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Backchannels provides an outlet for alternative-format scholarly communications, publishing shorter, timelier, media-rich communiques of interest to the global STS community.

Bridging Science, Religion and STS in India: An interview with Renny Thomas

Reflections / Joseph Satish Vedanayagam

In this post, Joseph Satish interviews Renny Thomas on the challenges of bridging science, religion and STS in India. Thomas’ ethnographic work is unique to the exploration of caste, religion and atheism in the Indian laboratory.

Coronavirus – Call for Contributions from STS, Technoscience and Beyond

Reflections / Amanda Windle


Call for contributions from the 4S community in response to COVID-19. We are looking to put together a rough and iterative toolkit and a range of sources for 4S readers to think together around issues raised by the current coronavirus pandemic. Expected publication date for April 2020.

NOLA 2019: “What am I doing here?” Exploring discomfort in/as social research

Reflections / Marco Paladines

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Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

2020 & 2021 Bix Festival Dates

Our plan is to hold the 49th & 50th festivals at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in north Davenport (google map).

The dates for 2020 are July 30th, 31st & Aug. 1st. The dates for 2021 are Aug. 5, 6, & 7. To get the latest information become a member (see Membership page) and receive the newsletter; also, make this page a “favorite” along with the Bix Society’s Facebook page.

2019 Bix Festival Ticket Order Form PDF – Word Doc

Rhythm City Casino Hotel Reservations

Online Reservations with a Group Booking Code

Go to:

  • At the top of the page there are different hyperlinks; choose the ‘Hotel’ tab; it will change from purple to white once you are on the tab.
  • Click the “BOOK A ROOM” link and a tan box will appear on the left side of the page.
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Home – IEEE Electronics Packaging Society

2020 31st Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)
Saratoga Springs, NY USA
May 4, 2020 – May 7, 2020
2020 43rd International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology (ISSE)
Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
May 13, 2020 – May 17, 2020
IEEE Workshop on Signal & Power Integrity (SPI) CANCELLED
May 17, 2020 – May 20, 2020
2020 19th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm)
Lake Buena Vista, FL USA
May 26, 2020 – May 29, 2020
2020 IEEE 70th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)
Lake Buena Vista, FL USA
May 26, 2020 – May 29, 2020
2020 30th International Conference on Electrical Contacts (ICEC)
Rorschach, Switzerland
Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 18, 2020
2020 21st International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems (EuroSimE)
Kraków, Poland
Jul 5, 2020 – Jul 8, 2020
2020 21st International Conference
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Home – Canadian AIDS Society

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PictureImage courtesy The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The John White map, 1585, was the first map to be exclusiviely devoted to Virginia and to show the area with any deree of accuracy and detail. It also was the first map to name the Chesapeake Bay and to illustrate Sir Walter Raleigh’s ill-fated Roanoke colony, where White was Governor in 1587.The orientation of the map illustrates west at the top perhaps due to the early cartographer’s perception of the terrain as they looked westward. In this rare first state of the map, Chesapeake is spelled “Ehesepioc.” The map seen here is a 1590 engraving by Theodore De Bry and is commonly described as ‘that part of Ameria, now called Virginia”

PictureTheodore De Bry

​Born to a wealthy Protestant family and trained in his native Liège as a goldsmith and engraver, Theodore

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Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

We’re Here for You

Social distancing at home?  Feeling isolated? 

We’re all going through this individually, but SPE’s community gives us an opportunity to go through it together – and come out better on the other side. Connect with colleagues, build your network, and tap into benefits you may have missed. Read more 

SPE News

Drilling’s Digital Ecosystem with Tommy Sigmundstad

Aker BP’s Senior Vice President of Drilling and Wells joins SPE’s VP of Communications, Glenda Smith, on The SPE Podcast to explore recent milestones, such as drilling a nautical mile in 13 hours, and digitalization and automation advancements in drilling.

SPE Resources


SPE Drilling & Completion is celebrating a milestone year with its 35th volume. As the successor publication to SPE Drilling Engineering, the journal continues to offer the latest in technical knowledge for all aspects of drilling operations and completions. Subscribe to SPE’s journals to unlock a

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‘The Society’ on Netflix: Reviews, plot, characters, filming locations

When Christopher Keyser, creator of “Party of Five,” took the stage at the Mass Media Expo in November 2018, he was pretty tight-lipped about his new Netflix show, which was filmed in close to a dozen towns in Massachusetts last year, other than to call it a modern-day “Lord of the Flies.”

That show, titled “The Society,” follows a group of teens who suddenly find their wealthy Connecticut town completely devoid of adults. The youngsters must suddenly fend for themselves in a suburban survival of the fittest.

With all 10 episodes of season one debuting on Netflix Friday (the same day that Burlington native Amy Poehler’s directorial debut “Wine Country” hits the streaming site), much has been revealed about Keyser’s show, though plenty of mystery still remains.

What’s “The Society” about?

Without spoiling too much, here’s a breakdown of the show’s early plot: Students of fictional Connecticut suburb West Ham

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Accounting, Organizations and Society – Journal

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Introduction to Sociology/Society – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

As a pastoralist society, the Maasai way of life revolves around their livestock. They often times will travel hundreds of miles of semi-arid and arid terrain of Kenya and Tanzania in search of grazing lands and watering holes for their cattle. The cows are invaluable in providing a constant source of protein in the form of meat, blood, and milk, but also supplying the dried dung for constructing their semi-temporary huts. Considering the importance of cattle in their society, a Maasai male’s amount of wealth as well as his allotment of wives are usually determined by the number of cattle he possesses. The Maasai people are a society reminiscent of a way of life long before the Industrial Revolution and the current post-industrial period where technology has become a global norm. However, the Maasai pastoralist traditions have managed to endure in the midst of extreme social change. How have they
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Essay on the Meaning and Definition of Society (661 Words)

Here is your short essay on Society!

The term society has been derived from the Latin word ‘Socius’ which means a companion, association or fellowship. It is because man always lives in the company of his fellow beings. This led George Simmel to remark that sociability is the essence of society. The term society is understood in different sense. In our day today discussion society is used to refer to the members of specific in group for example-Advice Society, Harijan Society etc. some other time it refers to some institutions like Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj. At some other time society refers to an association like consumer’s society, co-operative society or cultural society. Society is also used in the sense of a group such as rural society or urban society.

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But in Sociology, Society refers not to a group of people but to the complex pattern of

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