The Science Scene

Monday, January 30
 
"How to Choose a Winner." Emory mathematician Vicki Powers is featured in an Emeritus College lunch colloquium. She will explore the mathematics of voting focused on a key question: If choosing  winner from a set of candidates, how can we use the preferences of the individual voter to decide on the best choice for the winner? At 11:30 am in Luce Center or via Zoom.
 
Wednesday, February 1

"Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools." Chrstopher D.E. Willoughby, visiting assistant professor of history, Pitzer College, will discuss how medical science in antebellum America was organized around a paradox. It presumed African Americans to be less than human yet still human enough to be viable as experimental subjects, s cadavers, and for use in the training of medical students. He will chart the rise of racist theories in U.S. medical schools, throwing new light on the extensive legacies of slavery in modern medicine. At 4 pm via Zoom.
Genome Mapped
 
Tuesday, February 7
 
"Human Genome Mapped: Public Health Benefit." Colleen McBride, professor of behavioral sciences and health education at Rollins School of Public Health, will give the 2023 John F. Morgan, Sr. Distinguished Faculty Lecture. Her presentation will build upon the past two decades' advances in genomic discovery and related technology that made it possible to map the human genome and deepen understanding of disease biology. At 6 pm in Emory's Convocation Hall, room 208.
 
Wednesday, February 15
 
"Implications of Dobbs on Reproductive Health Education." Annamria Maples from Emory School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is featured in an Emory Emeritus College lunch colloquium. She will examine how state laws that ban abortions will change postgraduate medical education in women's reproductive health. At 11:30 am in the Luce Center or via Zoom.

Wednesday, March 1

Emory Talks Climate
"Community Conversations: Emory Talks Climate Action." Emory University is undergoing a climate action and resilience assessment process led by the Emory Climate Action Task Force. To ensure the task force's work is informed by the entire community, a series of Community Conversations will connect students, faculty and staff across Emory and Oxford campuses. At 4:40 pm in Campus Services,  Building B.

Thursday, March 2

"Simple Interactions Construct Complex Communication in Songbirds and Human Infants." Michael Goldstein, a psychologist from Cornell University, will discuss his research into the evolution of vocal learning by examining the processses by which birds learn to sing and human infants learn to talk. At 4 pm in O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, room 1052 or via Zoom.

Friday, March 10 to Saturday March 25
 
Atlanta Science Festival
"Atlanta Science Festival." Returning for its tenth year, the Atlanta Science Festival will feature 150 events across Atlanta, including many on the Emory campus, celebrating science, ranging from outdoor activities to learning about technological advances in robots and aircraft. The festival culminates on Saturday, March 25 with the Exploration Expo, a family friendly event featuring 75 interactive science booths hosted by scientists from local universities and other organizations.

Tuesday, March 14

"The Rational Use of Cognitive Resources." Tom Griffiths, a psychologist and computer scientist at Princeton University, will discuss the different views of the mind between his two specialties, and how these perspectives may be reconciled. At 4 pm in PAIS, room 290 or via Zoom.

Friday, March 24 

"Community Conversations: Emory Talks Climate Action." Emory University is undergoing a climate action and resilience assessment process led by the Emory Climate Action Task Force. To ensure the task force's work is informed by the entire community, a series of Community Conversations will connect students, faculty and staff across Emory and Oxford campuses. At 10 am, via Zoom.

Saturday, April 1

"Science on Spiritual Health Symposium." Scientific and clinical collaborations in spiritual health and brain health at Emory University are poised to help transform the medical system's approach to mental and physical health. These developments will be explored at the Science on Spiritual Health Symposium 2023, a one-day event of international scope. From 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in the auditorium of the Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building.

Thursday, April 6 

"Community Conversations: Emory Talks Climate Action." Emory University is undergoing a climate action and resilience assessment process led by the Emory Climate Action Task Force. To ensure the task force's work is informed by the entire community, a series of Community Conversations will connect students, faculty and staff across Emory and Oxford campuses. At 2 pm in Goizueta Foundation Center, W525.

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