The Science Scene

Monday, October 21

"When Emory Doctors Went to War." Res Davis, retired administrator and consultant for Emory Healthcare, will give a talk honoring the centennial of the Emory Medical Unit's service in the First World War. This is a lunch colloquium hosted by the Emory University Emeritus College. At 11:30 am in Emory's Luce Center, room 130.

Tuesday, October 22
SciTober Fest

"Hurricanes and Environmental Health." Abby Mutic, an assistant professor in Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will give a talk. At noon in the School of Nursing auditorium.

"SciTober Fest." A mixer where scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and friends can mingle, network and discuss STEM-related issues. Various organizations will be on hand to provide information on how you can join them in their specific efforts. From 6 to 9 pm at Atlanta's Highland Inn and Ballroom.

Wednesday, October 23

"Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution." Screening of a film by Jamie Redford, the son of Robert Redford, about the dawn of the clean energy era. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Kevin McCauley, director of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, and Dan May, from the Citizens' Climate Lobby. At 6:30 pm in Atlanta's German Cultural Center, Goethe-Zentrum.

Thursday, October 24

"The Story Collider: Deal with It." There are many times in life when things don't go the way you want. Join in this evening of true, personal stories from science, told by folks who figured out a way to just deal with the unexpected. At 8 pm at the Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge.

Saturday, October 26
Keeping Bird Flu at Bay

"How Sugars on the Surface of Our Cells Help Keep a Bird Flu Pandemic at Bay." With influenza always present in aquatic birds, how is it that we humans have been able to dodge an avian flu pandemic, at least so far? Lauren Byrd-Leotis, of Emory School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will describe the role that the sugars "decorating" the surface of our cells play in helping to prevent avian strains of influenza from circulating in humans. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Thursday, October 31

"Turning Sour, Bloated and Out of Breath: Ocean Chemistry Under Global Warming." Taka Ito, from Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, will describe recent measurements of changing seawater chemistry, highlighting the importance of rising carbon dioxide concentration in the air to climate change and pollution of rivers and the atmosphere. At 7:30 pm at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Salon Four.

Friday, November 1 
Sleep Research

"Building Sleep Research Across Emory." A symposium will feature the themes of the future of sleep medicine, sleep measurement, sleep disparities and sleep disorders, with the goal of facilitating and promoting collaborations for sleep and circadian research at Emory. Talks will include external and internal speakers and posters will highlight ongoing sleep research across campus. From 8 am to 6 pm. Registration is required.

Monday, November 4

"Prescription Thugs." A screening of a documentary by filmmaker Chris Bell. After seeing friends and family become addicted to prescription drugs, he sets out to discover more about pharmaceutical companies. Following the screening, a discussion will be led by guest speakers Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown, director of Emory School of Medicine's Division of Pain Management, and Rohan Palmer, an Emory psychologist studying addiction. At 7 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 101.

Thursday, November 7

"Elements in Science, Fiction and Culture." A discussion by a panel of Atlanta-based scientists and science fiction writers, including Milton Davis, M.G. Finn, Deirdre Shoemaker and Amanda Weiss. At 11 am in Georgia Tech's Crosland Tower, 7th floor Reading Room.

Thursday, November 7 through Friday, November 

Georgia Climate Conference
"Georgia Climate Conference: Minimizing Georgia's Risks, Maximizing Georgia's Future." Hosted by the Georgia Climate Project, the conference will bring together nearly 400 leaders and experts from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors to collaborate, raise awareness of work across the state, highlight progress and identify opportunities to do more. Key questions to be addressed include: What does a changing climate mean for Georgia? What can we do about it? Registration is required for this event, which will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Tuesday, November 12

"Psychiatry and Poetry: An Evening with Jericho Brown." Emory poet Jericho Brown will be joined by Andrew Furman, Negar Fans and DeJuan White, psychiatrists from Emory School of Medicine. At 7 pm at the Emory Brain Health Center.

Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, November 15

"Brainhack ATL." A three-day neuroscience hackathon focused on bringing together students, researchers, industry professionals, engineers, data scientists and neuroscientists from a variety of fields to explore the applications of neuroimaging tools from different perspectives. At the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science.

Tuesday, November 19

"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.

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