Center for Open Science co-founder to speak at Paris Lecture Series Tuesday

Brian Nosek, co-founder and executive director for the Center for Open Science — a nonprofit technology organization whose mission is to “increase the openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research” — will be the featured speaker at the annual Paris Lecture Series, hosted by the School of Education from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Oscar N. Harris Student Union theater. 

Nosek’s Center for Open Science is a collaborative management service for registering studies and archiving and sharing research materials and data worldwide. It’s made up of astronomers, biologists, chemists, computer scientists, researchers, engineers, neuroscientists and psychologists — coming together to provide tools and services to benefit all sciences. 

A professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Nosek, who earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 2002, is also co-founder of Project Implicit, a multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition–thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control.

The Paris Lecture Series is made possible through a gift from Dr. John Viehe, who has taught psychology at Campbell for many years after a distinguished career in military intelligence. 

The lecture series is in honor of his mother, Ethel Paris Viehe, and aunts Florence Edith Paris and Cora Paris Hagen. The Paris sisters dedicated their lives to serving and educating others and were both exemplars in the field of education and examples for current students to emulate. Viehe’s mother was widowed with four children, all under the age of 11, who immediately returned to teaching and became chairman of the science department at Hamburg, New York High School. She was awarded three National Science Foundation grants to study specialized advanced topics, and she imparted the importance of education to her four, each of whom subsequently earned a doctoral degree.

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