The Science Scene

Thursday, July 16

"Arsenic as a Global Environmental Health Challenge." Exposure to the carcinogen arsenic is of public health interest in many countries, including Bangladesh and the United States. Matthew Gribble, an epidemiologist from the University of Southern California, will discuss how factors such as body mass index, nutrient intake, genetics and gender make a difference in arsenic metabolism and susceptibility. At noon at Rollins School of Public Health, in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 2001.

Thursday, July 23

"Resistance: Not All Germs are Created Equal." A special screening of the film "Resistance," which delves into the history of antibiotic resistance and the rise of superbugs in the 21st century. The program begins with a reception at 6 pm at Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building. The screening is set for 6:30 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion, including filmmaker Michael Graziano.

Saturday, July 25

"Using Digital Images and Supercomputers to Help Create Drought-resistant Crops." Georgia Tech biologist Alexander Bucksch will describe how he is applying computational biology to the challenge of developing much needed drought-resistant food crops. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Wednesday, July 29

"What is chemical evolution?" Jon Perry, an artist, animator and science communicator, will discuss chemical evolution and provide examples of some of the earliest evolving chemical systems. A Stated Clearly animation will be screened. At 8 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Sunday, August 9
Being Seen and Unseen

"Being Seen and Unseen: What Organisms Can Teach Us About How to Manipulate Light." Marc Weissburg, an environmental scientist from Georgia Tech, is the featured speaker for Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 2 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.

Ongoing Events

"Brain: The Inside Story." A special exhibition at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History explores how the brain controls our senses and emotions and powers our thinking. The exhibition is filled with hands-on activities to bring to life topics such as the neurochemistry of love, how memory is formed, neuroplasticity and the health of the brain, and the intriguing, soon-to-be-reality of the futuristic brain. Through August 23.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Center for Science Education
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds