The Science Scene

Monday, March 27

"Flannery O'Connor as Bioethicist: The Violent Bear it Away and the Value of Disabled Lives." A lecture by Marin Linett (English and Critical Disability Studies, Purdue). At 1 pm in Woodruff Library, room 215.

Thursday, March 30

"Sex Bias in Biomedical Research." Melina Kibbe, chair of surgery at the University of Carolina School of Medicine, is featured in Emory's surgical Grand Rounds series. At 7 am in the Emory University Hospital auditorium.

"TI:GER Conference." Technological Innovations: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) is a conference focused on the future of innovation. From 9 am to 12:30 pm in Emory's Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall.

"Macroeconomics Seminar." The featured speaker is Jesper Linde, head of research at Riksbank in Stockholm, Sweden. At 11:30 am at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

"The Disruptive Force of Endangered Language Documentation on Linguistics and Beyond." Shobhana Chelliah, a linguist from the University of North Texas, will discuss language documentation — a reborn, refashioned and reenergized subfield of linguistics motivated by the urgent task of creating a record of the world's fast disappearing languages, and how it is improving linguistic theory. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Monday, April 3

"Fear, Death, Faith and Trust: Muslims and Christians Fighting Ebola Together in Sierra Leone." A talk by Dave Robinson of World Vision International. At 4 pm in Rollins School of Public Health's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, the Klamon Room.

Tuesday, April 4

"The Many Faces of Global Multi-Faith Responses to Ebola." A panel discussion, featuring public health experts and representatives from global ministries. At 2:30 pm in Candler School of Theology.

Thursday, April 6
Star Trek Changed Everything


"How Star Trek Changed Everything." The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was the moon, but the premiere of Star Trek in 1966 got the nation thinking about possibilities beyond our solar system. What about other galaxies, alien life, faster-than-light travel? Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist at WSB-TV,  will discuss how a unique blend of science fact and science fiction inspires generations of astronomers. At 7:30 pm at Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.

Thursday, April 13

"Exploring Sleep as a Mediator between Ethnic/Racial Discrimination and Adolescent Academic and Social Outcomes." Tiffany Yip, a psychologist from Fordham University, will discuss a biopsychosocial approach to explore sleep duration and quality as an explanatory link between discrimination and outcomes. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Saturday, April 22

"March for Science Atlanta." A march in support of science, followed by a program of speakers, including science enthusiasts and activists from across the nation. The march officially begins at 1 pm in Candler Park.

"Global Humanitarian Summit." A festival, movement and gathering that will bring together humanitarians from around the globe to learn, network and inspire one another. From 1 to 6 pm at Emory School of Medicine.

Tuesday, April 25

"Discovering Atlanta's Original Forests." Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network, will discuss research on the complex relationships that sustain old growth forests. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Atlanta experts in urban ecology and sustainability. At 7 pm in Emory's Math and Science Center.


For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Anthropology
Biology
Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Chemistry
Economics
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Physics
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds
Sociology