Andrew Pugliese—Influencing USDA Policies Through the Public Comment Process (Virtual) | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

A discussion about the experience of receiving and responding to public comments on proposed regulations...

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Andrew Ofstehage—American farmers in the Brazilian Cerrado: A comparative ethnography of the soy boom | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

A look at the farming strategies of two communities of North American farmers in Brazil and how they make sense of thorny subjects such as farmland financialization, genetically-engineered crops, and labor management....

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Carolina Torres—Harmonizing SynBio Dialogue with Island Restoration | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. Synthetic biology offers new hope for the eradication of invasive alien species from islands, a pressing need in the face of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss....

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Jennifer Kuzma—Precision Microbiome Engineering: Societal and Ethical Implications | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. This talk will explore the work of the new NSF-funded Precision Microbiome Engineering Center and the exploration of the social, equity, and ethical implications of engineering microbiomes in indoor spaces....

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Xaq Frohlich—Labeling Food Risk and Lifestyle Politics: A Critical History | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. A history of U.S. food labeling policies and "informational turn" in food politics, and a critical look at debates in recent decades over labeling GMOs, "organic", and other food risks and alternative food movements....

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Amarish Yadav—CRISPR/Cas-9-Based Gene Drive To Suppress Agricultural Pests | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. A discussion about the molecular genetics of homing gene drives disrupting doublesex gene, as well as its potential and challenges in the D. suzukii population control....

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Brian Donovan—Does High School Genetics Education Communicate an Essentialist Construal of Gender? | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. Evidence suggests that high school biology textbooks in the US may reinforce an essentialist construal of gender. Special two-day engagement with the Genetics & Genomics Academy, sponsored by the College of Education and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership...

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Daniel Uribe—BioNFTs: Verifiable Biosamples & BioData for training Ethical AI Models in Life Sciences | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

ZOOM. Discover how BioNFTs are revolutionizing the Life Sciences by providing verifiable biosamples and biodata for training ethical AI models...

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Amanda Pierce—Exploring Policy and Regulation of Emerging Biotechnologies For Use In Controlling Pest Populations | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. Discussion of EPA’s role in the regulation of biotechnology and the development of policies and regulations for emerging technologies....

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Ross Basset—Moore’s Law, Genetic Engineering and Historical Analogies | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

IN PERSON. A historical examination of Moore's Law, inviting audience comment on its relevance to genetic engineering....

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Welcome Back Lunch | GES Colloquium

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on various topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes....

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GES Colloquium, Fall 2023

August 14, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on various topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes....

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Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Seminar | GES Colloquium

August 3, 2023 | Patti Mulligan

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes....

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Krystal Tsosie – Genes & Society: Decolonizing Human Genetic Research Workshop Series

September 27, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Krystal Tsosie, Native BioData Consortium and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University. Presented by: Being an Ally in Academics (BAA), together with the Genetics & Genomics Academy (GGA), GES Center, and TriCem....

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Andrea Rissing – Diversification as Landscape Change: Understanding Cropping Trajectories in Eastern North Carolina | GES Colloquium

August 5, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

Preliminary findings from mixed-methods research that investigated why one county in Eastern North Carolina is trending strongly towards diversified cropping systems while its neighboring county is rapidly simplifying....

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