The Science Scene

Thursday, June 7 to Monday, June 11
ASM Microbe 2018

"ASM Microbe 2018." The American Society for Microbiology is holding its annual conference in Atlanta. The event showcases the best microbial science in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. The keynote will be delivered by Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who plays key roles in CDC emergency responses. Click here for a summary of Emory research that will be presented.

Tuesday, June 19

"Walking Across the Transatlantic Climate Bridge." Transportation is a major contributor to climate change: It recently surpassed electricity generation to become the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Frank Wefering, director of sustainability at Greenman-Pedersen, a New York-based engineering firm, will discuss urban mobility planning solutions that can make cities more sustainable. A European Science Cafe event, at 6 pm at the Goethe Zentrum at Colony Square.

Wednesday, June 20

"Beers and Brains." Donna McDermott, an Emory graduate student of behavioral ecology, will discuss "8 Ways I've Failed the Bees" as part of a line-up of speakers. Beers and Brains features short talks on passion projects presented in 20 slides, each lasting no more than 20 seconds, followed by questions from the audience. The free, recurring event uses the slogan: "It's brief. It's brainy. There's beer." At 7 pm at New Realm Brewing in the Perun Room.

Saving Georgia's Imperiled Frogs and Salamanders

Saturday, June 23

"Saving Georgia's Imperiled Frogs and Salamanders." The Atlanta-based Amphibian Foundation is working to conserve rare and threatened Georgia species, including the frosted flatwoods salamander, the gopher frog, the striped newt and the tiger salamander. Mark Mandica, executive director of the foundation, will describe the major threats to these species, what is being done to conserve them and how you can help. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Sunday, June 24
The Guardians

"The Guardians." Screening of a documentary about members of an indigenous community in Mexico who are dealing with illegal loggers and other issues as they work to conserve their way of life, along with threatened monarch butterflies in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with members of the organization Monarchs Across Georgia. At 6 pm in Agnes Scott College's Campbell Hall auditorium.

Tuesday, June 26

"Story Collider." The next Atlanta installment of the Story Collider features five true, personal stories about shake-ups in science by the following people: Emory neuroscientist Deboleena Roy, Zoo Atlanta herpetologist Joseph Mendelson, Georgia Tech microbiologist Brian Hammer and puppeteer Raymond Carr. From an accidental stabbing to a rainy night doing field work in Guatemala, hear how shake-ups changed how the storytellers saw life, themselves, and their way forward. At 8 pm at the Highland Inn Ballroom.

Wednesday, June 27
Baby University

"Baby University." Physicist Chris Ferrie, author of the Baby University Books, is the featured speaker in the author program of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Ferrie's day job at the University of Sydney focuses on research into quantum physics and machine learning. His passion for science communication led him to begin writing picture books for babies and children, with titles like "Quantum Entanglement for Babies" and "Rocket Science for Babies." Books will be available for sale and signing after the event. At 7 pm at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Thursday, June 28
Plants and Air Pollution

"Plants, Air Pollution and Climate Change." Eri Saikawa, from Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences, researches the sources and magnitude of emissions linked to air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change, as well as the effects of these emissions on humans and society. Saikawa is the featured speaker in the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 7 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.


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