NCA 2017 Preconference Schedule

Theme: “Trust in Science”

November 15, 2017
Majestic 7 | Sheraton Dallas

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8:00 – 8:20 am | Registration

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8:20 – 8:30 am | Opening Remarks and Panel Setup

Zoltan P. Majdik, North Dakota State University

8:30 – 9:35 am | Trust as Institutional Condition

Trust, Affect, and the Rhetorical Authority of Science

L. Paul Strait, University of Southern Mississippi

Exploring the Role of Trust and Public Good in GM Science Debates

Kathleen P. Hunt, Iowa State University, & Dara Wald, Iowa State University

Native Advertisements in Scientific Journals: The Rhetorical Vectors of Institutional Trust

Seth Fendley, University of Southern Mississippi

Dietary Guidance and (Mis)trust in Science: The Dietary Health Imaginary

Adele Hite, North Carolina State University

9:40 – 10:45 am | You Can Argue with Facts: Public Trust and Statistics in Health and Medicine

“One in Five Women Become Victims of Campus Sexual Assault”: How Statistics Perpetuate Controversy in Rape Reporting

Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University

“Vaccination Rates … As Low as South Sudan”: Creating Health Crisis through Statistics

Heidi Y. Lawrence, George Mason University

“More People Die from Drug Overdose than from Car Accidents”: What Drug Statistics Mean for Opioid Use

Rachael Graham Lussos, George Mason University

No Statistic Needed: How Numbers Define an Epidemic

Elizabeth Ferguson, George Mason University

———Morning Break
10:55 – 12:00 | The Rhetorics of Programmability and Trust

Science Trusting Art to Program People to Trust Technoscience: A Case Study

Kate Maddalena, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Trust in Data: The Rhetorical Work of Genome Databases

Molly Hartzog, Frostburg State University

Can we Trust the Tools?: The Rhetorical Work of Collaborative Software Development

Kevin Brock, University of South Carolina


Carolyn R. Miller, North Carolina State University

———Lunch On your own. Maps to nearby restaurants will be made available.
1:30 – 2:35 pm | Rhetorical Resolutions to Problems of Trust in Public Engagement with Science

Topology and Trust in Predator Reintroduction

Lynda Walsh, University of Nevada, Reno

Trust in Numbers: Rhetoric, Science, and an Apodeictic Mob

Kenny Walker, University of Texas, San Antonio

Betrayed Trust: Public Ethos and the Responsibility of Scientists

Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington

The Science of Science Communication’s Gorgias Problem, and its Rhetorical Resolution

Jean Goodwin, North Carolina State University

2:40 – 3:45 pm | Digitally Mediating and Digital Mining Trust

A Little Bird Told Me: Building Trust in Science and Medicine on Twitter

Aimee Kendall Roundtree, Texas State University

Trusting Rhetoric in Science, Technology, and Medicine: Complicating Bibliometric Approaches

Nathan R. Johnson, University of South Florida

Rhetorical Figures as Argument Schemes—Ethos and Trust

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, University of Waterloo

Ethical Sensibility: Scientists’ Response to Changing Conditions of Trust

James Wynn, Carnegie Mellon University

———Afternoon Break Coffee and other, lesser refreshments
3:55 – 5 pm | Networked Conditions of Trust and for Trusting, & Closing Discussions

Learning to Trust the Bomb: Building Trust Narratives from Photos of Nuclear Tests

Greg Wilson, Texas Tech University

Consensus and/or Trust: Wikipedia’s Production of Public Scientific Knowledge

Michelle Gibbons, University of New Hampshire

Using Social Network Analysis to Further a Rhetorical Understanding of Trust

Laura Roberts, North Carolina State University

Response and closing discussions

Zoltan P. Majdik, North Dakota State University