The Science Scene

Saturday, February 17
The Future of Life

"Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life." The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) symposium will generate a discussion about science, spirituality and the future of life on Earth and elsewhere. Emory biologist Arri Eisen will deliver a keynote entitled, "What Happens When You Mix Monks, Nuns and Scientists? The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative." From 8:30 am to 6 pm at Candler School of Theology.

Monday, February 19

"The (Economist's) Burden: Why Studying Hard and Working Hard Ain't Enough for Black Americans." Derrick Hamilton, associate professor of public policy at The New School, is featured in the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's colloquium series. At noon in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. Registration required.

"Contagion." A screening of the movie Contagion, hosted by the Center for the Study of Human Health, will be followed by a discussion with two officers from the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, Hammad N'Cho and Josh Doyle. At 6:30 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 101.

"How We Became Our Data: The Information Politics of Information Persons." Philosopher Colin Koopman, from the University of Oregon, will give a talk. Koopman is currently investigating the early years of scientific personality psychology (1917-1937), the racialization of real estate appraisal practices in America (1923-1934) and the history of identification paperwork. At 7:30 pm at Oxford College, in Williams Hall.

Tuesday, February 20

"Adaptation to a Changing Climate and Society." Kazuhiko Kobayashi, from the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences at the University of Tokyo, will present case studies for sustainable food production in Japan. At 4 pm in Emory's White Hall.

Wednesday, February 21

"The Neurobiology of Individuality." Harvard neurobiologist Benjamin L. de Bivort is the featured speaker for the Kavli Brain Forum. At 2:30 pm. For more information, contact Davonte Biggers:

Thursday, February 22
Frankenstein on Screen

"Neuroeducation and the Adolescent Brain." The field of neuroeducation has emerged in response to the drive for translational neuroscience and a trend towards evidence-based education. Suparna Choudhury, from McGill University, will discuss ways in which brain-based theories are taken up, the appeal to teachers and policy-makers and the scentific ambiguities that are inherent to this field. At 4 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 110.

"Frankenstein on Screen." A triple feature of movie interpretations of the classic novel "Frankenstein," which turns 200 this year, will be screened, alongside commentary by filmmaker and former Emory film professor Eddy von Mueller. The free event is part of FACE: Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration at Emory. At 7 pm at the Emory Center for Ethics.

February 22 to February 23

"Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Conference." Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, panel discussions and keynote speakers. At Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.

Friday, February 23

"Georgia Society for Public Health Education 2018 Summit." This summit will focus on a major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral policy and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. From 8 am to 4:30 pm at Kennesaw State University.

"Next South Sustainability Conference." The largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility. From 8 am to 4 pm at the Georgia State University Student Center.

"Back to the City: Gentrification and the Struggle for Food Justice in Oakland." A lecture by Alison Alkon, author of "Black White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy," an ethnography of race and class at farmers markets in Berkeley and Oakland. Her talk will be followed by a discussion with local community food members. At 4 pm in Candler School of Theology, in room 252 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building.

Saturday, February 24
TEDxEmory 2018

"TEDxEmory 2018: Solve for X." An independently organized TED event at Emory University that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world's leaders, thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about in a series of short talks. The theme this year is Solve for X and the diverse group of speakers will highlight their own ideas worth spreading focused on STEM, social justice and many other topics. From 10 am to 4 pm, at Emory's WHSCAB Auditorium (Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building). Tickets required.

Monday, February 26

"Supersymmetry, Supergravity and Superstring Theory." A talk by physicist S. James Gates from Brown University, part of the Georgia Tech Frontiers in Science Lecture Series. At 6 pm in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.

Thursday to Friday, March 1 to March 2

"ComSciCon." The first annual Atlanta ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students. The two-day event features expert speakers, a program of training events and opportunities for networking. At Georgia Institute of Technology.

Monday, March 5

"Reflections on 'The Long Shadow' in the Wake of Freddie Gray." Sociologist Karl Alexander, from Johns Hopkins University, will give a talk.  He is a co-author of "The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood," which tells the story of the Baltimore-based Beginning School Study Youth Panel, a probability sample of typical urban children who came of age over the last decade of the 20th century and into the first decade of the 21st. At 4 pm on Monday, March 5 in Emory's White Hall, room 102.

Thursday, March 8

"Cats and Catacombs: Cat Cults and Kitten Mummies in Ancient Egypt." Salima Ikram, from the American University in Cairo, will give a talk in conjunction with the ongoing "Divine Felines" exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. At 7:30 pm in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, level three.

Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 24

"Atlanta Science Festival." An annual public celebration of local science and technology, the Atlanta Science Festival features a week full of more than 100 events throughout the metro area, including many on the Emory campus. The festival kicks off on Friday, March 9 with an event called "Rise Up, Robots," featuring a droid comedian, a robotic musician, a bionic arm and more, at Ferst Center. The festival culminates on Saturday, March 24 with the Exploration Expo, this year set at Piedmont Park.


Through November 11
Divine Felines

"Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt." An exhibit showcasing cats and lions, plus dogs and jackals, as domesticated pets, creatures of the wild or mythic symbols of divinities, in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship and everyday life. Animal burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features are also on display. At the Michael C. Carlos Museum, through November 11.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds