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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Katie Barnhill-Dilling & Dalton George – Responsible Research & Innovation in Action: Tales from the Front Lines

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

11/20 Colloquium - Dr. Katie Barnhill-Dilling and Dalton George | Responsible research and innovation (RRI) is an increasingly applied normative framework for the governance of emerging technologies. However, meaningful implementation of RRI principles can be challenging, particularly with respect to upstream stakeholder and community engagement. The Safe Genes NCSU project, "Restoring Ecosystems and Biodiversity through Development of Safe and Effective Gene Drive Technologies," has been designed with RRI in mind. ...

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Plant Sciences Initiative: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Steve Briggs joined NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in August 2017 as the NC Plant Sciences Initiative (NC PSI) Launch Director. As Launch Director, Briggs has oversight of the 184,000 square foot PSI Building, is assembling the inaugural research project teams, and developing partnerships that will establish North Carolina as a world leader in plant sciences. Prior to joining NC State, he was the Senior Vice President of Agronomy and Corporate Marketing for South Dakota Wheat Growers (SDWG), the largest farmer owned cooperative in the United States....

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Darby Orcutt – Scholarly Identity for an Interdisciplinary and Engaged Career

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 11/13/18 - Darby Orcutt | Managing one’s scholarly identity has never been perfectly straightforward and easy to do, but it can be especially challenging for researchers and scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries and whose research outputs may include work outside the traditional peer-reviewed article. Indeed, we are preaching to the choir when speaking to those active in the Genetic Engineering & Society Center about the vital importance of engaging with diverse academic, professional, and public audiences and producing research outputs that can have tremendous impact on policy and public perception....

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Kelly Nelson – Biofuels Policy and Innovation Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Indicators

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Kelly Nelson’s research focuses on the determinants of innovation in the biotechnology and energy sectors. He has studied the impact of biofuels policies on patenting in the biofuels and plant biotechnology fields. Another project focuses on the impact of nuclear power accidents on nuclear energy research and development. He is also investigating the impact of grain market concentration on the variety of research done by agricultural biotechnology firms....

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