The Science Scene

Monday, October 12

"Ending Diseases of Extreme Poverty." As part of its 30th-anniversary celebration, the Task Force for Global Health will bring together a panel discussion of global health leaders for a panel discussion. The program includes a tribute to Task Force founder Bill Foege, who is credited with developing the global strategy that led to the eradication of smallpox, and the debut of a new documentary about the Task Force. A live webcast, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday, October 14

"Catching Bad Guys with Visualization and Data Mining." A talk by Georgia Tech computer scientist Duen Horng. At noon in Emory's Modern Languages Building, room 201.

Monday, October 19
What's New in Evolution?

"What's New in Human Evolution?" The last 12 months have produced some of the biggest news in paleoanthropology. What makes it so big? An Emory anthropology colloquium featuring anthropologists Jessica Thompson and Dietrich Stout, and Emory science communicator Carol Clark. At 4 pm in Anthropology, room 206.

"The Journey from Urination to Georgia Tech's First Ig Nobel Prize." Georgia Tech mechanical engineer David Hu will discuss his journey with wacky science, and how it led him from being peed on while changing a diaper to this year's Ig Nobel Prize. At 7 pm at Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 144.

Thursday, October 22

"Decoding Dream Teams: Signatures of Collaborative Success in Science and Beyond." Teams have always spurred important feats of mankind. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin placed the American flag on the moon, but the event was the culmination of years of innovative work by innumerable teams of scientist and engineers. A talk by Georgia Tech psychologist Lelie DeChurch will report on the latest efforts to decode the structural signatures of teams to decipher the key insights that explain how individuals organize in teams and systems of teams, and what makes them succeed or fail. At 7 pm at Georgia Tech's Bill Moore Student Success Center, the Clary Theater.  

Friday-Saturday, October 23-24

"Fall Research Symposium." The annual Fall Research Symposium sponsored by Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory features refreshments, activities and prizes. From 3 to 5 pm on Friday and 10 am to noon on Saturday in the Math and Science Center lobby.

Saturday, October 24

"Lessons Not Learned in Fusion Research and Fusion Spin-offs." John Sheffield, former director of the Fusion Division and Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is the featured speaker for Atlanta Science Tavern. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Sunday, October 25
Atlanta's Amphibians

"Atlanta's Amphibians: A Workshop for Identifying Our Urban Frogs and Salamanders." In response to global amphibian declines, the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Amphibian Conservation Program has initiated a Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program. This workshop will introduce attendees to the amphibian species hiding under the rocks, logs and in the water around us to help with this important program. At 4:30 pm at Karvana Coffee House in Decatur.

Friday, October 30

"Zombethics 2015."  An annual symposium that views health ethics in the context of zombies. This year's symposium is titled: "Really Most Sincerely Dead: Zombies, Vampires and Ghosts, Oh My!" Panelists from Emory and abroad will tackle topics at the intersection of neuroethics, public health, religion, film, disability and bioethics. The event is open to the public, but tickets are required. From 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Emory Center for Ethics.

Zombethics Symposium
Sunday, November 1

"Informed Consent: After Play Discussion." Kathy Kinlaw, associate director of Emory's Center for Ethics, will lead a discussion following the performance of a thought-provoking play at Horizon Theatre Company called "Informed Consent." A young geneticist named Jillian is racing against her own genetic clock to solve scientific mysteries that could save both a Native American tribe and her own 4-year-old daughter. At Horizon Theatre at 5 pm.

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 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds