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Mary Frank Fox elected to AAAS Committee on Nominations

Mary Frank Fox (School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology) has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Nominations that determines the candidate slate for the AAAS Annual Election for President-elect, the Board of Directors, and ...

New Title: The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim (Anthem, 2017)

The Hungarian-born Karl Mannheim became recognized as a pathbreaking sociologist in Germany when he published 'Ideologie und Utopie' (1929) and in the English-speaking world upon publication of 'Ideology and Utopia' (1936), a book in which he explored the possibilities of an approach to political ...

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) solicitation, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: February 28 2018

The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health ...

Mary Frank Fox elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed by the council of scientists of AAAS.

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New Book from Susan Merrill Squier, Epigenetic Landscapes (Duke University Press, 2017)

Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent ...

New Book: Meloni et al., The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Meloni, M., J. Cromby, D. Fitzgerald, and S. Lloyd (2017) The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society. Palgrave Macmillan: New York and London. pp. 926

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the often-fractured relationship between the study of biology and the study of society. Bringing ...

New Book by Jennifer Terry, Attachments to War (Duke University Press, 2017)

In Attachments to War, Jennifer Terry traces how biomedical logics entangle Americans in a perpetual state of war. Focusing on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars between 2002 and 2014, Terry identifies the presence of a biomedicine-war nexus in which new forms of wounding provoke the continual ...

New edited volume by Parks and Kaplan, Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke U Press, 2017)

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare, edited by Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan.

This interdisciplinary volume explores the historical, juridical, geopolitical, and cultural dimensions of drone technology and warfare, showing how drones ...

New Book by Edward Jones-Imhotep: The Unreliable Nation (MIT Press, 2017)

Edward Jones-Imhotep, The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War (MIT Press, 2017) ISBN: 9780262036511.

Synopsis: Throughout the modern period, nations defined themselves through the relationship between nature and machines. Many cast themselves as a triumph ...

New Book by Venla Oikkonen: Population Genetics and Belonging (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Population Genetics and Belonging: A Cultural Analysis of Genetic Ancestry, a new book by Venla Oikkonen (Palgrave Macmillan 2017)

Description: This book explores how human population genetics has emerged as a means of imagining and enacting belonging in contemporary society. Venla Oikkonen ...

EDGI report released on Environmental Injustice in the age of Trump

EDGI is producing a series of reports on the early days of the Trump administration. In these reports, EDGI authors systematically investigate topics including the historical precedents for Trump’s attack on the EPA, consequences for toxics regulation and environmental justice, the influence of ...

New issue of Tecnologia e Sociedad/Technology and Society Journal (September-December 2017)

The September-December issue of Tecnologia e Sociedade, the journal of the Brazilian Association for the Social Studies of Science and Technology (ESOCITE-BR), is now out!

The journal is open access. See the content of the current issue and previous issues at: ...

New edited volume: Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies (2017, Springer)

Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies

Editors: Luis Reyes-Galindo and Tiago Ribeiro Duarte
ISBN: 978-3-319-58364-8 (Print) 978-3-319-58365-5 (Online)

This timely and engaging book addresses communicative issues that arise when science and technology travel across ...

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

Deadline: June 01 2017

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and ...

New Edited Volume from Hindmarsh and Priestley, The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain

The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (2016, Routledge)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the ...

New Book from Bruno Cardoso: Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética

Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética, by Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, edited for UFRJ, Brazil.


Todos os olhos: videovigilâncias, voyeurismos e (re)produção imagética, livro de Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, acaba de ser lançado pela Editora UFRJ e aborda ...