On Tuesday, June 22 2021, our lunch speaker will be Dr. Hollie Smith, University of Oregon Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Communication, for a look at research in science communication as it relates to journalism and environmental issues.
Dr. Smith will provide a critical look at wildfire issues in the Western U.S. Dr. Smith will walk us through a case study of how wildfire is discussed in different public domains, the importance of shared meaning, and how communication can lead to collaborative solutions. The case study is a cooperative project between scholars at the University of Oregon, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Oregon State University, and Colorado State University.
Dr. Smith is an applied social science researcher whose work focuses on communication dimensions of science and environmental issues. Her work has looked at communication and media dynamics on issues of federal forest policy, water contamination, climate change, and alternative energy transitions. She also has studied science training programs for journalists and communication training programs for scientists. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, United States Geological Survey, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Prior to joining the Center for Science Communication Research, Smith was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Marine Affairs.
This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link
You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.
We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.