The Science Scene

Wednesday, February 22

"The Joy in Medicine." Sarah Donaldson, a radiation oncologists from Stanford School of Medicine, is the featured speakers for Winship Cancer Institute's Grand Rounds. At 7:30 am in Winship, room C5012.

"Religion and Ecology." Don Saliers, Emory emeritus professor of theology, will speak on Pope Francis's 2015 encyclical on the environment. At noon, in the Rita Anne Rollins Building, room 102. For deails, email:

"Memory Enhancement through Brain Recording and Stimulation." This Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News event will focus on the topic of brain prosthetics for memory, identity and autonomy. A discussion will be facilitated by Cory Inman, from Emory School of Medicine. Registration required. At 2:30 pm in Emory Center for Ethics, room 162.

"Delivering the Message: RNA Localization in Neurons." Matthew Taliaferro, a biologist from MIT, will give a seminar. At 4 pm in Emory's Whitehead Building, room 400.

Thursday, February 23

"Brokered Dialogue: Modeling Respectful Engagement in Turbulent Times." James Lavery, professor of global health at Rollins School of Public Health, is featured in this ethics seminar. At 4 pm in the Emory Center for Ethics, room 162.

Friday, February 24 to Saturday, February 25

"I Am Not an Animal: The Signature Cry of Our Species." A two-day symposium will explore what is at the core of our fraught relationship with our fellow animals and the basic challenges that they face. Speakers will include experts in psychology, ecology, philosophy, the humanities, law and advocacy. At the Emory Conference Center.

Saturday, February 25

"The Evolution Underground: Better Surviving through Burrows." Emory paleontologist Anthony Martin will discuss his latest book, "The Evolution Underground," subtitled "Burrows, Bunkers and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet." His presentation will be filled with diverse fauna from the geologic past and today: Alligators, turtles, dinosaurs, penguins, trilobites, frogs, lizards, snakes earthworms, lobsters, naked mole rates, giant ground sloths and more. He will explain how these animals and their burrows changed through time, and how they continue to transform life on our planet. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, February 27

"Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work." Sociologist Kimberly Hoang, from the University of Chicago, is featured in the Race and Difference Colloquium Series. Hoang's ethnography takes an in-depth and often personal look at both sex workers and their clients to show how high finance and benevolent giving are intertwined with intimacy in Vietnam's informal economy. At noon in Emory's Woodruff Library, room 311.

Tuesday, February 28

"Earth in Human Hands." Astrobiologist and award-winning author David Grinspoon will discuss the challenges humanity faces as we acknowledge our role as a planetary force. He will also read from his new book, "Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future." At 7 pm at Agnes Scott College, Presser Hall.

Wednesday, March 1

"Understanding Neurodeveopment Disorders and Neurodegeneration." A talk by Jianfu (Jeff) Chen, a geneticist from the University of Georgia. At 4 pm in Emory's Whitehead Building, room 400.

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