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The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

By focusing scholarly attention on science and technology as human institutions, situated in wider historical, social, and political contexts, STS provides insights into the relationship between science and technology and such basic categories of social thought as race and gender, poverty and development, trust and credibility, participation and democracy, health and pathology, risk and uncertainty, globalization, and environmental protection.

A unique collaboration across the boundaries of the modern research university to promote the understanding of science, technology and medicine as human enterprises.

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February 2018

Brown Bag: Using Social Media to Investigate Adolescent and Young Adult Health

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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  Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH Visiting Associate Professor, Pediatrics Using Social Media to Investigate Adolescent and Young Adult Health Social media is used by the vast majority of adolescents and young adults and presents…

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Neuroscience and the Governance of Family Life with Martyn Pickersgill

February 1 @ 3:00 pm
Biotech Auditorium, 1111, Biotech Bldg, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI
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Please join Martyn Pickersgill, Ph.D., Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Medicine, Centre for Biomedicine, the Self and Society Neuroscience and the Governance of Family Life Across the UK, ideas about the developing brain have come…

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U.S. Businesses Selling Unproven “Stem Cell” Interventions: Ethical, Scientific, and Regulatory Concerns with Leigh Turner

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715
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Please join Leigh Turner, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics U.S. Businesses Selling Unproven “Stem Cell” Interventions: Ethical, Scientific, and Regulatory Concerns This talk is sponsored by the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Doctor-Patient Screen Sharing and Shared Decision Making

February 8 @ 7:30 am
1335 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Doctor-Patient Screen Sharing and Shared Decision Making Lyn Van Swol, Professor, Communication Science

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Holtz Center Annual Meeting & Reception

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Steenbock’s on Orchard, 330 North Orchard Street
Madison, WI
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Please join us for the Holtz Center annual meeting & reception.

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Deadline: Undergraduate Research Opportunity

February 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies is active in enhancing undergraduate education through multiple activities, including its Certificate, Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering, and Society (ISSuES). One of…

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Deadline: Top-Up Fellowship for Continuing Graduate Students in Science & Technology Studies

February 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Holtz Center announces its 2018 competition for top-up fellowships for admitted graduate students. The fellowships are designed to help recruit graduate students who plan to work on topics in science and technology studies, construed…

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Big Data, Surveillance and Race: The Criminal Justice System

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simon A Cole, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Margaret Hu, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD,…

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March 2018

Brown Bag: STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Composition and Rhetoric, Department of English Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish In this talk, Dr. Druschke explores…

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Brown Bag: History of Chemistry: Who Cares?

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Catherine M. Jackson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of History University of Wisconsin-Madison History of Chemistry: Who Cares? Chemistry around 1900 was the queen of the sciences. But recent decades have seen professional history of science…

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In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.