The Science Scene

Monday, April 25

"The Nomological Nets of Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism." Joshua Miller, a psychologist from the University of Georgia, will discuss his research. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

"Psychology Symposium." A celebration of student work as part of Emory's Undergraduate Research Week, from 4 to 7 pm in PAIS, room 208.

Tuesday, April 26

"A Conversation about Climate Change." Theodosia Wade, an environmental scientist at Emory's Oxford College, will host a conversation. At 4 pm in Oxford City Hall.

Thursday, April 28

"Animal Reveries and European Fantasies of Colonial Domination in Africa." Historian Florence Bernault, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give a talk for Emory's Institute of African Studies. At 4:15 pm in Bowden, room 323.

Friday to Saturday, April 29 to 30

"Global Mental Health Symposium." The theme of a two-day symposium on mental health, hosted by Emory's Department of Anthropology, is "Advancing the Biocultural Interface." The symposium aims to assess the current state of global mental health while also evaluating the benefits and challenges of expanding anthropology's role in the field. Registration required.

Sunday to Tuesday, May 1 to May 3

"Bridging the Sciences: Zika Virus." A three-day meeting of Brazilian scientists and their international colleagues will feature sessions geared toward fundamental understanding of Zika virus biology and practical considerations for management of the infection. Topics will include aspects of epidemiology, pathophysiology and virology, as well as emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies. At the Emory Conference Center. Registration required.

Tuesday, May 3

"The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World." Best-selling author Andrea Wulf will discuss her book about the life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way nature is understood today. Von Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Wulf's biography brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalist back to life. At 7 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Saturday, May 7

"Fifth Annual Squishy Physics Saturday." You might be surprised that a great deal of science is required to produce your favorite ice cream with just the right texture, flavor and appearance. An expert food scientist and chefs will explore the entertaining intersection between science and ice cream. At 10 am at Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152. This event is free, but registration is required.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

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