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May Pub Talk

Science Pub: The Language of Water: How It Supports Us And What It’s Telling Us
May 7th, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St
Free Admission – $5.00 suggested donation (all donations support the Palouse Discovery Science Center)

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

Topics and presenters are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) and WSU’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador (EFA) Program. All Donations support PDSC. Click here for more information.

This month’s speakers:

Do you know where your water comes from? Water is essential to human life, but ensuring we have it when and where we need it is a difficult task. Over millennia, humans have responded to this challenge by developing increasingly efficient ways to collect, store, and access water. Now, however, we’re realizing that while we’ve made water available anytime we desire at the turn of a tap, this convenience leaves us disconnected from the environment and from each other. People who spend a lot of time living near wild rivers and lakes have a different connection to water than those of us who access it through our kitchen faucets. They understand that water is capable of agency and action, that it has the ability to deeply influence human connection and human storytelling, that it has a language that can be heard and interpreted.

Join Julie Padowski and Debbie Lee to learn more about how to reconnect with water by better understanding how we use it and what it is saying to us.

Julie Padowski is the Assistant Director of the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) at Washington State University, and a Clinical Assistant Professor with the State of Washington Water Research Center.  She was a NSF-IGERT graduate fellow, receiving her PhD in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida, and was a post-doctoral scholar with the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.  Her interdisciplinary training allows her to integrate hydrological and human dimensions to understand patterns in and consequences of human development of water sources, including the physical, social, economic, and institutional drivers.  Padowski’s current research interests span a spectrum of water management issues, ranging from the food-energy-water nexus, to green stormwater infrastructure, and municipal water systems.  Her work has been funded by the NSF, USDA, NASA, and USAID as well as by the WA Department of Ecology and she has published more than 20 scientific publications in journals such as Global Environmental Change and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as in other academic journals and books or as reports.

Debbie Lee is Regents Professor of English at Washington State University where she teaches literature and writing and directs the Visiting Writers Program. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and fiction, and a PhD in 19th-century literature. She is author/editor of eight books on the environment, oral history, poetry, and travel literature, most recently The Land Speaks: New Voices at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History (Oxford University Press, 2017). Her literary nonfiction book Remote: Fifteen Years through the Wilderness is forthcoming in 2020. She is director of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness History Project for which she received a four-year National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant and an Idaho Humanities Grant. She’s also recipient of the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, and the Arctic Circle Artists Residency. In addition, she has published over 25 creative nonfiction essays in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Terrain, Narrative, and Vela among other journals and anthologies, where they have been contest finalists and received a Pushcart Prize special mention, is a fellow at the Black Earth Institute, an environmental think-tank, and a board member at-large for the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Wilderness Foundation.

March Pub Talk

Science Pub: Scripting Adolescent Romance: Adolescents and Young Adults Talk about Romantic Relationships and Media’s Sexual Scripts.
Mar 5th, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St
Free Admission – $5.00 suggested donation (all donations support the Palouse Discovery Science Center)

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

Topics and presenters are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) and WSU’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador (EFA) Program. All Donations support PDSC. Click here for more information.

This month’s speakers:

Adolescents and emerging adults today spend an estimated seven hours daily attending to media. The media teens attend to commonly present relationships between men and women as a “game” or “competition” in which women seduce through their physical appearance and the masculinity of men is defined through sexual conquest.  Drs. Rodgers and Hust will share findings from in-depth interviews with 16 high school and young college students, and focus groups with over 100 individuals in this age group. Findings provide a rarely seen view inside participants’ private spaces—their bedrooms and their social media spaces – and how they understand and navigate virginity, romantic relationships, sexual situations, and interpersonal violence. The authors will share excerpts from their recently published book on this topic followed by discussion with audience members.We hope to see you there!

Stacey J.T. Hust (Ph.D., 2005, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an associate professor of communication and Director of the Strategic Communication Sequence in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She is nationally ranked by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship for her health communication research focused on media and children, gender, conflict (sexual assault reduction), and substance abuse prevention. Her research identifies effective health communication messaging that can be used to reduce sexual assault and promote healthy sexual relationships among young people. Hust’s research has been published in the Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, Mass Communication & Society, and others.

Kathleen Rodgers (Ph.D. 1993, Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. Her research has examined violence and poverty as risk factors that contribute to sexual risk taking among adolescents, mother-daughter communication about sexuality, and the role of media in shaping adolescent and emerging adults’ attitudes about dating violence, sexual stereotypes, objectification of women, and acceptance of sexual harassment. Current research explores parent-adolescent communication about romantic relationships and dating violence to identify factors and strategies that best facilitate communication between parents and teens about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Rodgers’ research has been published in  journals such as the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Health Communication, and Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

January Pub Talk

Science Pub: An interactive Dialogue about Love and Site
Jan 29th, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise Street
Free Admission – $5.00 suggested donation (all donations support the Palouse Discovery Science Center)

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

Topics and presenters are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) and WSU’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador (EFA) Program. All Donations support PDSC. Click here for more information.

This month’s speakers:

Through “An interactive Dialogue about Love and Site,” Jolie Kaytes & Linda Russo will share examples from their own fieldwork, poetry, teaching and community/collaborative projects, to elaborate on love of place, method, materials, and words. We hope to see you there!

Jolie Kaytes lives in Moscow, Idaho and is an associate professor and program head of landscape architecture across the state border at Washington State University. Her teaching, writing, and images integrate disciplinary perspectives and focus on recognizing the complexity of landscapes. Jolie’s work has appeared in the Fourth River, Terrain.org, Camas and elsewhere. She spent her formative years in South Florida, where she wandered along shorelines, slogged through sloughs, and conducted chaise lounge studies among subtropical flora and fauna. Jolie holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resources Studies from the UC Berkeley and a Bachelors and Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon.

Linda Russo, M.F.A., Ph.D., is searching for prairie remnants. Her current projects – Wild Edge Walks and EcoArts on the Palouse – connect ecology, creative intelligence and interspecies geography. Published works include Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (Shearsman Books), Participant, winner of the Besmilr Brigham prize from Lost Roads Press, both poetry, and To Think of her Writing Awash in Light, winner of the Subito Press Lyric Essay Prize. Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene, was published with Wesleyan University Press in the fall. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches literature and creative writing at Washington State University.

Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene, now available with Wesleyan University Press.
For more information on her books & works visit Inhabitory Poetics

September Pub Talk Event

Science Pub: Doing Better Science Through The Other ‘F’ Word
Sept 11th, 2018 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise Street
Free Admission – $5.00 suggested donation (all donations support the Palouse Discovery Science Center)

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

Topics and presenters are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) and WSU’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador (EFA) Program. All Donations support PDSC. Click here for more information.

This month’s speakers:

Amy Mazur, a Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in political science at WSU and an associate researcher at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po, Paris, and Samantha Noll, assistant professor in The School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, will map out the different feminist approaches that are used in current research. In addition to discussing the gaps in established scientific practices, they will present one specific area of feminist political science that has an integrative, comparative feminist agenda.

“Feminism in today’s `me too’ world often conjures up images of war of the sexes and man hating. For us, two feminist scientists whose work is situated in the social sciences and the humanities, the notion of feminism provides a fundamental starting point to make science more scientific,” said Mazur. “Taking a feminist approach to research also has the promise of making science more meaningful and better suited to solve today’s wicked problems.”

Amy MazurDr. Amy G. Mazur has been making science more scientific for nearly three decades. Her research, publications and teaching interests focus on comparative feminist policy issues with a particular emphasis on France. She is currently co convening the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Network (GEPP), a 100 member research group studying whether gender equality policy works in post industrial democracies. Mazur has published extensively and has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the European Science Foundation, the French Ministry of Social Affairs and the Norwegian National Science Foundation. She also has been an expert for the United Nations and has been consulted by the European Union, the World Bank and the Obama Administration. For more on her record, go to http://pppa.wsu.edu/amy-mazur/

Samantha NollDr. Samantha Noll’s research and teaching focuses on applying tools coming out of philosophy of science to questions that arise in agriculture. In particular, she publishes widely on topics such as how values impact consumer uptake of agricultural products, local food movements, and the application of genomics technology. Noll contributes to the fields of bioethics (ethics of biotechnology), philosophy of food, and environmental philosophy.