Fall Term 2022: Science Communication

The CDS Brownbag HS22 is dedicated to the topic of Science Communication: Conveying Evidence, Risk, and Uncertainty.

The communication of scientific evidence has become of imperative interest given the backdrop of recent and anticipated financial, health, and ecological crises that require evidence-based decisions. This semester's program is concerned with both theoretical and practical efforts to improve science communication and public engagement with science with respect to communicating evidence, risk, and uncertainty. 

 

Date  

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

Tuesday

20-Sep

12:00-13:00

Science in the Swiss Public: The State of Science Communication and Public Engagement with Science in Switzerland 

Swiss Academies Report

Loreen TisdallRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Friday

23-Sep

9:00-14:00

CDS @ Museum für Kommunikation

Museum für Kommunikation

 Bern

Tuesday

27-Sep

12:00-13:00

How to communicate uncertainty? Practical examples of a public scientific institution

Dr. Suzan Fiack, Head of Press and Public Relations, Department Risk Communication, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Abstract and background readings

Dr. Suzan FiackRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

04-Oct

12:00-13:00

Journal Club

Dhami, M. K., & Mandel, D. R. (2022). Communicating uncertainty using words and numbers. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26(6), 514-526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2022.03.002

Alexandra Bagaïni

Room 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

11-Oct

12:00-13:00

Cookies and R with CDS MSc Students

This is a meeting with MSc Students, Yunrui, Edi and Gayoung on R training. CDS members are welcome to join in!

Yunrui Liu

Raphael Edison Most

Gayoung Son

CDS Room 1.001 // Zoom

Tuesday

18-Oct

12:00-13:00

Science communication in times of crises – Connecting science, society and politics

Dr. Mirjam Jenny, Head of Science2Society at the University of Erfurt's Health Communication Lab

Dr. Mirjam JennyRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

25-Oct

12:00-13:00

Journal Club

Uscinski, J. E., Douglas, K., & Lewandowsky, S. (2017). Climate change conspiracy theories. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.328 

 Room 00.007 // Zoom

Wednesday

26-Oct

17:00-19:00

10th Bernoulli Lecture 

Prof. Dr. Karen Douglas, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, UK

Additional information

Prof. Dr. Karen DouglasBernoullianum

Tuesday

01-Nov

12:00-13:00

The use of simulation in risk communication

Dirk Wulff

Dirk WulffRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

08-Nov

12:00-13:00

Journal Club

Franconeri, S.L., Padilla, L.M., Shah, P., Zacks, J.M., & Hullman, J. (2021). The science of visual data communication: What works. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 22(3):110-161. https://doi.org/10.1177/15291006211051956 

 Room 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

15-Nov

12:00-13:00

Journal Club

Hussain, Mata, & Wulff (in prep.). Semantic accounts of risk perception. 

Zak HussainRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Wednesday

16-Nov

13:00-18:00

Hackathon: Semantic Accounts of Risk Perception

Creating a Data Story

Find out more about our hackathon here: https://cdsbasel.github.io/risk/ 

Zak HussainRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

22-Nov

12:00-13:00

Hackathon: Semantic Accounts of Risk Perception

Group Feedback

Find out more about our hackathon here: https://cdsbasel.github.io/risk/ 

Zak HussainRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

29-Nov

12:00-13:00

Cookies and R with CDS MSc Students

This is a meeting with MSc Students, Yunrui, Edi and Gayoung on R training. CDS members are welcome to join in!

Yunrui Liu

Raphael Edison Most

Gayoung Son

CDS Room 01.001 // Zoom

Tuesday

06-Dec

12:00-13:00

Hackathon: Semantic Accounts of Risk Perception

Group Feedback and Reflection

Find out more about our hackathon here: https://cdsbasel.github.io/risk/ 

Zak HussainRoom 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

13-Dec

12:00-13:00Student Presentations Room 00.007 // Zoom

Tuesday

20-Dec

12:00-13:00Student Presentations and Wrap Up Room 00.007 // Zoom

Brown BagThe CDS brownbag (colloquium) takes place in the form of weekly one-hour group meetings and is a forum for discussion and training for MSc students and CDS staff members. 

HackathonEvery semester all students and CDS members participate in a joint programming hackathon aimed at developing data-analysis skills (data visualization, programming, statistical modeling). Whenever necessary and desired, MSc students can receive prior training (e.g., during the CDS brown-bag colloquium or through additional workshops) to ensure a productive hackathon. For an example of a recent project and associated Hackathon please click here.

If you have any questions related to CDS events, please contact Laura Wiles.

To see previous CDS events, please go to previous events.


Other events

Students and faculty staff of the CDS department are also invited to take part in sessions and workshops of related interdisciplinary networks. Please check their individual website for details.