The Science Scene

Wednesday, July 21

"Emory Climate Talks." Matthew Brander, senior lecturer in carbon accounting from the University of Edinburgh, will give a talk entitled "The future of the voluntary carbon market under the Paris Agreement." Brander's research focuses on the development of methods for corporate, product, project and policy-level greenhouse gas accounting. He has a particular interest in bioenergy, offsetting, electricity accounting, greenhouse gas removal and land-use baselines. At noon, via Zoom.

Wednesday, July 28

"Apollo 15 Learning Hub." The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship will hold a virtual event to discuss the various tools, resources and people involved in the creation of its newly launched Apollo 15 Learning Hub. The hub assembles, preserves and makes available primary source records of Apollo 15 for research, education, history and as an example of a unique human endeavor. At 1 pm via Zoom.

Thursday, July 29 to Saturday, August 1

"Tender Rhythms." Emory Visual Arts Gallery invites you to come and create art with your brain through "Tender Rhythms," an interactive audiovisual brain computer interface art installation. Based on recent neuroscience, the exhibit aims to show how when people deeply connect with one another, their alpha brainwaves synchronize. RSVP required.

Thursday to Friday, August 12 to 13

Climate Conference
"Georgia Climate Conference."
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a climate conference on Jekyll Island with the theme "Minimizing Georgia's Risk, Maximizing Georgia's Future." The two-day event will include a poster social, two keynote luncheons, continuing education credits and networking opportunities. Practitioners and researchers working on disaster coastal hazards in Georgia will present results of recent studies, discuss works in progress and share ideas. Registration is required.

Wednesday, August 18

"Specialty Chemicals: Sustainability Perspectives from the Middle of the Value-Chain." Emory Climate Talks features Jason Keiper, chief technology and sustainability officer at Stepan Company. Keiper is responsible for Stepan's global research and development teams and sustainability program. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2000 from Emory. At noon, via Zoom.

Thursday, September 9
Finding the Mother Tree

"Finding the Mother Tree." Emory Climate Talks features Suzanne Simard, professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. Simard is the leader of The Mother Tree Project, which researches forest renewal practices that protect biodiversity against climate change. She will discuss her latest book, Finding the Mother Tree, which explores the ways in which trees learn and adapt their behaviors, remember the past, demonstrate agency over the future and cooperate with a sophistication typically ascribed to humans. At 4 pm via Zoom. 

Thursday, September 30

"Emory Climate Talks." Will Harris of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, is featured. He is a fourth-generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866, and has returned to the farming methods used 130 years before. Harris has been recognized around the world as a leader in humane animal husbandry and environmental sustainability. He is the immediate past-president of the board of directors of Georgia Organics and the beef director of the American Grassfed Association. At 4 pm via Zoom.

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