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Department Events

Brown Bags

Brown Bag talks take place at Noon on Fridays. A schedule of upcoming History of Science Brown Bags can be viewed on the History Department Events web page.


September 9 (Tuesday) at 2:30 pm

Efraim Lev, Associate Professor, Department of Land of Israel Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Title: “Practical and Theoretical Medicine in Medieval Eastern Societies: The Case of Cairo Genizah.”(event poster)

Location: Room 2006, Rennebohm Hall (map)

Sponsored by the School of Pharmacy.
October 9 (Thursday) at 7:00 pm

Animal Research Ethics Discussion
Is it unethical to remove baby monkeys from their mothers to study the neurochemical basis of anxiety and depression? Is it unethical not to?

This will be a moderated discussion about balancing the harms and benefits of a controversial scientific study at UW-Madison. To be followed by questions from the audience. Free & Open to all. (event poster)
  • Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecth Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Deputy Director for Policy and Administration at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Eric Sandgren, VMD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathobiological Sciences, Director of UW-Madison’s Research Animal Resources Center
  • Russ Shafer-Landau, PhD, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, will moderate.
Location: Rm 1111, Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall (map)

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Medical History and Bioethics and Department of Philosophy.
October 29 (Wednesday) at 7:00 pm

Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility
The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is unprecedented in its magnitude. And though headlines describe events halfway around the world, the epidemic's causes and consequences are closer to home than most Americans realize. Focusing on the deeply entwined history between West Africa and Western industrialized nations, five expert panelists will draw on the social dimensions of Ebola to shed light on the responsibilities of an interconnected global community. (event overview) (event poster)

Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union (4th Floor) (map)

Sponsored by the Department of Medical History & Bioethics.
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