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NEW BOOK: Practices of Speculation, edited by Prof. Colin Milburn and colleagues

NEW BOOK: Practices of Speculation, edited by Prof. Colin Milburn and colleagues

A new, open-access collection of essays about techniques of speculation in modern history, featuring contributions by Joe Dumit, Mark Jerng, Colin Milburn, and other colleagues.

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Prof. Con Diaz wins the Computer History Museum Prize

Prof. Con Diaz wins the Computer History Museum Prize

Con Diaz’s book Software Rights has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Computer History Museum Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology’s Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society

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New review essay from the "DNA in Society" research group

New review essay from the "DNA in Society" research group

Emily Merchant, Brenna Henn, Tina Rulli, and Annie O’Connor explain "Why DNA Is No Key to Social Equality"

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NEW BOOK: Building the Population Bomb, by Prof. Emily Merchant

NEW BOOK: Building the Population Bomb, by Prof. Emily Merchant

STS Professor Emily Merchant has published a new book about the history of demography and population control in the United States.

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Prof. Joe Dumit and colleagues receive the Bikuben Foundation's 2021 Vision Exhibition Award

Prof. Joe Dumit and colleagues receive the Bikuben Foundation's 2021 Vision Exhibition Award

Denmark's most prestigious arts award goes to the exhibition and research project "Yet, it moves!" The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the four scientific research partners DARK, the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen; Arts at CERN in Geneva; the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, and the Program in Performance Studies and ModLab, University of California, Davis.

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UC Davis STS Major Hipolito Angel Cerros Elected to Lindsay City Council (Tulare County)

UC Davis STS Major Hipolito Angel Cerros Elected to Lindsay City Council (Tulare County)

Hipolito Angel Cerros, who expects to graduate in the spring, won a seat on the Lindsay City Council (Tulare County). Hipolito is a Science and Technology Studies major (emphasis in data and media technologies) with a minor in technology management, and he plans to attend law school.

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Book Birthday Party - Software Rights by Prof. Con Diaz

Book Birthday Party - Software Rights by Prof. Con Diaz

To celebrate the publishing of Prof. Con Diaz's book 'Software Rights' UC Davis STS held a small book birthday party.

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NEW BOOK: Software Rights - by Prof. Gerardo Con Diaz

NEW BOOK: Software Rights - by Prof. Gerardo Con Diaz

A new perspective on United States software development, seen through the patent battles that shaped our technological landscape.

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Prof. Emily Merchant Named an Aggie Hero!

Prof. Emily Merchant Named an Aggie Hero!

STS Professor Emily Merchant has been named one of the 2018-19 Aggie Heroes — students, staff and faculty chosen throughout the academic year for “using their talents and powers for the greater good of our university and beyond.”

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Nitika Mummidivarapu receives Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Nitika Mummidivarapu receives Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Recent UC Davis graduate Nitika Mummidivarapu (Class of 2019) will be going to Cambridge University under a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship to pursue advanced study in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. She says that coursework in STS and English helped her forge a path leading from biochemistry to the history of science and then to medical school, looking ahead to a multilayered career as a physician and a writer.

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Prof. Tim Lenoir has published a new book, The Military-Entertainment Complex

Prof. Tim Lenoir has published a new book, The Military-Entertainment Complex

STS Professor Tim Lenoir’s new book, The Military-Entertainment Complex, co-authored with Luke Caldwell, is out!

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Prof. Emily Merchant has published an article in The Conversation on the 2020 Census

Prof. Emily Merchant has published an article in The Conversation on the 2020 Census

In the article, entitled "Democracy is in danger when the census undercounts vulnerable populations," she discusses recent changes to the 2020 census and warns that "if the census is to guide the equitable distribution of political power and federal resources, it must also strive to count people as equitably as possible."

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Prof. Con Diaz receives Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship

Prof. Con Diaz receives Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship

This is a year-long non-resident research fellowship from the law school at George Mason University, which will support Professor Diaz's research on intellectual property law.

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Feminist Seminar with Dr. Alondra Nelson | Nov. 1, 12-2pm

Feminist Seminar with Dr. Alondra Nelson | Nov. 1, 12-2pm

The topic of the seminar is "Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality, and the Social Life of DNA." Please RSVP! Lunch will be served.

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Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

Opportunities available in several fields of STS.

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New Courses by Prof. Con Diaz

To be offered Winter and Spring 2018

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Interview with Prof. De la Cadena

Published online by Nature Culture

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