The MOOC Feminism and Social Justice launched this week a year ago. In this excerpt from its first lecture, the course creator Professor Emerita Bettina Aptheker presents her own “working definition” of what feminism stands for.
Feeling germophobic yet?
Watch Karen Ottemann’s fascinating explanation of pathogen detection, action, and prevention. This ever-so-topical video is an excerpt from Professor Ottemann’s course Microbiology (METX 119).
Should we fear the robot? In a clip from his lecture on labor in the new economy from the course SOCY 30 (Technology & Justice), Chris Benner takes these concerns seriously — and explains why we shouldn’t.
Did the foot you found on your forest hike belong to a human — or was it actually a bear? In this captivating clip from her course Forensic Anthropology (ANTH 103), Alison Galloway explains the (small, but important) differences which tell us if we’re looking at a possible crime scene — or an unfortunate hunting trophy.
How did dangerous methylmercury make its way into Santa Cruz mountain lions? Watch Dr. Peter Weiss-Penzias explain his research on how mercury travels from the atmosphere into and up the food chain. What does it mean for us who live in, and eat the food grown in, foggy coastal areas? Learn more about (and help) Peter’s research: https://experiment.com/projects/mercury-is-in-our-fog-so-what-about-our-food
Are you worried about the coronavirus epidemic? While we’re keeping our fingers crossed for the development of a vaccine, watch Grant Hartzog tell this fascinating — and sad — story about a 19th-century Viennese doctor and his fight against deadly germs (spoiler: wash your hands!).
This is a clip from the course Studies in Medicine: Its Art, History, Science, and Philosophy (BIOL 88) that Professor Hartzog developed together with Gregory Gates, MD.