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ScienceWhys: Questions at the Confluence of Science and Ethics

ScienceWhys: Questions at the Confluence of Science and Ethics

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When big scientific questions meet big ethical questions, the waters can get pretty choppy. Lisa Heldke, philosopher and director of the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, interviews scientists, researchers, scholars and thinkers about how science and ethics mingle, eddy, roil and churn in their own work. The podcast for anyone who hears about a scientific breakthrough and thinks “what are the downstream consequences of that?”
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Observing World Science Day 2022
Observing World Science Day 2022
Professors and scientists discuss the idea of "basic science" in observation of World Science Day.
01:21:07
November 10, 2022
Hosting Daniel Eisenberg
Hosting Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg’s  campus host, Vita Faychuk talks about why she is looking forward to the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Lui’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
14:27
September 12, 2022
Mental Health and College Students
Mental Health and College Students
How can entire college communities best support the mental health of young people? Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Daniel Eisenberg, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Eisenberg’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Daniel Eisenberg’s research explores methods of investment in mental health services and uses research to create and disseminate equitable and inclusive mental health interventions and programs for youth. He serves as the director of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health. Find Daniel Eisenberg’s homepage at UCLA here. Eisenberg originated the Healthy Minds Survey, out of which grew the Healthy Minds Network. Anyone can see the anonymized data posted on the Network’s website.   \ In December, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory about young people’s mental health, entitled “Protecting Youth Mental Health.”  Eisenberg was quoted in a number of news articles about the advisory, including one in the New York Times.  Eisenberg is working on a book with Ramesh Raghavan. You can find an earlier article, the basis of the book, here: “Investments in Children’s Mental Health.” The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:07:01
September 09, 2022
Hosting Nic Rider
Hosting Nic Rider
Nic Rider’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Darsa Donelan and Gustavus Adolphus College student Jay Michelizzi  share a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Rider’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
14:06
September 07, 2022
Overlooked Health Issues At The Intersection of Sexuality, Gender, and Race
Overlooked Health Issues At The Intersection of Sexuality, Gender, and Race
Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews G. Nic Rider, Assistant Professor, Program in Human Sexuality and Coordinator, Adult Transgender Health Services Program, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Rider’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. G. Nic Rider’s scholarly work focuses on health disparities, minority stressors, and care utilization among LGBTQ individuals and documents the critical need for high-quality prevention and intervention strategies for this underserved community. Rider also serves as the coordinator of the Adult Transgender Health Services Program at the University of Minnesota and is an executive board member of the Asian American Psychological Association’s Division on LGBTQ+ issues. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:08:56
September 02, 2022
Hosting Priscilla Lui
Hosting Priscilla Lui
Priscilla Lui’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Heidi Meyer and Gustavus Adolphus College student Lily Torres Fernandez share a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Lui’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
18:12
August 29, 2022
Intersectional Psychology and Everyday Racism
Intersectional Psychology and Everyday Racism
Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Priscilla Lui, Associate Professor of Psychology, Southern Methodist University. In her discussion about everyday racism or microaggressions, Lui mentions the original paper that discussed microaggressions. That paper is “Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice,” by Daryl Wing Sue. Here’s the full info: Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A. M. B., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. American Psychologist, 62(4), 271–286. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.62.4.271 ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Lui’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Priscilla Lui studies racial and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, investigating them as a function of ecological, cultural, and lived experiences. One strand of her research studies the incidence of alcohol use in communities (such as immigrants) doing the work of adapting to a different culture. This research informs her work to develop effective interventions for minority communities to strengthen mental health and develop effective strategies for alcohol use. She is currently developing an experimental method that uses virtual reality to identify adverse health outcomes caused by racism and discrimination. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:14:22
August 26, 2022
Hosting Manuela Barreto
Hosting Manuela Barreto
Manuela Barreto’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Thia Cooper shares a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Barreto’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue  Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
10:02
August 22, 2022
Identity and Loneliness
Identity and Loneliness
Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Manuela Barreto, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Exeter. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Barreto’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Manuela Barreto’s research focuses on the social determinants of health and well-being. She investigates the relationships between identity development, discrimination, culture, and outcomes related to mental health. Barreto explores these variables through the lens of social relationships and loneliness across the lifespan. She was one of the lead researchers in The Loneliness Experiment, the world’s largest study of loneliness, which found that young people reported the highest incidence of loneliness. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:16:56
August 19, 2022
Hosting Joseph Gone
Hosting Joseph Gone
Joseph Gone’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Nissa Parmar shares a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Gone’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
10:24
August 15, 2022
Indigenous Approach to Mental Health
Indigenous Approach to Mental Health
Learn more about indigenous community members who alter mental health services to fit a broader swath of their community. Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Joseph P. Gone, Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Gone’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Joseph P. Gone investigates facets of mental health in Indigenous communities and explores the interplay between culture, the self, and social relations. He has collaborated with American Indian and other Indigenous communities to rethink community based mental health services and to harness traditional culture and spirituality for advancing indigenous well-being. Joseph P. Gone’s website can be found here. Gone begins his interview by talking about two ventures aimed at addressing mental health challenges for indigenous people. Find out a bit about each here: Blackfeet Culture Camp, an “alternative indigenous treatment for substance use disorders.” Detroit Urban Indian Program, which incorporates traditional indigenous healing practices into a clinical setting.  The Harvard University Native American Program, which Gone directs. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue  Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:02:01
August 12, 2022
Hosting Brendesha Tynes
Hosting Brendesha Tynes
Brendesha Tynes’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Amy Vizenor and Gustavus Adolphus College students Cara Gardner and Dayna Krause share a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. During our discussion, Dayna mentioned the work of psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark, whom she first learned about in her high school psychology class. Here’s Brendesha Tynes herself, discussing the impact of that research: https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2015/12/brendesha-tynes  ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Tynes’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
18:38
August 08, 2022
Kids, Technology, and Race
Kids, Technology, and Race
Learn more about young people’s experiences of technology, and the impact those experiences have, especially for Black and Brown youth. Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Brendesha Tynes, Dean’s Professor of Equity and Professor of Education and Psychology, University of Southern California. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Tynes’ lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Brendesha Tynes’ expertise lies at the intersection of adolescents’ experience with digital media, and academic, social, and emotional outcomes throughout development. Her research investigates online racial discrimination, digital interventions for coping, and educators’ use of digital devices to effectively support African American and Latino students in particular. She is developing a model for creating environments for optimal learning and development that draws on Afrofuturism and developmental science. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
01:03:41
August 05, 2022
Hosting Meryl Alper
Hosting Meryl Alper
Meryl Alper’s campus hosts talk about why they’re looking forward to the Nobel Conference. Professor Sarah Wolter and Gustavus Adolphus College student Abby Ludwig share a conversation with Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Alper’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NobelConference Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NobelConference
13:45
August 01, 2022
Kids Across the Spectrums
Kids Across the Spectrums
Learn more about how kids on the autism spectrum use technology and social media. Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus interviews Meryl Alper, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University. ScienceWhys is the podcast of the Nobel Conference. Listen to Dr. Alper’s lecture and participation in panel discussion at the 2022 Nobel Conference, Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People, at Gustavus Adolphus College September 28 & 29, 2022. Meryl Alper’s research explores the social and cultural implications of communication technologies. She considers digital media as both an opportunity and a challenge for young people with disabilities and their families; her forthcoming book focuses on young people with autism. Her research lies at the intersection of communication, science and technology, and disability studies. The Nobel Conference: Science and Ethics, in Dialogue Since 1965, the Nobel Conference has been bringing leading researchers and thinkers to Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, to explore revolutionary, transformative and pressing scientific issues and the ethical questions that arise alongside them. As the only event in the United States authorized by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden to use this name, it is our privilege to host a space in which we can talk about big scientific questions, and the big ethical issues to which they inevitably give rise. The world needs more people who think critically about the crucial issues of our time, and who ask questions in ways that open up the conversation. Find us at https://gustavus.edu/nobelconference
01:12:24
July 29, 2022
Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People: Series Introduction
Mental Health (In)Equity and Young People: Series Introduction
Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus
05:32
July 22, 2022
Kate Knutson and Delaney Bluhm Discuss Rhema Vaithianathan, Mini Podcast
Kate Knutson and Delaney Bluhm Discuss Rhema Vaithianathan, Mini Podcast
Kate Knutson and Delaney Bluhm discuss Rhema Vaithianathan in this miniature podcast.
08:48
October 12, 2021
Our Goal is to Bring Together the Humanities, Social Sciences, Data Sciences, Network Sciences and Engineering to Take on the Hard Problems That Face us
Our Goal is to Bring Together the Humanities, Social Sciences, Data Sciences, Network Sciences and Engineering to Take on the Hard Problems That Face us
Wendy Chun, Canada 150 Research Chair Leader, the Digital Democracies Institute Simon Fraser University.
01:07:21
October 01, 2021
Interview with Tom LoFaro and Karl Larson
Interview with Tom LoFaro and Karl Larson
In anticipation of Nobel Conference 2021, Lisa interviews two conference chairs: Tom & Karl.
28:44
September 25, 2021
What are Ways that we can Excite the Public Around Statistics and Data Science?
What are Ways that we can Excite the Public Around Statistics and Data Science?
Talithia Williams, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College.
01:13:47
September 23, 2021
 Jillian Downey on Talithia Williams, Mini Podcast
Jillian Downey on Talithia Williams, Mini Podcast
First of the mini podcasts, Lisa Heldke and Jillian Downey converse about Talithia Williams in anticipation of her upcoming podcast on 9/23/21
05:43
September 20, 2021
How do we as Human Workers Unleash the Tremendous Power of Electronic Medical Records
How do we as Human Workers Unleash the Tremendous Power of Electronic Medical Records
Rhema Vaithianathan, Professor of Health Economics Director, Centre for Social Data Analytics Auckland University of Technology.
01:16:36
September 16, 2021
As a Data Scientist, I Provide Evidence for Policy Makers to Help the Most Vulnerable People in Society
As a Data Scientist, I Provide Evidence for Policy Makers to Help the Most Vulnerable People in Society
Francesca Dominici,Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science Co-Director, the Data Science Initiative Harvard University.
01:18:20
September 09, 2021
I’m Trying to Predict the Future in Ways that a Human can Understand
I’m Trying to Predict the Future in Ways that a Human can Understand
Cynthia Rudin, Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science Director, Prediction Analysis Lab Duke University
01:17:39
September 02, 2021
“Big Data (R)Evolution” the Podcast
“Big Data (R)Evolution” the Podcast
Lisa Heldke, Director of the Nobel Conference and Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus.
04:08
September 01, 2021
For the Sake of the Young Ones of all Species, I Stand Against the Corporate Plunder of the Planet
For the Sake of the Young Ones of all Species, I Stand Against the Corporate Plunder of the Planet
Kathleen Dean Moore, public philosopher and environmental thought-leader.
01:33:55
February 17, 2021
My Work Brings Data Sets Together and Asks “If Carbon Dioxide Warms the Climate, What Should We be Looking for?”
My Work Brings Data Sets Together and Asks “If Carbon Dioxide Warms the Climate, What Should We be Looking for?”
Gabi Hegerl, Professor of Climate Systems Science, University of Edinburgh.
01:22:33
February 10, 2021
That is The Holistic Approach to That We Use as Inuit to Teach Our Children
That is The Holistic Approach to That We Use as Inuit to Teach Our Children
Siila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit advocate for environment, culture and human rights.
01:04:53
February 03, 2021
I Began to Realize that the Problems Climate Change Presents Us as a Society Are Not Going to be Solved by More Data…
I Began to Realize that the Problems Climate Change Presents Us as a Society Are Not Going to be Solved by More Data…
Mike Hulme, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and Fellow in Geography at Pembroke College.
01:09:57
December 27, 2020
One Word Summarizes All of it, and That is Perspective
One Word Summarizes All of it, and That is Perspective
Paul Mayewski,  director and professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, has done climate research at all three “poles”--the North Pole, the South Pole, and Everest. He discusses the transformation of climate science during his career, and his work to gather evidence for the possibility for the climate to change abruptly. Toward the end of the podcast, Paul mentions a website he and colleagues have developed, that allows you to look up climate data for your own area. You can find it here.   [https://www.whyclimatematters.com/]
59:16
December 17, 2020
Being One With the Forest is What Has Guided My Research Questions
Being One With the Forest is What Has Guided My Research Questions
Suzanne Simard, a Professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Science, describes her upbringing in the forests of British Columbia, and discusses her work as the leader of the Mother Tree Project, a multi-year project to understand how to support forests in a way that will protect biodiversity, promote carbon sequestration, and encourage regeneration.
01:13:31
December 13, 2020
Soil is the Only Place Where Death is Resurrected Back to Life
Soil is the Only Place Where Death is Resurrected Back to Life
Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and the Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at Ohio State University, describes the path by which he came to understand the power of soil to sequester carbon, and explains why he understands soil as the foundation of all life.
01:10:32
December 03, 2020
My Research is Applying Data Analysis to Get Some Signal in the Chaos Which is Cancer Biology
My Research is Applying Data Analysis to Get Some Signal in the Chaos Which is Cancer Biology
Bissan Al-Lazikani, head of data science, computational biology and chemogenomics at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, explains how she and her colleagues developed the CanSAR “knowledgebase”--a database that puts together myriad types of data from anonymous cancer patient records, in order to improve the odds of successfully discovering new cancer drugs.
01:09:24
October 01, 2020
I Work Diligently and Excitedly to Bring Different Groups Together to Work Towards Solving a Complex Problem Related to Health Care Outcomes, Particularly Among Minority Populations
I Work Diligently and Excitedly to Bring Different Groups Together to Work Towards Solving a Complex Problem Related to Health Care Outcomes, Particularly Among Minority Populations
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.
01:01:11
September 28, 2020
No One Before Has Actually Assessed the Psychological Impact of Prostate Cancer on Men
No One Before Has Actually Assessed the Psychological Impact of Prostate Cancer on Men
Suzanne Chambers, Dean of the Faculty of Health, University of Sydney, discusses her indirect path to becoming a clinical psychologist studying the impact of prostate cancer on men and their families, and the book she has written for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Facing the Tiger.
01:06:27
September 21, 2020
With Genetic Engineering, You Can Induce the Cells to Make the Drugs For You
With Genetic Engineering, You Can Induce the Cells to Make the Drugs For You
James Thomas, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Biotherapeutics, President of U.S. Operations for Just-Evotec Biologics, explains how the cost of biologically derived drugs has been reduced during the first thirty years of their development, and talks about what it will take to bring those costs down another order of magnitude.
01:05:24
September 17, 2020
The Conductor of the Orchestra of Our Immune System is T cells, and at the Heart of What I Do For Cancer Therapy is Making T Cells Work Better
The Conductor of the Orchestra of Our Immune System is T cells, and at the Heart of What I Do For Cancer Therapy is Making T Cells Work Better
Carl June, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania.
01:06:17
September 14, 2020
My Population is Cancer Patients, My Intervention is Exercise and My Outcomes Vary
My Population is Cancer Patients, My Intervention is Exercise and My Outcomes Vary
Kathryn Schmitz, Professor of Public Health Sciences, and Behavioral Research Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Penn State Cancer Institute, reflects on the growing body of evidence that supports the use of exercise as medicine in the treatment of cancer...and the reluctance of clinicians to prescribe exercise for their patients with cancer.
01:01:22
September 07, 2020
I Want to Solve Puzzles, and the Puzzles I’m Most Interested in Involve Cancer
I Want to Solve Puzzles, and the Puzzles I’m Most Interested in Involve Cancer
Charles Sawyers, chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, talks about his path to becoming a biomedical researcher, his role in the development of Glevec, the first molecularly targeted cancer therapy, and Project GENIE, the cancer research database he launched.
01:06:45
September 02, 2020
Welcome to ScienceWhys: Questions at the Confluence of Science and Ethics
Welcome to ScienceWhys: Questions at the Confluence of Science and Ethics
When big scientific questions meet big ethical questions, the waters can get pretty choppy. Lisa Heldke, philosopher and director of the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, interviews scientists, researchers, scholars and thinkers about how science and ethics mingle, eddy, roil and churn in their own work. The podcast for anyone who hears about a scientific breakthrough and thinks “what are the downstream consequences of that?”
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