The Science Scene

Monday, October 26

"Pandemic Ethics and Difficult Choices During the Time of COVID-19." Kathy Kinlaw, associate director of Emory Center for Ethics and assistant professor of pediatrics, is featured in a presentation hosted by the Emory University Emeritus College. At 11:30 am, via Zoom.

"Debating Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates." Emory faculty members from the Department of Economics are featured in a debate. Caroline Fohlin will argue for Biden/Harris policies and Paul Rubin will argue for Trump/Pence policies. At 6 pm via Zoom.

Thursday, October 29

"Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update." Emory's Surgical Grand Rounds will feature Heba Iskandar, associate professor of the Division of Digestive Diseases at Emory. At 7 am via Zoom.

Friday, October 30
Mosquito-bourne diseases

"Bridging Science and Public Health Policy to Control Urban Mosquito-borne Diseases."  Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, from Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences, is featured in the department's fall seminar series. At 9 am via Zoom.

"Doing Well By Doing Good." Emory faculty Jeong-Ho (John) Kim is featured in an Emory Department of Economics lunch and learn seminar. At noon, via Zoom.

Monday, November 2

"Heart Healthy Dietary Patterns: A Recipe for Life." Laurence Sperling, founder of the Emory Heart Disease Prevention Center, is featured in a presentation hosted by the Emory Emeritus College. He will discuss the pros and cons of many of the popular or "Fad" diets, and highlight a scientific, evidence-based approach to the issues involved in making choices that will promote heart health. At 11:30 am, via Zoom.

"Bayesian Estimation and Inference with Generated Regressors." Ruixuan Liu is featured in an Emory Economics Department lunch and learn seminar. At 1 pm, via Zoom.

Friday, November 6

"Emory Climate Talks." Sanya Carley, from Indiana University's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is featured in a webinar. Her research focuses on electricity and transportation policy, energy justice and public perceptions of energy infrastructure and technologies. At noon, via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 10

"Virtual Fireside Chat on Sustainability." Gareth Joyce, chief sustainability officer for Delta Air Lines, is featured in the Goizueta Sustainability Initiatives' Fall Fireside Chat. As Delta's first CSO, Joyce oversees the company's $1 billion commitment toward becoming carbon neutral, and other efforts to be a responsible steward of the environment. At 4 pm via Zoom. 

Wednesday to Friday, November 11 to November 13

"Addressing Therapeutic Challenges Together with Chemical Biology." The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) annual conference, originally set for Atlanta, is going virtual. The theme this year is the power of chemical biology to bring the community together to address critical challenges of today, including COVID-19, and beyond. The scientific program will showcase the impact of collaborations to advance chemical biology and to promote the career development of young chemical biologists. Keynote lectures will feature leaders in the field sharing perspectives. Registration is free.

Thursday, November 12

"Macroeconomics Seminar." Economist Rudiger Bachmann, from the University of Notre Dame, is featured in an economics seminar hosted by Emory's Department of Economics. At 4 pm, via Zoom.

"Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis." Science journalist and scientist Emily Willingham will discuss her new book as part of a series of online author talks hosted by Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health (CSHH). The talk will take the form of an interview conducted by Maryn McKenna, a CSHH senior fellow and a veteran journalist and bestselling author. At 4:30 pm via Zoom.

Monday, November 23

"Mathematics and Imaging." Jim Nagy, professor and chair of Emory's Department of Mathematics, is featured in an Emory Emeritus College presentation. He will describe some important research activities in medical imaging. At 11:30 am via Zoom.

Thursday, December 3

"Macroeconomics Seminar." Economist Simon Mongey, from the University of Chicago, is featured in a seminar hosted by Emory's Department of Economics and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. At 4 pm, via Zoom.

Links to Emory event calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Computer Science
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds
School of Medicine: Surgical Grand Rounds