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Communicating Science Journal Club

The CommSci Journal Club provides a forum for discussing new publications and reports relevant to the communication of science to varied audiences. Our topics bridge from science to education, pedagogy, public outreach, and new communication technologies.

Join us for journal club brown-bag lunch discussions. For more information or to RSVP (optional), contact Susan Foster.

 

April 2008

 

Readings

Facing Facebook and Other Dilemmas: Digital Outreach Now, Part II

Guest Speaker: Diane Sieber, Director and Assoc. Professor, Herbst Program of Humanities for Engineers, CU-Boulder

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, April 21
FL2, Room 1003

 

 

 

 

1. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media - browse for topics that catch your eye

3. Facebook: What's In It For Journalists?, Poynter Institute Online

"considering the growth of social networking, whether it is happening on Facebook, or MySpace, or Friendster, or LinkedIn, or Pownce, it seems clear that there's at least one thing journalists [and outreach professionals?] cannot do -- and that's ignore it."

4. View results of a search for "climate science" on:

Technorati

Digg.com

4.5: Look for "Sharing Tools" or "Tag This" features on your favorite Web sites.

5. Revisit "YouTube Scholarship," Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, February's reading (see below).

6. Create a Facebook account, log on, and search for "NCAR."

February 2008

 

Readings

YouTube Scholarship & iTunes University: Digital Outreach Now

Guest Speaker: Susan van Gundy, "NSDL on iTunes U"

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14
FL2, Room 1003

 

 

 

 

1."YouTube Scholarship," Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

We suggest taking the time to follow some of the links provided in this article. For example (these are all linked within "YouTube Scholarship"):

2. Visit iTunes U (if you have access to the iTunes Store)

 

August 2007

 

Readings

Peak Oil - An examination of

  • the public conversation
  • implications for our communication efforts

Bring your lunch and join us for lively discussion

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14
FL2, Room 1003

 

 

1. Selected sections of Facing the Hard Truths About Energy, prepared by the National Petroleum Council, an oil and gas advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy. "The 18-month study of global energy to 2030 involved more than 350 experts from diverse backgrounds and organizations—the majority of them from outside the oil and gas industry," according to the press release.

Selections:

Press Release [PDF]
Executive Summary [PDF]
"Facing the Hard Truths" slide presentation [PDF]

2. "Facing the Hard Truths about Energy - the NPC report, commented" - The Oil Drum

Supplemental/"extra credit"

Preview - September readings on King Coal:

Selections for September may be made from these sites:

The Future of Coal, an Interdisciplinary MIT Study

NRDC: Coal in a Changing Climate

June 2007

 

Readings

A Climate for Change, with Susi Moser, Part II

We've invited Susi back for a discussion of another chapter in Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change, Cambridge University Press, 2007. The June reading is Chapter 11, "Across the Great Divide: Supporting Scientists as Effective Messengers in the Public Sphere," by Nancy Cole (Union of Concerned Scientists) with Susan Watrous (independent).

Join us for a conversation with co-editor and ISSE scientist Susi Moser:

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12
CG 3, Room 2020

 

"Across the Great Divide: Supporting Scientists as Effective Messengers in the Public Sphere" [PDF lock icon]

April 2007

 

Readings

A Climate for Change, with Susi Moser, Part I

This month’s Journal Club reading is "Toward the Social Tipping Point," Chapter 32 in Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Our guest is co-editor and ISSE scientist Susi Moser, who will give us an overview and answer questions. Please join us:

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25
CG 1, Room 2503

 

"Toward the Social Tipping Point" [PDF lock icon]