Career Center

SoMCC Event


  Science & the Media: Getting Published and Communicating about Science
Date:   March 7, 2006
Time:   12:00-1:30 PM
Location:   Clark Auditorium
Sponsor:   SoMCC
Event details:   Overview:  
Both science and the media play critical roles in shaping our views and understanding of what is happening in the world around us. Scientific news and research is now readily and easily shared, based on Internet access and other communication enhancements, but a whole new set of challenges has emerged for scientists and the public, in general, when it comes to determining the authenticity and relevance of what we see. 
Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine, is recognized as a global leader in addressing these challenges based on his extensive experience, life-long history of accomplishment, and top-level responsibilities within multiple sectors. Science resides at this nexus where scientific research and the media converge, and in this session, Dr. Kennedy will provide an inside look at:
      - The peer review publication process
      - Key factors to consider in preparing your own manuscripts
      - Important roles for scientists within the media and other communication-based activities
      - Ethical/responsible publishing and reporting
      - The future relationship between science and the media

About the Speaker:
Donald Kennedy
is Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, emeritus, and senior fellow by courtesy at the Stanford Institute for International Studies. Editor-in-chief of Science magazine.

At Stanford since 1960, he served as chair of the Department of Biology from 1964 to 1972 and as director of the Program in Human Biology from 1973 to 1977. He was commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1979 and president of Stanford University from 1980 to 1992. His present research program, conducted through the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, entails policy on such trans-boundary environmental problems as major land-use changes; economically driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies. Professor Kennedy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He served on the National Commission for Public Service and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and as a founding director of the Health Effects Institute. He currently serves as a director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as co-chair of the National Academes' Project on Science, Technology and Law.
Fee:   Free
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Send email to
Map:   Clark Center

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