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awards and honors | Aug 2nd, 2022

Lavin Speakers at the Emmys: Shalini Kantayya and Sean B. Carroll’s Documentaries Nominated for Emmy Awards

Shalini explores how bias creeps into our machine-learning algorithms, and Sean offers a peek into the everyday lives of bees. Their films were nominated for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary and Outstanding Nature Documentary, respectively.

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awards and honors | Jul 12th, 2022

Making Science Fun for Kids: Jennifer Gardy’s Children's Book Wins International Literary Association Award

“It Takes Guts,” a delightful look at the inner workings of the digestive system, won the ILA’s 2022 award for Intermediate Nonfiction. It’s Jennifer’s second kids’ book, and she draws on her career as a scientist, writer, and broadcaster to make science interesting and engaging for people of all ages.

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awards and honors | Jun 29th, 2022

Deep Focus in a World of Distraction: Johann Hari's Book Named Amazon’s Best Science Book of 2022 So Far

"Stolen Focus,” Johann’s bestselling investigation into why we can’t pay attention, reveals that the world around us is designed to keep us from concentrating—but we can still reclaim our minds.

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awards and honors | Feb 12th, 2012

White House Honors Kwame Anthony Appiah with National Humanities Medal

Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of today's most nimble philosophical minds, and The White House has decided to honor him with one of the country's great accolades—the National Humanities Medal. According to the official website, the award is given to those "whose work has deepened the nation’s... Continue Reading →