The Science Scene

Sunday, September 24

"The Only Doctor." A screening of the documentary "The Only Doctor," about the only physician in all of Clay County, Georgia, Karen Kinsell. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Kinsell and the film's director Matthew Hashiguchi. At 4 pm in Emory School of Medicine. Registration required.

Wednesday, September 27

"Towards an Anti-Racist Neuroscience: Possibilities and Problematics with Scientific Progress." Oliver Rollins, a sociologist from the University of Washington, will discuss the ongoing confrontation with scientific racism. He will outline what is a stake and show how the haunting presence of race/racism in neuroscience research is a manifestation of the routine, obscure and normative nature of systemic racism in larger U.S. society. At 4 pm in Emory's Atwood, room 360.
Friday, September 29
"Conserving Arabia Mountain." Robert Astrove, ranger of the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve area, is featured in a Department of Environmental Sciences talk. He will discuss his role to conserve the landscapes and educate the public about this beautiful natural resource. At 10 m in Anthropology, room 303.  

Tuesday, October 3

"Private Pain, Public Memory: Mental Health in the Shadow of Milledgeville." Kyle Smith, from the Nell HOdgson Woodruff School of Nursing and director of the Center for Healthcare History and Policy, will lead a seminar on Central State Hospital. Also known as the Milledgeville Asylum, the facility looms large in the public life and memory of Georgia. At 6:30 pm at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Thursday, October 5

"American Breakdown: Our Ailing Nation, My Body's Revolt, and the 19th-Century Woman Who Brought Me Back to Life." The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health Author Q&A series features Jennifer Lunden, who writes at the intersection of health and the environment. At 7 pm via Zoom.
Saturday to Sunday, October 14 to October 15
"Naturalism, Evolution and Religion." The Emory Center for Mind, Brain and Culture will hold a conference on the cognitive science of religion and naturalistic philosophy with presentations to honor the center's founding director, Robert McCauley. The two-day event will be held in PAIS, with a Zoom option also available for those who register in advance.
Monday, October 16

"Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World." A screening of a film by Werner Herzog examining the ways in which the Internet has impacted human interaction and the ways it will continue to impact contemporary society.  The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Chris Eagle, a senior lecturer in the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health. At 6:30 pm in White Hall, room 111.

Monday, October 23

"Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture." Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will deliver the 2023 Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture at Rollins School of Public Health. He pioneered the methods needed to study brain plasticity in the mouse visual system. His research focuses on the analysis of neural activity in mice carrying mutations of relevance to psychiatric disease. At 3 pm Registration required.

Thursday, November 2

"We the Scientists: How a Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged a New Path for Medicine." The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health Author Q&A series features Amy Dockser Marcus, a Pulitzer-Prize winning health and science reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Her new book depicts how scientific advances are transforming society and raising bioethical questions. At 7 pm via Zoom.

Monday, November 13

"Her." A screening of the film "Her," a science-fiction romance drama by Spike Jonze, about a man who develops a relationship with an artificially intelligent virtual assistant. The screening is part of the Center for the Study of Human Health Film Series focused on technology.  It will be followed by a discussion led by Chris Eagle, a senior lecturer at the center. At 6:30 pm in White Hall, room 111.

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