Pcst conference

The PCST conference is one of the most important conferences in science communication. This year it took place in an online format.
Six group members and alumni presented at the conference. Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari presented a study on the scientific knowledge of sports fans and its impact on their decisions regarding the COVID-19 regulations, and a study on the public’s understanding of the mathematical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Yael Barel-Ben David participated in a panel that dealt with communicating their own research: What do we need to know about the role of scientists and researchers in science communication?, Dr. Lea Taragin-Zeller presented a study on public engagement with science among religious minorities: Lessons from COVID-19, Dr. Aviv Sharon presented two studies: experts’ bounded engagement with publics: An interview-based study of online nutrition and vaccination outreach and How do individuals evaluate the trustworthiness of vaccine information on social Q&A platforms?, Dr. Yaela Golumbic presented a study on characterizing engagement in an environmental citizen science project and Yael Rozenblum presented a study on evidence for gendered engagement with posts authored by women scientists in social media

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מחוברות באקדמיה

יועצות הנשיא להוגנות מגדרית מזמינות להשתתף באירוע משותף, מיוחד וראשון מסוגו, בו חברו יחדיו תשע אוניברסיטאות, לציון יום האישה הבינלאומי לשנת 2021.

באירוע תהיה חשיפה למגוון האנושי והמחקרי של נשים-חוקרות באוניברסיטאות בישראל. במושב המרכזי תהיינה הרצאות קצרות בסגנון TED של חוקרות מובילות באקדמיה הישראלית ולאחר מכן יתקיימו חדרי דיון במגוון תחומים.

האירוע מקוון, ללא עלות אולם מותנה בהרשמה מראש. ההרשמה תתאפשר לסגל אקדמי ומנהלי, לסטודנטיות ולסטודנטים.

הקהל הרחב מוזמן לצפות באירוע ברשתות החברתיות.



Religion, Race & Racism: Transnational Conversations Seminar Series

Convenors: Katie Gaddini, Dunya Habash and Lea Taragin-Zeller
Dates: March 3, March 11 and March 22,  15:30 – 16:30 GMT/ 17:30 – 18:30 IST

Event description:

From the rise of white Christian nationalism in the United States to
anti-immigration rhetoric against ‘Muslim refugees’ in Europe, the
imbrication of race, racism and religion extends across geographic
locations, social settings, and political contexts. As xenophobia and
discrimination surge around the globe, religion and race are often
conflated in everyday violence, yet their relationship is undertheorized
in scholarly research. This seminar series ‘Religion, Race and Racism:
Transnational Conversations’, brings emerging and senior scholars into
conversation. In doing so, we reject a single-issue approach to the
study of key social and political events, and push for an intersectional
approach to the study of race, racism and religion. By facilitating
conversations between leading scholars examining the relationship
between race and religion, this series offers divergent perspectives,
opposing views, and creative theorizations to offer fresh analytical
tools for an urgent area of study.

The first seminar “Encounters of Race, Religion and Biomedicine” will
take place on March 3 between 15:30 – 16:30, with Dr. Mwenza Blell
(University of Newcastle), Dr. Risa Cromer (Purdue University) and Dr.
Noah Tamarakin (Cornell University) and Dr. Lea Taragin Zeller
(Technion and Cambridge)

For the full seminar schedule and registration:

הופכות את היוצרות Turning the Tables

Keren and Mishloach manot

בפורים יצאנו מאפלה לאור גדול, ו”הופכות את היוצרות” מנסות לעשות את אותו הדבר עבור שורדות זנות.
בזכות קרן הפכנו שותפים למשלוחי מנות לנשים בהוסטלים ולילדיהן. מוזמנים להשתתף גם:

https://www.yotsrot.org/ for women exiting life in prostitution and sex trafficing

On Purim we came out of darkness into a great light, and “Yotsrot – Turning the Tables” try to do the same for survivors of prostitution.
Thanks to Keren, we have become partners in parcel deliveries for women in hostels and their children. You are also welcome to participate: https://www.yotsrot.org/

כאותר זועבי זכתה היום בפרס מאמר מצטיין של סטודנט/ית בכנס צ’ייס

Kawtar wins 2021

מאמרה של בוגרת הפקולטה כאותר זועבי זכה היום בפרס מאמר מצטיין של סטודנט/ית בכנס צ’ייס 2021. המאמר “סַיְיֵנְס, מַדָּע וְעִלְם: הבדלים באיכות המידע המדעי הזמין למשתמשי האינטרנט בשלוש שפות” נכתב על ידי כאותר זועבי , ד”ר אביב שרון , ד”ר אייל ניצני, ופרופ’-חבר אילת ברעם-צברי בהתבסס על עבודת המאסטר של כאותר. גאים בך כאותר!

קישור לתוכניית הכנס, קישור למאמר.

Our new paper: Expressions of science literacy in online public discussions of animal experimentation

This was the longest pregnancy I had for a paper (or a person for that matter). It was written, and revised, forgotten, and resurrected over the last decade with Dr. Esthi Laslo. The reason I have not dropped it is because I believe it is a strong and important research that carries an important message for science education. Finally – it’s here, and I’m happy to share it with you. I have 50 free copies, come and get yours:


Esther Laslo & Ayelet Baram-Tsabari (2021) Expressions of science literacy in online public discussions of animal experimentation, International Journal of Science Education, Part B, DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2020.1871103 


“Communicating Science: a global perspective” is published! 39 countries, 108 authors

The mega-book “Communicating Science: a global perspective” is published! 39 countries, 108 authors, including our own Israeli chapter: Developed Science, Developing Science Communication. Hope you’ll enjoy reading it, as much as we enjoyed writing it.

The PCST webinar launching the book: Communicating Science: a global perspective now available for your viewing pleasure: https://pcst.co/news/article/92. It was a great webinar – do watch.

AND – You can download the book for free from ANU Press: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/communicating-science



Baram‑Tsabari, A., Orr, D., Baer, A., Garty, E., Golumbic, Y., Halevy, M., Krein, E., Levi, A., Leviatan, N., Lipman, N. and Mir, R., 2020. Developed Science, developing Science CommunicationCommunicating Science: A Global Perspective, p.443.