Championing Science

Championing Science

This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science.

Author: Roger D. Aines

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520298095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Championing Science shows scientists how to persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, industry, and education. This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science. Instruction, interviews, and examples demonstrate how inspiring decision makers to act requires scientists to extract the essence of their work, craft clear messages, simplify visuals, bridge paradigm gaps, and tell compelling narratives. The authors bring these principles to life in the accounts of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, scientists at Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will learn how to use these vital skills to make an impact.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication

References Aines, R.D., & Aines, A.L. (2019) Championing science: Communicating your ideas to decision makers, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1st edition. Alcoreza, O.B. (2021) 'Science Literacy in the Age of ...

Author: Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528091

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Given current science-related crises facing the world such as climate change, the targeting and manipulation of DNA, GMO foods, and vaccine denial, the way in which we communicate science matters is vital for current and future generations of scientists and publics. The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication scrutinizes what we value, prioritize, and grapple with in science as highlighted by the rhetorical choices of scientists, students, educators, science gatekeepers, and lay commentators. Drawing on contributions from leading thinkers in the field, this volume explores some of the most pressing questions in this growing field of study, including: How do issues such as ethics, gender, race, shifts in the publishing landscape, and English as the lingua franca of science influence scientific communication practices? How have scientific genres evolved and adapted to current research and societal needs? How have scientific visuals developed in response to technological advances and communication needs? How is scientific communication taught to a variety of audiences? Offering a critical look at the complex relationships that characterize current scientific communication practices in academia, industry, government, and elsewhere, this Handbook will be essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals involved in the study, practice, and teaching of scientific, medical, and technical communication.
Categories: Science

Get the Word Out

Get the Word Out

... Public Speaking Tips for Writers by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers by Amy Aines and Roger Aines They're all about public speaking yet differ in their audiences and approach.

Author: Anne Janzer

Publisher: Cuesta Park Consulting

ISBN: 9781952284045

Category: Business & Economics

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What message do you want or need to share with the world? Are you ready to add your voice to the conversation, expand your impact, and influence others as an author? Get the ideas out of your head and into the world. Get the Word Out is a guide to writing a nonfiction book or memoir grounded in a sense of purpose. This practical and inspiring book offers advice for every phase of the journey, from clarifying your concept and owning your authority to drafting the manuscript and doing the important work after publishing. Whether you’re an industry thought leader seeking to expand your impact or someone with a tiny following and a big idea, this book will help you approach your book project with clarity, confidence, and commitment: • Clarity about your message, your audience, and your vision for the work • Confidence in your expertise, authority, and ability to write the book • Commitment to see the book through to publication and spread the word beyond If you’re looking for a quick-and-easy recipe or a promise of a best-seller, you won’t find it here. You will find suggested exercises, original research from a survey of hundreds of nonfiction authors, and stories and advice from other authors who have written meaningful, purposeful books. Many authors report that they wish they’d written their books sooner. What are you waiting for?
Categories: Business & Economics

Planning and Passing Your PhD Defence

Planning and Passing Your PhD Defence

Championing science: Communicating your ideas to decision makers. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. Barnett, J. V., Harris, R. A., & Mulvany, M. J. (2017). A comparison of best practices for doctoral training in Europe and ...

Author: Olga Degtyareva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000475999

Category: Education

Page: 212

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The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia. These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game -- the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors -- and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia. This book is a toolbox for PhD students to plan and prepare for the PhD defence regardless of their scientific discipline or location. The authors discuss various defence formats that are used internationally and identify the main differences and similarities. With international examples, practical strategies, and tips from former PhD students and supervisors, this book unpacks the principles and unwritten rules underpinning the defence. Addressing planning and preparing for the doctoral defence, and what to do afterwards, this book covers topics such as: understanding your defence format preparing for committee questions preparing mentally and dealing with anxiety dealing with corrections, finalizing your graduation requirements and marking the end of your PhD trajectory. This book is crucial reading for students across the world looking to defend their PhD thesis, and also for their supervisors and examiners.
Categories: Education

Library Hotline

Library Hotline

The successful candidate must possess exc . communication , management , & ref . skills to supervise staff of 9 ( 6 FTE ) ... BREAKING NEWS FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION DECISION MAKERS May 17 The Weekly Newsletter from Library Journal and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079653591

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

Manhattan Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscrapers

Manhattan Skyscrapers is essential reading-or an ideal gift-for anyone interested in the buildings that make New York the ultimate skyscraper city.

Author: Eric Nash

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568981819

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

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The city of New York is the city of skyscrapers. Every first-time visitor to Manhattan experiences the awe of gazing up at the soaring stone, steel, and glass towers of Wall Street or Midtown, and wonders how those structures came to be built. Manhattan Skyscrapers answers the question by presenting the 75 most significant tall buildings that make up the city's famous skyline. From Louis Sullivan's Bayard-Condict Building of 1898 on Bleeker Street to the Conde Nast tower currently rising above Times Square, Manhattan Skyscrapers lavishly presents over a hundred years of New York's most interesting and important tall buildings. Author Eric P. Nash profiles familiar skyscrapers such as the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the World Trade Towers, the AT&T (now Sony) Building, and the Seagram Building, while also championing several often-overlooked yet significant structures, such as the McGraw- Hill, the Metropolitan Life Insurance, and the Fred F. French Buildings. Nash's writing strikes an elegant balance between history, archi-tectural evaluation, and intelligent guidebook. For each building, Nash identifies the building style, gives the overall profile and image of the building, and discusses its construction; also included are quotes from the buildings' architects and the architectural critics of the time. Each skyscraper is illustrated with full-page color photo-graphs by noted photographer Norman McGrath as well as architectural drawings and plans, archival images of the original interiors, postcards, and other ephemera. Manhattan Skyscrapers is essential reading-or an ideal gift-for anyone interested in the buildings that make New York the ultimate skyscraper city.
Categories: Architecture

John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control

John Stuart Mill on Liberty and Control

The book draws on the whole range of Mill's philosophical writings and on his correspondence with, among others, Harriet Taylor Mill, Auguste Comte, and Alexander Bain to show that Mill's underlying goal was to replace the traditional ...

Author: Joseph Hamburger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691007179

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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John Stuart Mill is one of the hallowed figures of the liberal tradition, revered for his defense of liberal principles and expansive personal liberty. By examining Mill's arguments in On Liberty in light of his other writings, however, Joseph Hamburger reveals a Mill very different from the "saint of rationalism" so central to liberal thought. He shows that Mill, far from being an advocate of a maximum degree of liberty, was an advocate of liberty and control--indeed a degree of control ultimately incompatible with liberal ideals. Hamburger offers this powerful challenge to conventional scholarship by presenting Mill's views on liberty in the context of his ideas about, in particular, religion and historical development. The book draws on the whole range of Mill's philosophical writings and on his correspondence with, among others, Harriet Taylor Mill, Auguste Comte, and Alexander Bain to show that Mill's underlying goal was to replace the traditional religious basis of society with a form of secular religion that would rest on moral authority, individual restraint, and social control. Hamburger argues that Mill was not self-contradictory in thus championing both control and liberty. Rather, liberty and control worked together in Mill's thought as part of a balanced, coherent program of social and moral reform that was neither liberal nor authoritarian. Based on a lifetime's study of nineteenth-century political thought, this clearly written and forcefully argued book is a major reinterpretation of Mill's ideas and intellectual legacy.
Categories: Political Science

George N Shuster

George N  Shuster

In this first full-length biography of George N. Shuster, Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., carefully chronicles the life of this leading American Catholic intellectual, journalist, educator, and government official.

Author: Thomas E. Blantz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032813647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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In this first full-length biography of George N. Shuster, Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., carefully chronicles the life of this leading American Catholic intellectual, journalist, educator, and government official. Throughout Shuster's life he was often surrounded by controversy and opposition: he remained a layman in a clerically dominated church, a deeply committed Catholic in a world of public education, a defender of German culture in an era of two world wars, and a public official championing internationalism as State Department policy became more cautious. But, according to Blantz, the diversity and differences were of little personal concern to Shuster as long as he remained, in his own heart, "on the side of truth." After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1915 and teaching on the English faculty there, Shuster and his wife Doris Parks Cunningham moved to New York where he taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and St. Joseph's College for Women. While in New York Shuster began writing for The Commonweal and remained with the Catholic lay magazine for the next 12 years. While Shuster was writing for and editing The Commonweal it provided a forum for some of the best contemporary thinkers on religious questions in both Europe and America, and challenged bigotry and anti-Catholic prejudice as well. From 1940 to 1960, Shuster served as the president of Hunter College, the largest college for women in the world at the time of his inauguration. Blantz explores many of the changes that occurred at Hunter during Shuster's presidency as well as Shuster's involvement in government service under the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy administrations. In 1961 Shuster returned to Notre Dame as Assistant to the President and director of a newly established research institute. He remained at Notre Dame until his death in 1977. Shuster wrote nearly 20 books, 300 articles, and countless speeches and public addresses during his lifetime. In this fascinating biography, Blantz examines not only Shuster's work, but also the intriguing life of a courageous man who endeavored to remain "on the side of truth," in spite of virulent questioning and opposition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Championing Child Care

Championing Child Care

Based on more than 100 interviews with government officials and extensive archival research, this book looks at the politics behind child care legislation.

Author: Sally Solomon Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231112369

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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Based on more than 100 interviews with government officials and extensive archival research, this book looks at the politics behind child care legislation. Identifying key times at which major child care bills were introduced, Cohen examines the politics surrounding these events and subsequent political negotiations. Cohen also looks at the impact President Clinton had on child care policymaking and how child care legislation became part of other issues, including welfare reform and tax policy revisions.
Categories: Political Science

The Presidency of Harry S Truman

The Presidency of Harry S  Truman

In this volume in the American Presidency Series, McCoy recounts and evaluates the record of the Truman Administration and identifies its distinctiveness and relations to the past, its own time, and the future.

Author: Donald R. McCoy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0700602550

Category: History

Page: 351

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In this volume in the American Presidency Series, McCoy recounts and evaluates the record of the Truman Administration and identifies its distinctiveness and relations to the past, its own time, and the future. Focusing on the problems that faced the United States between 1945-1953, he explains how Truman's vigor in championing civil rights, health, labor, education, and natural resource policies brought him immense unpopularity, and how, despite this, Truman triumphed in 1948, winning bipartisan support for his foreign and military policies. The author depicts Truman as an honest, hard-working, capable and complex man, and describes his relationships with his staff, Congress, foreign representatives, the judiciary, political parties, the press, the public, and influential private citizens. ISBN 0-7006-0252-6 : $25.00.
Categories: History