The Science Scene

Monday, October 17

"The Evolution of Cooperation and Conflict: A Case Study of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland." Anthropologist Antonio Silva will describe empirical studies investigating the role of inter-group conflict and religion, and how ecological and individual characteristics affect the variation in cooperative behavior. These studies are based on naturalistic measures of cooperation (donations, lost letters, dropped coins and lost person experiments) to quantify the variation in behavior. At 4 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 206.

Thursday, October 20

"Macroeconomics Seminar." The Emory economics department is sponsoring a talk by Domenico Giannone of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At 11:30 am at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

"Anger in a Time of War: Science and Personhood in Wartime China." Jia-Chen Fu, a professor of Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture, will speak. At 4 pm in Emory's Callaway, room S423.
Anger in a Time of War

"The Journey from Health Disparity to Health Equity." A lecture by David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General and founding director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. At 4:15 pm in Emory's WHSCAB Auditorium.

"How Metacognitive States Like Tip-of-the-Tongue and Deja Vu Can be Biasing." A talk by Anne Cleary, a psychologist from Colorado State University. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Friday, October 21

"Health in the Americas: Progress and Challenges." The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health Speaker Series hosts Isabella Danel, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. At 1 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Friday, October 21 to Saturday, October 22

"The Future of Life: Here on Earth and Elsewhere." A two-day series of conversations and workshops on human exploration of the cosmos. The event is designed to connect scientists, artists and liberal arts scholars from across Atlanta and the country with the stirring possibilities and consequences of humanity's shared endeavor to understand our origins and our future. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. At various locations on the Georgia Tech campus.

Monday, October 24

"A Multilevel Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on the Consequences of Child Maltreatment." Emory Department of Psychology hosts its McCandless Speaker, Dante Cicchetti. At 4 pm in PAIS, room 290. 

Wednesday, October 26

"Zombethics: Where Do you Stand?" What can zombies teach us about ethics? Join the discussion during the Emory Center for Ethic's annual Zombethics conference. This year's event will feature a keynote by Paul Root Wolpe, the center's director, entitled: "Re-creation: The Body as a Biotechnological Object." A forum, including Emory faculty, staff and students, will discus gender identity, invisible disabilities and staring. Starting at 5:30 pm at the Center for Ethics, room 102.

Thursday, October 27
Mummies and Milkshakes

"Mummies and Mixers." Archeology is a scream during an annual night at the Carlos Museum, featuring music, costumes, cocktails, mouthwatering treats, screening of Hollywood horror classics and special tours of the Egyptian galleries. From 7 to 9 pm. Tickets required.

Saturday, October 29

"Mummies and Milkshakes." Costumed children can explore the rituals of mummification (with Anubis, god of embalming), as well as enjoy a scavenger hunt, milkshakes and screenings of funny vintage mummy cartoons, like Abbot and Costello "Meet the Mummy." From 6 to 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 2

"Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science and Business of Drug Development and Pricing." The Emory Center for Ethics and the Healthcare Ethics Consortium will bring together an array of experts for a conference to explore how the escalating cost of prescription drugs affects the affordability of health care, and the role of government, academia and public policy in drug development and pricing. From 8 am to 3 pm at the Emory Conference Center.

Thursday, November 3

"The State of Child Health in Georgia." Emory's Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture will be delivered by Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner and state health officer at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Linda McCauley, dean of Emory School of Nursing, and Carol Hogue, a professor at Rollins School of Public Health. At 4 pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium.

Monday, November 7

"Virtual and Augmented Reality at Emory." Arya Basu, from the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and Brennen Collins, from GSU, will showcase a series of virtual and augmented reality projects, ongoing in Atlanta, Rome and in Greece. At 9:15 am in Emory's Oxford Road Building's Presentation Room. For more information, contact:

Tuesday, November 8

"Microeconomics Seminar." A joint seminar by Matthew Harris, an economist from the University of Tennessee, and the Rollins School of Public Health. At 11:30 am in Emory's Rich building, room 108.

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