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STS Wire 4/17/2018

In this Issue
  • Human Intelligence & Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Symposium
  • Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing
  • Experts, Informants, Environments: Global Nature Studies in a Digital Age
  • Music Industry BEAM Take Over
  • Crossing Seas, Saving Lives: Careers in Global Health
  • Advancing Conservation Strategies by Understanding Human Behavior and Decisions
  • An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family
Human Intelligence & Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Symposium

Stanford Presence Center invites you to our inaugural Human & Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Symposium This symposium at the intersection of the art, science, engineering, and economics of medicine seeks to engage clinicians, patients, engineers, philosophers, entrepreneurs, academics, and more.  Whether we are ready for it or not, artificial intelligence/machine learning/data-driven technologies are progressively becoming a part of medicine. Yet medicine must remain fundamentally an endeavor of humans caring for other humans.  With purposeful insight, this Human and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Symposium will bring together a dynamic community of key thought-leaders to guide and mature a conversation on recognizing the powerful potential of such engineering opportunities, while at the same time, mitigating the risks of many unintended, but predictable, consequences. Read more.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 9:00AM-6:00PM | Li Ka Shing Center
Gear Up for Scientific & Technical Publishing
Join Stanford Libraries for our annual Gear Up for Science and Engineering event. This year's event is focused on publishing and targeted to graduate students, post-docs, and others from all schools and departments on campus who have an interest in learning more about publishing.
Gear Up at Stanford is a regular series of events for faculty, graduate students, post-docs and research staff from all schools and departments on campus. Read more.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 9:45AM-2:45PM | Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Building
Experts, Informants, Environments: Global Nature Studies in a Digital Age
What does it mean to create a universal knowledge of nature in an increasingly global age? This paper considers how naturalists aspired to study global nature from 1500 to 1900. During this period, Europeans sought to write a global natural history that categorized the plants and animals they encountered into one unified system of collection and classification. Non-Europeans, such as Ottomans and Mexica, however, had different stories to tell about their own quest in nature. Encounters between European and non-Europeans led these naturalists to cast aside their individual subjecthood while expanding—and challenging—their own perceptions of nature. Using digital tools, this paper proposes new approaches to restoring the centrality of local knowledge to insights abstracted from it. The paper considers geography, networks, and language as lenses through which to both grapple with the globality of this enterprise of knowledge creation and to consider nature studies within and beyond published natural histories. In particular, it seeks to understand how quests for universal knowledge overlapped among different knowledge cultures. Read more.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:20PM | Bldg. 160, Rm. 433A
Music Industry BEAM Take Over
Interested in working in the Music Industry but uncertain what opportunities exist?  Join us for the Music Industry BEAM Take Over, where companies from across the Music ecosystem will help you to better understand how you can break into this dynamic industry.  Students from all majors are welcome to attend, as internship and full time opportunities will range from tech to creative and everything in between.  Employers Include: United Talent Agency, Warner Music, Shazam, BOSE, Smule, Pandora, The People's Music School, Seven Seas Music, Center For New Music. Read more.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | BEAM
Crossing Seas, Saving Lives: Careers in Global Health
Calling all students interested in global/public health! Come hear from three panelists who are working in the global health space in very different capacities: nonprofit executive, professor, and start-up founder. Our panelists will share some of the most pressing problems they are solving in the field of global health and give guidance on how you can be part of the innovative solutions. Read more.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 3:30pm-5:00PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
Advancing Conservation Strategies by Understanding Human Behavior and Decisions
Dr. Sheila Reddy is Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chief Strategy Office. She helps manage TNC’s portfolio of strategies for maximum impact by leveraging science and analytics. Sheila also supports strategy development through environmental and behavioral economics research.  Currently, Sheila is running large field experiments to test new ways to promote conservation practices on US farmlands and around urban lakes in India. Her previous collaborative research on ecosystem services and business decisions as well as on links between poverty and ecosystem health has received awards for academic and social impact.  Before joining TNC in 2011, Sheila was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University in Economics and Ecology. She earned her Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography through a program with the Department of Economics, University of California-San Diego. She has B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. Read more.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 3:30pm-5:00PM | Y2E2 299
An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family
Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman whose tumor cells were preserved for research in the early 1950s. These cells became the first lab-grown human cells that were naturally "immortal", not dying after a number of divisions. Thereafter, they were used for a large variety of experiments, becoming one of the most important discoveries in medical research. It is now known as the "HeLa" line, named after the first two letters of the donor's first and last names, and remains in high demand by the scientific community.  However, these cells were taken from Ms. Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Neither she nor her family was ever compensated for their use, and the Lacks family was not even aware of HeLa's existence until the mid-1970s. Since then, knowledge of its origins has spread far and wide, ensuring its legacy not only in terms of scientific advances but also in biomedical ethics and the concerns of privacy and patients' rights.  Read more.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:30pm-9:30PM | CEMEX Auditorium

New Coterm Opportunity - Sustainability Science & Practice

Interested in a new interdisciplinary co-term? Come to our info session—all undergraduate majors welcome! Join us to learn about the MA/MS coterm in Sustainability Science and Practice, which will prepare you to lead change and create effective solutions to 21st century challenges. Two info sessions are planned for next weel. 4/18 from 5:30-6:30pm and 4/19 from 9:30-10:30am in the Hartley Conference Room,Mitchell Earth Sciences building.

Communications Intern - 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

Since 2002, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University has collaborated widely with academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world to advance knowledge about the conditions for and interactions among democracy, broad-based economic development, human rights, and the rule of law. CDDRL is looking for an undergraduate student to assist in the administration of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development. The program will run from July 16 - August 5, 2018.

Internship at Vox Media

The Verge is looking for one summer intern who is enthusiastic about the intersection of technology, science, and culture. People with a range of editorial skills are encouraged to apply, whether you're a writer, a photographer, an illustrator, a web designer, a videographer, or all-of-the-above. If you want to gain experience working in the future of media in a fast-paced environment, this internship is for you. Read more.
Apple Instructional Design Internship Apple
APD is the group responsible for developing and delivering instructional materials — user guides, help systems, quick tours, tips, and more — for all Apple products. The Instructional Designer (ID) is the person who writes the content for all of these materials. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Public Rights Project Intern - Public Rights Project
Digital Media Photography Intern - Stanford Alumni Association
Sports Intern - Euro School of Tennis
Tech Writer Intern - InvenSense.

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