The Science Scene

April is Earth Month. Check out the full listing of events on and around the Emory campus, including farmers markets, music, special lectures, recycling drives and more.

Wednesday, April 29

Ancient Engraved Gems
"Three Thousand Years of Ancient Engraved Gems." Archaeologist Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, from the University of Bonn, will talk about the history of gem engraving in the Mediterranean area, beginning with the Minoan civilization of Crete in the third millennium BC. At 7:30 pm in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall.

Thursday, April 30

"Academic and Industry Intersection Conference." An annual event focused on life sciences, geared toward fostering collaborations and learning about trends shaping translational science. Sponsored by the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, led by Emory with partners Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech and Georgia Bio. From 9 am to 1:30 pm at Morehouse School of Medicine.

"The Casual Neurobiology of Self-Control." A talk by Harvard psychologist Joshua Buckholtz, who uses behavioral, genetic, brain imaging and brain stimulation methods to understand why humans vary so dramatically in their capacity for self-control. At 4 pm in Emory's PAIS, room 280.

Wednesday, May 6

"Epigenetics of Malaria: Deciphering the Molecular Secrets of a Deadly Parasite." Emory post-doctoral biologist Elena Gomez-Diaz will explain her research into the epigenetic mechanisms used by the Plasmodium falciparum pathogen to adapt to the mosquito and human hosts, and the implications of this work in finding new strategies to fight malaria. Part of Atlanta Science Tavern's Young Researcher series. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

May 17 to May 19

"BEINGS 2015 Summit (Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit)."  World thought leaders will gather in Atlanta to discuss ethical issues surrounding stem cell research, synthetic biology and other biotechnologies. A landmark summit in modern biotechnology. Registration is requred. Email or call 404-727-2796.

Ongoing Events

"The Power of Poison." An exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History that explores poison's role in nature, myth and human health: As a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal-weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. Through May 3.
African Cosmos

"African Cosmos: Stellar Arts." An exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy. Some 100 objects reveal how the sun, moon and stars and celestial phenomena such as thunder and rainbows serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of African arts from ancient times to the present, and illuminate Africa's contributions to the science and practice of astronomy.  At the Carlos Museum, through June 21.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Center for Science Education
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds