The Science Scene

Monday, January 22

"The Vanished People of Northern Malawi: Ancient DNA and Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways in Prehistoric Africa." The Emory Emeritus College Lunch Colloquium Series features Emory anthropologist Jessica Thompson and PhD candidate Kendra Ann Sirak, who will speak about how their recent paper on the oldest-known human DNA from Africa. At 11:30 am in the Luce Center, room 130. All are welcome to attend for free. Attendees who opt for lunch, however, must register prior to the event and pay $10 at the door.

Wednesday, January 24
America's Opioid Crisis

"Town Hall Discussion on America's Opioid Crisis." Following an introduction from Emory President Claire Sterk, Peter D. Hart, NBC and Wall Street Journal pollster, will moderate a town hall style conversation with the audience and Debra E. Houry, director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; David Laws, founding member of Georgia Overdose Prevention; and John C. "Jack" Killorin, director of Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking. At 4 pm in the Presentation Room of Emory's Oxford Road Building.

Thursday, January 25

"To Hell and Back: Burnout and the Emotional Lives of Surgeons." Emory School of Medicine surgeon Jonathan Pollock is featured in the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds seres. At 7 am in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

Saturday, January 27
Supermassive Black Holes

"Supermassive Black Holes." Georgia Tech astronomer Misty Bentz will discuss supermassive black holes, which drive the enormously energetic processes that take place at the center of many galaxies. Out of more than 100 teams of scientists, her proposal, along with only a dozen others, was just selected to the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in the spring of 2019. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, January 29

"Nursing Civil Rights in the Army Nurse Corps." Charissa Threat, a historian from Spelman College, is featured in the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference's colloquium series. Registration is required.

"Into the Mani: The Archaeology of Diros Bay, a Neolithic Maritime Ritual Center." William Parkinson of the University of Chicago and the Field Museum, will give a talk. At 7:30 pm in the Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall.

Monday, February 5
Sick of Race

"Sick of Race: How Racism Harms and Misleads Medicine." Anthropologist Lance Gravlee, from the University of Florida, will show how hidden assumptions about race, genes and biology infect contemporary medicine and how integrating theory and methods from the social and biological sciences clarifies the health effects of systemic racism. At 4 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 206.

February 22 to February 23

"Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Conference." Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, panel discussions and keynote speakers. At Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.

Friday, February 23

"Georgia Society for Public Health Education 2018 Summit." This summit will focus on a major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral policy and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. From 8 am to 4:30 pm at Kennesaw State University.

Monday, February 26

"Supersymmetry, Supergravity and Superstring Theory." A talk by physicist S. James Gates from Brown University, part of the Georgia Tech Frontiers in Science Lecture Series. At 6 pm in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds