The Science Scene

Monday, October 3
CDC Response to Zika

"Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction." A talk by Andre Carrington, a professor of English and philosophy at Drexel University. At noon, in the Jones Room of Emory's Woodruff Library. Reservations required.

Wednesday, October 5

"CDC Emergency Response to Zika." Toby Merlin, director of the CDC's Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, will give an overview of what is now known about the transmission of the Zika virus, how it causes disease in humans, and the prospects for spread of Zika in the continental United States. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm in Manuel's Tavern.

Thursday, October 6

"Personality, Partisanship and the Presidency." A public conversation between Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld and Emory political scientist Alan Abramowitz. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Saturday, October 8

"Sunspring." A special screening of the first film ever written by an artificial intelligence. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Oscar Sharp and A.I. researcher Ross Goodwin. The event is part of the Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival. At 2 pm in the Georgia Tech Student Center Theater.

Sunday, October 9

"Balancing Risks: How Control of Mosquitos to Prevent Zika Virus will Affect Pollinators." Mosquitos are a nuisance and many people choose to spray their yards to control them. Unfortunately, the agents used in these sprays are also toxic to bees and other pollinators. Georgia Tech biologist Jennifer Leavey, director of the Urban Honey Bee Project, will discuss how to balance these risks. At 2 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Mershon Hall.

"Voyage of Time." A special IMAX screening of Terrence Malick's "Voyage of Time" will be part of the Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival. The 40-minute documentary, narrated by Brad Pitt, examines the origins of the universe, the birth of stars and galaxies, the beginning of life on Earth and the evolution of diverse species. Advanced registration required. At 5 pm at Regal Atlantic Station 18.

Thursday, October 13

"The Continuing Significance of Race in American Politics: Racial Resentment and the Pain of Progress." A talk by David Wilson, a professor of political science, psychological and brain sciences and black American studies, from the University of Delaware. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Thursday, October 20

"How Metacognitive States Like Tip-of-the-Tongue and Deja Vu Can be Biasing." A talk by Anne Cleary, a psychologist from Colorado State 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
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds