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News Release

March 27, 2006

Contact:

Rebecca Slayton, lecturer/researcher, Program in Science, Technology and Society: (650) 725-0123, rslayton@stanford.edu

Sonja Schmid, lecturer/researcher, Program in Science, Technology and Society: (650) 724-5692, sschmid@stanford.edu

Julie Widman, student services specialist, Program in Science, Technology and Society: (650) 723-2565, jwidman@stanford.edu

Margaret Harris, program administrator, Program in Science, Technology and Society: (650) 725-0119, mharris@stanford.edu

Weekly seminars will focus on science, technology and society

What do cyborgs, lie detectors and Colin Powell have in common? They are among 10 topics that will be discussed at the Stanford Seminar on Science, Technology and Society at noon Fridays from April 7 through June 9 in Room E-207 of Encina Hall East. The seminars are free and open to the public.

The first seminar, "Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial and Terrorist Disasters," will be presented April 7 by Charles Perrow, professor emeritus of sociology at Yale University. On April 14, Stanford law Professor Hank Greely is scheduled to present "Neuroscience and Lie Detection—Science, Law and Ethics." A complete schedule is available at http://sts.stanford.edu/SSSTS_Spring2006.pdf.

The Friday seminar series is sponsored by the Program in Science, Technology and Society and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology at Stanford. To reserve a seat, contact Julie Widman at jwidman@stanford.edu.

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