Once a month, Periodic Table–a monthly science cafe, invites the public to an informal gathering where speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way.
The events take place at Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. They’re free to attend, but donations are accepted.
But next up with Periodic Tables is a little different. It’s a film screening and discussion, and takes place at Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University.
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship–Screening and Discussion
Monday, November 5th, 2018
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University
2020 Campus Drive, Durham
“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” is a new documentary that explores the unmet need for open access to research and science. The film questions the rationale behind the highly profitable, $25.2-billion-a-year business model whereby academic publishers sell access to research that has largely been funded by taxpayers.
Presented by Duke University Libraries, Duke University Science and Society, Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST), the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts.
The film screening will be followed by a moderated discussion, featuring:
– Aria Chernik (Duke), Founder and Director, OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation), and Lecturing Fellow in the Social Science Research Institute
– Jennifer Jenkins (Duke), Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of the Public Domain
– Charles Piot (Duke), Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies
– Elise Smith (NIEHS), Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Moderated by Paolo Mangiafico, Scholarly Communications Strategist, Duke University Libraries.
Free and open to the public.