The Science Scene

Monday, November 18

"Symposium on Space Innovations." Recent innovations in space science and technology will be highlighted in presentations, panel discussions, talks and exhibits. The conference concludes with a Galactic Get-Together. At Georgia Tech's Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center, starting at 8 am.

"The Pollinators." Our complex food system rests on the wings of the honey bee and the commercial beekeepers that move them from farm to orchard, pollinating the crops that produce the food we all eat. A free screening of a documentary, "The Pollinators," will describe what you can do to protect the bees we depend on. The filmmakers follow the migratory beekeepers around the country and talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way. Director Peter Nelson and producer Sally Roy will be on hand for an after-film discussion. At 6:30 pm at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Tuesday, November 19
Health and Climate Change

"Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change." Emory will be one of three sites in the United States and 30 around the world hosting launch events to celebrate the release of the 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. The event will feature presentations from one of the report co-authors and Atlanta-based experts in global health, climate change and development. RSVP required. At noon in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, the Klamon Room.

"Medicaid: The Policy and Politics of Health Reform." A lecture by Michael M.E. Johns, a professor of public health and medicine at Emory and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare. At 3 pm in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, the Klamon Room.

"Hearing in a World of Light: Computations for Communicating Across the Senses." A talk by Jennifer Groh, a neuroscientist from Duke University. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Wednesday, November 20

"Health Disparities Among Underrepresented and Underserved Populations in Atlanta." A talk by Alawode Oladele, MD. At 5 pm in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, the Rita Anne Rollins Room.

"The Climate Reality Project." A screening of a German, English-subtitled, version of the Truth in 10 slideshow — a 10-minute presentation based on Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Its simple message: The climate crisis is urgent but the solutions are at hand. Following the presentation, the Atlanta Chapter of the Climate Reality Project will hold a panel discussion on climate change effects and actions that can be taken to face those challenges. At 6 pm at Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.

Saturday, November 23
Searching for Life on Europa 

"Searching for Life in Our Solar System: An Argument for Jupiter's Moon Europa." Europa is one of Jupiter's moons and is covered by a thick layer of ice. Evidence from spacecraft data indicates that a massive, liquid-water ocean lies beneath this layer of ice. Liquid water is a key indicator in the search for life beyond our home planet, making Europa a key target for more exploration and scientific investigation. Georgia Tech planetary scientist Elizabeth Spiers will discuss what "habitability" actually means, factors that can indicate it and how we can explore Europa in the future. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, a 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, November 25

"The Heroic Era for Blacks in Science." Physicist Ron Mickens, from Clark Atlanta University, is featured in the Race and Difference Colloquium. He will discuss the decade of 1935 to 1945 as a special time for the genesis of African-Americans working in STEM fields. In particular, he will cover whether their contributions were "hidden" and how the scientific community reacted to their efforts. At noon in the Jones Room of Emory's Woodruff Library.

Tuesday, December 3

"Child Health in a Changing Climate." Atlanta pediatrician Rebecca Philipsborn is featured as part of Emory's Planetary Health and Infectious Diseases Fall Speaker Series. At noon in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 2001.

Friday, December 6
Amphibian Foundation

"Amphibian Foundation Open House." Join staff, volunteers and conservation partners at the annual Amphibian Foundation Open House and Ribbit Exhibit. The Amphibian Foundation is dedicated to connecting individuals, communities and organizations in order to create and implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis. From 6 to 9 pm at the foundation's headquarters in Roswell.

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
School of Medicine: Surgical Grand Rounds