[ugrads] Fwd: Talk on Friday 3/24 - please circulate

Fred J. Hickernell hickernell at iit.edu
Tue Mar 21 21:22:18 CST 2006


For your information.  Fred

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> From: Kathryn Riley <riley at iit.edu>
> Date: March 19, 2006 6:44:48 AM CST
> To: reingold at iit.edu, zasadzinski at iit.edu, Ullica Segerstrale  
> <segerstrale at iit.edu>, ledermann at iit.edu, Vivian Weil  
> <weil at iit.edu>, "'Fred Hickernell'" <hickernell at iit.edu>
> Subject: Talk on Friday 3/24 - please circulate
>
> Hello all: Below is info about a talk being sponsored this Friday,  
> 3/24, by the Humanities Dept. Please feel free to circulate this to  
> your faculty, staff, and students. The talk is free and open to the  
> public. Specific questions can be directed to the talk's  
> coordinator, Warren Schmaus, at schmaus at iit.edu . Thanks - Kathy Riley
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> Politicizing Science, Promoting Death:
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> Covert Washington Policies of Environmental Injustice
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> Friday, March 24th, 3:00 pm
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> MTCC Auditorium
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> A presentation sponsored by the Lewis Department of Humanities.
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> In her work on many US National Academy of Sciences committees and  
> as a member of the US Environmental Protection Agency Science  
> Advisory Board, Dr. Shrader-Frechette has had much first-hand  
> experience of how, especially since 2000, science has been  
> manipulated for political purposes in Washington, DC.  Her talk   
> (1) outlines some of the many recent  instances of  political  
> misuse and manipulation of science,  and (2)  shows how this  
> manipulation of science is often designed to weaken health, safety,  
> and environmental regulations, and as a result, contributes to   
> tens of thousands of otherwise-avoidable annual US deaths. Her talk  
> also (3) outlines some of the causes of this scientific  
> manipulation and (4) illustrates  how this manipulation is  
> especially problematic in the case of regulating pesticides and  
> protecting children.
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> Dr.  Kristin Shrader-Frechette is O'Neill Family Professor in the  
> Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of  
> Philosophy at University of Notre Dame.  Her scientific work  
> appears in journals such as Science,BioScience, Quarterly Review of  
> Biology, and Health Physics.  Her philosophical/ethical work  
> appears in journals such as Philosophy of Science, Ethics, and  
> Journal of Philosophy.  Shrader-Frechette's work has been funded  
> continuously for 23 years by the US National Science Foundation,  
> and she is author of 15 books and about 300 scholarly articles.   
> Her website is www.nd.edu/~kshrader.
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Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
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