Textiles and Clothing Museum
Professor Taves will examine the role of extra-ordinary experiences in the early stages of well-documented social and religious movements in American culture such as Mormonism. Although these varied movements take on different social forms, this talk looks at how founding figures, such as Joseph Smith, and their collaborators attribute their experiences to "extra-ordinary" sources. Using Joseph Smith, Mormonism, and the Golden Plates as a case study, Professor Taves argues one can better understand, amongst a myriad of issues, the material objects and artifacts that facilitate the creation of the "revelator" and the "revelation" in modern American culture.
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As science continues to become implicated in personal and collective decision-making, the stakes for communicating science to non-expert audiences intensify. In such an environment, a clear articulation of ethical issues arising from science communication is essential. Unfortunately, such an articulation does not yet exist. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scholars from across disciplines whose research can contribute toward a theoretical articulation of the ethical issues surrounding the communication of science to non-expert audiences.
Proceedings of the workshop will be published in print-on-demand and electronic formats. In addition, this event will serve as the first of a two-part symposium series aimed at the creation of an edited volume introducing the best available work on issues in science communication ethics to our scholarly communities and helping to define the area for future study.
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and
Humanities is proud to congratulate Iowa State University alumnus Laura
Weible, whose work will be published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. in
author Ben Hannam's book, Practice Makes Perfect: A Graphic Design
Guide to Freelance. The book is aimed at graphic design students who
wish to pursue a career in the field while concurrently achieving a degree
in graphic design.
Laura Weible, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was a junior at the time of completing her poster design for the Center. She now works fulltime as a graphic designer for Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, MO.