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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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November 2017

Nina Elder, An Artistic Approach to Non-Linear Research

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Artist Nina Elder travels to some of the most environmentally impacted, geographically distant, and economically important places on the globe to research how the natural environment is changing through human-centered activities. This presentation is equal…

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December 2017

Being a #tweetiatrican | Pediatric Grand Rounds with Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin

December 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
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Pediatric Grand Rounds with Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin, Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic See related: AAP 2017: “Tweetiatricians” Use Social Media To Advocate for Their Patients

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February 2018

Brown Bag

February 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Megan Moreno, Department of Pediatrics details TBD  

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

February 8, 2018 @ 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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Brown Bag

February 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Details TBD

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Undergraduate Research Opportunity Deadline

February 15, 2018 @ 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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Big Data, Surveillance and Race: A Conversation

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Panelists to include Simon Cole (Cornell) and Margaret Hu (Washington and Lee School of Law).

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March 2018

Brown Bag

March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Details TBD

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Brown Bag

March 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Catherine Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of History Details TBD

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April 2018

Brown Bag

April 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Andy Bruno, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northern Illinois University Details TBD

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