Thursday, May 28, 2009

SSP Film Series - TONIGHT

Free food and drinks!

When: Tonight at 6
Where: Galbraith room, HSS 4025 (1 floor above SSP seminar room)
What: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Science Studies Colloquium Presents

Kelly Gates
UCSD, Assistant Professor of Communication

The Pursuit of Automated Face Perception

Monday, June 1
HSS 3027
*Reception at 3:30pm in HSS 3005

For complete abstract and flyer, please visit the Science Studies website

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant for the 2010-2011 academic year? Come get the lowdown on the Fulbright program, application procedures, and tips on proposal writing from Linda Vong, the UC San Diego Fulbright Program Advisor!

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Interview Practice Beyond Academia for Graduate Students

Wednesday, May 27, 5:00-7:00pm
Career Services Center | West Conference Room

Preparation goes a long way in giving you an edge! Practice answering typical industry interview questions (on-camera) and get immediate feedback from a career advisor and your peers in a relaxed and supportive environment. This workshop teaches you interview techniques and strategies that allow you to create an effective and comfortable dialogue during the interview. You’ll also develop questions to assist you in gaining greater insight into any position and company that allow you to make an informed and affirmative job choice. Space is limited to 6 students. Register early to guarantee a seat by calling reservation services at 858.534.3750.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Science Studies Film Series

Join us for the last movie night of the year when we will screen Terminator 2 -- the best movie our Governor has ever been in.

There will be food and drinks (and a chance to catch up on your Terminator mythos in advance of the latest film).

When: Thursday, May 28, 6pm

Where: HSS 4025 ~ Galbraith Room
(1 floor up from the SSP conference room)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is Environmental Authority Possible?

The Political Theory Workshop and
the American Politics & Institutions Project present

Harlan Wilson
Professor of Political Science,
Oberlin College


Monday, 1 June
SSB 104

For more information, please contact:
Professor Alan Houston,
Dept. of Political Science

Center for the Philosophy of Science: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Emergence and Reduction in the Sciences
Second Pittsburgh-Paris Workshop

Center for Philosophy of Science and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris

Friday, December 11- Saturday, December 12, 2009 (possibly extending to morning, Sunday, December 13) at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

The workshop will consist of invited talks from the Pittsburgh-Paris community and a small number of contributed papers of speakers responding to this call.

The theme of the conference, emergence and reduction in the sciences, reflects the interest that these dual notions continue to attract in philosophy of science, most notably in philosophy of physics, of biology and of cognitive science. The organizers invite papers that address these dual notions in any science. Papers that connect the notions in several sciences are encouraged.

Contributors are asked to send:
Paper title, abstract (500 words) and a short CV in a single pdf file to the EasyChair conference page at:

by the submission deadline. (If you are not already a registered user of
, you will need to create a free account as part of the submission process.)

For general inquiries,

Deadline for submission: August 15
Notification of acceptance: September 15

Supplementary funding may be available to provide partial support for speakers contributing papers.

Invited speakers:

Jacques Dubucs, Philippe Huneman; IHPST, Paris
Peter Machamer, Sandra Mitchell, Kenneth Schaffner; HPS, Pittsburgh
Michael Silberstein, Philosophy, Elizabethtown College
Jessica Wilson, Philosophy, University of Toronto

For updates, visit the Center Web site

UCLA History of Science, Medicine & Technology Colloquium

UCLA History of Science, Medicine and Technology
Spring Colloquium 2009


Jan Golinski,
University of New Hampshire

**Priestley's Hypocrisy: Making and Unmaking the Enlightenment Man of

4-5:30 Monday 18 May in 5288 Bunche

For full schedule

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jorge Cham, Ph.D. Lecture

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Price Center, East Ballroom

Jorge Cham is not a Nobel laureate, but the popularity of his keynote lectures and his following in the scientific world are enough to make even the most distinguished professor green with envy. Cham, 33, is the brains behind the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper--PHD for short--and it's made him a celebrity among graduate students, with 4.7 million visitors a year to his Web site and a battalion of fans in labs all over the planet. Jorge earned his Ph.D. and master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and has taught at Cal Tech…[more]

“Jorge Cham's talk was humorous and helpful. His cartoon strip has been a giant plus in helping
graduate students acknowledge and cope with the stress they experience."
- Isaac Colbert, Dean of Graduate Students, M.I.T.

"I've never heard so many graduate students *really* laughing at the same time!"
- Jory Zmuda Ruscio, Chair, Graduate Life Center's Speaker Series, Virginia Tech

This lecture is open to all UCSD Ph.D. and master’s students (School ID required); No registration necessary for this FREE event; However, space is limited, so arrive early to secure a seat. Walk-up registration begins @ 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Graduate Funding 101 (Wednesday Awareness Workshop)

Graduate Funding 101 (Wednesday Awareness Workshop)
Wednesday, May 13, noon-1:00pm
Mandeville East/Box Office (behind Art of Espresso)

Unfunded? Underfunded? Fellowships offered by organizations outside of UCSD can provide a path to independence from teaching and other university funding obligations, and add a great line to your CV. Join us for this informative session, where you can meet the OGS Graduate Fellowship Advisor, and learn valuable tips on finding and applying for fellowships and more. Sandwiches and drinks sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.

New Event for UCSD Graduate Students

Graduate Student Network for First Generation College Graduates


Where Is Class in the Academy?

A panel discussion with UCSD faculty Yen Le Espiritu and Dennis Childs

Professors Espiritu and Childs will lead a discussion about the challenges faced by graduate students who are not only the first in their families to attend graduate school, but who are also the first to graduate from a four-year college or university. This population often confronts unique economic, educational, and social challenges in graduate school. These issues span differences in race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Please join us for this informal dialogue

Wednesday, May 20 from 1-3 at the Cross Cultural Center

Refreshments served after the panel

Sponsored by OGS

If you would like more information, please contact Michelle at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Science Studies Year End Party!

Save the date...

Science Studies Program Year-End Celebration

Friday, June 12
*location will be announced via email

Partners & children are welcome!

Please bring a beverage or dessert to share!

Professional Development Workshop: Grant Proposal Preparation

Professional Development Workshop:
Grant Proposal Preparation

presented by
Kelly Gates
David Serlin

Wednesday, May 13
HSS 3027

SSP students and faculty only

Monday, May 11, 2009

Congratulations Matt Crawford

Matt Crawford has been selected to participate in Harvard University's International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1825, with this summer's topic "The Americas in the Advancement of European Science and Medicine, 1500-1830." Matt's proposal for the seminar is "European Science as 'Vain Science': South American Perspectives on European Scientific and Medical Knowledge circa 1779."

Saturday, May 9, 2009

UCSD Darwin Bicentennial Celebration presents Steve Vanderheiden

UC San Diego
Darwin Bicentennial Celebration

Steve Vanderheiden
Professor of Political Science,
University of Colorado at Boulder

"Doing Atmospheric Justice"

Monday, May 11
SSB 104

For complete flyer and abstract, please visit:

Thursday, May 7, 2009


The California Council of Science will be launching a new fellowship opportunity for Ph.D. level (or equivalent) scientists/engineers to work in Sacramento for the State legislature. Applications are due on May 29th. See information below and links for additional information:

The base stipend is $45,000, which is within the range of salaries received by legislative staff. In addition, CCST will reimburse up to $4,000 in actual relocation costs and will provide additional allowances for health insurance, travel, and professional development activities that support your fellowship experience. Although most fellows will be paid the base stipend, we have some limited flexibility to provide a larger stipend for fellows who meet certain criteria of experience and current salary.
Science Studies Program Colloquium Series


Rebecca Lemov
Assistant Professor
Department of the History of Science
Harvard University

New Encyclopedias Will Appear: Mid-Twentieth Century social-science archives of human materials

Monday, May 11, 2009
HSS 3027
*reception at 3:30pm in HSS 3005

For complete abstract and flyer, please visit the Science Studies website
Link to Emilio Segre Visual Archives (courtesy of Naomi)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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