The Science Scene

Monday, October 24

"A Multilevel Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on the Consequences of Child Maltreatment." Emory Department of Psychology hosts its McCandless Speaker, Dante Cicchetti. At 4 pm in PAIS, room 290.

Tuesday, October 25

"The Zen of Toxic Alcohols." Jeffrey Brent, a toxicologist from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health, will deliver an Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds talk. At 10:30 am in Grady Hospital's Steiner Auditorium.

"Vitamin N: Nature Contact as a Health Strategy." A talk by Howard Frumpkin, professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, from the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. At 7:30 pm in Emory's Oxford College,  in the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, October 26

"Zombethics: Where Do you Stand?" What can zombies teach us about ethics? Join the discussion during the Emory Center for Ethic's annual Zombethics conference. This year's event will feature a keynote by Paul Root Wolpe, the center's director, entitled: "Re-creation: The Body as a Biotechnological Object." A forum, including Emory faculty, staff and students, will discus gender identity, invisible disabilities and staring. Starting at 5:30 pm at the Center for Ethics, room 102.

Thursday, October 27

"Fairer Allocation of Scarce Drugs: The Case of Pre-Surgery Antibiotics." Emory's Center for Ethics hosts a seminar by Gerard Vong, director of the cdent'ers Master of Arts in Bioethics Program. At 4 pm at the Center for Ethics, room 162. RSVP required:

"Food, Genes and Culture." Author Gary Paul Nabhan, an agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist and Franciscan brother, will give a free public talk about his latest book. At 5 pm at Emory Anthropology. Reservations are required for this event.

"Mummies and Mixers." Archeology is a scream during an annual night at the Carlos Museum, featuring music, costumes, cocktails, mouthwatering treats, screening of Hollywood horror classics and special tours of the Egyptian galleries. From 7 to 9 pm. Tickets required.

"City of Trees." Screening of a documentary film about a job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by caring for parks in DC.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's producer, Lance Kramer. At 7 pm in Emory's White Hall.

"3D Shadows: Casting Light on the Fourth Dimension." Our brains have evolved in a three-dimensional environment, and so we are good at visualizing two- and three-dimensional objects. But what about four-dimensional objects? Mathematician Henry Segerman will discuss four-dimensional polytopes and various 3D-printed sculptures, puzzles and virtual reality experiences that have come from thinking about these things. At 7:30 pm in Georgia Tech's Bill Moore Student Success Center.

Friday, October 28

"The Jovian System: Icy Moons, Volcanoes and Magnetic Fields." A public meeting of the Georgia Regional Astronomers will feature a talk by Carol Paty, from Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Starting at 6:30 pm at Georgia State University, Centennial Hall.

Saturday, October 29
Mummies and Milkshakes

"Mummies and Milkshakes." Costumed children can explore the rituals of mummification (with Anubis, god of embalming), as well as enjoy a scavenger hunt, milkshakes and screenings of funny vintage mummy cartoons, like Abbot and Costello "Meet the Mummy." From 6 to 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 2

"Prescribing Price: The Ethics, Science and Business of Drug Development and Pricing." The Emory Center for Ethics and the Healthcare Ethics Consortium will bring together an array of experts for a conference to explore how the escalating cost of prescription drugs affects the affordability of health care, and the role of government, academia and public policy in drug development and pricing. From 8 am to 3 pm at the Emory Conference Center.

"The Evolution of Primate Canine Teeth and the Implications for the Human Lineage." Anna Hardin, a PhD candidate in biological anthropology at the University of Minnesota, will discuss her dissertation research on the genetic inheritance of canine size in brown-mantled tamarins, and the implications of her work for understanding the human lineage. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Thursday, November 3

"The State of Child Health in Georgia." Emory's Marcus Visiting Professor Lecture will be delivered by Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner and state health officer at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Linda McCauley, dean of Emory School of Nursing, and Carol Hogue, a professor at Rollins School of Public Health. At 4 pm in Emory's Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium.

Monday, November 7

"Virtual and Augmented Reality at Emory." Arya Basu, from the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and Brennen Collins, from GSU, will showcase a series of virtual and augmented reality projects, ongoing in Atlanta, Rome and in Greece. At 9:15 am in Emory's Oxford Road Building's Presentation Room. For more information, contact:

Tuesday, November 8

"Microeconomics Seminar." A joint seminar by Matthew Harris, an economist from the University of Tennessee, and the Rollins School of Public Health. At 11:30 am in Emory's Rich building, room 108.

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