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Graham Christensen – RegeNErate Nebraska: Building Nebraska’s Communities From The Soil Up | GES Colloquium

September 24, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

The presentation will highlight the issues arising from extreme vertical integration in the food production system, how extreme vertical integration is impacting our communities, and how we are redirecting our approaches in agriculture to protect the environment, as well as the farmers and the farm workers that are producing our food. The solution lies in the soil!...

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Molly Renda – From Teosinte to Tomorrow | GES Colloquium

September 17, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

A quarter-acre of the NC Museum of Art park is currently planted in a corn maze - the symbolic entrance to the exhibition ART'S WORK IN THE AGE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY. Renda will discuss the genesis of the project and introduce some of the 17 artists represented in the exhibition....

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Todd Kuiken speaking at iGEM 2017, where he served on the Human Practices committee. Credit: iGEM Foundation and Justin Knight.

Todd Kuiken – Updates and Opportunities in the International Synbio Policy Space | GES Colloquium

September 10, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 9/10/19 | Dr. Todd Kuiken will provide an update on major international treaties and discussions around synthetic biology, and ways for NC State and the broader synbio community to participate in these activities....

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First AgBioFEWS Cohort: Eastern NC Field Course Report | GES Colloquium

September 3, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

The first cohort of nine graduate students in the AgBioFEWS program spent time in Eastern NC this summer visiting with farmers and stakeholders. The students will present an overview of their experiences and discuss how these experiences have affected their perspectives on agricultural biotechnology....

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GES Colloquium – Fall Welcome Lunch and New Location!

August 27, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Location: Poe 202 | The GES weekly colloquium will kick off this August 27, as per tradition with a catered lunch from Neomonde. Come prepared with an appetite and to give a short update about your recent GES activities and upcoming plans. ...

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Colloquium: 2019-20

August 19, 2019 | 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. Speak...

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

April 23, 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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GES Colloquium | Ross Sozzani and Cranos Williams on RiseEnAg for Systems Engineering and Agriculture

April 16, 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 | Emily Pechar – Beyond Political Ideology: Attitudes Towards Government and Corporations on Trust in Science

April 9, 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 | Danesha Carley, NC State’s New Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science in Agriculture

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

March 26, 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 | Teshanee Williams – Using Cognitive Story Structures to Examine Influence in the Regulatory Review Process

March 19, 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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An Evening with Margaret Atwood

March 8, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

November 15, 2019 — It’s impossible to talk about dystopian literature without mentioning Margaret Atwood. A true literary legend with over 50 novels, her writing has proved as timeless as it is prophetic. For instance,...

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

March 5, 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 | Khara Grieger – Governance Strategies for Emerging Risks of Solar Radiation Management

February 26, 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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