The Science Scene

Monday, September 25

"Too Far or Not Far Enough: The Ethics and Future of Neuroscience and Law." Psychologist and philosopher Eyal Aharoni, from Georgia State University, will speak. At noon in Emory Center for Ethics, room 162.

"Covering Global Health and Public Health as a Journalist." Betsy McKay, Atlanta bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, is featured in an Emory Environmental Sciences seminar.  At 4 pm in the Math and Science Center, room N304.

Tuesday, September 26

"Microeconomics Seminar." A seminar led by Leila Agha of Darthmouth. At 1 pm in Emory's Rich, room 211.

"Econometrics Seminar." A seminar led by Aman Ullah of the University of California, Riverside. At 4 pm in Emory's Rich, room 211.

Wednesday, September 27
Lord of the Rings


"The Sunrise Movement." Sunrise is an organization devoted to building an army of young people to help stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Learn more about it in an informational meeting. At 6:30 pm in Emory's Tarbutton Hall, room 105.

"Lord of the Rings: Journey to Saturn." Emory physicist Alissa Bans will describe the amazing discoveries and spectacular ending of the Cassini mission, and guide telescope observations of the night sky, weather permitting. At the Emory Observatory and Planetarium, from 7 to 10 pm.

Thursday, September 28

"Macroeconomics Seminar." A seminar led by Youchang Wu of the University of Oregon. At 11:30 am at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank.

"The New National Public Health Institute of Liberia: What NPHIs Look Like Post-Ebola." A lecture by Tolbert Nyenswah, director of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. At noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium, Rollins School of Public Health.

Friday, September 29
Lacan's Last Experiment


"Lacan's Last Experiment with Psychoanalysis: His Madness or Our Refusal." Three psychoanalysis will present Lacan's notoriously difficult text "L'Etourdit," which has been called both mad and brilliant. From 2 to 5 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 110.

Saturday, September 30

"Not from Clinical Practice: On Witz, Conversion and Transgender Embodiment." Three psychoanalysts take up the concepts of Witz, conversion and embodiment and attempt to put these to work clinically and theoretically. From 10 am to 3 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 110.

Wednesday, October 4

"Talking to the Media about Science." As entire bodies of research are dismissed as hoaxes and public debates grow over the politicization of science, scientists are increasingly being called upon to explain their work in the media. In this panel, two communications professionals skilled in media training for scientists and two scientists who have looked closely at how science is represented in the media, will offer their best advice for researchers speaking publicly about their work through the news. At noon in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, Rollins School of Public Health.

Monday, October 16
Zombies, Sports and Cola


"Zombies, Sports and Cola: Implications for Communicating Weather and Climate Change." Marshall Shepherd, a professor of geographic and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, is featured in an Emory Environmental Sciences seminar. At 4 pm in the Math and Science Center, room N304.

Saturday, October 21

"Sunrise Georgia Leadership Training." Sunrise is an organization devoted to building an army of young people to help stop climate change while creating millions of new jobs in the process. Atlanta is among the city's where Sunrise is holding one-day, state-wide training sessions on the organization's strategy and structure. From 9 am to 7 pm, location to be determined.

Friday, October 27

"Culture, Learning and Education." A symposium by Emory's Center for Mind, Brain and Culture bringing together perspectives from ethnography, developmental psychology, neuroscience and the sociology of education for a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation of what we have learned about the many ways in which we learn. From 1 to 5:30 pm at PAIS, room 290.

Monday, October 30

"Beyond Recycling — Sustainable Materials Management." Michelle Wiseman, from the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Sustainability, is featured in an Emory Environmental Sciences seminar. At 4 pm in the Math and Science Center, room N304.


For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

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