Escape from the Ivory Tower

Escape from the Ivory Tower

Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures.

Author: Nancy Baron

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597269654

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and her protégées describe the risks and rewards of “speaking up,” how to deal with criticism, and the link between communications and leadership. The final chapter, ‘Leading the Way’ offers guidance to scientists who want to become agents of change and make your science matter. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, Escape From the Ivory Tower can help make your science understood, appreciated and perhaps acted upon.
Categories: Science

Science Communication

Science Communication

From Escape from the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron. Copyright oC 2010 Nancy Baron. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington DC. key message that is most appropriate for your audience. Among other things ther r r message box can ...

Author: Laura Bowater

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993124

Category: Science

Page: 402

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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningful engagement between scientists and the public requires effective communication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with science communication, this unique guide begins with a short history of science communication before discussing the design and delivery of an effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studies written by highly regarded international contributors, the book discusses how to approach face-to-face science communication and engagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoid potential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of their career, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to engage with effective science communication for the first time, or looking to develop their science communication portfolio.
Categories: Science

Academics Going Public

Academics Going Public

Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making our Science Matter. Washington DC: Island Press, 2010, p. 106. 6 Michael A. Olivas. Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, ...

Author: Marybeth Gasman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317206262

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Academics Going Public makes the case for academics to enter the public sphere and simultaneously gives them the tools to do so. This important book helps faculty members who want to become more active on a national scale and would like to move beyond publication in scholarly journals and books. Expert contributors explore how to have a voice about salient higher education issues and engage traditional media, new medias, policymakers, funders, and the general public. Chapters offer best approaches and concrete strategies for diverse audiences, helping faculty have an impact on society by becoming more publicly engaged and writing for broader audiences in more inclusive ways. This critical guide also covers strategies for confronting obstacles academics might encounter along the way and presents tactics for responding to controversy and backlash.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication

Baron, N. (2010) Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter. Washington, DC: Island Press. This practical guide stems from years of working with ecologists in the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program and, thus, ...

Author: Anders Hansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134521388

Category: Political Science

Page: 783

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for theory, research and practice with regard to environment and communication, and it does this from a perspective which is both international and multi-disciplinary in scope. Offering comprehensive critical reviews of the history and state of the art of research into the key dimensions of environmental communication, the chapters of this handbook together demonstrate the strengths of multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding the centrality of communication to how the environment is constructed, and indeed contested, socially, politically and culturally. Organised in five thematic sections, The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication includes contributions from internationally recognised leaders in the field. The first section looks at the history and development of the discipline from a range of theoretical perspectives. Section two considers the sources, communicators and media professionals involved in producing environmental communication. Section three examines research on news, entertainment media and cultural representations of the environment. The fourth section looks at the social and political implications of environmental communication, with the final section discussing likely future trajectories for the field. The first reference Handbook to offer a state of the art comprehensive overview of the emerging field of environmental communication research, this authoritative text is a must for scholars of environmental communication across a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, media and communication studies, cultural studies and related disciplines.
Categories: Political Science

Lost in the American City

Lost in the American City

It links that architecture with the building of the white elephants in Newport, which the ivory tower also suggests, so that its evokes the power of American urban culture, while appearing as the “ivory tower” to escape that urban.

Author: J. Tambling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780312292638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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In Lost in the American City , Jeremy Tambling looks at European reactions to America and American cities in the nineteenth-century. Dickens visited America in 1842 and his American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit set the agenda for future discussions of America. Lost in the American City looks at the Dickens legacy through Henry James in The American Scene , through H.G. Wells in The Future in America , and through Kafka, whose novel America (or The Man Who Was Never Heard of Again ) tried to re-write Dickens. Lost in the American City explores the changes in American nineteenth century urban culture which made America so different and so impossible to map for the European, and which made American modernity so unreadable and challenging.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Charles Koechlin 1867 1950

Charles Koechlin  1867 1950

... and the right of the composer to escape into his ivory tower in which he could create , untroubled by the material world . But he distinguished clearly between the concept of the ivory tower and an indifference to mankind ; between ...

Author: Robert Orledge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718606097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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In 1942 Wilfrid Mellers classed Koechlin "among the select number of contemporary composers who really matter," yet it is only in the 1980s that Koechlin has begun to achieve the recognition he deserves as a composer of breadth, vision and powerful originality: a pioneer of polytonality and a master orchestrator who was greatly admired by contemporaries such as Faure, Debussy, Satie and Milhaud. Lavishly illustrated with photographic and musical examples, this book provides the first comprehensive evaluation of Koechlin's life and works. As well as concentrating on major symphonic works like Koechlin's Jungle Book cycle, it also discusses his attraction to the early sound film and the music inspired by such stars as Lilian Harvey, Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin in the 1930s. Koechlin's career provides a fascinating study of the triumph of integrity and independence over almost overwhelming odds, and is rich and varied output offers a veritable treasure-trove for performers, scholars and enthusiasts alike.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel

The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel

... where I had in Escape at length analyzed a tension or “antinomy” (as he put it in 1980) between “a transnatural ability to tap the beneficent, ... 202. Chak Chi-shing says the first 214 The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel.

Author: Thomas A Metzger

Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

ISBN: 9789629964887

Category: Philosophy

Page: 820

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The Ivory Tower and the Marble Citadel opens up a new way of pursuing the critical development of political philosophy in today's intercultural intellectual arena. Metzger holds that political philosophies are linguistically unavoidable efforts to infer the principles of morally legitimate government from a maximally enlightened conceptualization of the universal human condition. Because these efforts depend on a vocabulary embodying culturally inherited premises, textual analysis uncovering these premises and debate about how they should be revised are crucial for the improvement of political philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Man in the Ivory Tower

Man in the Ivory Tower

They are not ivory towers , or cloistered oases of peace providing escape from the problems and frustrations of the contemporary world . They are the battlefields ( often of fiercely contending forces ) on which the victories will ...

Author: Stanley Brice Frost

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773508031

Category: History

Page: 360

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Frank Cyril James, Principal of McGill University from 1940-62, made important contributions not only to the growth and reputation of the university but also to the development of higher education in Canada.
Categories: History

Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower

She drives by the administration tower, the president's office. A fountain. Water splashes blue in lights. Margolis pulls out the slip of paper with Emma's address. She stands at a back door of the Theta house. It's up a fire escape to ...

Author: Grant Matthew Jenkins

Publisher: Atmosphere Press

ISBN: 9781646693252

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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Ivory Tower is a campus crime thriller about Margolis Santos, a charismatic film professor in her prime, who risks her career and life to uncover sexual corruption inside her university’s football program where rich boosters pay sorority girls to have sex with star recruits. Embroiled in a sex scandal of her own, Margolis’s life goes into a tailspin. She unthinkingly sleeps with a student from another school, and when the parents find out, they threaten to sue her University. To protect its reputation, the conniving university president, Art ‘Lightning’ Lane, takes revenge on Margolis and has her fired. At rock bottom, Margolis decides to make a documentary to expose the exploitation and violence at “The U.” The trouble is, her husband, Frank Sinoro, is the head football coach, while her daughter, Brie, loves the sorority. So Margolis has to make a choice: she has to find a way to protect her family, while also saving the women on campus and, eventually, her own soul.
Categories: Fiction

War and the Ivory Tower

War and the Ivory Tower

74 Yet there was no general retreat into the ivory tower , no widespread abandonment of efforts to end the war or the ... have been a 1975 summer of despair and escape , but instead it was 146 War and the Ivory Tower "A Time of Engagement"

Author: David L. Schalk

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803293437

Category: History

Page: 298

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In War and the Ivory Tower, David L. Schalk explores the public role of the intellectual in times of national crisis. He compares American responses to the Vietnam War with French responses to the Algerian War, finding many similarities in the way intellectuals voiced their outrage at the policies of their governments. At a time when national crises abound but protest is out of fashion, and intellectuals are possibly a dying species, this book presents a needed reexamination of what it means for intellectuals to speak out on issues of international importance.
Categories: History