1. Gladwell & Smoller on improving the storytelling of science

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    Part of "Found in Translation: Why Science Needs Storytelling (and Vice Versa) – an Evening with Malcolm Gladwell” An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior January 8, 2015 | Peterson Hall | New York City __ Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post. Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD is a CLBB faculty member and Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Associate Chief for Research in Psychiatry, and Director of Psychiatric Genetics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, Smoller is the author of the popular science book, The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior.

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    • Gladwell & Smoller on the use and misuse of science in the courtroom

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      Part of "Found in Translation: Why Science Needs Storytelling (and Vice Versa) – an Evening with Malcolm Gladwell” An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior January 8, 2015 | Peterson Hall | New York City __ Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post. Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD is a CLBB faculty member and Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Associate Chief for Research in Psychiatry, and Director of Psychiatric Genetics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, Smoller is the author of the popular science book, The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior.

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      • Comments on CASW at 50 from Ben Patrusky

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        • A Conversation with Nate Silver

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          The statistician and political polling analyst Nate Silver discusses his career -- from student journalist to baseball prognosticator to the creator of FiveThirtyEight.com, perhaps the most influential political blog in the world -- and the ways in which statistics are changing the face of journalism in a conversation with Seth Mnookin, a former baseball and political writer who co-directs MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing.

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          • David Willets: 'Science writing matters'

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            Speaking at City University on the 24th May 2011, David Willets, Minister for Universities and Science, addressed a broad range of topics including the importance of science writing, public engagement, libel reform, transparency and financial support for institutions such as the Science Media Centre. Questions and debate followed.

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            • COSMOS iPad edition

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              An inside look at the COSMOS iPad edition. Launched in June 2012, it became the world's highest-rated iPad science magazine, both by the industry and by iTunes users, and was named by Apple Inc among its 'Best of 2012' apps.

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              • COSMOS television ad, Issue 35

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                One of the occasional television ads we ran promoting COSMOS Magazine. This version was run as a trailer before or after movies shows during the SCINEMA Festival of Science Film around Australia in 2009.

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                • COSMOS TV ad, June 2007

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                  One of the occasional television ads we ran promoting COSMOS Magazine. This version ran across eight pay TV stations in Australia and New Zealand over a three week period in June 2007.

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                  • Assessing Popular Science Writing in the Classroom

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                    I presented on the New Media Science Writing course I taught Fall 2012. It ends abruptly as I moved to discuss student samples. These can be found at http://newmediasciencewriting.blogspot.com. A partial script and notes for the presentation can be found at http://www.scribd.com/doc/131123763/Assessing-Popular-Science-Writing-in-the-Classroom.

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                    • Q&A - At Six: The Poisoners Guide to Life - Deborah Blum

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                      Deborah Blum answers questions following her talk 'The Poisoner's Guide to Life' given as part of the At Six series at Te Whare Aparangi, Royal Society of New Zealand. Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist, author and blogger and she spoke on her book 'The Poisoner’s Handbook' which explores building of forensic science in both poison homicide and in public health and looks at the ways its lessons helps us navigate our chemical world today.

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