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Nov. 21, 2005

RSU Prof To Present Nov. 30 Review of ‘Republican War on Science'

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, assistant professor in Rogers State University's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will review the book, "The Republican War on Science," on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Stratton Taylor Library.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Stratton Taylor Library, Room 207. The presentation is part of the university's Library Literary Review series.

In "The Republican War on Science," author Chris Mooney examines the intersection of science and politics, and argues that science and scientists currently have less influence with the federal government than at any time since the 1950s. He concludes that scientific findings today are reported in a politicized manner, distorted to fit political agendas or ignored entirely when the finds are inconvenient. Mooney serves as Washington correspondent for the science and culture magazine, Seed, and as a senior correspondent for American Prospect magazine.

The book will be reviewed by Hicks, who received doctoral and master's degrees in government and international studies from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of West Georgia. His teaching and research interests include political theory, American politics, American foreign policy, and international relations. He has written articles on political theory for scholarly journals and has participated in several academic and professional conferences.

For more information, call the RSU Library at 343-7716.