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CPHI Seminar Series 2018-2019
As part of the 2018-2019 CPHI Seminar Series, Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP will present, “How to Communicate Science to the Public or Die Trying.”
“We live in a society where scientific illiteracy has devolved to scientific denialism. People simply declare their own truths: vaccines cause autism, climate change is a hoax, or creationism and evolution are equally valid hypotheses. As a consequence, science is losing its place as a source of truth. Now, more than ever before, it is important for scientists, clinicians, academics, and public health officials to stand up for science. We will discuss the challenges to communicating science to the media and to the public.” – Dr. Offit
When: Thu, Jan. 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Houston Hall Bodek Lounge
“Science Reporting and Fake News”
At the Fifth Annual Microbiome Symposium, scientist and The New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer discusses changing standards in journalism as it pertains to science reporting. The talk is sponsored by the Penn Vet Center for Host-Microbial Interactions and the PennCHOP Microbiome Program.
For more information, visit vet.upenn.edu. (Via Penn Today)
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018. 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Where: Hill Pavilion, 380 S. University Ave.
PennToday: Careers in Media
Ongoing dialogue about how news media cover science suggests a need for increased interaction between the fields. If you are interested in a career in media, stop by Kelly Writers House to hear from Penn alumni who work for The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, and other news sources. They will share insights on how to prepare for your career search. For more information, visit here.
Sponsors: The Povich Journalism Program, The Daily Pennsylvanian, the Creative Writing Program, and the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize
When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00PM
Where: Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk