The Science Scene

Friday, November 21

"China's Environmental Challenges: Air Pollution and Climate Change." A talk by Emory environmental scientist Eri Saikawa. At 4 pm in Emory's Modern Languages Building, room 201.

Saturday, November 22
How to Buy a Telescope

"Digital Health Bootcamp." Forge Salon Bootcamps aim to teach practical skills to founders and innovators. This month's event is focused on making iOS apps with Apple's HealthKit. From 8 am to noon at Emory School of Medicine, room 312.

"How to Buy a Telescope." If a telescope is on your holiday wish list, you may want to go to this event, sponsored by the Atlanta Astronomy Club. Members will discuss the different types of telescopes and what you can see with each type. At 3 pm at Fernbank Science Center.

Monday, November 24

"Implementing Sustainability in the Private Sector." A talk by Ben Jordan, who teaches Green Business at Emory and is the director of supplier sustainability for the Coca-Cola Company. At 4 pm in Emory's Math and Science Building, room N304.

"Multi-scale Modeling of Macromolecules." Nobel Laureate
chemist Michael Levitt will describe the origins of computational structural biology and show some of the most exciting current and future applications. At 4:30 pm in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.

"Nerd Nite ATL." Beer and whiskey are the speaker topics for this month's Nerd Nite. At 8 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Tuesday, November 25
Bats: Why They Matter

"Reading and Writing the Neural Code: What's Going on in Obama's Brain Initiative?" A talk by Garrett Stanley, a biomedical engineer from Georgia Tech. At 9 am in Emory's Rollins Research Center, room 1052.

Saturday, November 29

"Bats, Megabats and Microbats, Here and Around the World, and Why They Matter." Biologist Jackie Bellwood, from Georgia Highlands College, will discuss the role bats have played, from their appearance during the age of the dinosaurs to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Wednesday, December 3

Studying Stone Tools
"Studying How Modern Humans Make Stone Tools to Learn About Brain Evolution."  Emory anthropologist Nada Khreisheh will discuss experimental archeology and how the making of Stone Age tools may have shaped the human brain and mind. Part of Atlanta Science Tavern's Young Researcher series. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Tuesday, December 9

"Sustainability, Climate Change and Green Energy Student Posters." The Emory's Farmer's Market will feature student posters on current and future global energy demand, fossil fuel reserves, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy and more. From 11:30 to 12:45 pm at Cox Hall Bridge.

Wednesday, December 10

"Is Eyewitness Testimony from Children Reliable?" Emory psychologist Robyn Fivush will lead a session of "Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News," to discuss an article from Nature Reviews Neuroscience called "Memory development: Implications for adults recalling childhood experiences in the courtroom." At noon in the Emory Center for Ethics, room 102. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required via

"Global Mobility and Response to Ebola Virus Disease." A talk by Katrin Kohl, deputy director of the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.  An Atlanta European Science Cafe event, at 6 pm at the Alliance Francaise at Colony Square.

Ongoing events
The Science of Fear

"Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear." Are you curious about coulrophobia? Paranoid about pyrophobia? Avidly avoiding avidophobia? A special exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History examines the physiological, neurological and sociological aspects of fear. Through January 4, 2015.

"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, 2015.

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 
Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds