Why yes, this is the homepage for
Student Pugwash, UW-Madison
The one, the only.
Science, Technology, and Ethical Priorities
Who are we?
In brief, we are a student discussion group focused on enhancing individual
social responsibility through the ethical use of science and technology.
To find out more, check out these links:
Please sign the Pugwash Pledge of social
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Events coming up:
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- Monday, November 30 at 6pm
"Social Implications and Uses of Genetic Information."
Memorial Union TITU
UW Student Pugwash hosts a lecture and
discussion with Tony Alexander, a patent lawyer specializing in
biotechnology patent procurement, and a participant the preparation of
the model ethical protocol for the Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP).
- Weekly, 8:30pm, Memorial Union TITU, Coffee Roundtable. There will be free coffee and animated discussion on a number of topics.
- Pugwash leaders needed! Are you interested in being more involved in the organization next year? A lot of our
active members are graduating, and we're eager to see the direction that new,
motivated Puggers could take us in. Elections for next semester's officers will take
place at the beginning of May, but if you're interested, attend one of the upcoming events
to see what we're all about. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 1998-99 Academic Year
- In honor of the season, Student Pugwash and the Contemporary Issues Committee of
WUD will be showing a scary dystopian movie Oct. 28 at 8:30pm l
isted as Coffee Roundtable on the TITU. Soylent Green is one option--anyone hav
a better idea? Come share the coffee and treats and see what some..uh..visionar
ies have predicted as the tricks of the future.
- Nov. 10, at 6pm in Memorial Union TITU
there will be a lecture and discussion entitled:
The Future of Nuclear Weapons in Global Politics
with Professor Anne Sartori*
The event is sponsored by UW Student Pugwash in
the 90th birthday of Joseph Rotblat, recipient of the 1995
Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime committment to nuclear disarmament.
- 1997-98 Academic Year
- Monday, October 20th at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's, 723 State Street, Catholic Campaign to Ban Landmines, Mark Brinkmoeller
- Oct. 29: Road trip to DC for National Conference
- November: The topic will be "Borders"--dealing with globalization and a
slew of other issues.
- Feb. 2, Pugwash Kickoff
- Feb. 16, Student Pugwash will be having a discussion on the impact of
communication technologies on society at 6:30pm
- "Does God Exist?" two viewpoints, Wedensday the 18th 7:30pm at the Fieldhouse
- March 23, 7PM, panel discussion this "Human Attitude Toward Animals." Great Hall, (Memorial Union.)
- Apritl 6th, The George Washington Center for International Health has a "Virtual Forum". The
Virtual Forum coincides with the 5th Health and Development Forum "Rights,
Responsibilities and Values in Health and Human Development"
- April 7th, 6:30pm "Genetic privacy, assisted suicide, human cloning, egg donation, organ
transplants, oh my!: The weaving of bioethics into the health care
professions." Stuart Kim, University of Wisconsin Law School, Health Professions Society meeting in 1601 or 1800 Engineering Hall
- Thursday, April 23 8:00pm, Renewable Energy Forum. *****Featuring our own Dave Blecker!****, 2115 Humanities Bldg.
- Wednesday, April 29 8:30pm, Evolution: What Should We Teach?, Professor Daniel Siegel from the History of Science
department speaks about the high school curriculum, and advocates teaching neither evolutionary nor creationist dogma, but rather a (historically and philosophically) nuanced view of evolutionary theory. Memorial Union TITU (Listed as Coffee Roundtable)
- Friday, May 1st, at 6:00pm. In honor of Israel's Independence Day, the Honorable Senator Russ Feingold
will be speaking at Hillel, addressing the 50 years of friendship between Israel and the United States.
- May 13th, 6:30PM, Nobel laureate Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will present a free public lecture at UW-Madison's Kohl Center.
Free tickets will be available to UW-Madison students, faculty and staff beginning April 4, and to the
general public April 11, at the Kohl Center Box Office, (608)
262-1440, and the Wisconsin Union Box Office (608) 262-2201. There
will be a limit of four tickets per person.
- 1996-97 Academic Year
- Oct. 10-13, Pugwash National Conference in Wash. DC.
- Oct. 15, Discussion of the National Conference by attendees.
- Oct. 22, Discussion of Science Policy led by Prof. Bob March and
celebration of the Earth's birthday. There was cake.
- Oct. 26-27, Pugwash Retreat to Devil's Lake
- Nov. 19, Genetic Engineering discussion activity, under-attended, but
excellent. You missed it!
- Dec. 3, Voting, yes voting, and of course Jeopordy at this the last
meeting of the Fall semester.
- Jan. 28th, Dr. Tom Zinnen from the UW Biotech Center spoke on
biotechnology and food.
- Feb. 11th, WUD Distinguished Lecture: Harry Wu, human rights activist;
discussion following the lecture
- Feb. 18th, Movie: "Mindwalk"
- Feb. 25th, WUD Distinguished Lecture: Sarrah Weddington, Roe v.
Wade attorney; discussion following the lecture
- Mar. 4th, 6PM Travelled to Chicago to see 1995 Nobel Peace
Prize recipient and Pugwash founder Joseph Rotblatt
- Mar. 10, 7PM Cloning: Scientific Breakthrough, Ethical
Quandary, A forum on cloning featuring Dr. R. Alta Charo and Dr.
Marijo Kent-First, 1220 Grainger Hall
- Mar. 18, Movie "The Handmaid's Tail" and discussion
1997-98 Academic Year
- Oct. 6: 6:30pm, Memorial Union TITU Presentation by Prof. Burt Adams on
how fertility technologies are affecting family structure
- Oct. 7 Dinner discussion with Dr. Carl Djerassi, developer of the first
oral contraceptive, on how reproductive technologues have affected the role
of women in society
Chapter History, link coming up
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Last updated 3/7/97 by Ted Biewer (email@example.com)