Katie Barnhill-Dilling & Dalton George – Responsible Research & Innovation in Action: Tales from the Front Lines

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

11/20 Colloquium - Dr. Katie Barnhill-Dilling and Dalton George | Responsible research and innovation (RRI) is an increasingly applied normative framework for the governance of emerging technologies. However, meaningful implementation of RRI principles can be challenging, particularly with respect to upstream stakeholder and community engagement. The Safe Genes NCSU project, "Restoring Ecosystems and Biodiversity through Development of Safe and Effective Gene Drive Technologies," has been designed with RRI in mind. ...

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Plant Sciences Initiative: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Steve Briggs joined NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in August 2017 as the NC Plant Sciences Initiative (NC PSI) Launch Director. As Launch Director, Briggs has oversight of the 184,000 square foot PSI Building, is assembling the inaugural research project teams, and developing partnerships that will establish North Carolina as a world leader in plant sciences. Prior to joining NC State, he was the Senior Vice President of Agronomy and Corporate Marketing for South Dakota Wheat Growers (SDWG), the largest farmer owned cooperative in the United States....

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Darby Orcutt – Scholarly Identity for an Interdisciplinary and Engaged Career

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 11/13/18 - Darby Orcutt | Managing one’s scholarly identity has never been perfectly straightforward and easy to do, but it can be especially challenging for researchers and scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries and whose research outputs may include work outside the traditional peer-reviewed article. Indeed, we are preaching to the choir when speaking to those active in the Genetic Engineering & Society Center about the vital importance of engaging with diverse academic, professional, and public audiences and producing research outputs that can have tremendous impact on policy and public perception....

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Kelly Nelson – Biofuels Policy and Innovation Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Indicators

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Kelly Nelson’s research focuses on the determinants of innovation in the biotechnology and energy sectors. He has studied the impact of biofuels policies on patenting in the biofuels and plant biotechnology fields. Another project focuses on the impact of nuclear power accidents on nuclear energy research and development. He is also investigating the impact of grain market concentration on the variety of research done by agricultural biotechnology firms....

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Fred Gould – Introducing AgBioFEWS

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

The GES Center has received a National Science Foundation funded research training grant to launch AgBioFEWS, or Agricultural Biotechnology in our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Fred will be discussing the program activities, goals, and rollout plan. Note: This colloquium will not be live-streamed, although we will be filming to include footage in the program's recruitment video. We kindly ask that attendees this week avoid wearing clothing with large logos or potentially distracting graphics. Thank you!...

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Allan Hruska – Fall Armyworm: Towards Sustainable Management by Smallholders in Africa

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

10/16 Colloquium: Allan Hruska | Abstract: Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) (FAW) is an important crop pest in the Americas, especially in tropical and sub-tropical areas where it can overwinter. FAW was confirmed in Africa in early 2016 and has quickly spread across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Recently it has been confirmed in India and Yemen. It is now infesting tens of millions of acres of maize across Africa, and rapidly moving on to sorghum and millets....

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Shi Chen – ‘Fake News: GMOs and Zika’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

10/9 Colloquium: Shi Chen | Abstract: Social media have become an integral part of public health communication. More and more individuals first resort to social media for information during health crisis and disease outbreaks. While the low cost and easy access of social media make it more convenient for health communicators to disseminate useful information to the general public, they also have the side effect of enabling wide and fast spread of fake health news....

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Christopher Cummings – ‘Vaccine Attitudes and Misperceptions’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

10/2 Speaker: Christopher Cummings | Abstract: "Vaccines are among the most effective disease prevention tools. Vaccines provide first-line disease prevention and are one of the most cost-effective initiatives to improve public health. While virtually all medical practitioners agree that vaccines are greatly beneficial, there are widespread reports of uncertainty and skepticism regarding vaccine efficacy, side effects, and information needs across traditional and new media. This reflects the obfuscated perspective held by many members of the public who note considerable concern when it comes to making immunization decisions. Additionally, immunization rates remain substandard for many diseases around the world and the literature investigating vaccine reluctance signals a pressing need to improve health literacies and health communication in order to dispel vaccine myths and promote immunization uptake around the world."...

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From GMOs to Big Data: the curious disappearance of food politics - Kelly Bronson, 9/25/18 Colloquium

Kelly Bronson – ‘From GMOs to big data: the curious disappearance of food politics’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Kelly Bronson, uOttawa - Abstract: Many scholars have made sense of opposition to genetically engineered (GE) organisms as contextual: these tools are judged in their historical linkages with poisonous agricultural chemicals (like dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane/DDT), and with the corporations responsible for the production of such chemicals who now sell GE seed systems....

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David Resnik – ‘Community engagement in field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Speaker: David Resnik | Abstract: Effective community engagement is an important legal, ethical, and practical prerequisite for conducting field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes, because these studies can substantially impact communities and it is usually not possible to obtain informed consent from each community member....

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Paul Vincelli – ‘Can CRISPR Displace Crop Pesticides?’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

9/4 GES Colloquium: We are thrilled to welcome Paul Vincelli as our first invited speaker of the semester. Paul is an extension professor at the University of Kentucky in the department of Plant Pathology, as well as co-host of the Talking Biotech podcast! He will be available to have lunch and/or meet with folks during his visit on 9/4. Request meeting with Paul >>...

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Fall 2018 Colloquium Intro (lunch from Neomonde)

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Our series will kick off with a catered lunch from Neomonde on Tuesday, August 28. Come prepared to give a short update about your recent GES activities and upcoming plans....

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Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Colloquium: 2018-19 (Archive)

August 14, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

  Colloquium Videos   Join the Conversation! Upcoming speakers, past colloquium videos, abstracts, and information. Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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Students at GES Colloquium

2017-18 Colloquia

August 13, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

  Colloquium Videos   Join the Conversation! Upcoming speakers, past colloquium videos, abstracts, and information. Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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GES Colloquium WordCloud

2012-13 Colloquia

November 20, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Join the Conversation! Colloquium is held Tuesdays at 12pm in the 1911 Building, room 129. Contact Jason Delborne at jadelbor@ncsu.edu for more information....

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