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RCR Events Schedule

Coming October 29, 2012 - Communicating Your Science Workshop!

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Ethics and the Idea of a University, Matthew Hickey, Professor of Health & Exercise Science

Thursday October 20th, 2011. 4:00 PM, Room 100 of Eddy Hall

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Dr. Hickey is a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, with joint appointments in the departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition as well as Biomedical Sciences. He serves as the Director of the Human Performance Clinical Research Lab, and has a productive, well-funded research program. He has provided excellent leadership for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the bioethical committee that oversees research with human subjects, of which he has been a member since 1999 and has chaired since 2003. Dr. Hickey has been recognized as a leader in teaching, research, mentoring and training in bioethics at CSU. Please join us for his keynote address, which kicks off the Fall 2011 Ethics Infusion Program.

The Ethics Infusion Program is an 8-week “train-the-trainers” workshop open to all CSU faculty, staff and students. The goal of the Ethics Infusion Program is to provide a basic framework and the course material that would allow an instructor to introduce ethical issues in research for all courses that involve scientific research and/or the study of research methods. The course directors are Professors Jane Kneller (Philosophy) and Kathy Partin (Biomedical Sciences). For more information on the Ethics Infusion program, please contact Marty.Welsch@colostate.edu. For a seminar announcement, please click here.

The dedication of the Jann Benson Ethics Center will begin at 3:30 PM in Eddy Hall, followed by the keynote address at 4:00 PM. All are welcomed to attend – light refreshments will be served.


Ethics Infusion Program, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room from 5:00-7:00 pm with Dr. Daniel Wueste.

Dr. Daniel Wueste, Director, Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University, will share his perspective on the way the Institute for Ethics at Clemson has successfully implemented “ethics across the curriculum”. Dr. Wueste’s insight will help CSU as it continues to incorporate ethics training in its undergraduate and graduate courses across disciplines. Dr. Wueste’s lecture will kick off a new “Ethics Infusion Program”, an 8-week series of sessions that will assist CSU instructors in how to incorporate ethical theory into existing courses. For more information on the Ethics Infusion Program, please contact Marty.Welsch@colostate.edu .

“Communicating Your Science”, Monday, April 11, 2010 at the Hilton, Fort Collins from 2:00-4:00 with Joe Verrengia as the keynote speaker.

About the Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Verrengiahas been an executive, writer and public speaker in cultural affairs and science communications for more than two decades.  He will speak to the group about his experience communicating science to a large and diverse audience.   

For 22 years, Mr. Verrengia was national science editor and writer for the Associated Press and science writer for the Rocky Mountain News. Among his two dozen journalism prizes he was named the inaugural winner of the John B. Oakes Prize for Distinguished Environmental Journalism for his 54-page series, "Vanishing Colorado," retracing the explorations of John C. Fremont in a contemporary context. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times.

He is the author of three books, including the Colorado Historical Society's guidebook to the state's scenic and historic byways, published with acclaimed photographer John Fielder. He is the editor of a forthcoming book on the Middle East.

Mr. Verrengia graduated from Columbia University and has held fellowships at MIT, UCLA the University of Virginia and the National Science Foundation.

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2010 Science and Communication event scheduled for Oct. 21, 2010 with Marc RIngel as the keynote speaker

Event details to come.


Talking to the Public about Complex Biomedical Issues

April 5th, 2010 from 2-5 pm at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 Prospect Ave., Fort Collins, CO. The Office of the Vice President for Research invites you to attend an event designed to help graduate students learn strategies toward effective communication about scientific discovery. The event will include opening remarks from Peter Dorhout (Vice President for Graduate Affairs), followed by three speakers: Williams Farland (VP for Research) who will talk about "Risky Business: Communicating Public Health Concerns", Richard Bowen who will talk about "West Nile Virus: Public Concerns and Research Priorities", and the featured speaker, Rebecca Skloot (award-winning author and CSU alumna), who will talk about "A Journalist's Tips for Communicating Science to the Public". A networking reception will follow the talks (4 pm), at which posters on "Resources for Graduate Students at CSU" will be displayed. All are welcomed to attend this free event. For additional information, please contact Marty Welsch (Marty.Welsch@Colostate.Edu).

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Building a Research Environment at CSU that Promotes Best Practices

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The goal of this workshop was to discuss the development of training programs that promote responsible conduct of research (RCR). View Video Clips from Workshop: