Wednesday, October 4
At a time when policy decisions and electoral politics seem determined more by personal bias than facts, the role of public intellectuals seems more important than ever. Yet this also seems to be a moment when public respect for academics–and the impact of their research–is at an all-time low. Dartmouth’s John Bell has been working on this problem since 2007, when he pioneered a bookmarklet that allowed experts to weigh in on articles in the press on technically complex issues such as net neutrality or climate change. Mina Matthews and Rucha Modak have created a civic engagement tool kit to help professors translate academic research into real-world impact. Judith Rosenberg-Andre studies the motivations that ordinary people have for engaging with social media like Twitter and its implications for the new public spheres of the 21st century.
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