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Naomi Oreskes Named 2016 Recipient of Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Naomi Oreskes Named 2016 Recipient of Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

July 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO --- Climate One at The Commonwealth Club announced today that Dr. Naomi Oreskes, will be awarded the sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. The $15,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion.

2016 Montreal Group Photo

CHSI Goes to Montréal

June 15, 2016

On Monday and Tuesday, 16-17 May 2016, graduate students from the History of Science Department travelled to Montréal, Québec as part of a three-year collaborative effort between the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI) at Harvard.

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"Radio Contact" Reviewed in the Boston Globe

May 27, 2016

"Is there a stranger term than “terrestrial radio”? Oh sure, it distinguishes traditional radio from the satellite kind. But radio, with its plucking of sound from the ether, is the least terrestrial of media. For that same reason, it’s the most magical. That sense of magic is there in the most common early nickname for radio, “the wireless.” No wires is even better than no strings.