GES Colloquium | Jason Delborne: The Potential for Biotechnology to Address Forest Health

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 2/19/18 - Jason Delborne | In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed a committee of experts to explore the potential for biotechnology to address forest health. The committee focused on threats to forest health from pests and pathogens and considered challenges and opportunities of biotech trees (genetically engineered or gene-edited) as solutions. NASEM released this report in January 2019, and Jason participated in the public release of this report in Washington, DC and a session at the AAAS annual meeting to summarize findings of the report....

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GES Colloquium | Khara Grieger – Governance Strategies for Emerging Risks of Solar Radiation Management

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 2/26/18 - Khara Grieger - Governance Strategies for Emerging Risks of Solar Radiation Management | Decision-makers may soon need to consider other options than mitigation and adaptation to deal with impacts from global climate change. ...

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GES Colloquium | Aditi Mankad – Social Science and Synthetic Biology: Maximising Impact

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 3/5/18 - Aditi Mankad - Social Science and Synthetic Biology: Maximising Impact | This talk will provide an overview of Australia's investment into synbio via the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP) and how the social science application domain plays an important and integrative role in the future development of synbio technology in Australia. ...

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GES Colloquium | Teshanee Williams – Using Cognitive Story Structures to Examine Influence in the Regulatory Review Process

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 3/19/18 - Teshanee Williams - Using Cognitive Story Structures to Examine Influence in the Regulatory Review Process | Genetically engineered salmon have been approved for human consumption in the United States (US) and Canada, but it has only been released for sale in Canada. In the US, opposition to the approval caused regulatory agencies to update the voluntary labeling guidance, requiring food manufacturers to label foods disclosing information about bioengineered foods and bioengineered food ingredients. Still, some scholars have emphasized the need for risk management to be inclusive of narratives beyond that of the elitist risk assessment and reduction approach....

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GES Colloquium | Anna Whitfield – Exploiting the specificity of virus-vector interactions for new disease control strategies

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 3/26/18 - Anna Whitfield | Exploiting the specificity of virus-vector interactions for new disease control strategies...

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GES Colloquium | Danesha Carley, NC State’s New Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science in Agriculture

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 4/2/18 - Danesha Carley, NC State's New Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science in Agriculture | Currently, there is a lack of university programs in regulatory science specifically related to agriculture. There is a need for a new program that can provide undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education opportunities in regulatory science, and also provide a forum for the advancement of regulatory science in agriculture. With the importance of regulatory science for innovation in agriculture, and the leadership position that NC State has established in the arena of agricultural advances and technology, we are forming a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture (CERSA)....

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GES Colloquium | Emily Pechar – Beyond Political Ideology: Attitudes Towards Government and Corporations on Trust in Science

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 4/9/18 - Emily Pechar, Environmental Policy | Understanding public distrust of science is both theoretically and practically important. While previous research has focused on the association between political ideology and trust in science, it is at best an inconsistent predictor. This study demonstrates that two dimensions of political ideology—attitudes towards governments and corporations—can more precisely predict trust in science across issues....

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GES Colloquium | Ross Sozzani and Cranos Williams on RiseEnAg for Systems Engineering and Agriculture

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 4/16/18 - Dr. Ross Sozzani and Dr. Cranos Williams | RiseEnAg for Systems Engineering and Agriculture - Convergent research across engineering and the plant sciences...

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GES Colloquium | Lisa M. Rasmussen – What WWII Scabies Experiments Teach Us About Unregulated Research

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 4/23/18 - Lisa Rasmussen | Of Mites and Men: What WWII Scabies Experiments Teach Us About Unregulated Research - The number of British soldiers suffering from scabies during WWII significantly affected the war effort. Consequently, the British military funded researcy to study the transmission and treatment of scabies. This colloquium looks at how the researcher interpreted ethical obligations to human subjects prior to modern codes and regulations, and what that can teach us about the ethics of new, unregulated forms of research. ...

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Spring Colloquium Intro (lunch from Neomonde)

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Our Spring series will kick off with a catered lunch from Neomonde on Tuesday, January 08. Come prepared to give a short update about your recent GES activities and upcoming plans. ...

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GES Colloquium | Qian Xu – User Engagement in Public Discourse on GMOs

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 1/15/18 - Qian Xu | This study adopted a quantitative content analysis to examine how source attributes of opinion leaders and their message framing influenced user engagement in the public discourse of genetically modified organisms on Chinese social media. ...

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GES Colloquium | Ramon Leon – Weeds and Herbicide Resistant Crops: When Optimism Backfires

January 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 1/22/19 - Ramon Leon | The rapid evolution of herbicide resistant weeds and the lack of new herbicides has prompted a reevaluation of how HR crops should be considered just a component within a more complex integrated management system and not as the sole tool for ensuring weed control. The excessive optimism that the agricultural and scientific community exhibited during the first years of use of glyphosate resistant crops reduced our ability to identify the limitations of the technology and the negative consequences of not taking corrective actions on time.This is a cautionary tale that should inform the introduction and use of new HR traits....

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Colloquium Follow-up Discussion with Kelly Bronson

September 19, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Discussion with Kelly Bronson Follow-up discussion after Dr. Bronson’s Colloquium on 9/25. Kelly Bronson will be leading a discussion of Phil Mirowski’s recent article, “The future(s) of open science” (2018). This paper will provide a...

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Frankenstein at 200: Science and the novel

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

12/4/2018 Final Colloquium of Fall 2018! Feder and Booker will discuss the history of the novella, its popular uses, and ask the group to discuss the question: Why is this story so well known and so popular among scientists? What about the monster and the doctor makes Frankenstein such a powerful and accessible metaphor when scientists and the public talk about genetic modification?...

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Michael Lanier – ‘Impact of GM Crops on Small-Scale Farmers’

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium 11/27/18 - Impact of GM Crops on Small-Scale Farmers. Speaker: Michael Lanier, Agribusiness Agent, Orange County, NC Cooperative Extension...

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