Videos

Science Pub RVA – an online event – August 31, 2020

Birds, Birding, and Bias
Science Pub RVA with Daniel Albrecht-Mallinger and John L. Ditto, Jr. MD

How is data collected for declining bird species? What are the odds of correct identification? What are some of the realities for black birders? How can more people of all backgrounds help track the health of the world’s 10,000+ bird species? This video features two scientific thinkers, two talks, and two Q&A exchanges. First up we hear the challenges related to “Detection Probability” in scientific bird counts and then (beginning at 35:46) we’ll hear about experiences of “Birding while Black”.


Science Pub RVA – The Hippodrome Speakeasy – Richmond, Virginia – January 30, 2019

Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance – Science Pub RVA with Carolyn Roberts, Ph.D.

Explores how the enslaved used botanical knowledge, herbal therapies, and spirituality as ways to resist brutality, cure disease, and heal their communities and contributed to the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the modernization of medicine, and the advancement of natural history. This talk was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – The Tin Pan – Henrico, Virginia – May 8, 2017

Life By Design: A Century of Synthetic Biology – Science Pub RVA with Louis Campos, Ph.D.

A fascinating history of the “technology of the living substance” is explored in this talk and discussion which was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – Capital Ale House – April 8, 2019

How Technology Changed Sports
Science Pub VA with Rayvon Fouché, Ph.D.

How have technological advances impacted the games we love to watch and play? This talk is a high-brow highlights reel of some sports history. This talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – The Tin Pan – April 9, 2018

Working Bees To Death
Science Pub VA with Sainath Suryanarayanan Ph.D.

Dr. Suryanarayanan speaks about about the “new normal” of honey bee deaths and how it was shaped by historically established relationships of power and expertise between beekeepers, entomologists, growers, agrochemical corporations and governmental agencies. Recorded April 9, 2018, this talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – The Answer Brew Pub – Richmond, Virginia – February 7, 2018

Philanthropy of the Body
Science Pub RVA with Susan Lederer, Ph.D.

What motivates people to donate their bodies (or parts thereof) and how has medical voluntarism changed over the last century? This talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – March 2018

Taming the American Car
Science Pub RVA with Lee Vinsel, Ph.D.

Get steered by a historian of science on the rules of the road that fueled innovation. Held in March 2018, this talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – The Speakeasy – September 19, 2017

The Diversity Problem with Science
Science Pub RVA with Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D.

Historian and Harvard Professor, speaks about why we know so little about the lived experiences of scientists of color and their responses to the claims made about them in the name of science. This talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


Science Pub RVA – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA – October 24, 2017

Why To Love Doubt and Uncertainty
Science Pub RVA with Stuart Firestein, Ph.D.

“Farting around in the dark” is one way science is described in this informal talk examining failure and other important things in individual and collective scientific paths. This talk and discussion was part of a series of eight science cafes jointly produced by Science Pub RVA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology and Society Program, a unit of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and was supported by a National Science Foundation grant (#1611953).


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