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Chemical Heritage Foundation Director to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

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April 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Location: Hamilton College - Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building

Link: http://www.hamilton.edu/levitt/speaker-series/levitt-speakers-home

Event Description

“Sensing Change: How Art and Science Work to Communicate Environmental Change” by Jody Roberts, director of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia.

Roberts’ work explores the intersections of emerging molecular sciences and public policy and the ways in which tensions brought about between the two get resolved. He received advanced degrees in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech, where he cultivated an interest in the practice of the molecular sciences and the ways in which they are shaped by internal architecture and design (e.g., technologies of the laboratory) and the politics of the broader world (e.g., chemical regulations).

Those interests became the basis for the projects that formed CHF’s Environmental History and Policy Program, which explores social, technical, and policy innovations for governing molecules.

The lecture is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.
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