Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives: Thriving in Science Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Terry Johnson, UCB Dept. of Bioengineering

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Academic communication is not unique in its reliance on narrative to convey information and gather interest. Unfortunately, the narratives that we routinely construct can encourage unrealistic expectations in participants new to our disciplines. We'll discuss the typical narratives academics engage in, compare how they are interpreted differently by different audiences, and consider the best (and healthiest) ways to construe them.

Drinks and Artichoke Basille pizza will be served at 7:00 PM in the Stanley Hall atrium. Enjoy the refreshments and mingle with your fellow Thrivers!