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SCI - South organizes workshops at the 2014 Gulf South Summit and Research Week 2014 at Auburn University part of Newsletter Articles
Auburn University is hosting two regional events organized by the SCI-South, headquartered at University of North Carolina-Asheville this Spring. There is still time to attend one of them. Expanding on last year's successful inclusion of SENCER with Auburn's remarkable focus on, and extensive program to support, student and related research activities, SENCER will again be featured during Auburn's 2014 Research Week coming up on April 17. Research week follows on the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education held on March 27.

A SENCER Symposium in South Africa: Meeting Developing Challenges in Education for a New Democracy part of Newsletter Articles
Some sixty faculty members, researchers, and academic leaders from the University of Pretoria, the University of Johannesburg, and the Academy of Science for South Africa and others attended the SENCER Symposium held on March 12 in Pretoria, South Africa. Many participants expressed the hope that this would be the first of what could become an annual event.

"Natural Connections" in K-5 Education part of Newsletter Articles
Thanks to an emerging collaboration of representatives of the National Center, SENCER, the SCI-Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Department of Education that got stimulated by the SCI-Chesapeake Bay regional meeting at Front Royal, VA last fall, we were invited to attend an elementary education conference entitled "Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning." The conference was held in Richmond, Virginia on the expansive grounds of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Center on March 28th and 29th.

Calestous Juma Offers Policy Solutions to Regulations on Genetically Modified Agriculture part of Newsletter Articles
On Monday, April 28, Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at the Harvard Kennedy School, gave a talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology titled "GOVERNING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: Technological Controversies and Public Policy." Our SENCER Visiting Scholar, Natalie Kuldell from MIT, attended the lecture and called our attention to it.

SCI-South Workshops at Auburn University Highlight Assessment Techniques, Administrative Challenges, and Applying SENCER Methods to Food Issues part of Newsletter Articles
During the recent Research Week at Auburn University, the SENCER Center of Innovation (SCI) - South held morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday, April 17, 2014. In keeping with the week's themes of "preparing students at all levels to become thoughtful, creative, and productive leaders," presenters shared results of applications that effectively improve student learning and facilitate the development of a scientifically literate citizenry.

SCI-Midwest Symposium Highlights part of Newsletter Articles
Roosevelt University hosted the March 8, 2014 SCI-Midwest symposium, which focused on "Teaching College Science and Math Through Themes of Food, Health and Sustainability Themes."

Riverland Community College to host "Making STEM Real" Symposium June 16-17 part of Newsletter Articles
With funds provided though its SSI 2013 Post-Institute Implementation Award, the Riverland Community College SENCER team will be hosting a symposium on their campus in Austin, Minnesota on June 16 and 17.

Climate Change Science and Economics part of Climate Change Science and Economics
Denise Eby Konan, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Economics (konan@hawaii.edu); Julia M. Morgan, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy (jmmorgan@hawaii.edu), University of Hawai'i at Mānoa ...

Twenty Poster Presentations Selected for SSI 2014 part of Newsletter Articles
SSI 2014 participants were invited to submit posters showcasing the work they are doing in their institutions to advance the SENCER Ideals ("SENCER Ideals" link: http://www.sencer.net/About/sencerideals.cfm). Poster proposals were reviewed and selected through a competitive application process.

The Chicken part of The Chicken
Cheryl Laz, Associate Professor, Sociology and Women & Gender Studies; Rob Sanford, Professor of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine ChickenGallus gallus domesticusis a creature of both ...