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Science, Literacy, and Citizenship

LiteracyStudies@OSU continues its Literacy in Science series with a forum with Michael Bevis, earth sciences; Ruth Colker, law; Douglas Kniss, biomedical engineering; Steven Rissing, evolution, ecology and organismal biology; and Harvey J. Graff, English and history. Of special interest to the participants in this discussion are the place of literacy—reading and writing, comprehension and expression—in science, and the place of science and scientific understanding in contemporary citizenship. This includes such critical issues as climate change, evolution, human life, disability, and human rights, and particularly pressing, the roles and responsibilities of education and educators. This event is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students with an interest in these issues are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Harvey Graff and visit the LiteracyStudies@OSU website.