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Not Just Another Powerpoint: More Tips to Bring Presentations to Life

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Andrew Gunther, Executive Director, Center for Ecosystem Management & Restoration
Marcia DeLonge, Agroecologist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Scientists are trained to leave ourselves out of our work—to leave passion at the door, and let objectivity guide us. This makes for great science, but can make for boring presentations. On a recent Science Network webinar, we shared guidelines and examples of how to give engaging, compelling, yet scientifically accurate presentations. Read More

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“Climate Change Invaded My Field”: A Conversation with Historian and Science Advocate Steven Leibo

At the American Historical Association’s annual meeting earlier this month, I had the pleasure of meeting Steven Leibo, a professor of history, leader for the Climate Reality Project, and long-time UCS supporter. During the Q&A for a session on teaching history to STEM students, Professor Leibo remarked on the need for building better bridges between historians and scientists. After the talk, he graciously allowed me to interview him about why these bridges are important through the lens of his own work. Read More

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A Celebration of Carl Sagan: The Man, the Legacy, and the Unanswered Question

Yesterday, I was fortunate to attend “A Celebration of Carl Sagan” at the Library of Congress. Hosted by Emmy award-winner and science-supporter Seth MacFarlane, the event welcomed The Seth MacFarlane Collection of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive to the library and included 13 esteemed speakers all of whom had personal connections to the man being honored. Each speaker had different stories to tell, but many concluded their talk with the same unanswered question. Read More

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Honoring Steve Schneider: Climate Scientist, Communicator, Advocate

I’ve just returned from the Stephen H. Schneider Symposium in Boulder, Colorado, a three-day, live-webcast conference that commemorated the remarkable life and legacy of the Stanford-based climate scientist who died at the age of 65 in July 2010. All of the (rich) talks and discussions from the conference are posted here. Read More

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