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    Truth under Siege: Making Climate Knowledge in an Age of Transparency, Skepticism, and Science Denial
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-11) Edwards, Paul N.
    This talk examines the history of environmental data systems in the context of the current US administration’s assault on environmental science. Tracking and understanding environmental change requires scientific memory, aka “long data”: consistent, reliable sampling over long periods. Weather observations can become climate data, for example — but only if carefully curated and adjusted to account for changes in instrumentation and data analysis methods. Environmental knowledge institutions therefore depend on an ongoing truce among scientific and political actors. For at least 25 years, climate denialism and deregulatory movements have sought to destabilize this truce, which nevertheless has held until recently. Since 2017, however, climate change deniers and non-scientist ideologues have been appointed to lead key American knowledge institutions. These leaders, and the White House itself, view certain environmental data systems as targets, which they may yet succeed in crippling or completely dismantling. These developments threaten the continuity of the “long data” vital to tracking climate change and other environmental disruptions, with significant consequences for both domestic and international security.
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    Mobilizing History: Reflections on a Decade of Digital Humanities Practice on Two Continents
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-08) Doshi, Ameet ; Souther, J. Mark
    This event will combine the traditional lecture and a live-recorded interview with the producers of the “Lost in the Stacks” podcast, as Souther reflects on his experience in modeling innovative platforms and processes for university-based community engagement through digital public history. He will show how a decade-long development initiative at an urban public university created Curatescape, a pioneering mobile app and cast a city (Cleveland, Ohio) as both a virtual museum and a learning laboratory for doing history in and with the public. Souther will also discuss how Curatescape has helped build a sense of place in urban communities locally and, for the past four years, internationally through an extension of the project to adapt the platform and process in ways to facilitate their viability in the developing world. With two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Souther and his team have collaborated with partners in Kenya to engage the public in “curating” Kenya’s third-largest city, Kisumu. He will share the successes and challenges that came with this endeavor to build capacity for digital humanities practice across the digital divide.
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    A Conversation with Wyomia Tyus: Olympic Gold Medalist in 1964 and 1968
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-16) Tyus, Wyomia ; Thomas, Damion ; Royster, Jacqueline Jones ; McDonald, Mary G. ; Curry, Bill
    In marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, media coverage has focused on John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s courageous stance in raising black fists to protest racial injustice on the 200-meter victory stand. This event will highlight Wyomia Tyus’ role in this protest as she dedicated her Olympic medals to Carlos and Smith’s efforts. As a Georgia native who grew up in the Jim Crow South, Ms. Tyus is uniquely positioned to discuss the continuing need for gender and racial justice as well as to reflect upon the importance of sport’s role in helping to promote social change.
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    Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-02) Bervera, Xochitl ; Hairston-Blanks, Starla ; Patterson, Evelyn
    Reentry is a process that occurs the moment a person is imprisoned, released from prison, and reintegrates back into society, often without much direction. Given the marginalization of this terminology, we refer to the justice involved population as “returning citizens” given the overwhelming majority of individual’s incarcerated return to their communities. Upon leaving, returning citizens are expected to find housing, employment, and connect with their support system, often with little to no guidance. (Holzer, Raphael, & Stoll, 2003). Incarceration and the collateral damage impact it has on an individual once released is an overarching theme of “what’s next?” On average, within three years of release, roughly 67.8 percent of released prisoner’s recidivated (returned to prison or jail) and within five years of release, 76.6% were rearrested. When individuals continue to return to the correctional system at a rate where over -half, there should be viable solutions created to allow returning citizens to become productive members of their society and be of benefit to their families. How are African-American men going to interact with their partners, families, and if fortunate enough gain employment with a living wage, coworkers and employers when some have been traumatized due to the conditions of prison? How are African-American men to return to their children and foster healthy relationships if their chances of going back to prison are high? Studies show that African-American men would like the opportunity to connect in a social and economic ecological structure, preferably without stigma attached to them as returning citizens and reestablish themselves within their family structure. Furthermore, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in 2015 there were 6.5 million adults under correctional supervision in the United States. This includes the number of adults who are incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities or are currently under probation. Of this population, 1.4 million were men with a disproportionate number being African American who are 5 times more likely to be incarcerated than their Caucasian counterparts. When examining the impact of family reunification and recidivism the literature and research often focuses on motherhood and misses the direct impact of the father/child relationship on reducing likelihood to reoffend. Parental engagement not only has been proven to decrease the likelihood of reoffending, but literature shows that children who share bonds with fathers, even with non-custodial fathers are less likely to engage in delinquent actions and anti-social behaviors. Following research conducted by the Community Voices Division of Morehouse School of Medicine on African American fathers, justice involved populations and recidivism rates; this presentation will focus on the impact of mass incarceration at the intersection of racism, health and justice
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    Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-04) Benjamin, Ruha ; Nelson, Alondra ; Platt, Manu O. ; Pollock, Anne
    All are welcome for a public dialogue featuring two world-leading experts on the intersections of race and biomedicine in science and in society. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination and The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier. Co-sponsored by The Black Feminist Think Tank and the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, with the generous support of GT-FIRE
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    Racism and Health in the South
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-05) Jones, Camara ; Metzl, Jonathan
    This public dialogue brings together two world-leading experts on the impact of racism on health: Camara Jones, President of the American Public Health Association and professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Jonathan Metzl, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. The facilitated conversation will focus on issues of racism and health in the U.S. South. Organized by the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, with the support of GT-FIRE.
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    Metropolitan American in a Globalizing Age: Inequalities and Opportunities
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-22) Amsterdam, Daniel ; Higginbotham, Elizabeth ; Needham, Andrew ; Nicolaides, Rebecca ; Shapiro, Thomas ; Usselman, Steven W.
    This keynote panel presentation, a part of the Metropolitan America in a Globalizing Age: Inequalities and Opportunities symposium hosted by the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech, seeks to investigate various dimensions of inequality, metropolitan development, and the impact of America's heightened globalization since roughly 1970. It especially seeks to foster a discussion between sociologists and historians to help forge a path for future inquiry. Through a series of plenary and smaller sessions featuring preeminent scholars, "Metropolitan America in a Globalizing Age" aims to move toward a compelling, usable account of metropolitan America's recent past.
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    Civil War Symposium Panel Discussion: Artifacts of the Industrial Revolution: Curating Civil War Technology
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-12) Jones, Gordon ; Johnston, Ken ; Vaughan, David ; Hollengreen, Laura H.
    Technology as it was applied to the Civil War — in weapons, equipment, medicine, military operations, communications, and transport — was the focus of the symposium. This symposium session was a panel discussion on the topic of Curating Civil War Technology, featuring Gordon Jones of the Atlanta History Center, Ken Johnston of the National Civil War Naval Museum, and David Vaughan of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta. Moderated by Laura Hollengreen of Georgia Tech.
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    Civil War Symposium Session 1: Field Operations and Communications
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-12) Miller, John ; Goodman, Seymour E. ; Johnston, Ken ; Vaughan, David
    Technology as it was applied to the Civil War — in weapons, equipment, medicine, military operations, communications, and transport — was the focus of the symposium. This symposium session features Seymour E. Goodman speaking on the topic "Technology and the Conduct of the American Civil War", Ken Johnston of the National Civil War Naval Museum presenting on "Inventing a New Navy", and David Vaughan of Civil War Round Table of Atlanta speaking on "Photography during the Civil War: Innocence Exposed". This session was moderated by John Miller of Georgia Tech.
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    Civil War Symposium Session 2: Medical Technologies and Treatments
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-12) Devine, Shauna ; Ellard, Mary-Elizabeth ; Tone, John
    Technology as it was applied to the Civil War — in weapons, equipment, medicine, military operations, communications, and transport — was the focus of the symposium. This symposium session featured Shauna Devine of Western University presenting on the topic, "Photographing Medicine: Clinical Photography, Photomicrography, and the Development of New Investigative Techniques during the American Civil War", Mary-Elizabeth Ellard of the Georgia Battlefields Association presenting on the topic "A Sorrowful War: Veterinary Medicine during the War of the Rebellion", and moderated by John Tone of Georgia Tech.