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Gender Testing for Athletes Remains a Tough Call

ISG Director Dr. Eric Vilain writes an article for the NYTimes addressing gender testing for athletes.  He writes, “When men are more talented than others, it is an expression of the beauty of sports. But when women outcompete others, suspicions about eligibility and arguments for a level playing field often arise.  Sports officials are faced with an impossible quandary: a…

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Center for PostNatural History – Grand Opening

The newly opened Center for PostNatural History founded by Rich Pell in Pittsburgh is the first museum that seeks to catalog man-made biological organisms. Pell is not a scientist, but an artist, one member of a growing DIY community that is exploring–and making–a new meaning of life as we know it. Pell is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at…

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Landecker receives ACLS fellowship

Congratulations to ISG Associate Professor Hannah Landecker on receiving a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship.  She was one of 65 recipients out of 1191 applicants. About ACLS: The mission of the American Council of Learned Societies is “the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening…

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