An Evening with An Expert: Dr. Tina Rulli

Dr. Tina Rulli, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis

Tuesday January 31, 2023

4-5pm BU 449

Those interested in learning more about interdisciplinary research, graduate school, and barriers facing underrepresented academics are welcome to join us for this informal reception celebrating the work and success of Dr. Tina Rulli!

Snacks will be served!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Roe (roes1@southernct.edu)

My Body, My Choice: reproductive rights and COVID vaccines

Dr. Tina Rulli, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis

Wednesday Feb. 1st 2023

1:05-1:55pm EN A120

Many “anti‐vaxxers” oppose COVID‐19 vaccination mandates on the grounds that they wrongfully infringe on bodily autonomy. Their view has been expressed with the slogan “My Body, My Choice,” co‐opted from the pro‐choice abortion rights movement. Yet, many of those same people are pro‐life and support abortion restrictions that are effectively a kind of gestation mandate. Both vaccine and gestation mandates impose restrictions on bodily autonomy in order to prevent serious harms. This talk evaluates the defensibility of the anti‐vax pro‐life position. The case for opposing gestation mandates on grounds of bodily autonomy is much stronger than the case for opposing vaccine mandates—even if fetuses have full moral status. Thus, there is a deep tension in being a pro‐life, COVID anti‐vaxxer concerned with bodily autonomy.

Join us for an interesting conversation and cookies & coffee!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Roe (roes1@southernct.edu)

Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research

Click here for a free recording of the event!

Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research

Join us for another amazing, interactive discussion on some of today’s hottest topics lead by our esteemed panel of guests. This conversation between philosophers and scientists will not only interrogate some of the enduring ideologies of race in America but also some of the reasons behind its continued resonance within the scientific community, largely in the field of genetic research.

Guests Include:

The Black National Anthem will be performed by Shades of Yale.

Melissa Garafola, Connecticut Science Center
Genomics Educator

Sarah M. Roe, PhD, Southern Connecticut State University
Director of the Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology

Cleo Rolle, PhD, Capital Community College
Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Program Coordinator

Quayshawn Spencer, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy

Keitra Thompson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, Yale School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program/VA Advanced Fellowship Program

An Hour with an Expert: Dr. Elena Tej Grewal

Check out our very first installment of An Hour with An Expert hosted by the Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology!

An Hour with an Expert: Dr. Elena Tej Grewal

SCSU Professors Dr. Roe (History) and Dr. Antonios (Computer Science) team up to ask today’s leading science and industry experts important contemporary questions.

Dr. Elena Tej Grewal is a data scientist, small businesswoman, nationally cited education expert and multi-racial progressive leader. As Head of Data Science at Airbnb, Dr. Grewal was a force for change, helping lead efforts to close a gender pay gap and end discrimination against Black customers. Now, Dr. G hopes to tackle inequities in New Haven’s health, wealth, education and public safety head-on.

Click on this link to learn from our discussion!

Learn more about Data Science!

Event Supported By:

The Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology

SCSU STEM-IL

SCSU Department of History

SCSU Department of Computer Science

SCSU Data Science Program

SCSU Student Panel: reproductive rights

March 1st 2023

1:10-2pm EN B121 A&B

Join your fellow students in a discussion regarding the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and what that means for students at SCSU. This important discussion will be student lead (undergraduate and graduate) and will take place in a safe environment where all students can come together and share ideas, anxieties, comments and questions. Please join us for this important campus event!

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Pizza will be served!

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Roe (roes1@southernct.edu).

The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00PM

Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research | Connecticut Science Center (ctsciencecenter.org)

Click here for a free recording of the event!

Straight Talk: The Persistence of Race in Scientific Research

Join us for another amazing, interactive discussion on some of today’s hottest topics lead by our esteemed panel of guests. This conversation between philosophers and scientists will not only interrogate some of the enduring ideologies of race in America but also some of the reasons behind its continued resonance within the scientific community, largely in the field of genetic research.

Guests Include:

The Black National Anthem will be performed by Shades of Yale.

Melissa Garafola, Connecticut Science Center
Genomics Educator

Sarah M. Roe, PhD, Southern Connecticut State University
Director of the Research Center on Values in Emerging Science and Technology

Cleo Rolle, PhD, Capital Community College
Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Program Coordinator

Quayshawn Spencer, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy

Keitra Thompson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, Yale School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program/VA Advanced Fellowship Program