The Science Scene

Monday, March 30

"Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed By Their Trace Fossils." Emory paleontologist Anthony Martin is featured as part of the author lecture series of the Georgia Center for the Book. At 7:15 pm in Decatur Library Auditorium.

Tuesday, March 31

"Earth Day Festival." Emory kicks off April's Earth Month with sustainable food samples, music, a scavenger hunt and information from sustainability organizations. From 11 am to 2:30 pm at Asbury Circle.

Wednesday, April 1

"Assessing Resilience and Governance in Regional Scale Water Basins Facing Climate Change." A talk by Lance Gunderson of Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences. At 4 pm in White Hall, room 207.

Tuesday, April 2

"Losing the Miracle? The FDA and the Long Fight Over Agricultural Antibodies." A talk by science writer Maryn McKenna, author of "Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA" and "Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service." At 4:15 pm in the Candler School of Theology, room 252.

April 3 to April 4

"Body Imagery and the Body Imaginary." An interdisciplinary psychoanalytic conference, featuring Lisa Cartwright, a professor of visual studies, communication and science studies at U.C. San Diego. In Emory's White Hall.

Monday, April 6

"Songs for Dead Parents: Materializing and Dematerializing the Dead in Southwest China." A talk by Erik Mueggler, an anthropologist from the University of Michigan. At 4 pm in Emory's Anthropology, room 206.

Monday, April 13

"Feeling the Heat: What is Eco-psychoanalysis?"  What role can psychoanalysis play in understanding the ecological crisis and climate change? Joseph Dodds of the University of New York in Prague will discuss this topic. At 5:30 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 112.

Wednesday, April 15

"Portraits in Disneyland: Stories of Mugunga III." A talk by Aubrey Graham, a photographer and Emory graduate student of anthropology. Graham will discuss her photographs of residents of a camp for displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At noon, at the Emory Center for Ethics, room 102. An exhibition of Graham's photos is on display at the Center for Ethics through May.

Portraits in Disneyland
"Communicating Climate: How and Why." A talk by Dione Lee Rossiter, director of the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. At 4 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 207.

Sunday, April 19

"African Cosmos at the Planetarium." Emory astrophysicist Erin Bonning has developed a special planetarium program in conjunction with an exhibit at the Carlos Museum that focuses on the stars, the movement of the sun and the phases of the moon, and how they have inspired artists from ancient Egypt to contemporary South Africa. At 3:30 pm at the Math and Science Center Planetarium.

Tuesday, April 21

"Brave Genius: A Scientists' Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize." Sean B. Carroll, from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is the keynote for the Emory Department of Biology's Undergraduate Research Symposium. Carroll's research centers on the genes that control animal body patterns and that play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. He is the author of six books, including "Brave Genius," which describes the friendship between philosopher Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod, and how they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology. Student posters sessions will be held from 2 to 5 pm and Carroll will speak at 5 pm, followed by a book signing. In WHSCAB auditorium and plaza.

Wednesday, April 22

"Gene Co-Option and the Evolution of Novelty." Sean B. Carroll, from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, will deliver the Rhodes Lectureship for the Emory Department of Biology's Undergraduate Research Symposium. Carroll's research centers on the genes that control animal body patterns and that play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. At noon, in Whitehead auditorium.

Friday, April 24

"Climate@Emory Day of Scholarship." Researchers working on climate change from throughout the Atlanta area will assemble on the Emory campus with the aim of exchanging ideas and sparking collaborations. From 8:30 am to 5 pm in Emory's White Hall, room 208.

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.

Ongoing events

"When the Emory Unit Went to War." An exhibition featuring the stories of Emory doctors, nurses and enlisted men who comprised Base Hospital 43 during War War I and World War II. At the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library through March 30.
The Power of Poison

"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: 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