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STS Wire 2/21/2017

In this Issue
  • New Course Alert!  Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Interaction
  • RICSRE Faculty Seminar Series - Nativism, Media, and the Linguistic Map
  • The Versatility of Consulting Careers: How to get there, what it's like, & where it can take you
  • Trust, Truth, and Technology: How Media Are Shaping the Way We Trust One Another
  • Social Impact Career Fair
New Course Alert! 
STS 186 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Interaction
 We have a new course that you may want to consider for Spring quarter. This course will not be added to the course list for any of the concentrations as it will not be taught beyond this quarter. In order to have this course approved for your individual curriculum plan, you will need to submit a petition. This is a socio-cutural course and would be considered for the Innovation and Organization and Politics and Policy concentrations. This course will not count as a foundational course.
RICSRE Faculty Seminar Series - Nativism, Media, and the Linguistic Map
A linguistic map, drawn with the etching power of language and media policies, effectively constitutes difference and hierarchies between populations. In the United States, this map separates the local from the foreign and the mobile and is the foundational structure in the architecture of the public sphere. However important, language and linguistic policies are often absent in discussions of ethno-racial equality in the United States, a blind spot in our understandings of how the state plans, controls, and regulates minorities. Language is the very substance of culture and its unequal regulation through law and policy guarantees unequal political cultures. To illustrate this thesis, this presentation examines the regulation, through policy and law, of Spanish and Spanish language media in the United States as interlocking technologies of power that constitute the bulk of the legal and cultural basis of U.S. nativism. Read more.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Brandon Room, BCSC
The Versatility of Consulting Careers: How to get there, what it's like, & where it can take you
Heard about consulting and curious what it's really all about? Connect with recent Stanford alumni with experience in various consulting roles and fields, including management consulting, environmental consulting, and business analytics. Not only will they share insights about the consulting field and what to expect, they will also take you through an experiential activity to give you a taste of “a day in the life.” This interactive Expert in Residence Event is a perfect way to get the inside scoop from young alumni about traditional and non-traditional roles in consulting. Read more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM | BEAM-First Floow Conference Room
 Trust, Truth, and Technology: How Media Are Shaping the Way We Trust One AnotherTrust—that foundational belief in another’s truth and reliability—has been the essential glue of human communities since time immemorial, and continues to be what holds us together in our daily social interactions. Until recently, communities were small enough that trust was built up face-to-face and through shared social bonds—familial, social, and commercial. But today, with human interaction mediated so regularly by technology, there are more opportunities for people to deceive one another. In fact, trust may be one of social media’s most serious casualties. What is it like to live in a world where we can’t be sure that the person we’re communicating with is who she says she is?

Jeff Hancock is just one of the researchers at IRiSS whose work now involves studying the constant stream of data captured as a result of online human activity. While social science experiments were once routinely conducted with small numbers of human subjects, and survey research drew on the responses of a few thousand individuals, social scientists are now analyzing terabytes of data to develop our understanding of such human behavior as trust and deception. Read more.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:30PM-9:00PM | Cubberly Auditorium 
Social Impact Career Fair

There are many ways to make an impact in your work, and these employers can show you how. 
This fair is a great place to learn about non profits as well as companies with a social impact and social justice focus. Read more.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 5:00PM-8:00PM | Tressider, 2nd floor
The National Society of Leadership and Success Internship
This two-semester, paid leadership internship is for students of any major who want to develop real world skills in management, budgeting, communication, public speaking, marketing, and event planning. Reporting to a Student Program Director at our National Office, your role as an intern is to source and manage a team of student leaders to effectively plan a series of life-changing events on your campus. These responsibilities range from recruiting an advisor and executive board to researching and submitting any necessary paperwork to become a registered student organization or become affiliated with a specific department. The successful candidate will have strong communication and leadership skills. This internship is conducted on campus and open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only. Read more and apply here.
Communications Intern

The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking a full-time communications intern for her Washington D.C. office for the summer for 2017. Ideal candidate must possess strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and professional. Intern will work directly with the communications director and members of the media. Responsibilities would include writing releases, monitoring social media and developing media strategies. Position is unpaid and serves to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing intern to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Potential applicants must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with photography and graphic design experience strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter to internship.in02@gmail.com with “Communications Intern” in the subject line. Please include your approximate dates of availability.

BEAM Job Postings
Conservation Ecology Field Assistant - Santa Lucia Conservatory
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern - SF Estruary Institution
Environmental Modeling Intern - Henry's Fork Foundation
Yellowstone Archaeology Program Intern - Yellowstone National Park
Environment America Fellow - Work For Progress
Product Design Intern - SciRobot
Radio Volunteer Fellowship - KNOM Radio Mission

Laboratory Assistant - Stanford School of Medicine

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology

Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

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