaam
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

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Informing or basing public policy on misinformation in the agricultural sciences can have devastating consequences. Some high-profile examples include Trofim Lysenko’s belief that the environment alone shapes plants and animals, rather than genetics. Policy based on this belief ultimately contributed to the starvation of millions of Soviet citizens in the early…

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Wednesday
Mar 30
Initiatives
Jodi A. Schneider
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

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Errors, falsification, and fraud all occur in science and scholarship. Retraction is a mechanism for alerting readers to unreliable scholarly publications that should not be used. However, some retracted articles continue to be treated by researchers and the public as valid content. Why?

Professor Schneider will draw on the year-…

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