The Science Scene

Thursday, September 22

"Interventional Cancer Pain Management." Vinita Singh, an anesthesiologist and director of Cancer Pain at the Emory Pain Center, is featured in the Surgical Grand Grounds. At 7 am in Emory University Hospital Auditorium or via Zoom.
"Neural and Muscular Mechanisms of Skilled Behavior." The Biology Seminar Series features Emory biologist Sam Sober. At 11:30 am in O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, room 1052. For more information, contact Malia Escobar: 

"Emory Alunni at Climate Negotiations." Emory alumni Ben Levitt and Eleanor Partington will discuss their participation at the Bonn climate talks this past June. In the Emory Student Center, rooms five and six.

Sunday, September 25

"Clyde Shepherd River Clean-up." Georgia Interfaith Power and Light is hosting a river clean-up in celebration of World Rivers Day. Volunteers are welcome to help clean up a section of the river at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. The event is specifically for youth and young adults who want to connect with other interfaith youth. At 3 pm at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve.

Tuesday, September 27

"Labor, Ascription, Equality: Caste Politics in India." Harvard anthropologist Ajantha Subramanian will give a talk. In Emory's Convocation Hall, room 204.

Saturday, September 28

"Ancient and Modern Perspectives on Value Conflict." A discussion between Emory psychologist Arber Tasimi and Emory philosopher Marta Jimenez will tackle the perennial question of how humans weight and integrate competing considerations when deciding how to act. At noon, via Zoom.

"An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies." Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and best-selling author, returns to Atlanta for an illustrated lecture. He will share an enlightening and entertaining view of all the science that many of the most popular movies got wrong. Tickets required. At 8 pm at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Thursday, September 29
Reflective Decision-Making

"Reflective Decision-Making Fosters Excellence in Healthcare." Kevin Behrns, chief medical officer at the University of Florida's Health Central Florida, delivers the Emory School of Medicine's 26th Annual W.D. Warren Lectureship. At 7 am in Emory University Hospital Auditorium or via Zoom. 

Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, October 1

"Annual Health Econometrics Workshop." A forum to discuss the use of econometric and other quantitative methods to address issues in health economics and policy, health services research and outcomes research. At Emory's Miller-Ward Alumni House.
Wednesday, October 5
"Anthropology and the Private Sector: Why Companies Desire Enthnographers for Economic Growth." Cengiz Cemaloglu, an anthropologist at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will share his insights on how anthropological skills are increasingly used in the private sector and non-academic career trajectories for anthropologists today. At 4 pm in Emory's Anthropology Building, room 206, or via Zoom.

Wednesday, October 19

"Making Pandemics." Screening of a documentary film featuring actress Juliette Binoche. In the film, she meets with scientists from around the world, including Emory disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie in Atlanta, to understand the links between human health and the health of ecosystems. The film will be screened in French with English subtitles and followed by a discussion and Q&A with Gillespie, professor professor of environmental sciences and environmental health at Emory and Rollins School of Public Health. At 6:30 pm at Midtown Art Cinema.

Tuesday, October 25

"Kinds of Cumulative Cultural Evolution." Andrew Buskell, a public policy professor at Georgia Tech, is featured in an Emory Center for Mind, Brain and Culture lecture. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 230.

Tuesday, November 15

Craft + Computation
"Craft + Computation: Culture, Design, Cognition." Vernelle A. A. Noel, from Georgia Tech's Architecture and Interactive Computing, is featured in an Emory Center for Mind, Brain and Culture lecture. She will discuss the role computation may play in the restoration and reconfiguration of craft practices and how investigations into these practices at the intersection of culture, cognition and material inform our conceptualizations and understanding of the human mind. She will present research in the dying craft of wire-bending, and the diasporic design practice of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and reveal new possibilities for how we think about craft, computation and culture. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 230.

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