EVENTS: public lecture and @CapSciComm meetup with science reporter Ari Daniel, Mar. 5-6

Ari Daniel.

CapSciComm colleague Katharina Ullmann is hosting the next CapSciComm networking social on March 6th, as part of UC Davis-organized visit by independent science reporter Ari Daniel, known for his stories on WNYC’s Radiolab, PRI’s The World, and NPR.

Science Communication Workshop Series
University of California, Davis
Guest: Ari Daniel
March 5-7, 2014

Ari Daniel (previously writing as Ari Daniel Shapiro)  has a professional background in science: he trained gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) for his Master’s degree at the University of St. Andrews and helped tag wild Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca) for his Ph.D. at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It was during his time at WHOI where Ari Daniel began his exploration and transition to a science journalist, and since 2009, his stories have appeared on public radio stations and a variety of museum, non-profit, academic, and public media outlets.  His stories have spanned canine personalities to the music of Bach on Mars to a group that sends used lab equipment to developing countries.

Ari Daniel’s visit will include daytime workshops for UC Davis students, including career panels featuring several CapSciComm members. But two events will be open to the public and CapSciComm audiences:

aripic2Wednesday, March 5 | 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | 3 Kleiber Hall
Public Lecture by Ari Daniel: “Carving Story Out of Science”
Science is swirling with stories. Come learn how to find them — trapped in stone, wafting in the ether, bubbling in a cauldron — and unleash them on the world.

Thursday, March 6 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis
Capital Science Communicators Happy Hour
Join us at de Vere’s once again to catch up with familiar friends and new colleagues, and say hello to our visitor Ari Daniel.

Hope to see many of you at the lecture and the CapSciComm social. It’s been a great start in 2014 for CapSciComm events, and we hope to see many more. New event ideas are always welcome!

The events are organized by UC Davis students and faculty Jaclyn Aliperti (Ecology), Shahla Frazen (Ecology), Erik Porse (Environmental Engineering), Candace Spier Bever (UCD Superfund Project), Katharina Ullmann (Entomology), Ben Waitman (Ecology), Lindzi Wessell (Neuroscience). Event sponsors include GradPathways (Graduate Studies), UCD Graduate Student Association, College of Engineering, Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, CCWAS-IGERT, Postdoc Union – UAW 5810, CREATE IGERT, John Muir Institute for the Environment, Entomology Graduate Student Association, Dept of Entomology and Nematology, and the UC Davis Superfund Research Program.


2 thoughts on “EVENTS: public lecture and @CapSciComm meetup with science reporter Ari Daniel, Mar. 5-6

  1. I noticed that it said there would be something going on around Ari’s visit on March 7 as well but could not find any further info about that. Would you mind letting me know? Loved the talk yesterday. Thank you!


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