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Workshop to explore public scholarship in the sciences

Biology professor Jaap de Roode  is among the faculty panelists in "Public Scholarship in the Sciences" on Nov. 1. Emory Photo/Video.

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) and the Center for Women (CWE) are hosting workshops and discussions to examine issues and develop skills related to public scholarship.

The next workshop is "Public Scholarship in the Sciences" on Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon in Dobbs University Center Room 363.

Debra Houry, associate professor of emergency medicine; Jaap de Roode, assistant professor of biology; and Eric Weeks, professor of physics, will explore the importance of communicating scientific research to the public, as well as particular issues scientists face in their efforts to bring their work into the public realm.  

The workshop is free and open to faculty and graduate students. Bring a lunch; drinks will be provided.

"With this programming, the CFDE hopes to open up conversations about the challenges and rewards of public scholarship — scholarly or creative activity integral to a faculty member's academic area that contributes to the public good, as well as offer some pragmatic training and advice on how to practice it," says Allison Adams of the CFDE.  

The CFDE and CWE kicked off fall semester activities with a Sept. 17 session on "Public Scholarship as Professional Capital." Other workshops have included "Writing as a Public Scholar: On Publishing, Proposals, and Platforms" on Oct. 4 and "Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and on the Screen" on Oct. 10.

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